Author Archives: Lois Ryan
Feb
24
2011

In case you were thinking that cruising is all sun, sand and blissful enjoyment, today brings a few of the realities into focus. As our trusted crew set off to get a bus from Launceston to Hobart in order to … Continue reading

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Feb
23
2011

Goodbye Swan Island, we’re on our way to the Tamar. It’s a corker of a day which isn’t surprising with the barometer reading 1018. The 65 miles we will cover today has been through quite different waters, and with a … Continue reading

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Feb
22
2011

OK, so Binalong Bay might not have been jumping, but that’s what this cruise is all about. Guess what, we’ve had another relaxing day, although there was one tense moment when we pulled up the anchor this morning. Coming in … Continue reading

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Feb
22
2011

Sorry, but you do have to see just one more photo of dolphins. Yesterday, at Binalong Bay, between the boat and the beautiful beach, we were paddling our kayaks and couldn’t believe our luck. In fact, the first fin out … Continue reading

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Feb
21
2011

Day 6, and we are eating up some miles, heading up the east coast of Tasmania for Binalong Bay. In total it will be a 10.5 hour passage, having loitered temporarily at Wineglass to oil a squeaky anchor chain roller … Continue reading

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Feb
20
2011

What a 24 hours it has been. From a morning when even the fishos stay put, to an afternoon of kayaking and swimming in crystal clear blue water. From the best sashimi ever tasted by the light of a glorious … Continue reading

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Feb
19
2011

If you’ve looked at a weather map for Schouten Passage in the past while, you will know that the promised lousy weather has materialised. It’s a test of everybody’s gear and we’re keeping a watch for those who might be … Continue reading

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Feb
18
2011

It’s been all go today, and I am racing to put this together before the dinghy returns to spirit me away to the first ashore gathering of the cruise participants. We could not leave Maria Island before going ashore this … Continue reading

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Feb
17
2011

Before telling you about our passage to Maria Island from the beautiful Carnarvon Bay today, a quick recap on our adventures ashore on the Tasman Peninsula yesterday. As soon as we were tied up securely two crew put the dinghy … Continue reading

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Feb
16
2011

34 boats left Hobart this morning on their way around Tasmania on the 10th Van Diemen’s Land Circumnavigation Cruise. 8 more will join from the Royal Geelong Yacht Club when we reach The Tamar. Aboard E2 there were plenty of … Continue reading

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