Category Archives: Journeys

Featured journeys or trips

Jun
23
2011

It’s day 23 of Rob Pennicott’s circumnavigation of Australia to raise funds for polio eradication. He and his crew and their two yellow dinghies have crossed the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Tassie tourism operator won’t ever be much further north … Continue reading

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Jun
09
2011

Tassie tourism operator Rob Pennicott is closing in on Yapoon, in Queensland, on his three-month circumnavigation of Australia. Pennicott is out to raise millions of dollars for Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign. It’s day nine of the voyage. At the … Continue reading

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May
31
2011

The circumnavigation is a three-month fund raising replica of the cruise which Travel + Leisure has described as one of the world’s 100 Greatest Trips. Continue reading

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May
27
2011

An Earth-lover’s paradise – and a gourmet tour, indeed! Winning the ‘Gourmet Traveller/Tourism Tasmania’ promotion was an unexpected delight. In early March, we flew into Hobart, out of the sticky humidity of Brisbane, into a comfortable 21 degrees. Relief! We … Continue reading

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Mar
18
2011

Hobart. Yes, the round Tasmania cruise, at least for those of us aboard Emeritus 2 is at an end. We awoke to a perfect morning at Recherche, and I found myself wondering why on earth the French ever left Tasmania. … Continue reading

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Mar
17
2011

Family and work commitments drive us to pull the pin on the delights of Port Davey at the very first opportunity for a good passage back to the south-east. Heck, if not we could be waiting another week or two … Continue reading

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Mar
16
2011

Port Davey, Day 27, 14th March….. Having spent some time in search of, and in vain, for Critchley Parker’s grave when we visited Port Davey two years ago we vowed to make a second attempt. His story is tragic, but … Continue reading

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Mar
16
2011

Only 35 miles from Hobart, and I’ve just been handed a cup of tea with the solemn words that this signifies the end of the ocean-going part of our journey. We are entering the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. But the joy of … Continue reading

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Mar
13
2011

Schooner Cove, Port Davey. The Pilot Bay mossies were a hungry mob, and with around 6 boats at anchor at any one time during the night they had plenty of fast food outlets from which to choose. I set to … Continue reading

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Mar
11
2011

Pilot Bay (Dad, the nearest you will find on the map is Strahan). After a crew change yesterday, we had a leisurely evening and caught up with most of the other VLDC boats as they arrived in town for the … Continue reading

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