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A trip to South West Tasmania- The Rime of the Ancient Mariner-26 of 26

In the early 1800s Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote the poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner which could be read at face value concerning a ship voyage or you might construe the poem as a metaphor for other ideas. Regardless, … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania – back in the Hobart docks-25 of 26

At the end of the eighth day, the experience of travelling to and from the remote southwest of Tasmania came to an end. No longer would I be looking up at masts and ropes. In the last hour before arrival, … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania – motoring home-24 of 26

Early morning chats focused on the experiences of the night; four crew had been violently ill and one passenger had rid herself of last night’s dinner. The rest slept well enough. That the seas were a mild 2 metres at … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania – a day of waiting-21 of 26

The decision had been made that our injured passenger, with the supposed strained/sprained ankle, must fly back to Hobart because she was not sufficiently stable to endure whatever rough seas the home voyage might throw at us. Definitely the best … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania – the walk on Mt Stokes-19 of 26

Warned we would have a beach landing at Bramble Cove, we removed our boots and socks and rolled up our trousers in the hope our gear wouldn’t get too wet. The first zodiac deposited those who expected to reach the … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania – seeing from on high at Bramble Cove-18 of 26

Bramble Cove is near the entrance to the Bathurst Channel on the northern side. Again we motored through the south passage behind the Breaksea Islands. After mooring at the Cove, a crew member offered the chance to the three who … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania-out to Port Davey-17 of 26

After a soft pearly dawn over Bathurst Harbour (refer photo below courtesy of fellow passenger Ralph), change was afoot with a plan to motor and anchor in Payne’s Bay within Port Davey before travelling northwards up the Davey River in … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania- dinner on land-15 of 26

Once in Bathurst Harbour, instead of travelling towards the ship, the Captain directed our zodiac to the jetty landing at Clayton’s Corner which we had explored the previous day. Why? What was going on? Shall we wait on the jetty? … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania-the airstrip and beyond at Melaleuca-14 of 26

From the home we wandered back past the Museum and down to the gravel airstrip where I’d watched a couple of tiny planes land and take off earlier. From there a few of us trundled across the glaringly white gravel … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania- admiration for the Captain-10 of 26

Captain Sarah Parry is an experienced ‘old sea dog’. One morning I felt compelled to acknowledge her expertise. “Brief chat with Sarah telling her how impressed I am with the ‘water’ knowledge she has – acquired of course over decades. … Continue reading

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