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Marina Notes - Tasmania from the outside

28 May 2009

In February this year Marina YE residents Robert and Rosemary Unger undertook a 27-day cruise around Tasmania in their 18 metre motor yacht Cracklin’ Rosie.

The journey started with the trip from Yarra’s Edge to Queenscliff for the first overnight stop. With an early morning start to navigate the Rip on the tide, Cracklin’ Rosie set a course for Stanley on the north west corner of Tasmania for another overnight stop. From Stanley it was off to Strahan via Green Point and the Three Hummock and Hunter Islands. Two days were spent at Strahan cruising the magnificent Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River.

From Strahan it was off to Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour and Melaleuca Inlet where they spent four days cruising this picturesque part of Tasmania. Robert and Rosemary recalled the scenery in this area as being outstanding and naturally the camera was in constant demand.

After enjoying Port Davey it was off around the bottom end of Tasmania and on to Hobart. This was a three-day trip with overnight stops. After Hobart a leisurely nine days were enjoyed cruising back up the East Coast of Tasmania to Launceston where they spent another three days before the return trip across Bass Straight to Queenscliff and home to Yarra’s Edge.

Robert and Rosemary were joined by friends for various stages of the trip and never had less than six on board at any one time.

The cruise covered 1402 nautical miles and required several fuel stops one of which was from a pre-arranged rendezvous with a fishing boat that was able to transfer 1000 litres into Cracklin’ Rosie’s tanks – such is the remoteness of this part of our country.

Robert and Rosemary are looking forward to many more future expeditions aboard Cracklin’ Rosie.

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