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We are on our way to Hobart!! I am very much looking forward to sailing around Tasman Peninsula.
It’s 6:30am, The anchor is up and we are on our way. Instead of words let us show you what we saw:
Hippolyte Rock to the left, the Lanterns and Totem Pole Sea Stack on the right
The Lanterns and Totem Pole Sea Stack
As an aside, if you’re interested, check this out!!! A couple free climbing the Totem Pole (above) and other rock stacks in the area with such strength and no fear of height!
Leaving the Lanterns & Totem Pole heading toward Cathedral Rock & Tasman Island in the background.
Tasman Island with Lighthouse
I think it would be incredible to stay in the Lighthouse accommodation during a huge storm. Scary and confronting to see the ocean waves and wind hammering the island.
Round the corner from Tasman Island
Entrance to Port Arthur, hopefully we will get a chance to stop here later on.
I finally caught a seal on camera!!
Entrance to the Derwent River (Iron Pot), Almost in HOBART!
We are here! we are staying at the Derwent Sailing Squadron Marina in the picture. The day has been beautiful and we have pretty much motored from Fortescue Bay to the marina. A few times when the gentle wind moved off our nose we put the head sail out.
While coming up the Derwent we have been reminded that the Wooden Boat Festival is about to start. It is a BIG deal here in Hobart running from the 10th to the 13th of Feb. Here is a link in case you are interested: http://www.australianwoodenboatfestival.com.au/
And here we are finally tied up at our home for the next week. The marina has had a huge upgrade and the area we are in is nice and modern. They still have to upgrade their clubhouse and amenities but I understand that is in the pipeline. The people here have been very helpful and kind.
After we tied up we caught up with Chris on Galaxy III, he is on the end of our marina arm. We also caught up with a lovely couple who traveled down on ‘Shamila Jay’, we in fact followed them 1/2 the way down the east coast so it was nice to meet them.
And now most importantly it is time to have a much needed shower and I am not exaggerating to say it was heavenly.
Now for an early night and some sight-seeing tomorrow.