Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Re: Australia online cruising guide
Aye, dangerous ground that.
We've sailed the strait several times and had a few whizbang sails. Got clobbered too, bound for Hobart from Albany, ended up in Portland instead. Nice place that. Made us very welcome with a key to the hot showers. Met Garry Kerr there too. Top bloke.
I'm glad you made it. I don't know too many people who have sailed to Portland deliberately, so it's good to know it's a nice place.. if ever you have to stop in there.
Seriously if we could get substantiate details of Victorian anchorages, we'll put them online for everyone to share. We've been into Lakes Entrance but that's about it except for a stormy period at Refuge many many years ago.
Unfortunately, I have no ideas for you. If you get through The Rip, there are a few nice anchorages at the bottom of Port Phillip - otherwise, there's a few spots in Westernport.
Lakes and Refuge Cove aside, I've heard the Bass Strait islands can also be nice in the right weather. Perhaps a trip sometime for someone braver than me.
Welcome to Sailnet - it's good to have you.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 09-07-2012 at 12:28 AM.