Pacific Gull

Bird Photo Challenge #19 : Pacific Gull

The Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus) is a striking seabird which often comes to visit us when we are anchored, waiting for tasty morsels we might throw at it.  This gives us a great opportunity for close up photos without too much effort!  So for our #19 Bird Photography Challenge, we bring you the largest of…

Seals of Judgement

One of our goals whilst in the Kent Group was to sail to Judgement Rocks and South West Island.  These isolated islets some 10 nautical miles to the west of Deal Island in Eastern Bass Strait, have a reputation for attracting Orcas.  We did not see any, but were however greeted by hundreds of Australian…

The Real Deal

It had ben three months since our last decent sailing adventure and we were having withdrawal symptoms.  So over the Easter break we took an offshore trip to Deal Island, in the middle of Eastern Bass Strait.  “What?  3 months later, you post a blog on this?” I hear you say.  Well things have been…