South we go!

The stars are lining up for us, so south we go! We are trying very hard to avoid overnighters, as we don’t enjoy two hour watches, Wade and I, but we are opting for super early starts, to get us to cover distances before weather changes. 

Bird Photography Challenge #53: Little Penguin

Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor) are the smallest of all penguin species and are endemic to Australia.  We have a soft spot for these flightless seabirds and see them often around the Bass Strait Islands. The Little Penguin is the very endearing subject of our 53rd Bird Photography Challenge.

Rugged shores of Hunter Island

Fleurieu Islands Exploration

We have spent a week at the Hunter islands, properly called Fleurieu Group, moving from anchorage to anchorage and alternating between Hunter and Three Hummock Islands depending on the wind direction.  At last we have felt in cruising mode: short sails, new discoveries, plenty of walks and scrambles ashore on sunny days, and time for…

Little Penguin huddle just arrived ashore

Feathered Encounters

One of the great pleasures of cruising the Bass Strait Islands is the bird life. Many of the islands have been declared Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas. Penguins at King Island Little Penguins are adorable. They are the smallest species of penguins in the world, measuring less than 40 cm in height and weighing only…