Aboard Sengo March 2019

Birchs Inlet, Tasmania (looking towards Mount Sorell)

Anchorage guides and experienced sailors will tell you that you have to be well prepared for the challenges the west coast of Tasmania is likely to throw up at you. We just did not expect hauling up the anchor by hand to be one of them!

March wasn’t spent as ‘efficiently’ as was planned with weather and mechanical issues playing a large part in slowing down our exploration and sightseeing. On the other hand, if we had seen all we wanted to in Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River and had moved on to Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour and the anchor winch had packed it in there, we would have been in real trouble. So, I guess we can be thankful for small mercies – there are worse places to be stuck than Strahan. A lot of the March 2019 newsletter blurb is my description of what the weather was doing – in some cases a running thought bubble that will help me to remember the days when I reread my notes – so apologies in advance for any perceived waffle.

Having only just got the base lens of my camera back at the end of February, I went a little overboard taking photographs this month, and have had to modify the photos in the newsletter down to small size (i.e. they may be fuzzy) just to get the document to a reasonable size (it is still quite large). However the best photo of the month isn’t actually mine (see page 2 – thanks MH!).

Enjoy Aboard Sengo March 2019 (The file is 11.1 Meg).

8 thoughts on “Aboard Sengo March 2019

  1. Nice to revisit familiar spots through your eyes. You did manage to see a fair bit of the anchorages around Macquarie Harbour, despite your woes with the anchor winch! Love your photos of the kingfishers. Hope you are on your way again by now, even if it is probably north rather than around Tassie as originally planned.

    • Hi Chris. Apologies for the late reply, we have been out of internet range. We are fortunately able to move freely again. We havent left Macquarie Habour yet, but, yes, it will be north rather than south.

  2. Hope the gear box has turned up, and the winch is now working. Brought back memories of visiting Strahan. 😊

    • Hi Sue. Apologies for the late reply, we have been out of internet reception. You will be pleased to know that the winch is now working. Yay!! Strahan is a lovely place, and I havent met anyone who hasnt enjoyed their time here.

  3. I so get those challenges that turn out to be small miracles. Hope you’ve experienced more miracles and fewer challenges in April. The good news for March is that you captured the magnificence of your surrounds perfectly, reminding me why I loved sailing Australia and am gutted that we didn’t get Amandla to Tasmania. Next time around. Sorry for my delayed comment. It took a few tries to download the file with our 2G internet limitations aboard at the moment. Well worth the wait 😍

    • Than you Lisa for your kind words and wishes. Yes, sometimes it is worth taking a deep breath and being thankful for the things that are going right in life, rather than concentrating on those that aren’t. I understand the internet limitations – we have often been at H+ on the fringes but the size of the file probably didn’t help either. Stay safe. Sail well. xx

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