Not trying to seal anyone's thunder, but purely for interest, we've got the ultimate Hell's Gate "Down Under."
It's halfway along one of the world's worst lee shores, with southern ocean swell attacking from Antarctica. The actual gate is no more than houses wide, and holds back a landlocked body thirty miles in length that also empties three mountain fed rivers. Oddly the tide doesn't exert the greater effect. Atmospheric pressure and wind
direction seem to be the bigger forces, and so the current is virtually unpredictable.
I've been in and out a couple of times, and made it unscathed, mind having 70 horses under the floor helps. Why bother you may wonder? Hell's Gate opens into Macquarie Harbour. One of the most picturesque place on Earth. Tall timbers line mountainous slopes, with the massive Gordon River open to explore for 30 miles of National Park.
it, if you like. Its on the west coast
of the island of Tasmania. And if you'd like to see more photos, go to my website.
Cheers from the Banyandah