1/ Currry is King Island's main town, has a super market and nice bakery, and TWO pubs, but it requires care when entering, there are a few rocks that are marked but it is the WEST coast
and swell are a factor.
2/ Grassy is easy to get in, but only has one small shop and butchery about 3km walk up the hill. Lovely spot and nice people. Take a mooring until someones says you shoudl move, and take it up to the chain, that's what the locals do, so the lead rope
can be weak and they get pissed if it breaks and you lose their mooring.
3/ 3hummocks, several anchorages on the channel side. Beautiful place, supposedly a private island w/ resort, but not much there.
4/ Stanly, tight entry, and watch for side current
if its blowing, its just a gap and then your in. Tie up alongside the jetty away from the fish
coop, and use really long spring lines, big tide there. Climb the Nut for a woozer view, short walk through town to cemetery very interesting. Stop at the PO and say Hi to Sue. Good fish
n chips near the harbour.
5/ Devonport, no worries entry, alongside at YC or take a mooring for less money
. Healthy walk to big town with everything. Cheap meals
just up the road from YC. Good bar at club. Just watch Bass Strait ferries leaving at sundown. Also, great naval museum on entry point.
6/ Port Sorell didn't go there.
7/ Georgetown is great. deep water
until in close. There was a mooring available just off the YC. Tiny club, great folk. Watch the currents on entry. Plenty of zig-zags and tight, especially if a ships coming out. Several anchorages up river, right up to Launceston, which is a mess with silting, but a wonderful town, great parks, shopping
and the gorge, a place not to miss. Take your swimmers, there's a free pool in the most glorious setting.
8/ Prime Seal Flinders, now you're in serious country. Lotsa weed. can blow round there, but spectacular scenry. We went from there to East Kangaroo and then through the straits to Lady Baron. Current
plenty. You can get a mooring at Lady Barron and will need it if it blows, a bit exposed to the west. Plenty of Cape Barron Geese on the islands, no one around. Super clear water, but alas, plenty of weed.
9/ Wybalenna, Black Mans House is special to us and we're interested in history
. Probably need settled weather, your google
map is NOT the place. Its on Flinders. Try 40 - 01.6S 147 - 52 E
Another anchorage nearby, good in strong winds, 39 - 54.3S 1467 -47E behind Roydon, find a clear spot amongst weed.
Okay hope that helps. We'll be back in Adelaid mid-November at the Garden Island YC. Cheers They say I can't plug
my new book but if you go to our blog you'll find a link, covers our Australian Circumnavigation
. Photos there too. Cheers