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Old 19-03-2010, 17:36   #1
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Tasmania, Is it Australia's Best-Kept Secret?

Now you Tasmanians sailors have been keeping the cruising grounds down here a secret. I can't believe how good you have it, but guess what? The secret is out!!
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Old 19-03-2010, 22:31   #2
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Just goes to show you how misleading the internet can be. In actual fact, the weather in Tassie is always bad, the people are ornery (comes fro the small gene pool and interbreeding), the scenery is reminiscent of urban renewal in Chicago and the cruising grounds full of Moorings charter boats.

Whatever you do, DON'T GO THERE YOU'LL HATE IT

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(cause we didn't get to Tassie this year as planed!)
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Watch out!!! after a few months its hard to leave, if you make it back to Dover let us know as we now call it Home, we are just up river from Rabbit Island anchorage, Cruisers always welcome
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Jim Cate speaks the truth, plus the anchorages are over-full of stink-boats and jet-skis, there are no fish left, there is a funny smell about the place and it rains 350 days per year and snows the other days
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Don't forget every 2nd day there's a gale warning!!! This week anyway.
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Now you Tasmanians sailors have been keeping the cruising grounds down here a secret. I can't believe how good you have it, but guess what? The secret is out!!
Wrong!

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Just goes to show you how misleading the internet can be. In actual fact, the weather in Tassie is always bad, the people are ornery (comes fro the small gene pool and interbreeding), the scenery is reminiscent of urban renewal in Chicago and the cruising grounds full of Moorings charter boats.

Whatever you do, DON'T GO THERE YOU'LL HATE IT

Cheers,

Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II lying Church Point, NSW Oz
(cause we didn't get to Tassie this year as planed!)
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Watch out!!! after a few months its hard to leave, if you make it back to Dover let us know as we now call it Home, we are just up river from Rabbit Island anchorage, Cruisers always welcome
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Jim Cate speaks the truth, plus the anchorages are over-full of stink-boats and jet-skis, there are no fish left, there is a funny smell about the place and it rains 350 days per year and snows the other days
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Don't forget every 2nd day there's a gale warning!!! This week anyway.
Right!

OK the count is in, there are more votes against Tassie than for - I have to advise all cruisiers to stay away .
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Jim Cate speaks the truth, plus the anchorages are over-full of stink-boats and jet-skis, there are no fish left, there is a funny smell about the place and it rains 350 days per year and snows the other days
Why don’t we just add another couple of incentives like the place is the home of locations like Port Arthur which a decade or so ago was home to the Australia's most bloody massacre. On the other side of this lovely island you have another ex-penal colony called Sarah Island which once housed Alexander Pierce the notorious “convict cannibal”. You might say he got a taste for the law of the sea.

The waterways about Port Arthur and Sarah Island are both picturesque cruising grounds. Then again, the Tassie Tourist Commission once commented that the wonderful scenery in the movie “A Dying Breed” would lure tourists to the apple isle. As the film is loosely based on Alexander Pieces surviving kin folk, this is a bit like saying “Wolf Creek” was a promotional feature for the backpacker market.

Despite being a “hard” place I love Tassie’s history and can’t wait till my next trip down that way, just no way I will be waving Greenpeace banners and I will surely be respecting the locals!
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