by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Journeys : MNJ Aug Sep 2011
Aboard the Oceanic Discoverer Achance meeting in Hobart between Chr is Viney and mar ine biologist Mike Sugden, guest lecturer on the Coral Next day, our mates will take a break to rest and prepare the boats for the long stretch down the Western Australian coastline, while Tim and I leave the Yellow Boat Road and return to Tasmania. As the plane taking me home banks above Broome, I can spot our boats on their moorings – two specks of gold in the harbour. Beyond, there’s a narrow strip of red earth and after that, the next destination for Robert, Mick and Zorro – an empty horizon and the limitless blue of the Indian Ocean. Paspaley hospitality The Kimberley Coast is one of the most remote regions of Australia – 1000 kilometres of uninhabited coastal wilder ness, where locating fuel for the yellow boats would have been a major problem w ithout the suppor t of Paspaley Pearls, who operate pearl farms in several locations along the coast. Their generosity was simply amazing – we were offered not just free fuel but wonderful hospitality at three Paspaley farms on our route – first aboard the ships Christine and Roslynne at Osbor ne Island, then at Paspaley shore stations in Kuri Bay and at Deepwater Point. We came aboard or ashore to find hot food, cold beer, local knowledge, freshwater showers, comfortable beds, full fuel tanks and a warm welcome, not to mention substantial donations for the polio fund- raising effort – our sincere thanks to all the Paspaley people we met. www.paspaleypearls.com Princess Cr uises ship Oceanic Discoverer, led to a rendezvous with the yellow boats at Winyalkan Island, half-way along the K imberley Coast. We were invited aboard, Rob spoke about the fund-raising circumnavigation and many cruise ship guests gave their support. A sunset barbecue on the beach capped off a wonderful day – thank you Oceanic Discoverer. w w w.coralpri ncess.com.au Out of Tasmania today August / September 2011 49
Jun Jul 2011
Oct Nov 2011