The Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2019

Once again Hobart turned out a fabulous weekend for boaties. We were lucky enough to have been invited to take a cruise around the Derwent on the steam yacht Preana. This little boat has been lovingly restored to her original condition and was just gorgeous. We have caught up with family and friends over the weekend and Freya has had a bit of a birthday with new solar panels, winches and outboard. The weather for the coming week is atrocious so we might just stay put here at the Prince of Wales marina.

We made it to Hobart

The Prince of Wales Marina in Hobart is our home for the next 2 weeks.

We have had a blast over the last 3 weeks at Maria Island but are looking forward to a bit of shopping, showering, laundry and boat work. And of course catching up with family and friends.

The new Nanni diesel motor has just clocked up 100 hours so a service is in order but we are very happy with it so far. (Lots of motoring not much sailing!)

January 25th 2019

A perfect day for boating and snorkelling at Maria Island.

We are still hanging around Maria Island and Triabunna having a really good explore. We have had our son Henry onboard for a few days so lots of snorkelling and fishing going on. He has gone home now but we are expecting our daughter Ali for the Australia Day weekend.

We have taken some amazing drone footage and hundreds of photos so we will upload some next week when we are finished with this area.

Aussie Aussie Aussie oi oi oi!