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Photo Album - Australia

SEAWANHAKA made landfall at Coff's Harbor on the coast of New South Wales. We're on the wharf at Coff's Harbor for a couple of weeks. We will be spending the southern summer along the southeastern coastline and Tasmania, then work our way up north to sail the islands of the Great Barrier Reef.


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Australia -
Land of endless beaches.

Singapore crew.

Hundreds of jellyfish in Fame Cove.

JAMES CRAIG escorts us into Port Jackson - Sydney Harbor.

Sydney Harbor -
North Head.

Sydney Harbor -
South Head.

Sailing into Sydney Harbor!

City front, Opera House and Harbor Bridge.

Sailing under Harbor Bridge.

Sydney Opera House.

Sydney night lights.

Farm Cove - First British encampment and SEAWANHAKA anchorage.

Sydney sunrise.

Great view from the anchorage.

This anchorage is FREE!

Lots of sailing action on the harbor.

One way to get to Tasmania - SEAWANHAKA will sail there in February.

Laurent & Raffaella enjoy a swim anchored off Balmoral Beach.

Czech sailors Andrea & Katrina.

Australian Navy sub in Sydney Harbor.

Inflatable is a great way to avoid Sydney traffic.

a busy Sydney Harbor.

off North Head.


Taronga Zoo sunset anchorage.

SEAWANHAKA flying her colors for Australia Day.

Sophie on her "Make a Wish" trip tours SEAWANHAKA with her family.

NSW crew enjoys a meal together.

Andrea enjoys a smooth day
of sailing...

Andrea,Michael & Bill enjoy lunch on the trip down the NSW Coast.

...and celebrates her birthday in Eden.


Michael steering in a fresh NE breeze across Bass Strait.

Bass Strait crossing.

Tasmania landfall.

Sleepy Bay anchorage.

"Hazards"- Red granite, guard Freycinet Peninsula.

Tremendous scenery along Tassy east coast.

Bennett's Wallabie.

Michael with dinner catch.

World famous Wineglass Bay.

Freycinet Peninsula.

A great day hike around Freycinet Peninsula.

Little (fairy) Penguin.

Cape Forestier.

Squid on the hook...

...Calamari in the pan.

Abalone - Thanks to Tony & Vanessa.

Maria Island.

Shark on deck!.

Darlington, Maria Island.

Cycling Maria Island.

Riedle and Oyster Bays, Maria Island.

Maria Island Tiger snake.

Forester Kangaroo - Maria Island.

A room with no view - solitary confinement on Maria Island.

Mercury Passage - Maria Island.

Tasman Peninsula coastline.

"Lanterns" - Fortescue Bay.

Tasman Island Lighthouse.

Cape Pillar.

Tasman Island.

Smooth sail into Storm Bay.

Hobart - Flanked by Mt. Wellington.

Sunrise over Hobart & Royal Yacht Club Tasmania.

Summit of Mt. Wellington.

Hobart from Mt. Wellington.

Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart, with Lady Nelson replica.

Spinnaker departure from Hobart & Mt. Wellington in brilliant sunshine.

Sailing into Port Arthur.

Notorious penal colony of Port Arthur.

Sailing the Tasman Island channel.

Happy sailing crew in the channel.

Pod of pilot whales.

Laurent enjoys a watch on the Tassy coast.

Russell keeps his eye on the course as the dolphins frolic in the waves.

Spinnaker run and seaboots!

Laurent shows us how to catch a fish.

Green Cape, back to New South Wales.


Great sail up the NSW coast to Eden.

Sailing into Twofold Bay.

Crew swap, Dimity arrives.

Eden sunset.

Beautiful, historic Boyd Bay.

East Boyd Bay beach.

Bill strolls East Boyd Bay beach.

Great beach everywhere you look!

Dimity, Phillip & Laurent off to explore.

Sailing out of Twofold Bay, headed north up the NSW coast, just like Capt. Cook in 1770.

Bill steers a watch in a light breeze.

Montague Island, a wonderful anchorage for the night.

Montague Island Lighthouse & compound.

Phillip frustrated by lack of wind.

Laurent puts on lunch...

... and Phillip is smiling again.

Dimity with a fish...

...means shashimi for dinner.

On the wharf at Ulladullah.

Departing Ulladullah in a good swell.

Phillip steers a course for Jervis Bay in a nice breeze.

Pt. Perpendicular, Jervis Bay.

SEAWANHAKA back "home" in Spring Cove, Manly.

Sydney Harbor sailing action from North Head.

Never get tired of sailing under the Harbor Bridge.

Still great sailing weather in Sydney.

Easy way to sail the bay.

Fish puts on apres sail BBQ.

Barrenjoey Head, sailing into Broken Bay.

Michael keeps coming back for more sailing!

Careel Bay, Pittwater.

Big, ugly goanna.

Lion Island, Broken Bay, from West Head.

Brit Sharon Cowan sails into Cowan Creek.

Nice anchorage and good hiking at Jerusalem Bay.

Doc Bill Patrick spends a day on Sydney Harbor.

SEAWANHAKA leaves Cammeray Marina, Middle Harbor, through Spit Bridge.


Sailing into the busy Port of Brisbane.

Up the Brisbane River to city center.

City lights from the mooring.

Fraser Island - Largest sand island in the world.

Fraser Island sand dunes.

Walker & Michaela - Welcome to SEAWANHAKA!

Endless Fraser Island beach.

Walker & Michaela explore the dunes.

SEAWANHAKA snorkel crew.

Lady Elliott Island humpback.

Humpback sounding.

Michaela shows her dive form.

Great Keppel Island lorikeet.

Middle Island osprey.

Grouper - so big. Always looking for more.

Lady Musgrave Island turtle.

Stingray emerges from the sand.

High Peak Island anchorage.

Michaela with her black kingfish - tasty!.

Walker with his catch-of-the-day, golden trevally.

Brilliant Great Barrier Reef sunsets.

Great Barrier Reef anchorage.

Today's catch, Queensland school mackerel.

Walker & Michaela off to explore Brampton Island.

Bill and Walker comparing fish.

Sailing Solway Passage - Whitsunday Islands.

Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.


...and scubaqueen.

Walker & Michaela on a descent.

Walker & Michaela enjoying an island sunset.

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