Author: Amfortas

Postcards from Hobart

Ships coming and going and the last of the Aurora Australis icebreaker which is retiring. We expect a new one any day. Meanwhile the French and Japanese icebreakers make Hobart their ‘home’ port. And ….. it is not always sunny…

Letter from Van Diemen’s Land

To be precise, this video is a short trip down the (my) Derwent River, west side, the ‘city’ side. https://youtu.be/xe-mGgQD2qI Aerial views from 1500ft of the western shore of the River Derwent at Hobart,Tasmania from Boyer in the north to…

Letter from Van Diemen’s Land

Foreword – I asked Amfortas whether things had quietened down in Hobart Town after the Sydney to Hobart was well over. The days after ‘arrival’ are party days. I stayed away from town !! 🙂 But then followed a few…

The Bloop

The ‘Bloop’ was a ‘one-off’, unusual, and if caused by a creature, it can be assumed that the creature was, in this instance, much louder than usual. All explanatory hypotheses need exploring. There is a lot of plastic in the…