The popular cruise returns with a difference this year. With the Living Boat Trust now unavailable for our dinner and Cygnet being overcrowded with the Regatta weekend, we will now be able to see more of Franklin and the Huon River.
Saturday the tide is rising from 0716 until 1314 hours. Most boats should find adequate water with the neap tides this weekend.
On arrival in Franklin, consider a foreshore walk checking out the range of wooden boats, then onto the main street where you will find some of the oldest buildings in Tasmania.
We have a visit this afternoon to the Wooden Boat Centre for a look around and the opportunity of learning from their volunteer guides what is currently being built at this traditional boat building centre. This will be from 1600 until 1800 hours and please bring drinks and nibbles to share. Please also bring along some cash so you can make a donation towards the operations at the centre.
Sunday morning - a 1000 hours start - our local tour guide Andrew Perkins will be leading us up the river to Huonville and back. Anchoring is difficult and there are only two berthing options in town, a public jetty for boats to 8m and the jet boat base is likewise limited, with arrangements to be made with the owners. Crown Venture will be the lead boat turning around at Huonville with no plans to stop. Coffee and a morning snack will be served on the return leg. Make your reservation with Vice Commodore Mark early to secure your place onboard. (Sorry folks, she's now fully booked
Sunday evening we have a booking at "The Moorings" at the Lady Franklin Hotel. A few minutes walk south from the anchorage. Our reservation is for 1830 hours, their a la carte menu will be available with drinks purchased from the bar. Please register yourself and your guests on the separate dinner only event so numbers can be advised to the hotel.
Monday is a free day to return home at your leisure. Note the tide is rising from 0849 hours until 1734 hours so an early start is not required. Consider spending a bit more time in this beautiful part of the world.
Cruise Contact is Andrew Perkins onboard Amodet on 0419 375 500.