Rocky Bay Winter Anchorage

by Ian Kuhl on July 13, 2011

in Anchoring, Featured, Sailing Adventures, Tasmania

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Local Cray boat anchored off Cockle Creek in Rocky Bay, next to Reserche Bay. Former stop-over for round the Horn Tall-Ships and Whalers, now a favorite camping spot for locals and yachts anchoring.

History Note:
In 1792/93 Frenchman, Bruni D’Entrecasteaux visits Van Diemen’s Land, charting the Derwent River, which he names Riviere du Nord. The party spend 5 weeks ashore at Reserche Bay during which time they establish a vegetable garden.

 

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