Jamie

Food drop to Deal Island

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I am part of a team of 4 sea kayakers who will be making the crossing from Refuge Cove to Tasmania starting in a week or so. We will be taking a month to do the crossing, as we plan to rock climb on the Kent Group for a couple of weeks. 

Since we will be spending around 4-5 weeks total in the Bass Strait, we made arrangements to have a food drop on Deal Island in the Kent Group. However, the boat that we arranged could not make it, and our barrels are at the ranger  station in refuge cove. We are looking for another vessel that will be making the crossing in the next couple of weeks that would be able to drop off the couple of barrels to the caretaker on Deal Island for us.

Your help would be immensely appreciated!! Any other suggestions for how we can get our food from Refuge to Deal are welcome.

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You could try contacting the Tamar Yacht Club and see whether they will post something for you on the member's notice board... Otherwise go back to Parks & Wildlife and see if they have any supply trips planned

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There is a cruising group at RMYS who are doing a Bass Strait Islands cruise in Feb - get in touch with them rmys.com.au

 

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We used to deliver tea, (leaf tea, never tea bags) to Stan and Jennie at the Deal Island lighthouse way back in the 80s. They have long ago moved on so we won't be going there any time soon.

Does the service chopper still fly in?

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Try asking same question on Seabreeze Sailing forum. Could also try if you can identify any boats at Refuge by AIS on MarineTraffic or similar but then how to contact them remains a question if not in radio range.

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