Author(s): Peter Hendrie
A photographic voyage through the islands of Bass Strait and around Tasmania. Peter Hendrie sailed to destinations that are rarely visited such as the Kent Group in Bass Strait and the Davey River Gorges in the South-West wilderness. The book is a compilation of photographs from the perspective of the water and from the air of the coastal regions, islands and river systems of Tasmania. Getting together a crew that at times comprised experienced sailors and other times complete novices he sailed from his base in Melbourne to King and Flinders islands, as well as the little known Kent Island Group in Bass Strait. Gaining experience and confidence with every voyage into the notoriously gale prone waters of Bass Strait he sailed down Tasmania's isolated west coast and into Macquarie and Bathurst Harbours in the South-West wilderness and up the Gordon, Franklin and Davey Rivers. Sailing across the bottom of Tasmania through the waters known as the Roaring 40's and into the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, past the stunning cliffs of the Tasman and Freycinet Peninsulas he captured images of a side of Tasmania rarely seen.