Threading the eye of the needle

Bass Strait separates mainland Australia from Tasmania. It wasn’t discovered until 1798 when Bass and Flinders circumnavigated Tasmania thus proving the existence of the Strait and shortening the sailing distance from England to Sydney by 1300kms. However, the discovery came at a price. Bass Strait is only 250kms wide and has more than 50 islands. It is known for being one of the roughest stretches of water in the world. “Bass Strait is both twice as wide and twice as rough as the English Channel.” – Wikipedia There are over 600 shipwrecks on the Victorian coast alone. Not surprisingly sailors … Continue reading Threading the eye of the needle