CYCT Huon River Cruise to Kermandie and Franklin, 7 – 10 June 2019

This Queen’s Birthday long weekend (not that public holidays mean much to us now, since every day is one for retirees) we did our first cruise with the Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania. It was their regular June long weekend cruise to Kermandie/Franklin on the Huon River.

The Wooden Boat Centre at Franklin

It was spread over two events, the first a BBQ on Saturday night in Dean Mark’s boatshed at Kermandie and the second on Sunday evening was a three-course meal in the Living Boat Trust’s shed at Franklin and catered for by Trust volunteers.

We have been members of the CYCT for over two years but, with the club being Hobart-centric and us living in NW Tasmania, this is the first time a club cruise has fitted into our always busy schedule when visiting Hobart.

We enjoyed the trip up the Huon River to Franklin and, like a lot of new destinations, we wondered why we had waited so long.

Ariel and Magnetron
Ariel (right) and Magnetron anchored off Franklin, June 2019
Some of the regulars berthed at Franklin, June 2019
John and Anne (Barcoo) were our guests for the cruise
Juliet, a CYCT member’s Hallberg-Rassy 382, was with us for part of the journey home, June 2019
Part of the CYCT fleet the Huon River at Franklin
On the Huon River at Franklin