Drive to Paynesville for lunch today.  Lovely fresh salad rolls from the bakery and then around to visit Peter Medling  and go over to Raymond Island to board “P.S. Curlip”  Lovely trip over on Peter’s restored family fishing boat, and then there she was – our beautiful little paddle steamer, admittedly looking a little sad and in need of some love and care, but nothing that can’t be fixed,  and those around her are just the ones to be able to take care of her, and restore her to her former glory!

What a magical, fantastic vessel she is!  I have fallen in love with her all over again, and can’t wait to see her out and about carrying happy tourists and eager students, and those of us locals who love and appreciate her.

If you are interested in helping with her restoration, or in becoming a paid up member of “Friends of Curlip” or in purchasing merchandise to help support her restoration, or just to chat and be up to date with what’s happening,  please visit our group  “Friends of Curlip Group”  If you would just like information and updates please like our page “Friends of Curlip Page




There is such a magical feeling onboard, that has to be experienced to be believed.  Please check out our Facebook Page and Group if you are interested in helping in any way, financial or by volunteering for anything that you have expertise in, every volunteer is valued and will be kept informed as to when and where help is required.  There is a registry of volunteers maintained on the Friends of Curlip Group, that you can add your name to, or contact team members as listed there.