Karumba Gulf free and on her way to Paynesville

Went down to the beach again this morning, just in time to see Karumba Gulf float free of the beach!   Exciting moment!   Unfortunately, I missed the initial push away from the beach, I didn’t realise it would go so quickly, so by the time I put down things and grabbed the camera, she was free and moving away!

The video footage is HERE



Moving quickly away from the beach into deeper water.






Still under tow from the tug boat, but must have been a great feeling for all involved to see Karumba Gulf back at sea!

And coming back through the Entrance, under her own steam, on the way to Paynesville. Great to see you back Karumba Gulf – well done to everyone involved!

Video footage from Bullock Island HERE


Salvage Operations for Karumba Gulf

The first attempt at salvaging “Karumba Gulf” off the beach at Lake Tyers, was not a success unfortunately.  Everyone tried very hard, but she remains stuck fast in the sand.

Some photos from the operation are here: just click on the image below to see the Album.

Karumba Gulf Salvage Operations Jan 21 208-18

There is also a video of the moments when it did look like it just might float, which you can view here:  Karumba Gulf Salvage


Korumba Gulf – Stranded at Lake Tyers

On Thursday the “Korumba Gulf” out of Lakes Entrance, became stranded on the beach at Lake Tyers.  It is unclear what happened, however she was stuck fast!


She appeared to be in no immediate danger.

We gathered from local reports that they were going to attempt to float her off on the high tide this morning (Friday 19th) so up we get, bright and early, and with a few others, take to the beach to watch the action.

Although it was clear the Skipper was doing his best to dislodge her, she was not budging!  No action happening today!


Even the high point of the tide was no help, and she remains aground.


Some video footage is here on YouTube:  Korumba Gulf


Boating on the Gippsland Lakes and Rivers

One of the great things about living in East Gippsland, specifically Lakes Entrance and immediate areas, is the easy access to waterways.  We have the sea (for the very brave) the Lakes system and our rivers, all of which are readily accessible by boat.  Our favourite at the moment would have to be the Tambo – it’s wide and rarely too rough, and provides some great places to tie up and enjoy the fishing.  Everyone we meet along the way waves “Hi” or calls out a greeting, and most do the right thing and slow down as they go by when we’re tied up on the bank.

Yesterday was an amazing day, with brilliant blue skies, streaked with “contrails” from aircraft passing overhead, making for some great photo opportunities. I won’t bore you with a million photos, but here is a selection of the many I took!


Tambo bluff – just love it up here, the water is quiet and almost still, the sheer cliff rises way above the water, and you can see all kinds of birds flying in and around the caves. Such a tranquil spot (maybe I shouldn’t be saying too much, everyone will want to go there!)



Leaving the bridge of Swan Reach behind.



Tied up to enjoy a cuppa!




What a great day!


Hello “Sundance”   nice to see you !!  What a great spot you had there yesterday!


Hello “Mary Jane” nice to see you from water level rather than from the bridge as usual !