Who is George Dibbern?

February 8, 2019

For one man, a series of events set in place a journey that would ultimately lead him to Bruny Island, Tasmania. His name is George Dibbern.

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Historical photo of Alf Holding and Roy Taylor at Cloudy Bay entrance with their caravan

August 10, 2017

Cloudy Bay, South Bruny: where Nature's heart beats strong amid the hills

Cloudy Bay was initially named l’baie Mauvaise by French explorer Bruni D'Entrecasteaux in 1792, after 1822 it was marked on the maps of the time as Bad Bay, and after 1859 became known as Bad or Cloudy Bay.

Te Rapunga in Auckland at the start of the Trans Tasman Race, 1934

July 13, 2018

Wanderlust, George Dibbern and the Voyage of Te Rapunga

In 1930 a small wooden boat set sail for unknown adventures. This might not in itself be remarkable; however, this was a journey that was eventually to lead from Kiel in Germany to Bruny Island, Tasmania.

View of Cloudy Bay Cabin and the beach on Bruny Island

August 10, 2017

I have a room to myself and it is nature *

From the ramblings of a meandering mind, today I am wondering if the appreciation of nature is an intrinsic part of our soul or is something that we choose to acknowledge.

* Henry David Thoreau

White bellied sea eagle

November 6, 2017

The Solitude of birds

Perhaps it is something about the island that makes us like birds, both happy in our solitude and eager for a chat.