But so beautiful (and it's raining everywhere on the east coast of Australia - rather a relief after the years of drought).
The trip over last Wednesday evening was very smooth. Fortunately the storm front went through just before we departed so the predicted 4 metre seas were a non-event.
After a very speedy disembarkation (we were up near the front with all the trucks and so were first off) and a quick clearance of Quarantine we tossed a coin and decided to head west. First stop was the delightful little town of Penguin - appropriately decorated with penguin's everywhere on rubbish bins, standing sentry at shop doorways and of course the "Big Penguin" on the foreshore dressed appropriately for the season in a Santa suit (see Laurie's Blog for his photo).
|Highfield House Stanley|
|Stanley Main Street|