Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

How can we improve the prognosis for our maturing Australians? Suggestions, ideas, proposals for better social and health issues, including retirement accommodation, etc.

Moderators: godfather, Dreamweaver

User avatar
godfather
Diamond Member
Posts: 13472
Joined: 31 Aug 2005, 20:41
Location: Brisbane

Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by godfather » 02 Feb 2012, 22:11

For those interested in the welfare of our two intrepid members Capt Jack & Jude and their vessel "Banyandah" navigating waters in and around Australia,
here is the latest update of their current adventure. It makes some interesting reading. I will try and give you further updates as they arrive in my mailbox.

http://jackandjude.com/log/


Enjoy the voyage!

\:D/
The devil whispered, “You cannot withstand the storm“ and I replied: “I am the storm!”.....Unknown.

captjack
Posts: 15
Joined: 08 Nov 2010, 18:53
Location: Afloat or Northern Rivers NSW
Contact:

Re: Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by captjack » 04 Feb 2012, 08:07

Many thanks Godfather
Tell the Silver Peers that the good ship Banyandah is about to enter the world heritage Gordon River in Tasmania to explore for long disused Piners Camps. We are fueled up, lockers full, cameras charged, with documents showing many camp locations, and our ex-navy folding kayak has been fixed up. We'll be so remote, there is no internet nor phone coverage, so you may not hear from us for weeks!!
Jack and Jude
http://jackandjude.com

User avatar
godfather
Diamond Member
Posts: 13472
Joined: 31 Aug 2005, 20:41
Location: Brisbane

Re: Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by godfather » 05 Mar 2012, 22:45

Have another update from Capt Jack & Jude. They sent the following message:

In February, Jack and Jude made a two week trek up the Gordon River Tasmania aboard the Banyandah, and then a further 12 km upstream to the “Rocky” Sprent River in the Green Machine kayak to search for Huon Piner remnants from the early 1900s.

Over a hundred photos online http://jackandjude.com/photos/huon_hunt/


All the best from
Jack & Jude
The devil whispered, “You cannot withstand the storm“ and I replied: “I am the storm!”.....Unknown.

User avatar
Dreamweaver
Global Moderator
Posts: 8250
Joined: 16 Sep 2005, 15:46
Location: Victoria

Re: Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by Dreamweaver » 06 Mar 2012, 10:07

Great photos. What an interesting life style! :biggrin:

User avatar
Teddy
Diamond Member
Posts: 24428
Joined: 20 Jun 2008, 15:11
Location: South East Queensland,Australia

Re: Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by Teddy » 06 Mar 2012, 11:46

The Huon Pine reminds me of the early Qld., days when Tom Petrie would float ,wasn't it Cedar down the Brisbane river,now it's rarity also?! Come on Don,you should be able recall all this history?! think-smiley
Capt Jack & Jude sure get around :biggrin:

User avatar
godfather
Diamond Member
Posts: 13472
Joined: 31 Aug 2005, 20:41
Location: Brisbane

Re: Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by godfather » 07 Mar 2012, 22:20

Another update from our two intrepid sailors. They are on land. No doubt to buy a case of good Rum! :wqoohoo

Good Day,
"Banyandah" lies in its own snug anchorage behind Neck Island, with the much feared "Hells Gate" just over the hills and the sleepy town of Strahan an hour away. If you want to see where we are click here: http://maps.google.com.au/maps/ms?msid= ... 7,0.220757

It has blown and rained almost everyday since our wonderful two weeks searching for treasure up the Word Heritage Gordon River, perfect for writing up our adventures!

We've added three new entries, each covering a portion of our exploration and search for old Huon Piner remnants. There's also a swag of photos online.
Blog Feb 2012 (http://jackandjude.com/log/feb12/) with full versions at: Searching For Lost Treasure (http://jackandjude.com/log/treasure/) ~ Journey into the Unknown (http://jackandjude.com/log/unknown/) ~ Where Few Dare Go (http://jackandjude.com/log/few-dare/)

Your comments are much appreciated, just email them to us, we'll post them with your permission. We have disabled comments on our website ~ Unwanted SPAM wore us down.

"Banyandah" will be heading south into the never-never shortly, down to Port Davey where there are NO towns, NO roads, No phones or internet, and of course NO post offices. Therefore, a gentle reminder, if anyone wants one of our books or DVDs better order it now because we may be incommunicado for up to a month!

Saw a movie the other night, The Rose, and while it was a little bit depressing, the words of the title song stuck. Here's one verse.

Some say love, it is a hunger
An endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower
And you, its only seed


Fair winds and smooth seas til next time!

:handgestures-thumbsupright:
The devil whispered, “You cannot withstand the storm“ and I replied: “I am the storm!”.....Unknown.

User avatar
Teddy
Diamond Member
Posts: 24428
Joined: 20 Jun 2008, 15:11
Location: South East Queensland,Australia

Re: Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by Teddy » 08 Mar 2012, 09:25

Interesting,thank you GF,except I think re the weather they got a bit mixed up,sounded more like QLD., :lol:

User avatar
godfather
Diamond Member
Posts: 13472
Joined: 31 Aug 2005, 20:41
Location: Brisbane

Re: Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by godfather » 17 Apr 2012, 11:54

The Bush telegraph has just delivered another update from Jude & Jack's four week journey by "Banyandah" and kayak through the Tasmania South West Wilderness.
It makes great reading and certainly did get my jealousy about their tremendous adventures into top gear. Would love to be 30 years younger again and do the trip myself.

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh, age is not funny at times!

Read the update here: http://jackandjude.com/log/


\:D/ \:D/ \:D/
The devil whispered, “You cannot withstand the storm“ and I replied: “I am the storm!”.....Unknown.

User avatar
Teddy
Diamond Member
Posts: 24428
Joined: 20 Jun 2008, 15:11
Location: South East Queensland,Australia

Re: Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by Teddy » 17 Apr 2012, 18:28

Thanks for the latest update re Jack & Jude.A mob of 43 from here going to Israel tomorrow.Don't be too sad your travellng day are over GF,be getting awful cold in Tassie now> think-smiley :biggrin:

User avatar
godfather
Diamond Member
Posts: 13472
Joined: 31 Aug 2005, 20:41
Location: Brisbane

Re: Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by godfather » 08 May 2012, 21:44

Two more updates from Capt Jack & Jude have arrived and are worth reading.
The scenery is beautiful but the cold would kill me.


1) Blog has been updated: http://jackandjude.com/log/april12/
Hermit's Camp at Hidden Bay

2) Blog has been updated: http://jackandjude.com/log/
"The Last Stand" - exploring one of the least visited rivers


All's well on board the good ship "Banyandah".


Good Luck to Jude and Jack. Travel safely!

=D> =D> =D>
The devil whispered, “You cannot withstand the storm“ and I replied: “I am the storm!”.....Unknown.

User avatar
godfather
Diamond Member
Posts: 13472
Joined: 31 Aug 2005, 20:41
Location: Brisbane

Re: Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by godfather » 04 Jun 2012, 21:36

I have received the last update from the crew of the "Banyandah", Capt Jack & Jude, who have decided to take a short break after completing their Tasmanian adventures.
Very interesting reading and beautiful photos. Hope you have a great spell from the cold waters in Tasmania.


Hello from downtown Hobart,
Banyandah is moored in historical Constitution Dock, where the Sydney/Hobart race fleet arrive.

Our Blog has been updated - http://jackandjude.com/log/

After so much time in the wilderness, we're going to live it up for a couple of weeks, a meal or two out, catch a movie, the museum and library.

A DVD is available of our Tasmanian summer adventures from our website.


\:D/ \:D/ \:D/
The devil whispered, “You cannot withstand the storm“ and I replied: “I am the storm!”.....Unknown.

User avatar
Teddy
Diamond Member
Posts: 24428
Joined: 20 Jun 2008, 15:11
Location: South East Queensland,Australia

Re: Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by Teddy » 05 Jun 2012, 07:31

GF,You'd think they'd want to move to warmer waters as well!ugh!

User avatar
godfather
Diamond Member
Posts: 13472
Joined: 31 Aug 2005, 20:41
Location: Brisbane

Re: Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by godfather » 05 Jun 2012, 20:16

Agree, Teddy, I think they are on the way up to their home port in the Northern Rivers area of NSW.
It'll be a bit warmer for most of the Winter.

:happy-sunshine: :happy-sunshine: :happy-sunshine:
The devil whispered, “You cannot withstand the storm“ and I replied: “I am the storm!”.....Unknown.

captjack
Posts: 15
Joined: 08 Nov 2010, 18:53
Location: Afloat or Northern Rivers NSW
Contact:

Re: Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by captjack » 26 Jun 2012, 08:34

Hello all from the temperate clime of northern NSW
GF is 100% correct we parked Banyandah 'on the hard' and drove north a week ago towing the sun with us. Locals here forgot what the sun look like, so much rain has fallen here. But this last week we've worked on the house in shorts and t shirts.
Drat! All that rain burst a hole in our tank, so chore number one, fix it. Took a while, but she's whole again and just in time for the rain coming this week.
I think it's been mentioned that we shortened the Summer 2012 DVD into an 8 minute clip. In some ways I like the fast pace clips better. http://youtu.be/f7_031FsYJ8

Bye for now
Jack and Jude

User avatar
Dreamweaver
Global Moderator
Posts: 8250
Joined: 16 Sep 2005, 15:46
Location: Victoria

Re: Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by Dreamweaver » 26 Jun 2012, 10:11

Great video! Wonderful to see Jack and Jude in person, and to share some marvellous adventuring. \:D/

Post Reply