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The First Travel Review “Going Nowhere To Get Here”

I started this travel blog early so I could practice my craft as well as tell the story from the beginning. I don’t consider myself a writer as such, more of a wannabe with just enough cheek to press publish each week and hope that I am not embarrassing myself or bringing more shame to

Learning how to sail

Learning How To Sail At Speed

I am currently wearing a few black bruises. My bruises are part of the deal whilst racing scurrying from side to side on a leaning sea beast that waits for no crew member (particularly me) as it powers through the ocean, racing towards the finish line. As the least competent crew member I am placed

Miss Catana to be launched

Buying From Afar & An Important Announcement

Tuesday the 4th February 2014 our girl of the ocean will be officially born. On the Tuesday her morning will start with a hair raising ride on her side via large transport truck to the waters of La Rochelle 12 kms away from the factory. Once in La Rochelle she will enter the water for

ARCTIC P off Wrest Point Hotel-Casino in Hobart (6 January 2014)

Luxury Yachts In Hobart Summer by Walter Pless

Luxury private yachts have frequently visited Tasmania in recent summers. This summer’s visitors included ARCTIC P and SOVEREIGN 3, both of which were alongside in Hobart last week. ARCTIC P is owned by millionaire James Packer and she is on her way to Macquarie Island at present before continuing on to Antarctica. [Click on each


Exit Interview From A Call Centre

I’ve just quit my job at the call centre and for a variety of reasons, but there was one big reason. I Quit Because The Job Was Sucking The Life Out Of Me. I should have run the day the trainer answered my question as to why there so much American style hype in the

Almost tall enough

The Other Obsession of Walter Pless

I try to photograph every ship that comes in to Hobart. The ships include freighters, cruise liners, tankers, warships and luxury yachts. I also include fishing boats and tugs. This photographic mission is more than just a hobby. It’s an obsession. Some mornings I’m out at 6am. Some evenings, depending on the light, I could

A good day

A Good Day

This week has been positive for the Miss but today particularly so. Monday was my first day without my second job. The joy this fact is bringing me cannot be underestimated. I feel like I have lost 10 kgs, recovered from the worst hangover and just won the pub meat raffle. My energy levels are back


A New Year For The Miss

This will be a top year, or I am expecting so. Thus far the signs are good. I’ve started the New Year by booking a 40 hour sailing and navigational course at the local sailing club. I’ve just quit my evening job in a call centre (exit interview is shared if you have ever wanted


Why Driving A Taxi Is A Worthy Career Choice

My Parents Are My Working Class Hero’s Growing up, my parents owned and operated the towns only taxi business. This meant that 24 / 7 they had a duty of care to collect, find and pick up, the ordinary, the lonely, pensioners, workers , the disturbed, the town drunks and everyone in between. A tough way to

I love walks

The Lilly Deliemma

Lilly the Weimaraner is family. She and I both came to  our surnames later in life but now belong to the same pack. Our pack is loving, loud, interesting and always loyal. This post is about sharing Lilly’s story and how we happen to have the best dog in the world.   Getting A Dog Was

Preview Movie

MissCatana – the Preview Movie

This is a preview movie of the demo boat we went on when making our decision to buy misscatana You have to agree that the Captain looks very happy! Hope you enjoy the Miss x 


“Tall Ships Visit Hobart”

  Walter was present to catch the action as the Tall Ships came into Hobart on the 20th September 2013   The below photos were taken from the the docks with my iPhone! Double click to make bigger / double click twice to make bigger again =)


“Beware of Sharks And Other Things That Bite”

When I was a teenager I thought my youngest sister was stupid for watching JAWS. At 15 I had enough insight to know that I didn’t need to be terrified more when I was already scared of drowning. Why have big screen proof that a killing machine was waiting to eat me as I stepped