Sailing Adventures ~ Explore Earth with Jack and Jude
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One of the world’s greatest adventures – Following Flinders wake around Australia – 9,000 nautical miles across six climatic zones. Jack and Jude have been exploring Earth for more than 40 years and in Two’s a Crew they search their homeland of Australia wanting to compare today’s world with what they had seen on previous travels. Their homemade yacht takes them through crocodile infested waters to some of the world’s oldest rock paintings, into pristine coral atolls, and through Hell’s Gates itself.
Anyone interested in adventure and love surviving four decades will enjoy Two’s a Crew.
Our journey begins at an easy pace recalling cute and important moments from the earliest days raising two boys afloat. It explodes into action when the Two J’s explore Flinders Island in Bass Strait, where Jack and Jude visit Black Man’s Houses, the final resting place for Tasmanian Aborigines. They then do the unexpected by walking 40 km along a rainforest railroad to investigate 100 years of mine pollution of Tasmania’s King River.
Exposing environmental disasters to help Earth will always be a major focus, but it’s back to action when they take on the Great Australian Bight to explore the remote Recherche Archipelago. Strong winds take them to Albany in WA. And when they battle a stormy Great Southern Ocean en-route to Tasmania, they are driven way off course. Bruised and battered, wet, but still afloat, Jack and Jude sail on to rendezvous with dear friends and begin a second honeymoon cruise to Tasmania.
We take our cameras deep into the Kimberley to search for the oldest known rock art. You will explore the most unique coral reef with the biggest tidal range on the planet – Rowley Shoals, 200 miles to sea from Broome. Climb Mount Misery amongst the harsh compelling beauty of Port Davey in the bleak southwest corner of Tasmania. And of course there are whales close up, plenty of action catching big fish, plus a wonderful interlude becalmed in the Great Southern Ocean.
Running time: 85 minutes ~ Preview Two’s a Crew
Four adventures in Tasmania featuring a trek along the historic King River railroad where Jack and Jude document 100 years of pollution from Australia’s oldest mine. Followed by a scenically wonderful voyage up the fabulous Gordon River aboard Stormbreaker. Then a segment of living history inside Kelly Basin where in 1900 a railroad was hacked out of virgin rainforest. The fourth episode, a three day assault on one of Tasmania’s toughest peaks. No trails across a myriad of streams to the top of Mount Sorell. Running time: 120 min.
Take an autumn sail around the two gulfs of South Australia, featuring a wander through the famous Joseph Banks Archipelago. Plenty of wildlife and wild weather. From Adelaide through many of the anchorages to Port Lincoln and the Joseph Banks Group back to Adelaide.
Running time: 64 minutes
Summer 2012 saw the Green Machine opened up new territory for Jack and Jude, the kayak taking us up rivers few explore. First the Gordon River to search for Huon Piner remnants as far as the rocky Sprent River.
In World Heritage Port Davey, we paddle through the exquisite gorge in perfect weather. Then trek overland to the far south coast of Tasmania, where we explore off track, again, perfect photographic conditions. Taking Banyandah across the shallow Old River Bar, we kayak up river to locate a last stand of mature Huon Pines. Then we search for and discover the lonely grave site of Critchley Parker, an ill equipped dreamer. To escape we brave a spunky fresh gale taking Banyandah south under Maatsuyker to reach safety in Recherche Bay on Tasmania’s East Coast. Its not life or death footage, relaxing most of it, and pretty fun.
Running time: 90 minutes Preview our Summer 2012