Kirsten takes on Tawe Nummugah

SRC Masters member, Kirsten Liljekvist recently took on a different kind of challenge, competing in a fleet of small wooden boats in the Tawe Nummugah, as part of the recent Hobart Wooden Boat Festival. Taking a break from the boat, Kirsten is pictured rowing a Derwent Skiff on the River Derwent, the skiff has a sliding seat and is built for open water conditions.

Tawe Nunnugah”  means “going” by “canoe” in the local Aboriginal language.  The event took the name to honour the first navigators of southern Tasmanian waters.   Every two years keen adventurers set off from Recherche Bay in the far south of Tasmania to row and sail to Hobart , more than 100 nautical miles away, in a fleet of small boats. This expedition –  over 10 days  takes participants along some of Tasmania’s beautiful and unique coastline, from the wild south and along the spectacular and historic D’Entrecasteux Channel and up the Huon River before entering the Derwent River to Hobart.  This arrival coincides with the start of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival.