Fathers Day sale on now. 10% off all books.
OLD SEA DOGS - PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
Bookings available for individuals and small groups.
Over 4500 copies sold Australia wide
"SO BACK WE WENT AND IT WASN’T FORTY KNOTS - IT WAS CLOSER TO SEVENTY KNOTS! AND YOU COULD HARDLY SEE WHERE THE SKY BEGAN AND THE SEA FINISHED. IT WAS FULL OF SALT AND SPUME AND IT WAS ABSOLUTELY FEROCIOUS."
Richard Bennett, Bruny Island
"I’VE BEEN OUT THERE IN OVER ONE HUNDRED KNOTS – LAYING UP AGAINST THE BANK OPPOSITE SCHOONER COVE IN THE BATHURST CHANNEL - AND BLOODY OATH, IT CAN BLOW ROUND THERE, IT’S SOMETHING ELSE!"
"WHEN YOU LIVE ON AN ISLAND, YOU'VE GOT YOUR FEET IN THE WATER PRETTY OFTEN. IT'S ALL DAMN GOOD FUN, HOPE IN AND HAVE A GO AT IT."
Alf Stackhouse, Flinders Island
"SOMETIMES WE WOULD HAVE A BIG CATCH AND SOMETIMES A SMALL CATCH DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU WERE AND HOW MUCH HAD BEEN FISHED. I’VE SEEN A LOT OF CRAYS HANGING ONTO THE OUTSIDE OF THE POTS - SO HAVE MANY, MANY PEOPLE."
Kevin Bourke, King Island
“I’m going (to sail) around Australia if I live long enough. If I leave it too long God will want me, and at ninety I can’t argue with God.”
“The shark was so thick back when my father was fishing, they used to herd them in with a dog!”
“I did four of the clipper cups, you went around all of the Hawaiian Islands, it was sensational. Now, it doesn’t exist anymore.”
Chas from Tas
THE STORY OF OLD SEA DOGS OF TASMANIA
For seven years Andrew Wilson travelled the coastlines, islands, ports, anchorages and boat sheds of Tasmania. His objective, to photograph and document the fascinating tales of our oldest living mariners – the Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania.
Andrew’s journey has resulted in the publication of two stunning coffee table books full of tall tales, high adventures and beautiful seascapes. Book One is a number #1 best selling title in Tasmania and has gone on to sell over 4500 copies since its release in 2013. Book two is due for release in August 2016, and features the coastlines of King Island, Flinders Island and Port Davey, remote areas of the world full of stunning seascapes and rich in maritime adventures. Both books are beautifully presented in hard cover, and available for purchase directly from the author below.
Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania – Book Two
incl GST & postage
This all new work from the author of the number #1 best seller features portraits, stories & seascapes from the remote coastlines of Flinders Island, King Island & Port Davey. Plus feature sections on the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Franklin Wooden Boat Town and beyond. Presented for the first time in glorious black and white, and vivid colour, Book 2 is over 270 pages in length with five fold out sections.
Book 2 is currently available for Pre-Order and will be shipped to customers in late August, just in time for Father’s Day.
~ Cover image and feature article in the latest Sharp Airlines in-flight magazine ~
Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania – Book One
incl GST & postage
Published in 2013, Book One of Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania is captured entirely in glorious black and white imagery and features the coastlines and Sea Dogs from all around mainland Tasmania. Book One has sold over 4500 copies and is a number one selling title in Tasmania. It is available for purchase here, and in all good book shops and retail gift stores around the state.
“So back we went and it wasn’t forty knots – it was closer to seventy knots! And you could hardly see where the sky began and the sea finished. It was full of salt and spume and it was absolutely ferocious.”
“Everywhere has got the roughest bit of water – there’s twenty-five Bass Straits around the world and everyone thinks theirs is the worst. Not true of course!”
“The night that net came up, it was just full to the foot rope, just spread out over the water a great mass in the net, you couldn’t move it, couldn’t do anything, there was that much you know.”
Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania – Book 2
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