The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #66740   Message #1325003
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
12-Nov-04 - 05:30 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Van Diemen's Land
Subject: RE: Folklore: Van Dieman's Land
I apologize Bob,

Abel Tasman was the first recorded European explorer to nearly run aground on the hostile (rocky wind driving hard in Roaring Forties mode) West Coast of Tasmania and get back home alive.