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Dolphins in the Harbour at Sunset!

Dolphins in the Harbour at Sunset! (Written on Mar 13, 2013) Dolphins in the FBH We are still alongside at the service wharf for most of the day between waiting for equipment and the other vessel shuffling to another jetty.  Skipper has his work cut out for him as interested walkers stray too close to […]

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Birthday Celebrations!

Birthday Celebrations – Port Lincoln Style!  (Written on March 04, 2013) Friday March 1st 2013 Upon completion of our Defence activity, we run for a calm anchorage.  We were originally aiming for Thistle Island but looking on the chart when I get out of bed, I can see that we are only about 5 nm […]

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Port Lincoln, South Australia Visit

Port Lincoln Pit-stop (Written on Feb 27, 2013) Departing from the Thistle Island area at 1535 on Tuesday February 26, 2013 we head for Port Lincoln to rendez-vous with crew members at the Port Lincoln Marina.  Crossing Boston Bay on a NNW course, well equipped fishing vessels come and go from the various waterfront wharves […]

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Portland Victoria Visit

Ashore for R & R in Portland for Thursday Feb 21, 2013 and Friday Feb 22, 2013 (Written Feb 22, 2013) We anchored safely and soundly in Portland Harbour on Wednesday night  at 740pm, February 20, 2013, after a bumpy ride all day with constant 30 knot south-easterlies and even up to 40 knots, as […]

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Farewell Creswell!

Whale Song in Jervis Bay, ACT (Written on February 14, 2013)     Over the last week Whale Song has been fortunate to be operating in the beautiful waters of Jervis Bay supporting a variety of Defence activities in this immediate region. White gleaming, curving beaches fringed by pristine native vegetation under bright blue and […]

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HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay

HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay (Written on Feb 07, 2013)     Anchoring at Darling Road at 0210 on Feb 07, 2013, once again we are in a beautiful anchorage inside Jervis Bay.  Today we are making final arrangements for exercises over the next week, empty sonobuoys are off-loaded and equipment set up by Rodney and […]

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Whale Songs’ Fremantle Departure (Saturday 19 January 2013)

  What’s Happening? Just to let you know the activities surrounding our departure have gathered considerable momentum…   The final preparations for our 4000 km jaunt reached fever pitch on Friday 18 January, while loading sono-buoys and bags of fresh fruit and veggies. Four or five crew at a time have loaded and staggered down the […]

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Aussie Exercises

Aussie Exercises emailed 09/10/12 With solemn hearts we lift the anchor and head offshore into the warm tropical seas to assist and support two Australian Military Exercises.  Whale Song is a quiet ship and her task in the exercises is to track submarines.  This is another new job description added to her “Swiss army knife” […]

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Darwin Preparations and Sad News

Aussie Exercises, Darwin Departure & Scott Reef – emailed 09/10/12 Darwin Preparations and Sad News After a few days in Darwin preparing the equipment, some rest and relaxation, taking on supplies (our funny grocery event was previously mentioned) and re-fuelling, we make final preparations for the next journey.  The crew for this journey are The […]

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Listening from Freo to Darwin – WAAP emailed Sat 08/09/2012

Just wanted to fill you in on yet another amazing project, in which we were able to participate recently. The good ship Whale Song left Fremantle Harbour on August 13 at 1315, bound for Darwin.   With rousing hoots and hollers from Sam, our deckhands’, family excitedly waving from the groin of the Fremantle Fishing Boat […]

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