The escapees head westwards, pursued by Government Schooner "Eliza". They encounter ship builders at Port Davey.
In 1839, in the very early days of the penal settlement at Port Arthur, eight men contrived an escape. It led to an almost inconceivable journey.
Many are bewildered by Critchley's tragic adventure. But when you consider his circumstances, his wild Romantic ambition is easier to understand.
Rounding two of the most dramatic capes in the Southern Ocean. Unfavourable conditions force a difficult decision.
Paddling in 3 metre swell with nowhere to land for 46 kms, and, along the way, some unexpected challenges.