Martin Kell’s Big Adventure

A highlight of the Franklin waterfront back in 2013 was the ‘Rusich’, parked at the end of the marina.

She was a replica of the Viking trading boats that used to ply the great rivers of Russia, and had been sailed out to the Australian Wooden Boat Festival be a Russian crew. She was a fixture for a while, and even took part in the filming of a version of ‘Macbeth’.

Martin Kell befriended the crew and visited them after they had returned home. Martin is currently collating the video clips of his adventures into a full length documentary, a draft of which can be seen on Youtube: