17/06/2011
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Hi all,

We are still here at the port of Bundaberg, we are waiting for our new charger/inverter to be delivered by fedex from the states. (It is supposed to be delivered today some time. ) With some help from freinds at Noosa (thanks Michael) and some new found freinds Robert, Linda and the dog Louie from the yatch Concerto we found a unit almost half the price that we first thought it would cost. Still money we would have liked to have not spent but a much better result than our first quote. I would also like to thank Tony and the boys from the slipway here at the port marina for lending us a battery charger so that we could keep the boats house batterys charged whilst we have been waiting for the new 110 volt charger from the states. 

We have been doing a few jobs on the boat, I have pulled down and cleaned and regreased 3 of our 5 whinches and will get the other two done before we leave. We have also done all the usuall cleaning, shopping etc so we are right to go once the charger turns up. We hired a car for a day and visited the Mon Repos turtle centre which even though there are no turtles this time of year was worth having a look at. We spent Wend night at freinds that we met last year Di and Randell’s house and had a lovely meal and unfortunatley watched NSW win the state of origin game 2. Di and Randell have a lovely 100 year old twin masted schooner that they hire out for weddings, functionds etc. If anyone is interested have a look at www.sprayofthecoralcoast.com.

Not much else to report, we are all just keen to get going again, it is a bit frustrating sitting around waiting with Lady Musgrave Island and southern reef only 50 odd miles away and all the other people we are meeting stopping in the marina for a day or two and then heading north. Paitence is a virtue that cruising sailors need and something that I have not always had!! 

Happy sailing,

Adam..

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  1. Marie says:

    Hi, adam smith. My husband and I met robert, linda and louie of concerto in gulf harbour NZ. I did not get their email . Shame on me !! If you have it would you please pass it on to me or plz send them a note with mine . Charles and marie of sy/ dreamcatcher.
    They will laugh when they get the note cuz we were there for six months !
    Thank you so much.

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