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Blog Archives

08/08/2011
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Hello readers,   Sorry I have been slack with blogs recently. About three weeks ago I flew out of Rockhampton airport and arrived in Brisbane airport where Dave was waiting to pick me up and take me to the Gold Coast. We were invited to one of his school friends’ weddings the next weekend. It was a really great two weeks on the Gold Coast, I really enjoyed catching up with my friend Amelia, Going shopping, watching movies and baking :D While Dave was at work, I also spent a lot of time with his brother, Bucky which was great, we watched a “Heroes” marathon and hung out
02/08/2011
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A time line of our Journey so far:  

!6th May 2011 – Moored at Sanctuary Cove in front of brother Jason’s House. !8th May 2011 – Moored at Tipplers Resort, South Stradbroke Island 19th May 2011 – Moored at Russell Island before power lines waiting for tide. 20th May 2011 – Moored at Bongaree on public jetty at Bribie Island 21st May 2011 – Moored at Mooloolaba Marina 22nd May  2011 – Crossed Noosa Bar and moored in Noosa Woods
02/08/2011
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Fun things I’ve done the past three weeks

GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND

  • I Climbed in a hammock up in a tree that some old yachties had made!
  • We met Robert and Linda, lovely people from America
  • I went around in our little rubber duck and invited everyone for sundowners and a fire on the beach.
  • Caught up with people we have met on our trip
  • We night sailed to the Percy’s  Islands, at the bottom end of the Whitsundays! It was pretty rough!!
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01/08/2011
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Hi All,
We have decided to leave to Whitsundays a bit early, the wind has come up and they have been predicting 20 knot SE winds for the next few day so we have headed north, two nights ago we where moored in Nara Inlet at Hook Island had a reasonable night sleep, just a little rolly with the SE winds pushing swell up the inlet. We made the decision around 11am to head north so we sailed out and headed for the Gloucester Passage and our intended anchorage near Mo
29/07/2011
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Hi All,
Well apologies again for the lack of blogging we have been very busy and have spent a lot of time out of mobile phone and internet range. We are currently anchored just of the beach at Airlie. For those of you how know the area we are just between the point where Coral Beach Resort is located and the pools that are located along the foreshore at Airlie Beach. It is currently a bit windy around 15 knots blowing from the east south east and a bit overcas
11/07/2011
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Yep you heard it and we have the pics to prove it.

11/07/2011
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Hi all, Sorry I have not blogged for a while, we have been far to busy enjoying the beauty of the Keppel Islands, we have been here about 10 days.  What a fantastic place, crystal clear waters, long sandy beaches (Casper loves it as dogs are allowed on the island) and even that weather has been playing its part by providing us wonderful sunny days, even if the nights have been a bit cool.   We have been occupying our time by long walks on the beach, fishing, exploring, and having fires on the beach with other boaties. We have met some really nice people and all in all we are hav
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28/06/2011
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Hi all, We left pancake creek yesterday around 10am and sailed the 30 odd miles to the Gladstone Marina. Although they were predicting strong winds we had a plesent sail in around 15 knots of wind with around a 2 metre follwing sea. Fairly uneventfull trip, but we were glad we listened to the other boaties that we had met in Pancake Creek in regards to the tides as it would be a very rough couple of hours sailing up the channel to Gladstone if you had the tide running out against the incomming swell. We ran with the tide and swell and although a bit rolly is was quite an easy run. Gladstone Marina is a great setup, good facilities, freindly staff and a very safe spot to hide from the 30 knot winds that are outside. We have washed the boat down this morning and are about to head off t
26/06/2011
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Morning everyone :) We have had a great few days at pancake creek, We have met quite a few boaties at the nightly campfires a few guys who were my age which was cool, Yesterday mackenzie and I Built a 2 seater couch out of sand and a couple of the guys we met helped us build it. last night we had a camp fire singalong which was sooo cool, we brought along all our instruments (tamborine, shakers, egg shaker, sticks, triangle and 2 guitars) we handed them around the group and brought our music. We sang "Im yours", "Follow me", "Forget you", "The Saga Begins" and a few more. It was a great night but im annoyed that my hair still smells like smoke though ahah. Im not aloud to have a shower and wash my hair until the next marina so Im struggling haha. We should be heading to G
22/06/2011
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Hi All, Just a quick update. We left Bundy on Tuesday and sailed to Lady Musgrave Island, not a bad sail and anchored safely in the lagoon around 3.30pm. Spent the night there and then got  up in the morning and had a bit of a look around the Island. Unfortunately the forecast was looking a bit dodgy so we decided to head for pancake creek. We left around 10am and the first few hours were rough. A strong south westerly swell whipped up by the 15-20 knot winds provided plenty of excitement but we also made good time sailing at over 8 knots. as we approached the coast the wind swung around to the south and then the south east and the sea conditions settled and the last couple of hours into pancake creek was slower but certainly more comfortable. We spent a very peaceful night at anchor (
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
09/06/2011
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Hi all, As the kids have blogged we are currently moored at the port of Bundaberg marina at Burnett heads, we had a great week inside Fraser Island from feeding the dolphins at Tin Can to the crystal clear waters of Wathumba creek and the majesty of the sand dunes at Sandy Cape. The only down fall was the lack of real wind, we mostly motor sailed but the weather was warm so no real complaints. Unfortunately we are having some issues with our battery charger/inverter. The guys from Charmed City Electrics have been looking after us but so for it does not look good. We have two fried circuit boards and they are currently trying to source new ones. I have been told that they have to come from the states and that they are expensive. (dam!!) So we are looking at other options, a complet