Work interlude for Pete

Friday morning passed with washing, showers, breakfast and Pete packing stuff he has decided is superfluous. By 10.30 we were ready to pick up the hire car and head to the airport. However, it wasn’t a car – it was a ute! Fab, I so love a ute and as I was the driver, even […]

Pancakes and Coral

Sleep is once again eluding me. Despite a week now with no alcohol and care taken with what I eat, I am struggling to sleep well. On the anchor at Burnett Heads, I had two terrible nights, and failed to do any catching up during the day. So on departure at 6 am on Monday, […]

Burnett Heads Reprovision

We motor sailed back across Hervey Bay on Saturday, having exhausted our enthusiasm for Fraser Island and being very keen to try to get to Lady Musgrave. It looked like there was going to be a period of relatively settled weather which would give us the best opportunity, but we needed to provision first. We […]

Fraser Island Revisited

As planned we departed Port of Bundaberg Marina around 9 am having filled with diesel. As we exited the heads and entered the shipping fairway, contrary to the forecast there was a 10 knot south easterly blowing, which of course was exactly where we wanted to head! We played around with the waypoints a bit, […]

Port of Bundaberg

We berthed at The Marina at around 5:30pm being eaten alive by mozzies as we did so! Once settled it was a mad dash to locate all the window mozzie screens and get them installed so we could open some windows to eat comfortably downstairs. We had some of the fish we caught that afternoon […]

Clouds and Sand

Departing Mooloolaba on a cloudy and cool morning, we were not terribly enthusiastic about the next leg. It would be at least a 24 run to get us around Fraser Island, and we had softened with a week in port! However, we cleared the entry without any problem, having accounted for the shoaling, and pointed […]


The sunshine lasted until around 3pm on Monday, when the rain closed in and the wind picked up, and settled in for the next few days. We were expecting this, which is why we had anticipated a stay of about a week in Mooloolaba. It’s not really a hardship, as it’s a great little place, […]

Sunshine sailing to the Sunshine Coast

We did indeed decide to leave on Sunday, with a good forecast, it was the right decision, as the weather coming through after Sunday was going to be atrocious. After a full day of rest on Saturday, assaulted by the sound of jet skis, subjected to loud 80’s music blasting from hen party cruisers and […]


We spent Tuesday anchored in Fame Cove, on the northern side of Port Stephens. It was pretty and isolated after the marina, and of course, free! We spent the day making preparations for several days and nights at sea, including hanging pictures. This not only made the boat even more like home, but freed up […]