Best. Birthday. Ever.

Britomart Reef. Sounds like the type of place you might pick up discounted electrical appliances, and cheap flat pack furniture. But no, this is a pristine reef, about 20 miles east of Hinchinbrook Island, and the place we would spend my birthday. Being at sea makes it difficult for stuff like receiving birthday cards, gifts […]

Finding Gordon and other stories

After the exchange of lures and beers, we headed back to sea on a glorious sunshine day with a sea breeze starting to come in. By midday we were cracking on under heady and full main, reaching comfortably at 8 knots. We all settled into a comfortable spot to watch the blue, sparkling seas slip […]


Our last few days at the marina were busy. While Pete was learning how to dive, Fran, Choppa and I got ready for departure. This involved dog sitting Chewy, while Pilgrim was out sailing, going sailing with Pilgrim while Pete was diving, and visiting the bottle shop for supplies! We had some lovely evenings with […]


With the craziness of two race week regattas fading into the background, we have been taking time to settle back into a normal life aboard. Our dear friends and crew all headed back to Sydney over the course of a week and we had some great farewell breakfasts, lunches and dinners with them all. It […]