Our 2018 Coral Sea Cruise Story is out

For those of you who like to find out about the nitty gritty of our life afloat, our 2018 Coral Sea Cruise story is out. If you can’t set sail on your own boat but are partial to a bit of dreaming, or are gathering ideas for that long awaited voyage, grab a cuppa, relax…

Slip, Slop, Slap!

Some of you will be familiar with the Sun Smart jingle Slip, Slop, Slap – slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen lotion, slap on a hat. Well sometimes that is not enough and you have to add Singe & Slice!

Terrific Tangalooma Weekend

Put four fun loving sailors together on Take It Easy, send them for a swift sail from Manly to Tangalooma on Moreton Island and you get a winning mix: great sailing, interesting wreck snorkeling, nice food and wine, many laughs and stories… We have just spent a terrific weekend with Wade’s cousins Grant and Deb,…

Dangerous sharks or dangerous situations?

Another shark attack has taken place at Cid Harbour in the Whitsundays, at dusk, at the same place where three previous attacks occurred in September (this includes one that was kept quiet). This time the person died. People ask us what we do about sharks, and what we think of these events. So here is…

Change of Pace

Since leaving Bundaberg, or in fact since leaving the Whitsundays, we have been part of a procession of yachts on their southerly journey out of the cyclone zone. We are now in Moreton Bay, in the Brisbane region. It feels like the end of a long holiday, even if for us life afloat continues. It…

Springtime at Lady Musgrave

If you want to see breeding birds and turtles, if you enjoy snorkeling with a multitude of fish surrounding you, Lady Musgrave is the place to be. This is a busy spot though! The Lady Musgrave coral cay and lagoon are 52nm from Bundaberg and often the first or last stop along the reef yachts…

Fabulous Fitzroy Reef

The approach to Fitzroy Reef in totally calm weather is something to behold: deep ultramarine offshore, stunning aqua as we come in to the glasslike lagoon in the company of Bossa Nova. With the clouds reflected in the mirror of the lagoon, it hard to see where the water ends and the sky begins. It…