Tomorrow is D-day for our 2015-16 Summer Cruise and we can’t wait! Just think: eight weeks on board Take It Easy, bringing her back from Yeppoon in Queensland, to Port Albert near Wilson’s Promontory in Victoria. Although to most land-lubbers the thought of being cooped up on a boat for that long is hard to fathom, to us it is just bliss.
We have had a year of thrilling highs, generally linked to planning and experiencing wonderful sailing trips with friends and family. But we have also had distressing lows: an unsettled workplace marred with countless restructures, the debilitating blow of my Mum’s death and its aftermath, and then dealing with difficult aged care issues for Wade’s Mum. All we can say is thank god we have dreams, good friends and exciting projects to keep us going.
So on the 4th December, the two of us and our pussycat are flying north to Rockhampton. We will be provisioning the boat that day, then will cast the mooring lines for the start of a precious adventure southward of some 1200 nautical miles.
For those interested, you can track the boat’s location on http://www.marinetraffic.com If you have not done this before, you have to set up an account (which is free and just means providing your email). You can then set up your ‘fleet’ so you only track the boats you want and enter our vessel’s name in upper case – you guessed it: TAKE IT EASY!
We are hoping to post updates a couple of times a week to share our odyssey, depending on internet service availability. The fortnightly Bird Photography posts and weekly One Four Challenge will most likely pause for two months.
We love to hear from you too, so while we are at sea, don’t be strangers; if you enjoy our stories and photos or have questions, leave a few words on the website. We are gluttons for comments and likes!