To our followers, friends and family, all our best wishes for a merry festive season. We hope these few days are a joyful time for you all. Spending time with family and doing things you love is precious.
We feel particularly lucky to be spending time in SE Queensland where a lot of Wade’s family resides, and we were fortunate to be welcome with open arms at cousins Phil & Lily, Grant & Deb over this time. It is special for ‘blow ins’ like us to be included in family celebrations.
It is also an incredibly exciting time as we get to know our beautiful catamaran Anui. We pinch ourselves every morning as we wake up and look around us. As catamaran friends said, “look at what Santa left you!”
On Boxing Day we took off, full of apprehension and hope for a magic day of learning on our new beast. It was a little disappointing to have to motor sail in hardly any breeze, but we still learnt lots and it was an opportunity to spend a full day out as we sailed from Paradise Point where we had been sheltered for a few days, out through the Goldcoast Seaway, and up to the northern tip of Moreton Island.
Even Bengie is getting used to a life of luxury, finding lots of spots to snooze in, and doing her deck patrol once we are at anchor. She is a pretty happy creature, as are we!
Here are a few pictures.