We missed it so much: feeling the wind in our sails and our speed through the ocean. Sailing to Fraser Island has been fun, even if the weather to get there has been capricious: rain, swell, strong wind… That was the downside, but even in these conditions we were in such a state of withdrawal after weeks of inactivity that we enjoyed the sailing and the freedom.
Anui is sailing again, after being out of action for weeks. We left the marina like a sling shot – free at last!
For our third and last post on life at the antipodes, we bring you an update that could be entitled “slow and steady”. Both of us are finding that our time apart feels a little long but it has been precious family time for me and my Dad.
Our second episode in the “Life at the Antipodes” series relates Wade’s woes with Anui’s A-frame and the precious time Chris is enjoying with her Dad.
In our last post, we mentioned we might keep you up to date with what Wade and I are up to while we spend 3 weeks at different ends of the world. Well, here is the first episode of our “life at the antipodes” series! The 20th of February marked Chris’s departure for France and Wade’s cyclone watch preparation in Australia!
Shakedown cruises are typically conducted to test new vessels and their crew before they enter service or after a major overhaul. Well although Anui is far from new, it was a good test of her performance after spending nearly two years out of the water, and it certainly was a great opportunity for us to…
We have spent 10 days in Port Macquarie, some on a public mooring in front of town, but most of the time up the Hastings River anchored fore and aft in front of our friends Lisa and Waz’s house. Coming to Port Macquarie is like coming home: so welcoming.