Floating around in Moreton Bay

While waiting for all our medical results to come through, we have been floating around in Moreton Bay, a beautiful bay on the Queensland Coast near Brisbane. It is formed by Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island on the eastern side and the mainland on the western side. With lots of islands and sandbanks it…

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,…

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…

Wreck Dive at Heron Island

Just next to Wistari Reef, only a dinghy ride away is the Heron Island Reef. For a change of scenery we go for a snorkel on the rusty wreck of a gunboat in front of Heron Island called Protector. It was sunk there to act as a breakwater for the tiny harbour of the private…

Coral Gardens at Wistari Reef

Broccoli anyone? Cabbage leaves? A bunch of pink flowers? At low tide the coral gardens of Wistari Reef are like a vegie patch. Every reef we go to is unique and this is part of the appeal of exploring not only different reefs but also several locations on the one reef, especially one which is…

North West Island Delights

We have had the good fortune to spend a week on the Southern Great Barrier Reef with our friend Sue on board, and catamaran cruising friends Amanda & Neville on Bossa Nova, and now we are back on the mainland as you would have gathered with the publication of this post. Every stop you make along…