We are still at Fraser Island enjoying regular walks and bird watching, in between frequent downpours, which means… wait for it…. more dribbles!
While still waiting for our A frame to come back from the anodiser, we fill in time! Wade works on re-bedding the hatches and Chris compiles an underwater photography book.
Amazing but true, we are finally out of the marina! It has been another trying period. Getting anything done takes an inordinate amount of time and requires much follow up so you don’t drop off the tradies’ work list. But at last we can see the ocean instead of a breakwater wall. Mind you, we…
It is good to be back home with Wade, although with the jetlag, a cold and an aching body, I am not convinced I am good company! It is also back to a rather soggy Anui, as the weather in Australia is very wet! We will just say two words: monsoon and leaks… get the picture?
We should have expected it… the ups and downs of cruising life. We had the ups of exploring in idyllic settings for weeks, then the downs of the furler hassles. And just as we were ready to lap up some more ups, the dinghy outboard decides to give us grief!
After nearly a month spent exploring the islands offshore of Shoalwater Bay, we came back to civilisation and spent a few days at the Mackay Marina. We had a lovely time until Wade climbed up the mast.
We are still at the Batemans Bay Marina and will be for a few more days. However we are making progress. The brand new length of chain has arrived and our new Manson Supreme anchor is on its way from Sydney. The rudder shaft has been straightened, a good thing, but it is not absolutely perfect, not such…