Blue Angelfish

Wondrous Wistari Reef

For the fifth and last post in our Southern Great Barrier Reef series for now, we take you somewhere really spectacular: to Wistari Reef. This is the snorkeling highlight to date, with outstanding coral pools and a large number of attractively patterned fish. It is amazing how every reef we stop at has its own identity…

Northern Migration published!

Our life took a momentous turn in July 2017, when we moved on board Take It Easy to start our full time cruising life.  We put together a summary of our experience for the yachting magazine Australian Multihull World.

Up the creek with a paddle!

We have just spent the most relaxing few days in Broken Bay in the company of our dear friend Sue. This is a large inlet 31 miles north of Sydney Harbour. It was discovered and named by James Cook in 1770.  This drowned valley estuary has its origin at the confluence of Pittwater, Brisbane Water and…

Back to boat work!

We returned from our cruise nearly three weeks ago and the transition back to work has been… well… hard is a polite way of describing it. We were on board Take It Easy for the weekend, not so much to go sailing – we did none of that – but to start working on the To Do…

Published in Australian Multihull World!

Very exciting news: our article “Far from the maddening crowds” has hit the May/June issue of Australian Multihull World.  As anyone who has written articles and submitted photographs for publication will know, it’s always a treat to see your work in print!

Purgatory

“A place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven.” Well, although we are not the religious type, purgatory is the state we are in right now, after our 8 weeks’ summer cruise.  We have been back for two weeks and are working through…

TIE at the Gippsland Lakes

First Spring Sail

There is nothing like a brisk spring sail to blow the winter cobwebs off.  We are back on board Take It Easy after a three months’ absence over winter.  It is still cool, but spring is here, full of promise.  The air is clear, the light still soft, nature awakens, birds and their chicks are about,…