D Day – We are on our way!

After two months of transitioning from life on land to life afloat, we are on our way, feeling a bit frazzled but elated. At long last, Sunday 30 July, we cast off the mooring lines and left behind modern trappings, the city, the noise and the bureaucracy to sail into the future! 

Melbourne cityskape

Our Docklands’ Backyard

One of the attractive things about being moored in the heart of Melbourne is the opportunity to wander along the Docklands and the Yarra River.  It can be a very windy place, but spectacular nonetheless in the late afternoon.  The winter light is gentle, the buildings impressive, the skies moody and it is a view of…

SV-takeiteasy at Docklands

No fixed address!

We are now without house, without car, without fixed address – a slightly unconventional lifestyle!  At long last our boat Take It Easy is our home, our mode of transport, our life!

sv-takeiteasy approaching Docklands

Sea Change: Passage to Docklands

We are getting awfully close to D Day now!  In the midst of the mayhem that goes with packing away our land life has come a welcome interlude.  We brought the boat from the Gippsland Lakes to Docklands in Melbourne.

Slowing down with Long Exposure

There is something about water that draws and fascinates many of us. No wonder: it is the most omnipresent substance on Earth. I love photographing water, particularly the ocean. I also love clouds. When I am standing on a shore, or look out to sea from our boat or other vantage point, I feel a…

Docklands at blue hour

Melbourne at night

If you ask us to choose between being in the city or being in the ocean, the ocean wins on most occasions!  But sometimes, a wander around the Docklands of Melbourne at night has a special appeal.