With Anui well equipped and provisioned, health under control for now, it is time to escape and set sails.
Onto week three of our Franco-Australian Series. Wade sails to Victoria, Chris gets ready to leave Normandy with her Dad.
Sharing a few days of cruising with friends is always a buzz for us, especially when they haven’t experienced a lot of it, as was the case with Trevor. Seeing him wild-eyed and excited about the experience was good fun. It reminded us of our lucky we are to live our sailing dream.
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!
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.
While we were away cruising Bass Strait, we paused our regular Bird Photography Challenge posts. But we are back on land now. So for our return to our fortnightly posting, we are making the Hooded Plover (Thinornis rubricollis) the star of our #51 Bird Photography Challenge. The “hoody” as we affectionately call it, inhabits sandy…
The first few days of a cruise are often a mixed bag: You are excited to be on your way, looking forward to future discoveries. But you have long passages to start with and you have not got your sea legs yet. And Bass Strait is known for its short, confused, choppy seas. So guess…