We are back!

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.

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! 

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.

Hooded Plover

Bird Photography Challenge #51: Hooded Plover

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…

Finding our sea legs

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…

The Nobbies, Phillip Island

Phillip Island Escapade

About 140 km southeast of Melbourne is a renowned island we seldom visit.  It might have once been a stand alone isle, but these days Phillip Island is firmly connected to mainland Australia by a 640 m concrete bridge.  Its northern shores face the shallow waters of Western Port, and its southern side faces Bass…