Terrific Tangalooma Weekend

Put four fun loving sailors together on Take It Easy, send them for a swift sail from Manly to Tangalooma on Moreton Island and you get a winning mix: great sailing, interesting wreck snorkeling, nice food and wine, many laughs and stories… We have just spent a terrific weekend with Wade’s cousins Grant and Deb,…

Springtime at Lady Musgrave

If you want to see breeding birds and turtles, if you enjoy snorkeling with a multitude of fish surrounding you, Lady Musgrave is the place to be. This is a busy spot though! The Lady Musgrave coral cay and lagoon are 52nm from Bundaberg and often the first or last stop along the reef yachts…

Coral Gardens at Wistari Reef

Broccoli anyone? Cabbage leaves? A bunch of pink flowers? At low tide the coral gardens of Wistari Reef are like a vegie patch. Every reef we go to is unique and this is part of the appeal of exploring not only different reefs but also several locations on the one reef, especially one which is…

North West Island Delights

We have had the good fortune to spend a week on the Southern Great Barrier Reef with our friend Sue on board, and catamaran cruising friends Amanda & Neville on Bossa Nova, and now we are back on the mainland as you would have gathered with the publication of this post. Every stop you make along…

Ups and Downs

We made it back to the Keppels after three and a half days of spinnaker sailing and are now 220 nm south of the Whitsundays! 

Outer Reef Escapade

It is always exciting when you do something new and an Outer Reef escapade to Hook and Bait Reefs rates high in our book. In fact this was one of our bucket list items while in this region.

Tropical Turquoise and Blue

Turquoise and blue are two colours that stand out in the Whitsundays. Wherever you look, whether it be the expansive views of the ocean with the islands in the background, or the bays were we stop, or the underwater seascapes, or even the fish, turquoise and blue dominate! We have been spending time in the…