Bad News – Good News

Bad news: Long distance cruising is over for another year and it is hard to get back into land life! Good news: Our Cruise Journal is ready!  It is great to look back and relive some moments, and it is also nice to share it with those wanting to live the sailing life vicariously!

So what was it really like?

Now that we are back from our eight weeks at sea, covering an ambitious 1500 nautical miles from Yeppoon in North Queensland to Port Albert in Victoria, people have been asking us  “what was it like, really”? So here it is, warts and all.

Final Leg to Port Albert

After weathering bad weather for four days in the Gippsland Lakes, we finally got a short window to get out in the ocean for our final leg of our odyssey to Port Albert.  This is about a 70 nautical miles passage involving crossing the notorious Lakes Entrance bar, then crossing the even more dodgy Port Albert bar,…