Photographers’ Treat

We are in the Gippsland Lakes for a week or two, attending to some maintenance on Take It Easy. It was the ideal opportunity for Photographer friend, Leanne Cole, to join us on board for a couple of days. It was a special treat to be together, try different techniques and have fun.

Images of France: Paris

We have escaped! Our tour of duty over, it was time for some fun. We have been in Paris, enjoying being tourists in this iconic city – just a few days to take in the landmarks, gastronomy and culture. We started with a bang, joining a three hour Segway tour of the city. What a…

Wild Weather

Although we left Broken Bay on Sunday to sail further south, we only managed 40 miles in strengthening conditions. It was a fairly rough passage to Jibbon Beach, Port Hacking, in short chop, rain showers and threatening skies.

More exploring up the Hawkesbury

Our last bushwalk from Coasters Retreat in Pittwater gave us a taste for more exploring up the Hawkesbury. We motored up to America Bay, from which we could set off on a walk. The Bay is peppered with club and private moorings, but when you are there mid week as we were, few yachts are around. The…

The delights of Kuringai Chase

Today we are showing you a different side of cruising: coming ashore at Coasters’ Retreat, for a bush walk in the Kuringai Chase National Park, with our friend Sue. This gave me the opportunity to test my Tamron 18-400 lens for macro photography. It has proved a great replacement to my old Tamron 18-270 which…