May 18, 2009 – June 2, 2009

June 2 2009

Back “Home”

Martha and Holly have returned to Special Blend, Jim will join us on the 5th, lots to follow on the walkabout thru Central Australia.


May 19, 2009

Day in Sidney

We have had a wonderful couple of days driving this beautiful country, a little puckered on some of the moutain roads. Holly is a GREAT driver. We had a Mr Toads wild ride when we got into Sydney at rush hour traffic, but Holly kept it together great.

Tomorrow we fly to Adelaide then drive to Alice Springs.


May 16, 2009

Gold Coast City Marina

We are 27*51′.741S/153*20′.322E will be at this location til we leave (I guess)

Looks like we’re flying to Alice Springs, Holly’s booking tickets. The train is only running on Saturday’s we don’t want to sit in Sydney for a week. will send info later.


May 16, 2008

We are going to leave in the AM and drive to Sydney, then fly,drive, train to Alice Springs, not sure just which we’ll do. Looks like there is no train til next week, we’ll see.

Australian cell phone 0411535011 I think the country code is 64, scype will tell you. We will have 1 computer with us, If we find wifi I’ll try to send pix.

Sea trial went pretty good still a sound from the starboard side, will deal with that when we get back.

Tom and Suzie are heading back to Vanuatu with us YEAH!!!!! they say it’s going to be 2 weeks before we can start to think about leaving. Those winter weather patterns have started coming around the bottom of Australia. We’ll start looking after the first week of June.


May 15, 2009

I just wrote a long email and it went to space. Tomorrow we are taking SB on a spin to check out the stabelizers. Michael worked on then today, going early 8:00am.

Jim’s back is better, we all still have a cough, Holly and I still wheezing. BUT better.

Sunday we are going to head out across Australia, driving the first leg to Sydney, see how we all feel then make more plans.


May 13, 2009

my driver Holly drove me around the area today, up the moutain and to the store. Was a BIG day. First time I have seen the outside of the boat since we arrived here, not even sure how many days ago that was.

Miss all of you much, have a good day,



May 12, 2009

this is the first time I have been up for more than 5 minutes, had a shower and changed cloths in 5 days. It was touch and go there for a while, my eyes still don’t focus very well. The cough and wheezing is still an issue, but I think I see light at the end of the tunnel.

How is my friend Mike. We didn’t abandon you, you have been in my thoughts when I was awake. PLEASE send us an update. Hope all went well.

Miss all of you much,

Much love,

Mom, Martha

May 10, 2009

Not much comming out from the Special Blend Crew. They all have the Flu. I hope they all get back on there feet soon.