Australia Oct – Nov 2008
Nov 4, 2008
12:00pm here and we are on the hard stand, have our rental and we will head to the hotel near the airport. Fly out at 8:15 am.
Nov 1, 2008 8:48pm
We are getting things done, cleaning freezer, fridges, packing ect. Boat will be pulled out of the water 9:30am Wed, at that time we have to be OFF. We go into an area that is secured and no one can be aboard. We’ll rent a car and drive in the airport direction for the night.
Nov 1, 2008
We are on our way to Scarbourgh Marina 8:30am will take us a few
hours……..that’s IT for this year short cruising season for us, but a great
one. SOOOOOO looking forward to seeing all of you, we have a lot to do this week, boat, few social engagements then off on the 6th.
Oct 31, 2008 11:45am
It’s 11:45 and we are cleared into Australia, arrived at the marina at 6:am
slept for a hour or so before officials came to boat. No hassel at all. We will
stay here tonight and move to Scarbourgh Marina tomorrow moring. Tomorrow
afternoon, John and Susan “Silkie” are coming to visit.
Oct 31, 2008 4:00am
We are in the bay and will be heading up the river to the check in marina in
Brisbane shortly. 27*18′.262S/153*12′.794E we are following a boat that has done this many times ( you know how we are about going in the dark someplace we’ve never been) so we feel comfortable about doing this. I think we will move to
Scarbough Marina tomorrow.
We have had a glorious couple of days, glad we didn’t come in all beat up .
Will talk to you all soon. Hope we will have wifi so we can scype. I’m sure
we’ll be sleeping once docked. Jim has been up most of the night. I napped for a
while and am fresh.
Oct 30, 2008
We can almost see the kangaroos hopping. Another great trawler day on the water, now we have a incredible sunset. 26*49′.210S/154*07′.030E 257* @ 7.5kt 41.71 nm to go. We’re both doing good, Jim is down sleeping so he can navigate the coast later.
Look forward to meeting up with the boats we have been on the radio with for the
last few days. Some are ahead and others behind.
Oct 29, 2008 10:34am
All is well, 306 miles to go, sailing in the blue now, just that one afternoon
and night of bad stuff. 25.43S x 158.54E, will arrive for check in fri in
Oct 29, 2008 1:30am
We’re having a good night, making good time 7.3 at the moment 335.3 to go. It’s
1:30am. Stars are all out, no moon, sound of the waves is so soothing. We are ready to be there. Hope the weather holds for us.
Oct 28, 2008
We headed out on the 26th at 7:30am from Noumea, New Caledonia.
Weather looking really good for the passage to Australia. Was a little bumpy at
first then yesterday it just turned nasty. Certainly not what we bargained for,
I’ve been a bit laid up but am doing better. Jim pulled an extra long one last
night and now that I have rallied he’s sleeping. We made a turn during the night
more to the west for a better ride, now we are back on course, have 437.7nm to
Martha and the sleeping one
Oct 27, 2008
23*46′.116S/163*33′.200E we are good, I’m not eating regular yet, but not bad.
Making good time 6.7kt 243*
Just received emails for the 1st time in several days, hope you have been
getting ours. Adelia is in Australia, Priscilla left New Cal this morning, we
think should talk with them around noon.
Oct 26, 2008
We finally left new cal this morning, seas big but long, so not best ride but ok,
will be better as days pass, really expect to be good passage. several boats
making passage, so kinda have some company, 22.5 S X 166 E.