Monthly Archives: March 2015

Cyclone Marcia damage GKI

We went to the pub on Great Keppel Island as you do on St Paddy’s Day and noticed some of damage inflicted by Marcia several weeks ago. The pic below is the pub which lost its verandah deck and most … Continue reading

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Meanwhile back on the home front

“JD just sits at the back door all day waiting for Balakera and Dad to come home” reports bear.

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Great Keppel Island.  Days 6 & 7

Restful easy day today at beautiful Long Beach, on the South side of Great Keppel Island. Will spend another day at this magnificent place, we flew in here with Al’s plane on the way back from Longreach in July. Looked … Continue reading

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Onto the Tropical Zone. Day 5

One of the first songs that came up on our shuffled music was Richard Clapton’s Capricorn Dancer (lead me onto the tropical zone) Most appropriate as today we are headed to Cape Capricorn, named by Captain Cook as he crossed … Continue reading

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Pancake Creek Day 4

Another first light departure for the 60 mile sail to beautiful Pancake Ck, delightful conditions, clear sky, Baly really excelling in these conditions. Al seen here giving Nigel (autopilot) a spell. Anchored now for sundowners before bbq dinner. It was nostalgic … Continue reading

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Bundaberg Day 3

Dawn breaking over Fraser Island as we leave Kingfisher Bay at 6am for a brisk 50 mile sail to Bundaberg.  The latest cyclone report has us in good shape as Nathan exits stage right but we feel for the residents … Continue reading

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Double Island Pt, Wide Bay and Kingfisher Day 2

Dawn breaks at Rainbow Beach, we made good progress last night  so stopped for a few hours sleep behind Double Island Point as we needed to wait for an incoming tide and more depth on the notorious Wide Bay bar.  … Continue reading

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