Monthly Archives: March 2015

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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Outahere Day 1

Tried to remain stoic during our farewell this morning. Robbie joined us for a greasy, fried up breakfast, always good prep for going to sea. Bear and me agreed not to get emotional,  Jackdog has sensed there was was something … Continue reading

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Last day doing boat licence training

Bit nostalgic today as I delivered my last session of licence training prior to leaving onboard Baly on Wednesday (cyclones permitting). New owner of Bayside Boat Licensing was at the Tinny and Tackle Show drumming up business. Should be back … Continue reading

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Coral Sea Weather Next Week

Have been monitoring the development of a low in the Coral Sea next week which is expected to intensify to a cyclone.by Thursday 12th. Most weather modelling systems have it well offshore near Vanuatu and ultimately heading SE to the … Continue reading

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Week to go!

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