Category Archives: Brisbane

Views from my office window

Magnificent night vistas from my corner office window (wheelhouse) as we do a late shift with Brisbane Ferries on the river. 

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Lenny’s Lap Sandhills 3 race event

Great weekend with Balakera acting as start boat for this community event to raise awareness and funding for Motor Neuron Disease. A yacht race on Saturday from Cleveland to the Moreton Sandhills, foot race across the dunes to the surf … Continue reading

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My new job at Brisbane Ferries

I have often looked at the Baan heritage of maritime involvement and thought I belong there. There was Grandfather Jacob Baan’s barge which he unfortunately lost in the Great Depression, Uncle Wim being a ships captain and later fleet commodore, … Continue reading

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Sunday solo sail

Enjoying a sail on Baly across to the Hanion Light playing my music as loud as I like. Thanks for taking the photo Rob Hartog, who was doing a charter on Dream On.

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Part 2 of Multihull World magazine article

Locations 10 through 20 will be covered in the second instalment to be published in July.

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Memorable places one or two years ago

I cherish these memories of what an amazing two years of adventures I have been privileged to enjoy. Two years ago with Jim Holt we reached the tip of Cape Yorke Peninsula. One year ago with Terry Devine we visited … Continue reading

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Testing my strength

It is called the Sorensen Test or Planking Test and during a recent pre employment Musculoskeletal functional check, I had to hold this position for three minutes. Not sure how I’m going to be using it while driving a boat and … Continue reading

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