Category Archives: Brisbane

Breath and Drug tested on the river

Several of the Ferries, including mine, were boarded by the Water Police for random breath and drug testing . First time for me and the Ferry Masters were last tested 13 years ago. I still haven’t found an early opener … Continue reading

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New lifebuoys

Our old lifebuoys on Baly were looking decidedly faded and the letters were falling off. Our good friends Tony and Fiona, who have a Snap Printing franchise in Sydney, came up with these neat name stickers for the new lifebuoys.

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2 years ago Baly completes her circumnavigation of Australia

Frank and Marian’s welcome sign. Bear applauding with the streamers as we moor on the home pontoon.

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Foggy River

Somewhere in this low lying cloud is Brisbane’s Story Bridge, photo is taken from the City Hopper while moored at Eagle Street Pier.

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Bulimba ferry terminal

I will be driving the Bulimba-Teneriffe ferry for the next week which has a reasonably challenging park on the inside of the pontoon. There is only a 20m gap between the terminal pontoon and an upstream jetty which, due to … Continue reading

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Baly’s new tender

Balakerette X (#10 or kiss, whichever you prefer) is Baly’s new dinghy. It replaces the tinny we picked up in Darwin back in 2015. Bear and JD wanted a softer landing and there aren’t any crocodiles in Brisbane. Balakerette ix … Continue reading

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Afloat magazine Great Loop article content

Here is the full magazine article that appeared this month in the boating publication with the largest circulation in Australia. 

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