Category Archives: Broome to Freo

Western Australian Cruising Guide 5th Edition

Received a pre release beta version of the latest edition of this great cruising guide because we made a contribution by advising them of a coral bommie much too close to their previous recommended anchorage at North Mangrove Island. We … Continue reading

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Fremantle Sailing Club. Days 107 to 108

Decided to stay put at FSC while the autopilot saga drags on. I thought I may hand steer singlehanded the 30 nm to Mandurah and have the agent on forward the equipment but would really prefer to test the replacement … Continue reading

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Northport and Fremantle Sailing Club. Days 105 and 106

Back onboard again after flying back from Brisbane on Monday. Received a phone call while in Brisbane from the Dampier Mermaid Hotel telling me I had won a 65 litre¬† XXXX esky. Not surprising given the amount of beer we … Continue reading

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Fremantle. Day 104

Farewelled prof this morning and set about getting some jobs sorted. Decided to slip Baly and leave her on a hardstand, much safer, while I’m not onboard and back in Brisbane. It is the same cost, $ 35 per day … Continue reading

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Fremantle. Day 103

Baly was jerked around by the swell surge entering Two Rocks harbour and the mooring ropes and fenders groaned all night. So we we quite ready to leave at 6.30am and could not recommend the marina. As we came clear … Continue reading

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Two Rocks. Day 102

4 am departure from Cervantes to ensure we complete the 65 nm run to Two Rocks in daylight. It was so cold this morning I put socks on for the first time since leaving Brisbane. We had to wipe the … Continue reading

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Cervantes. Day 101

Left Port Denison at 2 am, couldn’t sleep, the sky had cleared with a full moon and we wanted to get moving.¬† We passed an oil and gas platform at 4 am, quite close at half a mile but still … Continue reading

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