In the sad search for internet signal, both Pegasos and Windana upped anchor and slowly meandered along the Moreton Island beaches, ending up just off the Tangalooma Resort. As it was still school holidays, it was very crowded, making it tricky to find a spot that was less than ten metres deep. It was certainly an interesting anchorage, with helicopters everywhere doing scenic flights, boatloads of tourists doing eco-tours or just visiting the resort. Enjoyed kayaking through
Headed across to Moreton Island, planning to anchor at Lucinda Bay. As expected, the anchorage and that at the Sandhills were very crowded, so we anchored between the two at Shark Spit. Our friends, John & Clarissa on Pegasos arrived late afternoon. Enjoyed sundowners and plenty of laughs together that went well into the night. Luckily we make a zucchini slice to soak up some of the alcohol - it was completely devoured. The next morning - late morning - John & Clarissa came o
With the forecast for perfect weather, we headed to Horseshoe Bay to enjoy it before everyone descends for Easter. There were only four other boats anchored in the northern end of the bay, so we explored and enjoyed a lovely peaceful sunset. The next day, as more and more boats arrived, we mostly spent our time people watching and enjoying the entertainment as everyone jostled for space. The highlight was a late morning wind changed which made things interesting as boats bega
I love it that we have found our little "run to" anchorage when the winds are wrong for staying at Horseshoe Bay or over at Moreton Island. So, once again, we have been tucked up behind King Island for a couple of days. This morning we braved the choppy bay and kayaked ashore to Wellington Point for a coffee. Tony always finishes first, so I get mine in a take-away cup and today discovered that the kayak has a coffee cup holder! Probably not what it is designed for, but works
We have been very busy doing some renovations on Windana and buying some new bits and pieces. The most exciting so far has been our new mainsail and furling headsail. After a couple of weeks in the marina, we finally took Windana out for a sail across to Horseshoe Bay on Peel Island and we were most impressed with our new sails!! Waited for the afternoon NE sea breeze to kick in ad sailed across in 10-15 knots, with Windana picking up her skirts and flying along.
Decided to explore the Gold Coast a little as we still had a few days left before heading to the marina in Manly to have our new sails fitted. Motored down to the Broadwater, but only as far as Runaway Bay and anchored among some houseboats opposite Perrys (South Stradbroke). Went in the dinghy up the canal off the end of Anglers Esplanade, under the Bayview St Bridge to the Runaway Bay Shopping Village. There are two pontoons right outside the shopping centre available for a
Yesterday afternoon, the wind settled down so we moved back over to South Stradbroke Island and anchored at the northern end towards Jumpinpin Bar. We went for a walk across a boggy yabbie bank to explore a sand hill that we could see nearby. We climbed the hill, expecting to see the ocean, but the scene was more like an amazingly beautiful lunar landscape. It was a lovely walk through to the ocean beach, but all the time, I was conscious of my footprints leaving a scar on th
After a lumpy night anchored just past Tipplers and a forecast of SSE 20-30 knots for the next few days, we upped anchor and headed to the mangroves. We tucked up nicely in Tiger Mullet Channel, which was well protected from the strong winds and tidal run. The wet and windy weather once again prompted a cooking and cleaning frenzy..... Once the rain stopped, Tony made a good start on repainting the non-skid on the decks and Nathan kept busy with school work. The cloudy skies