Waltzing Australia by Tim Borthwick

Are you casting around for a present for your father – father’s day is just around the corner – or for a friend overseas who loves all things Australia? Or perhaps a present for yourself because you love Australian Bush Poetry? Look no further. Talented Australian poet, Tim Borthwick, has a new book out on 24 Continue reading


Recharging the batteries at Fraser Island

Slowly, slowly we’re heading south. After a huge week driving from Hervey Bay to Brisbane and back for a meeting we decided we’d recharge our batteries wandering the coast of Fraser Island. The world’s largest sand island has given us many wonderful holidays over the years and it’s always peaceful – perfect for letting go Continue reading


Where did 2016 go?

It’s hard to believe that 2016 has been relegated to the history books and 2017 is already rocketing along. When we left Cooktown last year, heading north to the Flinders Islands in Bathurst Bay, I had every intention of keeping the blog updated. Of course, I should have known that the Telstra map showing coverage Continue reading


Mackay Cay

Mackay Cay is everything we hoped it would be! A pristine coral atoll with nothing but birds for company, surrounded by azure water. And then there’s the snorkelling… So many different fish, gardens of vibrant coral, and even a couple of relaxed turtles who really didn’t care whether we swam along with them or not!  I have Continue reading


Maggie Island

I love North Queensland! We hopped on the bus to go to Nellie Bay and the driver was busy checking up on the health of one of his elderly regulars who’d been taken ill yesterday. Same driver on the way back announced to the bus via the PA that ‘the couple that wanted to buy Continue reading


Time for a change

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog you may notice things have changed a little! I hope you like the new look. I’ve gone for something simple, something that allows me to share more of my photos – since we’re seeing so many wonderful out of the way places while we’re cruising it would Continue reading


Great Keppel Island lived up to its name!

We’re heading north again this morning, planning on an overnight to push us further along so we reach the Whitsundays before strong winds next Thursday. We’ll be out of internet range for a day or two so we’ll see you out the other side! The last week has been magical on Great Keppel Island, catching Continue reading


What Price Safety?

I’ve always been fascinated by lighthouses and the women and men who’ve kept lights shining across darkened oceans. Now we’re afloat I have an even greater obsession – there’s nothing so welcome as the sweep of a light as you’re closing on a headland in the dark. We’re moored in Pancake Creek (and yes there Continue reading


Busy few days!

We survived the wild weather in good shape, but our thoughts are will those further south how sustained damage to their homes and boats… The devastation is hard to watch, especially in places like Devonport and Coffs Harbour where entire marinas were severely impacted. With the calmer weather we headed to Torquay in Hervey Bay Continue reading


Hangin’ around

Today went almost as planned. I’ve increased my word count, we both did some cleaning and the fishing line was dangled off the back of the boat. Sadly no fish accepted the bait so it looks like we have corned beef for dinner – and Graham’s cooking! One of today’s little miracles was cleaning the Continue reading