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


Time flies when you’re having fun :)

Apart from the fact we’ve been in a Telstra blackspot we’ve also been a little busy! However I still can’t believe it’s been 15 days since I posted a blog… Meanwhile we’ve seen out two wet weather events with wild winds, caught up with old friends, made new friends and see some amazing displays from 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


Wild old night on the anchor!

It seems we tangle with East Coast Lows more than we’d like to… Years ago we were camping on Fraser Island when one of these intense weather systems roared down the coast. Whilst most people left the island we simply relocated to Central Station and then hung on to the tent all night! We spent Continue reading


Tall timbers

When we lived in Brisbane we had several four-wheel drive holidays on Fraser Island. Like so much of the Queensland coast its forests were logged extensively in the early 1900s through to 1991 when the island was finally given World Heritage protection. A whole community sprang up around the MacKenzie sawmill and wharf facilities where 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


Through the Sheridan Flats

Today’s journey from Tin Can Bay through to South White Cliffs took us along the western side of Fraser Island and through an area called the Sheridan Flats. As the tides in the area run around 2 -3 knots we left early to catch the out going tide from Tin Can Bay then dropped anchor Continue reading


Well, really…

I know that I’m a glass half full kind of person, ever the optimist, but I’m grateful that a good friend, Liz, posted a comment on Face Book last week about remembering that it doesn’t really matter what state the glass is in because it can always be refilled. Today started with a sublime sunrise Continue reading


A ‘tail’ of perseverance…

Tucked in the top of Platypus Bay on the western shores of Fraser Island we found the humpback kindergarten today and the lessons seemed to be tail based. Whale calves the size of dolphins, closely chaperoned by their giant mothers and aunts, were learning the art of tail slamming, tail stands and graceful re-entries. Some Continue reading


Hurry up and wait…

Life doesn’t always play by the rules. We’re still in Hervey Bay, despite having the perfect weather pattern to sail north, because we’re waiting for new rope that should have arrived on Friday  (at the latest), but according to Australia Post’s tracking system is currently in Sydney! Bit of shame as it was trying to Continue reading