The Whales of Hervey Bay

It’s been a strange old year and, whilst we wish we were on our way to New Caledonia, playing with the whales of Hervey Bay has chased away the blues. These giant curious animals have wallowed and played in the shallows beside us, seemingly happy to check out Roo Bin Esque’s hulls and to allow 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

Mooloolaba to Double Island Point

Phew! What a day. The wind was up and down for the entire ten hours of sailing and as there were two other boats heading in the same direction apparently we needed to go even faster than usual! That necessitated multiple sail changes, jibes, sail trims, hand steering and earnest discussion. (We came second if Continue reading