I’ll be brief 🙂
1: A 12 metre long catamaran that’s 7.24 metres wide will be a handful in 25 kts of crosswind when trying to moor on a berth.
2. The refueller at Gladstone is a gentleman above reproach and should be paid a great deal more money.
3. An old bloke called Pete, who’s had a lifetime as a real old salty seaman, is a national treasure and should be knighted.
4. The guy in charge of the Gladstone Marina is also to be commended for saving me from a mountain of paperwork and allowing us to moor for a couple of hours.
5. It’s a long walk from the Gladstone Marina to the nearest supermarket, especially if you’re an ageing staffie…
6. If the boat needs fuel and water then it probably needs its gas cylinders refilling too…
7. A familiar anchorage is a wonderful sight to behold – Graham’s Creek feels like a haven.
8. A day with a steep learning curve will provide the best lessons.
9. Nothing tastes better than a lamb roast after a long day.
1o. I love GW more every day ( and I really didn’t think that was possible 🙂 )