Where was Hornblower when we needed him?

Lying in bed this morning we debated for five minutes whether we were listening to heavy dew or light rain dripping on the decks. It was still dark, but the only thing I could see through the hatch above us was the anchor light at the top of our mast. Where were the stars? Turns Continue reading

A bit of this and a bit of that

Once I’d watched the sun rise this morning, we decided to look for an anchorage further north towards the start of the Sheridan Flats, an area in the Sandy Strait which needs to be crossed at high or rising tide, to give us a good start tomorrow. There were a couple of places that looked Continue reading

Can you keep a secret?

Sshh… Don’t tell Moreton Bay, but we finally snuck out the top end and back into the Coral Sea! Tonight we’re anchored at Mooloolaba, outside the harbor, with a calm sea and a westerly breeze.  If the weather gods are with us still tomorrow we will head for Double Island Point and the Wide Bay Continue reading

Happy New Year!

As many of you know, I’m something of a sunrise, sunset kind of woman. The sense of anticipation as the sun cracks the horizon is tempered by a certain regret as night overruns the day. New Year’s eve has a similar effect on me. Have I made the most of the year that’s been? Have Continue reading