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
Tag: Safe Harbour
West past the Thomson to Winton
They say that once you cross the Thomson River you’ll keep coming back. I think they may be right. Last week I flew from Bundaberg to Brisbane to Barcaldine to Longreach then drove to Winton for the Outback Writers Festival. I watched the landscape change from blue and vivid green to tan and rich ochre. 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
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
ARRA Awards 2015
Congratulations to the Australian Romance Readers Association and its organising committee who staged another successful awards night at Cello’s Restaurant in Sydney last Saturday. It’s always wonderful to catch up with readers and writers and celebrate our genre in style! Congratulations also to the winners: Favourite Cover: The Horse Thief by Tea Cooper. Strongest Heroine: Continue reading
Congratulations to the winners!
Thanks to everyone who took part in the Australia Day Blog Hop Book Giveaway. I wish you all could have been winners! We did a random draw out of the Captain’s Hat and the winners are: Amanda Barrett – Northern Heat and its matching beanbag. Veronica – The Outback Heart. Ladies, please email me at Continue reading
2016 Australia Day Book Giveaway!
I’m delighted to be part of the Book’d Out Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop celebrating Australian Writers and stories. I’m giving away a copy of NORTHERN HEAT and a matching book beanbag – the perfect place to rest your book or your e-reader when you’re snuggled up reading! I’m also giving away a copy Continue reading
Booktopia’s Annual Poll is back!
Booktopia’s Favourite Australian Author Poll I’ve made it through to Heat 1 – a huge thank you to all the lovely people who nominated me! Now the voting begins, so drop by the Booktopia Blog and vote for all of your favourite authors. Heat 1 closes at midnight tonight and be sure to drop back Continue reading
The downside of the great adventure…
It’s been a strange old week. The forecast winds haven’t dropped below 25 knots (50 kms/hr) and the gusts have been considerably stronger. We’ve stayed anchored in Double Bay along with another couple of boats, all cocooned in our own little worlds. Roobinesque’s been tugging at her anchor while Wilbur the Wind generator continues to Continue reading
Friends, sailing and strong wind warnings.
We’ve had a smorgasbord of delights over the last week. 7 days ago we were hauled out at Shute Harbour and Roobinesque had her propellor seals changed. 6 days ago our friends arrived from Cairns and we set sail with a near perfect forecast. It’s always great to catch up with friends and being able Continue reading