Final leg

We did it! Cairns to Brisbane in 14 days. Now there’s just enough time to visit Mum in hospital, sort out a mooring, clean the boat, finish a book, pack, and then fly to Freo on Thursday for the RWA conference. The journey’s been a little frenetic at times and with a strong wind warning Continue reading

What’s a dog to do!

This journey is something of a flyer so there hasn’t been much time to stop and enjoy.Thankfully moving at 5 kts means we can take in the scenery as we go and the whales, ever obliging, came to us!  But if it weren’t for Zeus we would have carried on sailing without stopping so I’m Continue reading

Well howdy, landlubbers

Ahoy me hearties, it’s me Zeus, the Salty Old Sea Dog. Capt G and Helene are snoring their heads off after a hectic couple of days. I have no idea why they find night sailing at all tiring or stressful. I thought it was pretty darned cool talking to the US Navy ships last night. Continue reading

Scooting along!

There is nothing so satisfying as waking from 8 hours of solid sleep – nothing! This morning’s dawn was mauve and lilac, a serene way to start the day. Having Zeus aboard means we visit far more beaches than most yachties, which also means we see the sunrise from a different vantage point. By the Continue reading

It’s been a long day’s night

And I should sleeping like Zeus… I think the best night time traveller aboard Roo Bin Esque is Zeus the salty sea dog. It appears to be his mission to keep a close eye on who ever is sleeping and he takes that role very seriously 🙂 It involves snuggling as close as he can Continue reading

Chugging south

Last night the winds refused to die down and the waves maintained their lumpiness so we eventually settled for another night at anchor. With Zeus raring to do at 5 am  this morning we had another early start and headed south in gorgeous conditions. With the wind in our sails we skimmed along at a Continue reading

Day Three – Fitzroy to where?

Day Three Forecast – Wind 15 – 20 kts, south-easterly, seas 1.7 on a 1.5 metre swell. Actual – Wind 20 -25 kts, south-easterly, seas 1.7 on a 2 metre swell. Possible showers of rain. It’s easy to forget that strong emotion can be exhausting and perhaps the weather gods knew we needed a day Continue reading

So here we are again

Day One: Forecast – Wind 15-20 kts, seas to 1.7 metres on a 1.5 metre swell. Clear skies and 24 degrees. Actual – Wind 20- 25 kts gusting to 30, seas 2.0 on a lumpy 1.5 metre swell. Clear skies, 24 degrees It’s hard to believe that we’ve been in Cairns aboard Roo Bin Esque Continue reading