The last little bit of our 2017 journey was from Gladstone to Hervey Bay. Matt is originally from Hervey Bay and has lots of family there, so we decided it would be a great place to spend Christmas. It’s also south of the tropical cyclone […]
The Stewart family buy a boat, jack it all in and go sailing!
I was nervous about leaving Mackay. We’d had our asses so comprehensively whupped coming into Mackay and the bad weather had persisted for nearly 10 days. We hunkered down in Mackay Marina and waited for it to blow through. The weather was looking good for […]
Here we are in sunny Mackay. Mackay is only about 60nm from Airlie Beach but in a southerly direction! Yup, we’re finally on our way to Hervey Bay. On the 15th November we pulled into Airlie Beach for the last time to take on water […]
When you start living aboard a boat, your whole idea of “essential comforts” is thrown out the window. (Well, unless you’re loaded and can buy a whopping great gin-palace, complete with a crew in white uniforms). For most cruisers, especially those of us at the […]
It’s an overcast grey morning and we’re anchored in a bay, surrounded by scrubby low land. There are a few other boats dotted around at anchor in the bay. We arrived yesterday, after finally, finally leaving our “home” berth in the marina and saying “adieu” […]