HAWKESBURY RIVER 2 – 7 JUL 2018

I had done a similar trip up the Hawkesbury River, with my parents and sister on their  24′ yacht, when I was a child and had fond memories of it, so I was keen to replicate it with my family. We had been thinking of doing our own Hawkesbury River trip for a while now, …

WHITSUNDAYS TRIP 29 SEP – 3 OCT 2017

DAY 12 – FRI 29 SEP Hamilton to Plantation Bay, Lindeman Island Had a great day yesterday – just hanging out around the Island, resting and writing the blog. The Admiral’s back has started to play up, and she is really enjoying the opportunity to stand fully upright (which this boat size doesn’t really allow …

WHITSUNDAY TRIP 21-28 SEP 2017

DAY 5 – FRI 22 SEP Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Got up early and prepared to sail across to Hamilton Island. When attempting to tilt the outboard engine up on the tender just prior to departure, I discovered that the tilt mechanism was broken. Rang HI to see if they had a recommended Yamaha …

GIPPSLAND LAKES – EASTER 2016

DAY 1 – THU 24 MAR 2016 Leaving Quo Vadis at Paynesville after the Marlay Point Overnight Race gave us the perfect excuse to head back down to the Gippsland Lakes for the Easter long weekend. Even though we had hoped that we might get away for a half day on the Thursday we booked the …

PORT STEPHENS 2015 / 16

Day 1 – Wed 30 Dec 15 Well we have finally started the first adventure with Quo Vadis! We left Canberra later than expected and finally got away at 1000. 490 km, two stops (under protest) and six hours later we arrived at Soldiers Point boat ramp where it took us another couple to rig the boat …

PITTWATER / COWAN CREEK DEC 2013

The stars aligned and we finally got family, boat, weather and leave all synchronised for a great week away on Cowan Creek / Pittwater from 16-21 Dec. No expert on the area by any means but I thought I would write up our experiences that may be of use to others! Perfect weather – 26-30 …