Anchored at Frewin now for over a week. Very settled weather. Catching up with boat chores and administration very chilled.
4 days on a mooring of Raja Ampat Dive Lodge. Nice meal and a beer or two ashore plus wonderful snorkelling around the reefs of Mansuar. Incredible fish life.
Back in Sorong after a month in Misool. Fantastic very remote environment! Great snorkelling and diving. Tie up anchorage at Balbulol for 10 days. Ready for next adventures in Raja Ampat with Madison & Nick arriving next week.
Back onboard in Raja Ampat after 5 weeks back in Auckland. planning to hang around Raja Ampat until May
A two day passage north to Raja Ampat in the company of Kaija Song and Cavalo who were cruising Triton Bay with.
Now anchored off a small village called Seget, 30 miles from Sorong.
Light NW head winds and the odd storm cell negotiated successfully. A relief as the NW monsoon sets in making north passages tricky.
A wonderful time in Triton bay, amazing snorkelling,stunning anchorages, swimming with whale sharks. Have got supplies from a small town called Kaimana. Leaving today to head up to Raja Ampat
Triton Bay anchorages and snorkelling have been fantastic. Didn?t think it could get any better but now in Muawara Island..wow!
After a few busy days in Tual clearing in and stocking up. Then an over night passage, we have anchored of the Triton Bay Divers Resort. An idyllic setting welcomed by whales and manta rays on arrival. We will stay here for a few days.
Anchored at 1.30am local time. 5 day passage.
Great 12-20 knot breeze that lasted into the night got us to Tual Island Group early this morning(Saturday) Will anchor and check with Customs and immigration Monday
Motored last night but again lovely daytime breeze. Not as many fishing boats and also we have a better idea how they are operating. 5 miles of net off their bow . Fish landed about an hour ago as we worked out way through more fishing boats... easier in daylight. All very comfortable fish is on for tonight?s dinner
Motored last night but again lovely daytime breeze. Tough night working through a wall of fishing trawlers with 5mile long nets barely lit !! Managed to avoid nets but our buddy boat Kaija Song hit them 4 times. Lovely day out here today ... almost forgotten about last night
Wind down to 10 knots by lunchtime yesterday. Currently Drifting downwind with code zero poled out in 10 knots from East.Motor on over night and expect we will have to use again as not much wind in forecast.
Checked out of Thursday Island yesterday. Next stop Tual, Indonesia. Fast start with wind and current pushing us along. Slowed a little over night.
Currently easterly 8-12 knots flat seas and sunshine. Code zero poled out 7/7.5 knots. All well on board
Two nice short sails yesterday and today arriving at Horn / Thursday island this afternoon. A few days provisioning and off to Tual, Indonesia and new adventures.
At Anchor in Mouth of Escape River after a long pleasant day sail yesterday. Will head to Adolphus Island today (25nm) then Thursday Island tomorrow (25nm)
Left last nights anchorage at Cape Grenville early this morning for our last long leg. Escape river tonight. Then 2 small hops to Thursday Island. Cloudy and humid today with possibility of some rain. Nice 10/15 knots SE forecast.
Portland Road at anchor for last 2 days. A little activity , here population of 10, end of a dusty road, nice local cafe for Iced Coffee and Cake. Heading of to Cap Grenville today. Will continue day sailing and anchoring overnight. Planning on being at Thursday Island on Wednesday.
Got yesterday?s position wrong. Overnight at Wilkie Island. Our first Crocodile sighting talked us out of a swim and walk on the beach.
Another glorious light wind code zero sail day with flat seas and sunshine
Left Cairns a few days ago with Indonesian Visa's all sorted and boat loaded with EVERYTHING. Fantastic light wind sailing in flat seas. Code Zero getting lots of use as we head north, aiming to be at Thursday Island by end of October. Nice calm reef anchorage over night. Heading to Lizard island today
Arrived in marlin Marina Cairns yesterday. Carol returns Tuesday
Anchored in Hinchinbrook Channel. Spent yesterday trying to catch the famed barramundi with Gary from Kaija Song. Sadly unsuccessful. But did notfeel so bad after locals said they had not caught a fish for 3 days!! Will troll our new "Bara" lures again today as we keep working our way through the channel
Murray Sailing to Cairns. Orpheus Island Today, Hinchinbrook Channel Tomorrow. Carol Still in New Zealand hoping to return in about 7/10days to Cairns
In Breakwater Marina Townsville, after a great week with friends onboard. Plans on hold for a few days. Carol returning to NZ as her father is in hospital. Murray looking after Jams.
Airlie Beach to collect our friends Grahame & Prue for a Whitsunday and maybe Townsville cruise over the next 7/10 days
Checking out the Whitsunday Islands.
After several weeks in Mackay undertaking some maintenance and a 2 week trip back to NZ we have left Mackay. Glorious light wind day with blue blue skies anchored at Brampton Island. Swim and Beer and listen to All Blacks beat Australia .. fall asleep .. not a bad life.
Mackay marina for a few days to haul out and sort a small problem. Will take the opportunity to anti foul
Drifting down wind in flat seas and sun heading to Percy Islands. New reacher/code zero poled out after practicing in ideal conditions at different angles to the wind. Very happy sailors
Now trying it poled out which is working very well so to lazy to put up MPS..
Arrived at Great Keppel after overnight from Pancake Creek. Lots of boats around as the north migration kicks in.
Great half day sail From Lady Musgrave to Pancake Creek yesterday. Full sail reach, just forward of the beam flatish seas ... heaven. Nice pretty anchorage. looking forward to a long walk to light house.
After a couple of fun days at Lady Musgrave, heading into Pancake Creek today
Anchored on northern side of Peel Island Moreton Bay. Yesterday bussed to Point Lookout, North Stradbrooke. to checkout migrating whales. Saw lots of humpbacks from great walkways around the headland.
have left marina life and heading up the Broadwater to Moreton Bay.
Arrived in In Hope Harbour Marina last week. Catching up friends and some boat jobs and purchases. will head north in about 5 days.
Back in Yamba after a week up river on the Clarence River. Checked out all the river towns and caught up with Gary and Sue long time cruisers who now live on the river. Gary did all the interior wood work on JAMS. Heading north to Gold Coast this week.
Camden Haven River after time at Newcastle and Broughton Island. Great autumn sun and nice SW winds to continue but swell forecast makes the river bars tricky so of to Clarence River tomorrow. The plan is to sneak in before the swell arrives and spend some time there.
Started our progression north with a short hop from Pittwater to Newcastle. Plan to head slowly North to North Queensland over next month or two
Arrived today in Broken bay/Pittwater after a glorious downwind sail (apart from last nights 6 hour southerly !!) from Gold Coast 3 days 2 nights. Will hang out here for a week then head to Sydney.
jMurray & Carole, just wanted
Mooloolaba to Southport Seaway and into Coomera River and Hope Harbour Marina yesterday. We will leave JAMS for a month to return home for Christmas New Year
Left Bundaberg Wednesday checked out Fraser Island by 4wd Bus Tour Thursday. Passaged through the shallows of The Great sandy Straight Wednesday. Crossed our first bar (Wide Bay Bar) Yesterday and motor sailed in very wet conditions to Mooloolaba. Staying here for a week.
Check out the photos just before the worst thunderstorm Bundaberg had seen in years. Destructive 60-70 knots for about 15 minutes. Sad to see some of the damage
Awesome pics. Scary stuff.
Have been in Bundaberg since Friday afternoon.Clearance all done by Saturday morning. Lots of boats we have met previously and many new boats to met as we joined the Go West Rally which has been excellent value . Melbourne Cup Day today
Well done Guys.
Motoring this morning. 52nn to Bundaberg. Aiming for arrival mid afternoon today Friday. Midnight rendezvous with SV Mamania to transfer 20L can of fuel. They were struggling with no fuel and no wind.
Motoring this morning. Hopefully some wind latter today 190nm to Bundaberg. Aiming for arrival at 1700hrs Friday afternoon
Motoring this morning. Passed half way last night with a guest. Seagull sleeper at top of mast all night pooing all over decks. Hose out at midnight cleaning up! 354nm to Bundaberg
Glorious afternoon and evening sailing yesterday. Flat seas. Motoring this morning. 498nm to Bundaberg
Left Noumea yesterday. Glorious afternoon and evening sailing. Flat seas. Motoring this morning. 655nm to Bundaberg
Back in water with new anti foul and new rudder bearing Thursday. Last days prep for passage to Bundaberg. Leaving today
Still on hardstand- new rudder bearing being manufactured now. Will be ready early next week. Hull all prepared for new anti foul which we will paint Saturday Sunday.
On hardstand in Noumea attending to tight rudder bearing issue and anti foul.
At anchor Noumea. Hauling out today to attend to stiff rudder bearing.
Hopefully back in the water latter in the week
still in Noumea
Anchored in Noumea. Catching up with lots of boats we have met over the last months
Anchored outside Port Moselle, Noumea
On route to Noumea to prepare for a haul out Monday for a week to repair sticky rudder bearing an re anti foul. Nice relaxed downwind run.
Baie Du Caranage. NW Corner of Baie du Prony. lots of walks ashore one of which which we did yesterday. Then spent an enjoyable hour with Richard & Freddie authours of the Rocket Guide. Vibrant informantive couple.
Anse Majic, Baie du Proney. very nivece morning on mooring. Walked up hill to light house last night to watch sun set last night , stunning
Ile Ouen, Baie Ue - BBQed the last of the NZ Lamb last night to say farewell to Masterplan
On a mooring in Anse Majic with Masterplan walked to lighthouse and observation platform yesterday and snorkelled the bay...yes busy day.!! Also met Karl & Heather and crew Pieter & Sarah, enjoying evening drinks on board Aradonna.
Moved to Upper reaches of Baie Du Prony this morning for walks and hot springs
On mooring with Masterplan & Distracted in Ilot Casy, Baie Du Prony after nice downwind sail yesterday from Gadji, Ile de Pins. Great to catch up with Distracted & Masterplan last night
Glorious morning in Gadji.
Anchored at Gadji with Masterplan and Activa
Kuto, Ile Des Pins good morning coffee after a great music night on Shenanigans and others in the bay.
Apologies for our lack of updates. Have been enjoying Ile des Pins for a couple of weeks
Opua marina awaiting departure to Vanuatu
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