I went to Sandy Beach to see the Yacht Club were having a sunset sail. That sounded great so I stayed to watch the yachts and maybe even get a sail on one of them. The first to arrive was the multi colored sail There were 2 other yachts…but the owners said they tip overContinue reading “Sandy Beach Sailing”
For $25 I went out on a small cruise boat with a handful of other passengers nibbling their packeted treats and sipping wine and beer held in polystyrene containers to see the sunset. TIN Can Bay has a new maritime resident not usually found in these waters. The Lady Woodward is a decommissioned Sydney ferryContinue reading “Sunset Cruise Tin Can Bay”
Circum-navigating Karragarra Island by Yacht….
The beautiful seaside village of Scarborough is a vibrant, lively precinct where something is always happening. At the northern end of the Redcliffe Peninsula, the Scarborough Boat Harbour is always a hive of activity. Many tour operators launch from here, as well as the vehicular ferries that service Moreton Island. Nearby Newport Marina is alsoContinue reading “Scarborough…Driving along coastal Road to Brisbane”
http://www.maritimemuseum.com.au/ John Guzzwell made yachting history when he sailed back into Victoria, B.C., in 1959 aboard Trekka. He had set a record for the smallest boat on a solo circumnavigation that stood for many years. In recent years several sailors have set out to break his record and at least one has succeeded. The amazingContinue reading “Maritime Museum at Southbank…Howard Smith and his yacht,’ Happy’ built by Benford”
Moreton Bay is a wonderful sailing experience. You sail from Russell Island to Stradbroke Island and back. When the wind is high, the sails drive the yachts straight ahead and the return journey is more sedate and even faster. It took us 2 hours to sail to the sands of Blakeney Beach on Stradbroke IslandContinue reading “Sailing Moreton Bay at Russell Island”
It was a beautiful day for sailing to the Whitsunday islands. We drove to Rockhampton, then Yeppoon as this is where the boats go to the islands from. It is the main ferry town for Whitsunday Holidays We parked at Rosyln Bay where the yacht was moored. From here it was a rubber dinghy toContinue reading “Great Keppel Island Queensland”