Annecam

15 August 2017 | Shark Bay, Cape Upstart, Queensland, Australia
12 August 2017 | Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia
08 August 2017 | Townsville, Queensland, Australia
08 August 2017 | Townsville, Queensland, Australia
07 August 2017 | Townsville, Queensland, Australia
02 August 2017 | Queens Bay, Bowen, Queensland, Australia.
30 July 2017 | Bowen, Queensland, Australia
20 July 2017 | Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia.
16 July 2017 | Cid Harbour, Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia.
13 July 2017 | Cid Harbour, Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia.
10 July 2017 | Dent Island, Whitsundays, Queensland Australia.
06 July 2017 | Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia.
01 July 2017 | Middle Percy Island, Queensland, Australia
30 June 2017 | Middle Percy Island, Queensland, Australia
27 June 2017 | Great Keppel Island, Capricornia Coast, Queensland, Australia
25 June 2017 | Svendsen Bay, Great Keppel Island, Queensland, Australia.
22 June 2017 | Gladstone Marina, Capricornia Coast, Queensland, Australia
21 June 2017 | Gladstone Marina, Capricornia Coast, Queensland, Australia
20 June 2017 | Gladstone Marina, Capricornia Coast, Queensland, Australia
15 June 2017 | Pancake Creek, Capricornia Coast, Queensland, Australia

Backtracking

15 August 2017 | Shark Bay, Cape Upstart, Queensland, Australia
Annie and Cam "H"
After a lovely nine days at Townsville and Magnetic Island, catching up with our Whitsunday guests Terri and Ian who just happened to be camped just out of town in their caravan. We also caught up with Chris and Chris off their yacht Scintilla, we plan to sail back to Bundaberg with them before the start of the cyclone season later this year.
Right now, we are backtracking from Magnetic Island to Bowen so we can join the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club Rendezvous, held over the last weekend of this month. This will be a first for us on Annecam. The theme this year is to turn up wearing what you had on when the ship went down, it sounds like fun and we are sure it will be, The Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club is a proud supporter of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, a very worthy cause.
We are doing short day passages as we backtrack, much the same as we did heading north. Yesterday we sailed in very light conditions from Horseshoe Bay on Magnetic Island to Cape Bowling Green, today we sailed to Cape Upstart and our plan is to sail to Bowen tomorrow.
Annie looks a picture of concentration as she takes the helm as we leave Magnetic Island.
“Always accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is only you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”

On this day

12 August 2017 | Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia
Annie and Cam "H"
On this day 2012 we were in the Marina Dalmatia in Sukosan. There was a Bura Wind keeping us in the marina it was almost windy enough to blow a dog off the chain, we spent the day on the phone with family back in Australia, it was great to catch up on the 'goss' from home. Our friend Luka paid us a visit from Zadar, he bought us some beautiful wine, olive oil and schnapps that his Dad and Mum make, it was delicious. We were very grateful, and if even half of the young people of Croatia are as polite and lovely as Luka then the future of this country is in very good hands.
The only two things we have found wrong with Croatia;
1. It's too far away from Australia.
2. They drive on the wrong side of the road.
Apart from that.........it's perfect!

On this day 2013 we had another crew member on Annecam, we picked up Shauna Heard in Zadar yesterday morning with a car our very kind yacht broker Michael and his lovely wife Gertraud from BlueNautic Yachts had loaned to us.

On this day 2014 we made the 75-nautical mile passage from Palma, Mallorca to Ibiza, it was a great sail. After an early start, we had lunch in a small bay on the Island of Ibiza, we managed to snag our anchor chain in rocks and I had to dive to free it. We then sheltered from the westerly wind down behind the Island of Formentera for the night.

On this day 2015 we sailed from the Port Louis Marina at St Georges Grenada and we sailed around to Mt Hartman Bay on the south end of the Island, we would spend the Caribbean Hurricane season anchored here.

On this day 2016 This is the day we completed our passage from Niue to Vava’u Tonga. We had a great sail over the last 120nm, it took us just over 12 hours to cover that distance. We had to slow Annecam down so we did not arrive in the dark as we were met by several pods of Humpback Whale, negotiating our way through them was quite a task.

On this day 2017 we are anchored and just relaxing on Annecam in Horseshoe Bay on the north end of Magnetic Island. We are in no to hurry to go anywhere, it’s good, just to sit and watch the world go by.
The photo is our track and locations we were at on this day from Croatia to Magnetic Island.
“We don’t regret the things we’ve done, we regret the things we didn’t do when we had the chance.”

Video, episode 47

08 August 2017 | Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Annie and Cam "H"
Jump on board with us on Annecam and sail this amazing piece of tropical Queensland coastline as we sail from the Whitsundays to Townsville, we took our time stopping at numerous locations and managed to check some of the history that is here for all to see, including Bowen the location where Annie’s father served during the second world war.
The photo is of the Catalina aircraft that were based at Bowen during the second world war.
“In life it’s the challenges that make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes everything meaningful.”

Video, episode 46

08 August 2017 | Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Annie and Cam "H"
We take you around the Whitsunday Islands, we have guests Terri and Ian sailing with us. There is still a lot of evidence of the damage that Cyclone Debbie caused but the real beauty of these Islands is still here, it is by far the best cruising grounds we have had the privilege to sail in.
We caught up with cruising friends Chris and Chris on their yacht Scintilla, Fiona and Trevor on their catamaran Exhale and Tania and Alan on their catamaran Somewhere, sharing many sun downers and some very fine food with them.
The photo is our track as we sailed around the Whitsunday Islands, with all our waypoints of the anchorages we stopped at.
“In life, one of the most important keys to success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don’t feel like doing it.”

Video, episode 45

07 August 2017 | Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Annie and Cam "H"
We take you further up the east coast of Australia, from Gladstone to the Whitsundays. We stop in some amazing places on the way. Places like Facing Island, Island Head Creek, Middle Percy Island and we check out the Percy Hilton while there, we also stop at Scawfell Island, Shaw Island and we sail into Airlie Beach. Jump on board with us and enjoy the ride.
The photo is of us catching up with Chris and Chris off the yacht Scintila an American couple who sailed in the Down Under Go West Rally with us last year.
“In life, the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle for second best.”

We escaped again.

02 August 2017 | Queens Bay, Bowen, Queensland, Australia.
Annie and Cam "H"
We managed to get all of our laundry done and we found the supermarket that we mentioned in the last blog but we could not find any internet fast enough to complete the YouTube video up-loads, we tried the library but found that after one hour we had only completed five percent, so we gave up and decided to wait until we sailed to Townsville.
We enjoyed our time moored in the Bowen Boat Harbour, it’s nice and calm inside. The supermarket is within walking distance and the laundry we used was at the first caravan park we came to near the boat harbour.
Today we untied our lines and escaped out into the Coral Sea once again, as we had to wait for low tide to have enough clearance under the power lines we only sailed eight nautical miles to Queens Bay and anchored for the night. Tomorrow we plan to sail to Cape Upstart.
The photo is a glass wall at the Catalina Memorial in Bowen, Bowen was a base for these aircraft during the second world war.
“In life, don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone, you know the difference right and wrong, always stand for what is right”.
Vessel Name: Annecam
Vessel Make/Model: Bavaria 46
Hailing Port: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Crew: Campbell & Annette Hair
About: Cam has had a long love for the ocean, over 40 years on and off various boats. Annie would love smooth seas and to never to see another winter.
Extra: Rig heavy, reef early, and pray often; for God does not promise us an easy passage, but He does promise a safe anchorage.
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