21 December 2016 | Adelaide, South Australia
13 December 2016 | Auckland
10 December 2016 | Taurange Bridge Marina
03 December 2016 | Tauranga, New Zealand
30 November 2016 | Smokehouse Bay, Great Barrier Island
28 November 2016 | Tutukak Harbour New Zealand
28 November 2016 | Opua, new Zealand
19 November 2016 | Opua. New Zealand
15 November 2016 | Opua, New Zealand
13 November 2016 | Pacific Ocean
11 November 2016 | Pacific Ocean
10 November 2016 | Pacific Ocean
10 November 2016 | Pacific Ocean
09 November 2016 | Pacific Ocean
08 November 2016 | Pacific Ocean
07 November 2016 | Pacific Ocean
06 November 2016 | Pacific Ocean
05 November 2016 | North Minerva Reef
03 November 2016 | Pacific Ocean

Visiting Adelaide

21 December 2016 | Adelaide, South Australia
Fine and warm
I have now left Melbourne and visiting Amy and Ryan in Adelaide. For those not familiar to Australia, Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia. I spent a lovely time in Melbourne seeing Jess and Thil. We talked about their wedding plans and the wedding is at Easter which will soon be upon us. While in Melbourne, I was also very fortunate to meet Peter and his wife Phyllis. Peter has been an Echo Echo blog/video friend and was interested to meet up while I was in Melbourne. Peter picked me up from the bus stop and then took me to his beautiful home and I had lunch with him, Phyllis and a sailing friend of his called Bryon. Byron is planning his own sailing adventure which he plans to do in a couple of years. After lunch, Peter drove me to Jess's house and we hope to meet up again and this time with Neil, when we come back to Melbourne for Jess's wedding in April.

It was the first time I had been to Jess's place, as it was getting built while I have been away. It is a lovely home and very spacious. I got to do some shopping, went to a BBQ, went to dinner and a comedy show with Jess, Thil and Adrian (an old school friend of Jess's) and I also got to meet Thil's family which was nice. One of the best things was, I got to see my dogs Leo and Lily who live with Jess and enjoyed spending time with them. Jess and Thil have a new cat called Lachlan which was very playful and loved coming upstairs and pouncing on me while I was asleep.

Now, I am spending time with Amy and Ryan and I have met their two HUGE dogs called Polar and Sven. It was also nice seeing my old cat Sebe again. We had dinner last night with Iain and Tania (Neil's brother and sister-in-law) and it was so nice seeing them again. They have a beautiful home in the hills of Adelaide and their garden is like visiting a park/botanical garden. They have done wonders to the property since they bought it. They also have a new staffie called Samson.

Neil finished getting Echo Echo ready to leave, said goodbye to his family in NZ and flew to Perth last weekend. He is staying with Emily and Ross, while applying for jobs. We celebrated our wedding anniversary apart this year, which I think was a first. We are talking daily on the phone, but it feels a bit weird to both of us trying to plan and organize things for the future being apart from each other, especially as we have spent the last two years together 24/7. Neil is looking for a temporary house sit until we find a place to rent and I have been searching the internet to make up a list of possible cars to buy and possible houses to rent. Google is so handy, how did we survive without it!

I am looking forward to seeing Neil plus Emily and Ross when I fly to Perth on Christmas Day. The weather predicted for Perth is for a fine sunny day of 30 degrees Celsius, which sounds perfect. The morning however, will be a hot one for me, as Adelaide has a forecast of 40 degrees Celsius and I fly out at lunchtime. Amy and Ryan will definitely have the air conditioner on in the house and even the dogs might get to stay inside on such a hot day. Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and happiness in 2017.
Vessel Name: Echo Echo
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 473
Hailing Port: Fremantle
Crew: Neil and Jeanette Hay
About:
Neil and I live in Perth Western Australia. Neil used to be an accountant and I am a primary school teacher. Between us we have 4 daughters ranging in ages from 18 to 28, 2 live in Perth and 2 live interstate. Neil has always loved sailing since he was a teenager. [...]
Extra: If you wish to contact us please email: jeanette.hay@bigpond.com or neilhay@bigpond.com We would love to have friends join us or would welcome anyone who enjoys the sailing and cruising lifestyle.
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Photos of us all together the week leading up to the wedding and of the wedding day.
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Pictures of our new hanging hooks for our mooring lines
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A trip on the river and my birthday flowers
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Our time in West Bay and visiting Nassau
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Photos of Highborne and Norman's Cay
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Photos of new Providence and Nassau
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Photos of North Bimini
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No Name Harbour and our first sights of Bimini
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Sunday in Miami and leaving Miami
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Photos of Miami Beach
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Photos of our anchorages and sailing on the Atlantic to Miami
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Photos of Juno and Palm Beach
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Photos of Daytona and time at Vero Beach
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On our passage way from Charleston to Florida
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Our trip to Magnolia Plantation
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Sailing on Michael's yacht in Charleston
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Boat engine photos
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Photos of my first attempt at bread making
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Photos of the historic parts of Charleston
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Photos of our trip to Folly Beach
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Created 31 January 2015
Photos of the changing from the old name to the new enhanced name.
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Created 30 January 2015
Charleston and the boat
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Created 21 January 2015
What Echo looked like when we first saw her.
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Sailing Adventures of Neil and Jeanette

Who: Neil and Jeanette Hay
Port: Fremantle