RIDING THE WIND - YACHT AQUARIUS

Gary and Libby Penney

12 October 2013
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MOTHER'S DAY 2013 - NONGSA POINT

13 May 2013
I decided to make Libby's Mother's Day a bit special for her this year. I started with a fairly quiet brekky, not too much more than some cups of tea with a bowl of cereal and some beautiful papaya. We were having lunch at the Nongsa Point Marina Resort and didn't want to spoil our appetites with too much too early. After a casual morning we wandered up to the bar about 12.00 pm and found a scrumptious buffet before us. The resort puts the buffet on every Sunday and although we have often thought about going, this was our first time. What have we been missing these long marooned months???? Prawn soup with fresh crusty bread was the starter, then a selection of roast meat - melt in your mouth tender beef sliced as thick/thin as you desire, succulent lamb cutlets sliced as you wait, golden brown plump chickens, with gourmet style vegies and salads. If you prefer there is also lightly golden breaded fish. To complement the meats - 4 types of gravy and mint sauce. With this also came a bucket - yes read bucket, size glass of house red wine (French of course) or a handle of chilled beer. Remember this is a buffet so as many times around the buoy as you wish. Finally, a lovely table of cheeses and local fruits awaited us.
We had the company of some of our expat friends and along with a glorious day weather-wise, a perfect lunch. We sipped away quietly through the afternoon with some games of 8 ball pool and lots of chatting. Dinner time found us with fish and chips for Libby and a club sandwich for me. As luck would have it, it was also the night of the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix - we are fans of Formula 1 so we stayed to watch the telecast with some more of our friends. A totally wonderful day with a totally wonderful woman - my bride Libby
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Vessel Name: AQUARIUS
Vessel Make/Model: ROBERTS OFFSHORE 38
Hailing Port: MOOLOOLABA AUSTRALIA
Crew: GARY AND LIBBY PENNEY
About: We have lived aboard Aquarius since November 1998 and our children describe us as true 'Sea Gypsies'. We love our boat and enjoy the nomadic lifestyle it provides.
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HOW WE STARTED We bought Aquarius in 1997 after several years of trying to decide what sort of yacht we wanted and, most importantly, what sort we could afford. Our dream for many years had been to buy a yacht with the intention of sailing it around the world. After many sailing trips on OP's [...]
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Photos ofand around Nongsa Point Marina on Pulau Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia
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Created 12 March 2013

ABOUT US

Who: GARY AND LIBBY PENNEY
Port: MOOLOOLABA AUSTRALIA