Meander

Our adventures on the high seas and other places

29 October 2011 | Bundaberg Cruising Yacht Club
16 April 2011 | Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
14 April 2011 | Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia
08 December 2010 | Brisbane Airport
27 November 2010 | Eastern Creek Quarantine Facility, Sydney
19 November 2010
19 November 2010 | Eastern Creek Quarantine Facility, Sydney
12 November 2010 | Mooloolaba River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast
08 November 2010 | Back in Bundy
07 November 2010 | Eastern Creek Quarantine Facility, Sydney
02 November 2010 | Bundaberg Yacht Club
01 November 2010 | Bald Knob
29 October 2010 | kennelled in Vanuatu
24 October 2010 | Bundaberg, Australia
23 October 2010 | Distance to Bundaberg - 125 nm
22 October 2010 | Distance to Bundaberg - 240 nm
21 October 2010 | Distance to Bundaberg - 370 nm
20 October 2010 | Distance to Bundaberg 477 nm
19 October 2010 | Distance to Bundaberg - 600 nm
18 October 2010 | Distance to Bundaberg - 680 NM

Mayday call

16 October 2009 | Almerimar Marina, southern Spain
We're on a mission to get to Gibraltar before a big blow that's coming from the south-west next Wednesday so we are pressing on. We lifted the anchor around 7am and headed off again. Sam did school while I pottered with meals and tidying the boat and catching up on some emails. Around lunch time the alarm on the VHF radio sounded. This is a function on most VHF's that allows you to press a 'Distress' button on the radio and, if it's linked into your GPS, it sends your position out on the airways. Cabo de Gata radio responded immediately with a message to all ships to look out for a boat in distress. The position was a good 60 nautical miles away toward Gibraltar so it wasn't one we could do anything with but throughout the day the distress call sounded several more times. Cabo de Gata radio was on it and in touch with other boats somewhere in the vicinity but we didn't get any details of what was going on except that the vessel had 'problems on board' but they did have a vessel only 10 nautical miles away that was on standby to respond. Not sure what the outcome was which is a little frustrating. Anyway, around 4pm we pulled in to Almerimar Marina, a fairly new, huge and great looking marina. Our jaws nearly dropped when they said our price for the night would be only 18.51 euros including power and water. We tied up stern to the dock, got ourselves settled and then headed out for Peking Duck (yes...very Spanish).
PS. Now we're all sick with this sinus cold...Ray's been the last to succumb.
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Vessel Name: Meander
Vessel Make/Model: Prout Escale 39
Hailing Port: Mooloolaba, Australia
Crew: Ray Jack, Julie Fullerton (First Mate) & Sam Jack (Crew)
About:
We left Australia on April 29, 2007 to start our 'cruising the world' adventure with an attitude that life's too short and waiting until retirement might mean the adventure never happens. Sam turned 15 this year and we hope these travels will stay with him for life...in a good way. [...]
Extra:
Also travelling with us is our Shih Tsu Milo, a seasoned boat dog all the way from Australia and an avid fisherman. He's always the most enthusiastic when we land a fish or when the bait net is cast. Actually, he's even enthusiastic when we haven't caught anything. He adores dolphins and runs like [...]
Meander's Photos - Meander (Main)
These are the pics of our Shih Tsu Milo's experiences as he's travelled.
43 Photos
Created 16 March 2009
Follow our trip by country
1 Photo | 11 Sub-Albums
Created 16 March 2009
Here is the record of our fishing exploits as we journey around the world
46 Photos
Created 27 November 2007

Bringing her home

Who: Ray Jack, Julie Fullerton (First Mate) & Sam Jack (Crew)
Port: Mooloolaba, Australia