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Our adventures on the high seas and other places
False start to Mooloolaba
8 November 2010, Back in Bundy

Ray and Bruce headed out at 11.15 this morning through the mouth of the Burnett River in good conditions and the hope of being in Mooloolaba by Wednesday morning. Within a few hours the conditions changed and what was a westerly swung to southwesterly at about 25-30 knots. This put the wind and swell pretty much on the nose making it a very uncomfortable trip and not a good experience for Bruce in his first foray into offshore sailing. So they turned around and headed back into Bundaberg...guess we'll try again another day.

Milo's flying into Sydney
7 November 2010, Eastern Creek Quarantine Facility, Sydney

Well, all Milo's tests came back negative and he's free to head home for his next trial...quarantine. Poor little bloke. He flies out of Vanuatu on the 7am flight and should be safely resting in Sydney's Eastern Creek Quarantine facility by Monday afternoon. There's only three quarantine facilities in Australia - Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. The quarantine folk tend to his basic requirements but if you want him walked you have to come and do it yourself or pay someone to do it. So I'm on the hunt for any Sydney landlubbers who can't resist this face and this underbite and would like to take him for a stroll sometime in the next 30 days!!! We'll head for Sydney by car and be there to collect him around 8 December.

Back to Bundy
2 November 2010, Bundaberg Yacht Club

Today Ray heads back to Bundy to make sure Meander is ok, pay the import duties on the boat and bring her down to Mooloolaba. It looks like a nasty weather system is coming through in that area and Ray wants to be around to make sure she's safe. My brother-in-law, Bruce, is heading up at some stage to crew for the trip down to Mooloolaba.

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