Mocean on the Ocean

17 September 2017 | Kingfisher Bay
14 September 2017 | Mooloolaba
26 September 2016 | Tweed Heads
23 September 2016 | Mooloolaba
18 September 2016 | Lady Musgrave Island Cay
12 September 2016 | Port Clinton
07 September 2016 | On route to Shaw Island
05 September 2016 | Hamilton Island
01 September 2016 | Nara Inlet
30 August 2016 | Airlie Beach Marina
27 August 2016 | Woodwark Bay
23 August 2016 | Bait Reef
18 August 2016 | En route to Airlie Beach
15 August 2016 | Cid Harbour
13 August 2016 | Departing Hamilton Island
11 August 2016 | Glouchester Eco Resort
11 August 2016 | Glouchester Eco Resort
10 August 2016 | Airlie Beach
09 August 2016 | Newry Island
06 August 2016 | Mackay Marina

Sunrises over Hervey Bay

17 September 2017 | Kingfisher Bay
For those unfamiliar with sailing, "time and tide wait for no one" and the last few days have seen us up and moving early to catch tides. The up side of this has been rewarded with a couple of beautiful sunrises and an extra cup of tea on route.

We departed Mooloolaba on Friday and had a pleasant motor sail up the coast. We crossed the Wide Bay Bar without any issues and spent the night at Inskip Point. The following morning was spent watching hundreds of cars being continually loaded onto three running barges for their short trip across the point to start their 4WD holiday adventures. Was great to see so many people out enjoying life.

Early this morning we crossed Sheridan Flats and have anchored up at Kingfisher Bay for the evening.

Have had the toys out today, with the captain on the SUP and I have paddled the ski. Captain had an up close and personal with a whale and her calf in the bay and I snuck back behind the boat as it was a little close for my liking 😂😂🐳🐳. That will teach him for being over adventurous !

Ran into a couple of Kirra surf clubbies at the resort , as you do and we are now kicking back with a couple of sundowners 🍻. Got to love holidays ❤️.

Sailing 2017 Introducing "Splash"

14 September 2017 | Mooloolaba
Mandy the Mate /Windy
Lovely to be out sailing again, and we are pleased to introduce our newest team member "Splash" the drone. Splash was a gift from Sam and Dan and we are hoping that giving him this name will be a positive omen and he won't end up a casualty of the Coral Sea 😬. After an extremely trying day on the water yesterday, with winds punching well above the forecast, we arrived safely into Mooloolaba, very very wet, exhausted and glad to tie up to a marina berth for the evening. Today is still very windy so we have opted to stay in port and dry ourselves and equipment out for another day. Hopefully tomorrow will see us back out on the water and able to relax a little more as we head north. Welcome aboard 2017 blog followers 👍

Home on the Tweed

26 September 2016 | Tweed Heads
MtM / glorious
Had a great sail today down from Southport to our new marina on the Tweed. Weather was glorious for our first attempt at crossing the Tweed bar and we crossed without any issues. It will be nice to have our yacht closer to home and explore this end of the coast a little further. Can't believe how much stuff we need to get off the boat but have made a good start on it. First load of washing on, beer and pizza for dinner and then an early night for us. Home in our own bed, feeling blessed having enjoyed another wonderful trip with many new locations explored.


23 September 2016 | Mooloolaba
MtM / fabulous
Have had a beautiful day in Mooloolaba today, even swam in the ocean it was so warm. This place always delights us as we have had so many wonderful holidays here when the kids were young. Off to dinner tonight with friends before we head off into Moreton Bay tomorrow. Mixed feelings only being three or four days before we are home. 😁

Lady Musgrave, Natures aquarium

18 September 2016 | Lady Musgrave Island Cay
MtM/ warm and sunny
Have spent the last 3 nights at Lady Musgrave and what an amazing experience it was. This beautiful little island is enclosed within a reef lagoon, and once we had negotiated the narrow entrance and secured a good holding anchorage we spent time snorkelling, beach and reef walking and catching up with other like minded cruisers. The fish life and coral were excellent and sunny skies and clear water made visibility great. We did have to ride out a 30kn storm on the first night. This had us up on anchor watch for an hour or so and made pulling up anchor this morning a little different as we had twisted around some little Bombies. No real dramas though. This is another tick to the list of places we hoped to get to this trip. We headed off this morning and will spend the next 2 nights in Bundaberg. CC has caught us a nice spotted mackerel for dinner tonight, yippee. Ps this photo shows us entering the reef lagoon on low tide. You can see the port and starboard markers and a boat anchored up inside the lagoon.

The sun has finally reappeared

12 September 2016 | Port Clinton
After quite a few ordinary weather days, we were very pleased to see the sun reappear ☀️. Since leaving Hamo, we have visited Shaw and Scawfell Islands, pushed through a long day onto Middle Percy where we spent two nights enjoying this great little spot. Another visit to the Percy Hilton to see if the memorabilia we left last year was still there, which it was, so I added the new date for this years trip. Fair to say we are still way behind many visitors who have 5 or 6 visits up their sleeve. Restocked our Percy honey supply and departed this morning for Port Clinton. We are heading to Yeppoon tomorrow for food, fuel and water before we attempt another go out to North West Is and onto Lady Musgrave. Fingers and toes crossed that the weather predictions hold for us.
Vessel Name: Mocean
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 393
Hailing Port: Gold Coast QLD Australia
Crew: Charles & Mandy Rue
About: Looking forward to our second trip up the Queensland East Coast to explore and fill in the gaps we missed last time :)
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