OOROO 1's Adventures

10 December 2017
09 December 2017
09 December 2017
09 December 2017
08 December 2017
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07 December 2017
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21 November 2017
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19 October 2017
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Annual Haulout

10 December 2017
Floss
When the Mums had left us it was time for us to head to The Boat Works for OOROOs annual haulout, antifoul and polish.

We thoroughly recommend The Boat Works and Affordable Antifoul Solutions, sponsors of the Down Under Rally.

The Boat Works is a world class facility, very professional, clean and has practically every service you require located in the one massive facility. The amenities are awesome and include a great restaurant, cruisers lounge, live aboard ensuite showers and free laundry facilities.

This was certainly the most stress free and pleasurable haulout experience we've had in the five years we have been cruising on OOROO.

What a Great Show

09 December 2017
It was the third time we have been to The Outback Spectacular on the Gold Coast and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time when we went many years ago.

If in Queensland I highly recommend to go and see the show, such great talent, brilliant horsemanship, beautiful horses and dogs, a great portrail of Australia.

Mum Time

09 December 2017
Floss

Enjoying Queensland

09 December 2017
Floss
We made our way to Scarborough Marina and enjoyed a warm friendly welcome from Richard and staff.

While we were at Scarborough Marina we took the opportunity of having lots of services around and we replaced all our house and starter batteries ready for a trouble free start next season.

It was nice to catch up with Jeff, Peta and kids on Be and Be and a couple other Down Under rally participants who were also enjoying the great facilities and location of Scarborough Marina.

Before we knew it, it was time for us to hire a car and pick our Mums up who were flying in from Perth. Wow, after not driving for a few months the Brisbane traffic seemed really busy and probably even busier for Mike as he hadn't driven since being in Perth a year ago.

Mikes Mum is 83 and my Mum 76 so it was important we waited to get them on the boat when we knew they had an easy flight and we had a good Safe easily accessible marina berth. The Safe inland water ways of Moreton Bay and the Gold Coast made their first stay on OOROO very comfortable and enjoyable.

In the following ten days we had a lot of fun with the oldies on board, got a bit of fishing in, played lots of scrabble, ate lots of seafood, drank lots of wine and went to The Outback Spectacular.

Fresh Whiting For Dinner

08 December 2017
Pumping yabbies and fresh sweet whiting for dinner

Sand Hills

08 December 2017

Turtle Rescue

08 December 2017
Floss
We got to rescue a turtle that was tangled up in a crab pot rope at Sand Hills.

Heading South

07 December 2017
Floss
We departed White Cliffs early and navigated South through the sandy straits and anchored the night at Pelican Bay.

Next morning at high tide we crossed Wide Bay Bar and due to having South East winds we motor sailed all the way. We arrived at the Sand Hills at Moreton Island twelve hours later.

We spent a fun few days at the Sand Hills, John and Leanne took us pumping yabbies which we had never done and then we used the yabbies for whiting bait. The four of us enjoyed a feast of whiting and many drinks and laughs.

Bye Bye Bundaberg

06 December 2017
Floss
After the Down Under Rally welcome week and done and dusted Party had concluded it was time make our way South. We took the first available weather window and left Bundaberg along with six other rally boats. We followed John and Leanne on Song Lines to White Cliffs, Fraser Island where we anchored for the night. It was a dead calm evening and we had a beautiful sunset, nice to be back on the anchor.

Rally Fun

21 November 2017
Vessel Name: OOROO 1
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 450
Hailing Port: Fremantle
Crew: Mike and Leanne Heddon
About:
Team OOROO 1 consists of Mike and Leanne Heddon from Perth Western Australia and visiting friends and family from time to time. Prior to purchasing OOROO our background was predominantly in the West Australian mining industry. It took over 10 years for our sailing dream to come to fruition. [...]
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