Passion for Cruising

Vessel Name: Truest Passion
Vessel Make/Model: Seawind 1160 Catamaran
Hailing Port: Southport
Crew: Stuart Simpson & Nanette Black
18 May 2012 | Mooloolaba
02 November 2011 | Mooloolaba Marina
30 October 2011 | Sandy Straits
29 October 2011 | Bundaberg
27 October 2011 | Pancake Creek
26 October 2011 | Great Keppel Island
25 October 2011 | Pearl Bay
24 October 2011 | Middle Percy Island
21 October 2011 | Mackay Marina
16 October 2011 | Mackay Marina
14 October 2011 | Goldsmith Island
13 October 2011 | Turtle Bay Whitsundays
12 October 2011 | Gloucester Passage
11 October 2011 | Bowen
10 October 2011 | Rattlesnake Island
09 October 2011 | Haycock Island
08 October 2011 | Hinchinbrook Channel
07 October 2011 | Dunk Island
06 October 2011 | Fitzroy Island
02 October 2011 | Half Moon Bay Marina
Recent Blog Posts
18 May 2012 | Mooloolaba

Good News-Bad News

Hello to all our yachtie friends, it is so long again since I have posted a blog, but the moment has at last arrived that I can talk to you all.

02 November 2011 | Mooloolaba Marina


The last lap, so we left Garry’s Anchorage at 5.50am to catch the incoming tide to cross the bar. No wind at all. We started down the “mad mile” towards the bar crossing – not for the faint hearted today, it was like a washing machine, however the largest wave we saw was about 3 metres. Finally [...]

30 October 2011 | Sandy Straits

Yankee Jack Creek

Off yet again at 5.45 am, I was almost sleepwalking as the skipper did his usual, go, go, now.........

29 October 2011 | Bundaberg

Nearly Home

We had a lovely quiet day in the creek, we even played cards and Scrabble, beaten again!!!

27 October 2011 | Pancake Creek

Dawn Start

Up at 4.30am [we must be mad]! To get to Pancake Creek before tomorrow, when a S Easter is forecast, means a very long haul today. We will pass Cape Capricorn at about 10am before sailing down the outside of Curtis Island and Gladstone etc.

26 October 2011 | Great Keppel Island

Another Ripper!!

Another day, this time up at 5am and underway at 5.40am. The water is like oil, not a breath of wind. The clouds are quite heavy at present, but it is very early yet.

Launched and Blessed!

29 March 2010 | Boat Lagoon
What a day! Up at dawn, down to TP for final preparation and spruce up.
The Buddhist Monk arrived on time, and at the same moment the travel lift arrived to pick us up so that the re built rudder could be inserted. In a way a pity as the Monk's chants could not be heard, especially by all our friends waiting below. It was however a quiet moment for reflection for Stuart and I before we were sprayed with the water as a blessing on us and all over TP. We had fruit and flowers as offerings plus the coloured scarves tied on the bow. The very loud firecrackers were the finale.
The rudder was now in and working and we were off to launch with us still on board, swaying as we went along. Today was a huge spring tide and water was well over the docks, but we were duly lowered, and as the new re built engine was not yet tested we were roped out of the dock into a nearby pen. It is now 1pm and no mechanics here yet, so we wait as patiently as possible. It is lucky that we foresaw this and have booked the pen overnight, this to be sure that all is OK before we set off. Maybe now the whole ordeal is over????
Truest Passion's Photos - Main
10 Photos
Created 6 April 2010
Port Blair and the Charka Jura Incident
61 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 26 February 2010
Australia Day on board Makani Kai in NaiHarn Bay
5 Photos
Created 28 January 2010
Christmas at Naiharn Bay and New Year at Patong Bay in Phuket, Thailand
12 Photos
Created 4 January 2010
Land travel from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi and Hellfire Pass and on to Ayuthaya, Chang Mai, Chang Rai, Chang Khong, Huey Xai, Pak Beng, Luang Prabang, Vientiane and Kuala Lumpur
1 Photo | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 29 August 2009
6 Photos
Created 11 April 2009
2 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 6 January 2009
5 Photos
Created 19 August 2008
Under sail from other yachts and shore trips
18 Photos
Created 21 July 2008
Rounding the Cape
5 Photos
Created 11 June 2008
3 Photos
Created 29 May 2008
4 Photos
Created 29 May 2008
Race week at Airlie Beach August 2007
4 Photos
Created 9 May 2008

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