S/V Tiger Lilly

Rig heavy, reef early, and pray often; for God does not assure us an easy passage, but He does promise a safe anchorage...

03 November 2016 | Singapore, Southeast Asia
02 October 2016 | Kumai River, Borneo
24 August 2016 | Rindja Island, Indonesia
22 July 2016 | Fannie Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
14 June 2016 | Pancake Creek, Queensland, Australia
13 June 2016 | Pancake Creek, Queensland, Australia
11 June 2016 | Burnette Heads, Queensland, Australia
07 June 2016 | Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
11 May 2016 | Colmsie, Brisbane River, Queensland, Australia
23 December 2015 | Brisbane, Australia
13 August 2015 | Whangarei, New Zealand
07 August 2015 | Whangarei, New Zealand
23 July 2015 | Whangarei, New Zealand
12 April 2015 | Whangarei, New Zealand
11 February 2015 | Whangarei, New Zealand
25 January 2015 | Whangarei, New Zealand
24 September 2014 | BORA BORA, French Polynesia
23 September 2014 | Bora Bora
20 August 2014 | Teahupoo, Tahiti Iti
07 July 2014 | Iles Gambier, French Polynesia

TIGER LILLY - CONTRASTS

11 June 2016 | Burnette Heads, Queensland, Australia
Tom & Lilly
Perhaps the aspect of the international cruising lifestyle we most enjoy while living aboard and sailing TIGER LILLY is the interesting contrasts we are blessed to experience. For us, TIGER LILLY is indeed the center of our universe as the people and the places we are privileged to encounter while voyaging seem to exist in a wonderful dynamic panorama of sight, sound, and personal relationships. Often, we are reluctant to say good-bye and continue our journey - but we must, for we are sailors exploring His Blue Planet. Here in Australia the contrasts are stunning. Within the space of a month we have sailed TIGER LILLY from the lush Botanical Gardens juxtaposed by the bright lights of Brisbane's CBD, to the natural beauty and serenity of the coastal barrier islands, to the private dock of an exquisite waterfront home in Mooloolaba. We tearfully gave up our Salvation Army family at the Brisbane City Temple, for new Aussie cruising friends sailing the Queensland Coast, and then became part of the Neil & Maricel Morris extended family - with our own head and shower next to the pool! Everywhere we have gone in the Land Downunder, Australians have adopted us and given us the pleasure of their warm and generous hospitality - as Floridians, we certainly recognize SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY when we see it!

Today we are anchored at Burnett Heads, at the mouth of the river of the same name which flows down from Bundaberg - where we started our Australian adventure some seven months ago. Tonight we will make a 60 mile overnight passage north up the coast to Pancake Creek. We are making a night passage so that we will have the advantage of the rising sun, and a rising tide, as we enter an isolated mangrove creek at the southern extent of Queensland's crocodile country... With a Strong Wind Warning forecast for tomorrow night, we want to get snugged-down in a secure and sheltered anchorage before it starts to blow.

LILLY SEZ: How can a normal person use the words "secure" and "crocodile" when describing the same flippin anchorage? HE may be sleeping with one eye open watching the wind and TIGER LILLY'S position, but I will be sleeping with the boat hook and my Guyana jungle machete close at hand should any crocs come a calling! Since few of these large carnivorous throwbacks to the age of the dinosaurs have pockets for an iPhone, there is little use for cell towers in such places - and we expect to be incommunicado for awhile. Stay tuned for further developments...

Tom & Lilly
S/V Tiger Lilly
Burnett Heads, Queensland, Australia

CLARENCE THE CROC sez: "WHO YOU CALLIN A THROWBACK SISTA?"
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Vessel Name: Tiger Lilly
Vessel Make/Model: 1977 CSY44 walkover hull #55
Hailing Port: Green Cove Springs
Crew: Lilly and Tom Service
About:
Lilly is a retired business woman, and was previously a professional athlete. As one of America's first professional female triathletes, she was a pioneer in woman's sports. [...]
Extra:
Our kids: From 1987 to 1991 Tom circumnavigated the world with his family. Daughters Dawn and Jennifer were ages 11 & 13 when they departed on a 4 year, 40 country / island group, Trade Wind voyage around the world, and 15 & 17 when they returned to St. Petersburg, FL. During his high school [...]
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