The inside story on what its really like to cruise the east coast of Australia.

22 June 2008 | Airlie Beach
20 June 2008 | 'Hammo'
19 June 2008 | Hammilton Island
17 June 2008 | Mackay
16 June 2008 | Curlew Island
15 June 2008 | Middle Percy Island
14 June 2008 | Townshend Island
13 June 2008 | Pearl Bay
12 June 2008 | Yeppoon
11 June 2008 | Cape Capricorn
06 June 2008 | Bundaberg
05 June 2008 | Hervey Bay
31 May 2008 | Mooloolabah
27 May 2008 | At Mooloolaba
26 May 2008 | Tangalooma
24 May 2008 | Sanctuary Cove
15 May 2008 | Hope Harbour Marina
12 May 2008 | Ballina
02 May 2008 | Port Macquarie

At Mooloolaba

27 May 2008 | At Mooloolaba
really warm - no wind again
Birthday boy Pete and Jane with Caloundra in the background - what happened to the wind?

After an attempt at fishing in the morning (unsuccessful again - why ruin a perfect record?) we slipped out of Tangalooma for the trip to Mooloolaba. At first we followed the shipping lanes in Moreton Bay, but after a while just headed straight across the various banks and shoals. The water is suprisingly beautiful, I had previously thought Moreton Bay was all mud, but the mid and northern areas are sandy bottomed with fantastic water clarity - we could have been in Fiji.

Despite the warm weather and clear water, we had no wind. Another day of motoring - not happy Jan! We did get the sails up for about 1 hour but never got over 4 knots.

We slipped into Mooloolaba, a harbour we know well becaue we've sailed here a few times in the Etchells mid-winter regattas. The Bar has recently been cleared so there were no problems.

Most important thing today is that Peter turns 51 , still a youngster, so we are heading out to a nice seafood restaurant to celebrate.
Vessel Name: Andamon
Vessel Make/Model: Seawind 1160
Hailing Port: Cronulla, NSW, Australia
Crew: Jon and Lyn
This is a story about two really nice people who are heading north for the Australian winter. Jon has a background in IT and specialises in talking about sailing stuff to sailing friends. [...]
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Who: Jon and Lyn
Port: Cronulla, NSW, Australia