On this day.
04 November 2018 | Burnett River, Burnett Heads, Queensland, Australia.
We have not had a look back at what we were doing on this day for quite some time.
On this day 2012; We had left Annecam tied up in the Marina Dalmatia, Sukosan, Croatia as the previous owner Michael had payed for a marina berth for the year and the sailing season had definitely come to an end in that part of the Mediterranean, we had not been long back in Australia, my long service leave had come to an end, I was back working my job as a wildfire Instructor with the Country Fire Authority in Victoria and Annie was back working at her old job for Clarke Rubber.
On this day 2013; We had Annecam tied up in our winter berth in the Marina de Cala del Sole, Licata, Sicily. We had our dear friend Fiona with us for the second time in two years on Annecam, we had walked across the town and up to the old fort to see the sites, we played the Finish game of molkki with a bunch of other yachties at the cruisers bbq, they were fun times, some of those yachties are still in touch today.
On this day 2014; We had just completed our last blog from Gibraltar, Annecam is all secured in La Linea, Spain and ready for our Atlantic crossing to the Caribbean. We were about to hop onto a plane from Gibraltar to London, spending one night in a hotel near Heathrow Airport and then the next day we started the long haul back to Melbourne via Dubai. This was to be the last time that I would see my father as he left us just after I started the passage to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
On this day 2015; We had Annecam in the Clarkes Court Boat Yard, Grenada. We were doing the hard yards, sanding all of the old ablative antifoul off Annecam's bottom and replacing it with a hard racing antifoul, we replaced the rigging as the original rigging was 10 years old and we replaced our genoa and main sails with a brand-new set from Doyle Sails. Our boat speed wasn't too shabby before but this new set along with the hard antifoul would take us to speeds we never thought possible.
On this day 2016; This would be our last full day at sea, we were on passage from New Caledonia, heading to Bundaberg, Australia. We had hooked and released a huge black marlin, sailed 177 nautical miles for the day and we only had 86 miles to go to make landfall in Bundaberg. I look back at our ships log and we had very mixed feelings, we were excited to know that tomorrow we would be in our home land and sad at the same time as our planned journey was coming to an end. I was good to be back in our own waters.
On this day 2017; We had just tied Annecam up in a berth in the Bundaberg Port Marina, we had just sailed the 130 nautical miles from Great Keppel Island, it was time for us to purchase a car and time for us to start looking for our land base, it was not long and we found our home where we can keep an eye on Annecam.
Today we walked to the port to watch a ship berthing, it was then time to water and weed our garden of veggies and flowers, tomorrow we might go for a sail on our Annecam.
"In life. Do not go where the path leads, go instead where there are no paths and lay a trail for others to follow"
The photo is Annie with our dear friend Fiona in Lacata, Sicily.
The video is our passage from New Caledonia to Bundaberg.