s/v Charabia

24 May 2019 | Bali Sea
24 May 2019 | Komodo Island
24 May 2019 | Savu Sea
24 May 2019 | Timor Sea
24 May 2019 | Timor Sea
23 May 2019 | Timor Sea
23 May 2019 | Torres Strait
23 May 2019 | Coral Sea
16 May 2019 | Brisbane
16 May 2019 | Brisbane
14 May 2019 | Sydney NSW, Australia
13 May 2019 | Turramuarra, Sydney
12 May 2019 | Turramuarra, Sydney
11 May 2019 | Turramuarra, Sydney
10 May 2019 | Nambucca Heads
09 May 2019 | Surfers Paradise
08 May 2019 | Surfers Paradise
07 May 2019 | Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
06 May 2019 | Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
05 May 2019 | Yeppoon

Touring Newcastle

05 April 2019 | Raymond Terrace
Watched a couple of episodes of Mash last night. Headed to bed after 10 pm. Again, I slept badly, waking up a few times and able to fall back asleep. Woke up around 7:30 am. Watched some tv. Had cereal in our room. Got ready and checked out of our room by 10. It had rained earlier. The roads were all wet. We were surprised at how much traffic was on the roads today. There were many areas of slow downs with road construction. It continued to rain as we drove. The speed limit was 110 kilometers/hour. However, they posted signs that if it was raining, the speed limit was only 90. Of course, not many vehicles were driving at the reduced speed during the downpours. I noticed a city called, Toronto, just off the M1 hiway, just before we exited. We kept seeing so many cities here in Australia that also in the United Kingdom and Canada. Toronto & Windsor and Cardiff, to name a few.
Thankfully, the rain let up. The sun was warm at times with a high of 24C. We stopped for lunch at the Shipyard cafe on the water in Newcastle. Then we drove up to Knobbys Lighthouse. We parked and walked around the beach but did not walk up the long path to the lighthouse. We drove over to the Fort Scratchley Historic Site. We walked thru all the rooms of historic items all the way back to the 1800's. The view at the top was sensational. The beach was so very beautiful. The waves were crashing into shore with only a couple of surfers in the water. It reminded me of Manly Beach. The sun stayed out for the rest of the day. We enjoyed our long walk and climb up the hill. Drove the rest of the way to our hotel in Raymond Terrace. Tomorrow we will do some sight-seeing in Port Stephens. Thanks for the emails and message received today. Hope everyone is having a great week!
Vessel Name: Charabia
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot / Athena
Hailing Port: Jacksonville, FL
Crew: Mark &Helen
We are both computer folks that were live aboard cruisers back in the 90s. We settled in Jacksonville Florida after escaping the great white north and cruising the Bahamas, T&C, DR and points south down to Trinidad. [...]
Extra: Charabia is a French slang word for nonsense or gibberish. It derives from Arabic "sharab" which means alcohol.When you drink (too much) alcohol, you start talking Charabia. The original owners named her and Mark liked the name so it stuck.
Charabia's Photos - Main
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Nov 2017 trip south from Jacksonville
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Created 23 August 2018
Upgrades and maintenance to Charabia
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Created 27 June 2017
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Created 16 May 2015
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Created 15 May 2015
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Created 7 April 2015
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Created 4 April 2015
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Created 31 March 2015
Get the boat ready to cruise.
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Created 14 March 2015