Our adventures on the high seas and other places

29 October 2011 | Bundaberg Cruising Yacht Club
16 April 2011 | Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
14 April 2011 | Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia
08 December 2010 | Brisbane Airport
27 November 2010 | Eastern Creek Quarantine Facility, Sydney
19 November 2010
19 November 2010 | Eastern Creek Quarantine Facility, Sydney
12 November 2010 | Mooloolaba River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast
08 November 2010 | Back in Bundy
07 November 2010 | Eastern Creek Quarantine Facility, Sydney
02 November 2010 | Bundaberg Yacht Club
01 November 2010 | Bald Knob
29 October 2010 | kennelled in Vanuatu
24 October 2010 | Bundaberg, Australia
23 October 2010 | Distance to Bundaberg - 125 nm
22 October 2010 | Distance to Bundaberg - 240 nm
21 October 2010 | Distance to Bundaberg - 370 nm
20 October 2010 | Distance to Bundaberg 477 nm
19 October 2010 | Distance to Bundaberg - 600 nm
18 October 2010 | Distance to Bundaberg - 680 NM

Calabash Bay

04 May 2008 | Far north-western tip of Long Island
12 knots from the North East - beautiful
It's 4pm and we've just anchored in the Calabash Bay harbour in about 7ft of blue green water. The Santa Maria Club is in front of us and there's quite a few houses built on the beachfront. Who could blame them, it's a gorgeous place. Ray's been working on the pipework for the watermaker trying to make it work more efficiently. He's just tried to mend a leak in another pipe under the sink and in pulling it, has snapped the elbow pipe....not good. Might have to hitchhike south to a hardware tomorrow to get a part. It is never ending. We've got free wifi though...wonderful.

High and Dry

22 April 2008 | Sand Dollar Beach, Georgetown
Perfect conditions and no wind
We beached ourselves today because our ladder started to come away on one of our rear sugar scoops, letting the water into our hull. Not good. So, given the fabulous, still conditions we anchored on a bank and when low tide happened it was all hands on deck to work on pulling off both ladders, cleaning the surfaces, drilling new holes and sealing them with silicone. While we were at it we scrubbed the hulls to get the sea life off it. All in a good days work. At high tide, we refloated without any trouble.

Repairs to the boat - a classic

26 March 2008 | Puerto Vita Marina
Watching Ray trying to make himself understood to the tradesmen in the Marina was hysterical. We did our best with a dictionary but in the end it was Tina, our lovely Marina public relations person who speaks good English, who saved the day. Mind you, it's surprising how well Ray did without an ounce of Spanish in his head. We have two jobs on the go. Replacing some rotten ply in one of the hull compartments and having the 15hp Mercury outboard fixed.
Vessel Name: Meander
Vessel Make/Model: Prout Escale 39
Hailing Port: Mooloolaba, Australia
Crew: Ray Jack, Julie Fullerton (First Mate) & Sam Jack (Crew)
We left Australia on April 29, 2007 to start our 'cruising the world' adventure with an attitude that life's too short and waiting until retirement might mean the adventure never happens. Sam turned 15 this year and we hope these travels will stay with him for a good way. [...]
Also travelling with us is our Shih Tsu Milo, a seasoned boat dog all the way from Australia and an avid fisherman. He's always the most enthusiastic when we land a fish or when the bait net is cast. Actually, he's even enthusiastic when we haven't caught anything. He adores dolphins and runs like [...]
Meander's Photos - Meander (Main)
These are the pics of our Shih Tsu Milo's experiences as he's travelled.
43 Photos
Created 16 March 2009
Follow our trip by country
1 Photo | 11 Sub-Albums
Created 16 March 2009
Here is the record of our fishing exploits as we journey around the world
46 Photos
Created 27 November 2007

Bringing her home

Who: Ray Jack, Julie Fullerton (First Mate) & Sam Jack (Crew)
Port: Mooloolaba, Australia