12 March 2010 | St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
11 March 2010 | Torpo, Norway
11 March 2010 | Dublin Airport
10 March 2010 | Charlotte Amalie anchorage, St Thomas
08 March 2010 | Honeymoon Bay, Water Island
06 March 2010 | Honeymoon Bay, Water Island, USVI's
05 March 2010 | Honeymoon Bay, Water Island, USVI's
02 March 2010 | Honeymoon Bay, Water Island, St Thomas
01 March 2010 | St Thomas Harbour, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas
28 February 2010 | Honeymoon Bay, Water Island
26 February 2010 | Road Harbour, Tortola, BVI
24 February 2010 | Marina Cay, BVI
18 February 2010 | Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda
16 February 2010 | Simpson Bay, St Maarten
13 February 2010 | Explorer Island in the Lagoon
12 February 2010 | Simpson Bay, St Maarten
11 February 2010 | Meander cinema complex, Simpson Bay
10 February 2010 | Lagoon at Simpson Bay, St Maarten
06 February 2010 | Simpson Bay lagoon, St Maarten
Home to Bald Knob
29 October 2011 | Bundaberg Cruising Yacht Club
After several hours of officials being onboard Meander, they were cleared to enter Australia and the quarantine flag was lowered. Three people came on board - immigration, customs, and quarantine - and it was all very civilized and easy, no problems at all. When the quarantine guy was going through the cupboards he stood up puzzled and asked how they managed to cross without any food. Their reply was....the Vanuatu-Bundaberg weight-loss program and they were only lucky they didn't get a westerly that prevented them making it to Oz. In actual fact, Ray has scoffed all the remaining fruit and veg before coming into the dock because it all would have been confiscated.
Sam and I had to wait a couple of hours before the guys could come off the boat. Ray did a double take when Sam went up the dock to take his lines...Sam's a little larger than when Ray saw him in the Caribbean in March. All the guys were keen for nice long, hot shower and then we settled in at the marina cafe for lunch. Pete and Brian were already coming home with us but Ray had not committed, waiting to see what the requirements of customs was in relation to importing the boat. As it turned out, the valuer was on site and gave us a valuation that we were happy with and Ray decided to come home with us too. That's a good thing, cos there was a heap to do at home before his welcome home Halloween Party this Saturday.
Sailing Catamaran for sale
16 April 2011 | Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
Our 39 ft Prout Escale catamaran is now for sail. Go to www.boatpoint.com.au to check her out.
39 Prout Escale for sale
14 April 2011 | Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia
Meander is now nestled safely on a dock at the back of a private home in Mooloolaba having a well deserved break from her long voyage over the best part of four years. Sadly, she's for sale and is advertised on boatpoint.com.au but we'll be moving her over to the Mooloolaba Marina and holidaying on board for Easter. We certainly still carry fond memories of our life aboard.