Meander

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

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.
Vessel Name: Meander
Vessel Make/Model: Prout Escale 39
Hailing Port: Mooloolaba, Australia
Crew: Ray Jack, Julie Fullerton (First Mate) & Sam Jack (Crew)
About:
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 life...in a good way. [...]
Extra:
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 - Countries in our Travels
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Sailing through the Ionians, Peloponnese and the Aegean Islands and occasionally the mainland
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Created 12 June 2009
Our only experience of France so far has been our stay in Corsica in November 2008.
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Created 16 March 2009
In October 2008 we spent some time in Sardinia (and Corsica)and then crossed in December 2008 to spend Christmas and winter in Rome Italy
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Created 16 March 2009
We popped into Gibraltar from La Linear in Spain and saw the sights in September 2008
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Created 16 March 2009
From Portugal we entered Spain and travelled down the Atlantic coast passing into the Mediterranean, travelling up the Spanish coast and crossing to the Balearic Islands
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Created 16 March 2009
We crossed from Bermuda to the Azores Island, Portugal on our Trans-Atlantic voyage and then on to mainland Portugal in June/July 2008
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Created 16 March 2009
Our first stop on our Trans-Atlantic voyage was Bermuda in June 2008
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Created 16 March 2009
We visited Cuba in March 2008 and these are some of our special memories
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Created 16 March 2009
Pics taken between November 2007 and May 2008
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Created 16 March 2009
Some of our pics in the United States from April to November 2007 travelling the Intracoastal Waterways and the East Coast
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Created 13 December 2007

Bringing her home

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