Passion for Cruising

Vessel Name: Truest Passion
Vessel Make/Model: Seawind 1160 Catamaran
Hailing Port: Southport
Crew: Stuart Simpson & Nanette Black
18 May 2012 | Mooloolaba
02 November 2011 | Mooloolaba Marina
30 October 2011 | Sandy Straits
29 October 2011 | Bundaberg
27 October 2011 | Pancake Creek
26 October 2011 | Great Keppel Island
25 October 2011 | Pearl Bay
24 October 2011 | Middle Percy Island
21 October 2011 | Mackay Marina
16 October 2011 | Mackay Marina
14 October 2011 | Goldsmith Island
13 October 2011 | Turtle Bay Whitsundays
12 October 2011 | Gloucester Passage
11 October 2011 | Bowen
10 October 2011 | Rattlesnake Island
09 October 2011 | Haycock Island
08 October 2011 | Hinchinbrook Channel
07 October 2011 | Dunk Island
06 October 2011 | Fitzroy Island
02 October 2011 | Half Moon Bay Marina
Recent Blog Posts
18 May 2012 | Mooloolaba

Good News-Bad News

Hello to all our yachtie friends, it is so long again since I have posted a blog, but the moment has at last arrived that I can talk to you all.

02 November 2011 | Mooloolaba Marina


The last lap, so we left Garry’s Anchorage at 5.50am to catch the incoming tide to cross the bar. No wind at all. We started down the “mad mile” towards the bar crossing – not for the faint hearted today, it was like a washing machine, however the largest wave we saw was about 3 metres. Finally [...]

30 October 2011 | Sandy Straits

Yankee Jack Creek

Off yet again at 5.45 am, I was almost sleepwalking as the skipper did his usual, go, go, now.........

29 October 2011 | Bundaberg

Nearly Home

We had a lovely quiet day in the creek, we even played cards and Scrabble, beaten again!!!

27 October 2011 | Pancake Creek

Dawn Start

Up at 4.30am [we must be mad]! To get to Pancake Creek before tomorrow, when a S Easter is forecast, means a very long haul today. We will pass Cape Capricorn at about 10am before sailing down the outside of Curtis Island and Gladstone etc.

26 October 2011 | Great Keppel Island

Another Ripper!!

Another day, this time up at 5am and underway at 5.40am. The water is like oil, not a breath of wind. The clouds are quite heavy at present, but it is very early yet.

Yes still here!

26 September 2009 | Rebak Marina
Time as usual flies by, I truly do not know how we have been back on board for more than 4 weeks already. The weather has been marvelous, hot, but very little rain.
The growth under the hulls is incredible, we have every sort of greeblie possible, so in the first week of October we will beach her at Telaga for a couple of days. {Hard work!!} After that we will sail to Thailand, maybe stopping at our favourite snorkel spot at Rok Nok. This will all depend on weather of course as we are now into transition season, from SW to NE Monsoon. Then of course we are back for more dental work, which I am dreading, but the Dentist assured me not the same agony as before............ha ha, oh yes?
We will be very busy from now until Christmas. Visitors start arriving from end October until early December when we shall be back here for yet another visa run to Penang, this for more 2 month visas for Thailand, plus visas for India, Andaman's.
That trip will start as a couple of non stop nights across the Andaman sea, but we will have Richard and Irene aboard then to ease the long night watches.
After our return at the end of February we will sail south to Singapore to go up the east coast of Malaysia and across through the lovely Islands to Borneo, Kuching, Miri, Brunei, Kota Kinabalu, maybe as far as Sandakan before the end of that weather pattern. You see there is still so much to see, and we really find it so different at each place.
For the bird watchers { feathered} I saw a golden oriole yesterday, and there are various Hornbills here as well !!! Plus the usual troop of monkeys.
I am writing this and Stuart is down below with his head in the engine replacing the raw water filter as we cracked the lid trying to remove same to clean inside. The other day he leant across the Running motor and caught his thigh on the alternator fan, NOT a good look! It is taking a long time to heal in this heat, so no daily swimming, which is a hardship.
Next blog when we reach Thailand.


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