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.

What a Ghastly Night!

19 July 2010 | Miri Marina
We anchored at Tg Likau , and of course we were on a lee shore, and in increasing wind, all this on the eastern edge of the South China Sea! Unheard of to anchor on a lee shore anywhere, let alone on the edge of an large sea. BUT, with huge floating logs in this area, and no steel hulls, one has no choice but to stop. We feel that it is dangerous for us to sail overnight, as also there are unlit oil wells that have been capped off and buoyed with unlit large buoys marking same.
We had 17 kts wind straight onshore! We pitched and bounced all night- Nil sleep, I could not stand it after 4.30am, so up and a cuppa, and, literally, just before dawn the anchor was coming up , and with the first glimmer of light , saw both us and Sea Bunny underway. Just 5 miles ahead was Meridian of Sydney.
Oh dear, I forgot, yesterday we actually caught a Mackeral 600 mm long, the first fish for over a year!!!!! He made a very nice dinner, and some for the freezer as Sea Bunnies could not get off their boat to come and eat it with us, it being impossible to launch a dinghy in those conditions. 77 miles and up to 20kts wind, made an average speed for the trip of 7.5 kts.
Arrived in Miri to a great welcome from Katani II whom we have not seen for 18 months.


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