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.

Forward on our Own

03 September 2010 | Pulau Gaya
An interesting run from Mabul right through two enormous reefs Beaufort reef one side and Nusa Tengah on the other with small islands embedded in them. Plus many miles of fishermen's homes on stilts standing on the reefs. Of course all totally overfished and "everything" goes into the water, so in our narrow channel we ploughed through the usual rubbish. The sad bit is that a young chap came alongside and offered us a beautiful elephant's ear shell, obviously taken live!! I did indicate in sign language that this was a bad thing. No doubt, however some tourist will buy it.
As I write this we are just passing Pulau Bum Bun, and just ahead is Pulau Pom Pom, and it is all such unique scenery.
Today also I received an e mail from my sister Jane in UK, and she tells me that she still looks at our blog. I am truly pleased as it does take a lot of time to do it. I first write by hand as I see something, type it when I have a moment, take lots of photos, which Stuart down loads and makes into small jpg. Next we have to wait for a time when there is a good signal, and we are not too tired to do it. This is usually off a biggish resort or in a port, so yes I am thrilled that is all still looked at. Doing this also makes me feel less out on our own and far, far away, so keep coming with comments and e mails please.

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