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.

We are off at last

21 May 2011 | Mooloolaba
Hello everyone, all our friends in Thailand, Langkawi, Borneo ,or even the Phillipines!
Great news! Stuart is in remission and has Doctor's permission to sail north for a few months. We just have to have CT scans every twelve weeks or so.
To cover all "Murphy" moments we are taking David and Sue [my ex crew] with us. David has even sold his business as he has really caught the sailing bug.
We were at the Sanctuary Cove Boat show this week, and while perusing the Raymarine stand, guess who tapped my shoulder? It was Charlie from Seventh Heaven who is back here for a while . The boat is resting at Rebak!
He told me that XTsea is now being looked after by Cumberland in the Whitsundays, so she is in good hands.
We will probably leave Mooloolaba on Thursday am, weather permitting!!!
Stuart's friends from Pittwater are sailing up to join us with Roger's boat Foolish Behavior, so eight of us will leave together on the two boats. It sounds like a good party......
The plan is to go slowly with no long legs as Stuart gets tired these days.
How we miss all our friends, but hope to see some of you on your return to Australia this season. Maybe even in Lizard??

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