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.

New Places

17 March 2009 | Koh Pan Yi
On the 14th Richard and Irene duly arrived amidst a downpour. Typical! 15th we went to Ko Yao Yai; bought prawns for dinner, some as big as sm284'Eall lobsters! 16th saw us at Koh Yang, and a pretty sharp storm. However the anchor was down.
Today, the 17th, went first around James Bond Island, then off again to Koh Pan Yi, which is a Muslim stilt village which was originally all fisherman, but today is a major tourist trap. Huge restaurants all built out over the water and hundreds of shop stalls, all selling the usual stuff. We hired a 'longtail' for the first time to take us all up-river at the very top of Phang Nga Bay, about an hour's ride through mangroves winding past enormous 'Karsts', and we drove through a huge cave, the biggest yet. On our return we saw 'Neanderthal' cave paintings of recognisable fish. Lunch was on the stilt restaurants, very expensive to catch all the tour boats. However, we all felt the day worthwhile. As I write this, we are enroute South again to a 'safe' anchorage to avoid the worst of tonight's storm which is already coming up behind us, and the wind has changed from SW 5kts to NE 17 kts and rising fast. We are under full jib at present. No main. Temp has dropped to only 32 deg; barometer 990 dropping.


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