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.

Buckets of Rain

03 May 2009 | RLYC
We were boat bound all day yesterday, rain and heavy wind squalls were not conducive to outdoor activities. In fact, during the night there were severe squalls and much thunder etc. The rain fell in sheets, inches in minutes. It is now 10am Sunday and I have lights on to see to write these notes by hand before typing them up . Now I understand why there are so many locked up and deserted boats here. It is NOT the season for this part of the world, East Malaysia etc is now in it's dry time, hence the Rally going there now. I shall make a few observations about yachty life here, I hope that I do not upset anyone. First, I am in the minority, {no, not my age}!! Yes, Caucasian females are few, the majority of yachts here at present have rather elderly skippers, with their very young Thai brides as "crew"! I find it rather sad to see, the girls mostly sit in the bar each evening whilst the men ignore them to talk amongst themselves. The relationships look very unequal in every way. Naturally these same gentlemen never engage us in their conversations, they are obviously not comfortable with me at all, is what I presume? Therefore Stuart and I have our sundowners alone in a lovely bar overlooking the marina and watching the fantastic sunsets. There, I have written my frustrations, I will not elaborate, but leave more to your imaginations.

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