Time Bandit

20 May 2018
12 May 2018
07 May 2018
24 April 2018 | Loch Longs pre-start. 63 owned my m'uncle Jimmy
20 April 2018 | Kristiane Well Reefed
08 April 2018 | Chinaman'S Bay, Maria Island
04 April 2018 | Canoe Cove, Fortesque Bay, Tas
24 March 2018 | Mount Misery (?? - Best not go there)
17 March 2018 | Dover, Tasmania
09 March 2018
09 March 2018
04 March 2018 | Shackleton in Bronze
24 February 2018 | Approaching the Hole in the Wall
17 February 2018
14 February 2018
10 February 2018
07 February 2018 | Chain Bay, Bateman's Bay
05 February 2018 | Port Hacking, Jibbon Beach
30 January 2018

Time Served

19 January 2018
Time Served

I love grandchildren. I mean, don't get me wrong. I just couldn't eat a whole one.

My six week sentence, sorry, vacation, has just about been served. With time off for good behaviour we should be back on the boat by Wednesday.

It's been a busy time and a bit of Deja Vu. (That well known '70's album).

Back in 2011 when, without a lot of warning, like unsuspecting sparrows who had been enjoying the company of a new feathered friend in the nest, we found ourselves fluttering to the ground, out the nest, out of work, out of home, sitting on Time Bandit wandering what the heck just happened to our lives, the "cuckoo", (our eldest) having taken the reins of both.

Undeterred, or more likely, plain unprepared, we just stocked the boat and sailed off. No emptying the house. No realtors. No renting. Just stand aside as the cuckoos move in, pack a rucksack, catch a train and bingo, we were outta there.

It was therefore a bit odd during our sentence/vacation at home, our kids all now in their own homes all having had their turn at using our rent, rates and apparently maintenance free house and leaving us, well Anne, to pack up, completely empty the house and walk away. Leaving with a capital L. A sensation we missed first time around. And it did have a real sense of finality.

But I'm sure we'll get over it.

Three more days at the soft play centre then back to our reality.

Whoo hoo.

(No offence kids)
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Vessel Name: Time Bandit
Vessel Make/Model: Island Packet 45
Hailing Port: Largs, Scotland
Crew: Anne and Stuart Letton
About: ex dinghy and keelboat racers now tooled up with an ocean going boat and cruising around aimlessly, destination Nirvana...
Extra: 2018 Cruising Australia by land and sea in blazing sunshine.
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