|Hailing Port:||Rivergate Marina, Brisbane|
|Crew:||George Tate: Captain, Debbie Tate: Crew (ha!)|
|About:||George has been in the boating world all of his life, he built boats with his father and now is living his dream. Debbie moved to Australia in 2001, she loves to fish and lets everyone know that they should get rid of the pole as it all gets in her way. She is living her dream (George)|
That time of year has come around and oh boy was it time. It was a bit of a twist getting her into the lift but he did it. Once she came out, you could see what damage had been done in 12 months. For some reason, the previous antifouling paint did not stick and although it still looked [...]
We finally put up the new sail today, it fit perfectly. I must say that I still think that this sailing stuff is for the birds. One more thing for George to lose his temper with me again. I keep telling him that the Captain is suppose to tell the crew what to do before they start. Crank this, pull [...]
Well today was the day! I finally got to see some of the beautiful Australian Wildlife. What a great time. George decided that on his last day of his holidays, he wanted to get off the boat and not spend the time at a boat store (WOW!) He took me to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. This place is fantastic, so much better than Australia Zoo. We saw Lorikeets, Wombats, the Sheep Dogs at work, Crocodiles, Snakes (ugh), Lizards, Bush Turkeys, and loads of Koala's and Kangaroo's. I did not want to go home and cannot wait to go back. Please see the photo album of the animals and me (yes Michelle, ME!). Thank you to my wonderful husband, I had a great time.
Here are more pictures of Peel Island. What a beautiful place. We are home now at Rivergate Marina as the winds changed from NE to SE. SE winds will be pushing boats toward the shore (as you know), and all those plastic boats would be crushed by our 27 1/2 Ton steel one. Rather be home and have the aircon on. We had a wonderful time and are so glad that Jackie and Grant were there to enjoy it with us (the beautiful black boat in the pictures). We did however miss our family and friends. Christmas is just not the same in this heat and not having the family around us. Maybe next year! Michelle and Richard are having a wonderful time down south and from what they have told us they had a wonderful Christmas. They are on there way back to Brisbane for a while before they go further north. We cannot wait for you to get back! Check out the photos in our photo gallery.