S/V Bluebottle

22 March 2018 | Barrenjoey head, Pittwater NSW
12 March 2018
15 January 2018
15 January 2018
17 May 2017 | Hobart, Tasmania
07 April 2016
17 March 2015 | Hobart
16 September 2013 | Kings Pier Marina, Hobart
25 May 2013
24 May 2013
24 May 2013
24 May 2013
06 December 2012
11 September 2012


13 June 2010 | En route from Marquesas to tahiti
On the evening of the same day when I told how wonderful was the spinnaker - it was hit with only 20 knots, and it tore. Turning on the deck lights revealed it collapsed, hanging out to leeward. To get it down I had to drop it in the sea; I then dragged it back on deck. We think it will be able to be mended.

The next day was light winds and going slow, but come night the wind swung onto the beam at about 10, and we were quietly doing 5 knots right on course. This has lasted all night, and now, as dawn comes, we are getting quite close to the first islands of the Tuamotus.

I asked on the Pacsea net for a phone patch for my daughter Emma's birthday, and it is looking good for a radio to phone hookup, from the Pacific ocean to Sydney, Australia.
Vessel Name: BLUEBOTTLE (ex-Aura)
Vessel Make/Model: Lidgard 49' steel ketch
Hailing Port: Hobart
Crew: Adrienne Godsmark and Joe Blake
We have completed our trans-Pacific voyage - from Panama to Hobart via Ecuador, Mexico, French Polynesia, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and Bundaberg, and are now pausing before resuming land life. [...]
When the port authorities here were approached to renew our Panamanian boat registration, they said "You can't call your boat Aura - that's taken" so we decided to call her Bluebottle! If you know the Goons, you know of Bluebottle, that little twit! He was always getting into trouble with his thin [...]
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Who: Adrienne Godsmark and Joe Blake
Port: Hobart