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


15 November 2010 | Bundy
Yesterday, Monday November 15, we passed the test - termite inspection test - the last test for us to enter Australia, including clearing customs, importing the boat (paying large sums of money), immigration and quarantine. We are now past all official barriers and heading for home.

The man from Elders Pest Control was friendly and polite and went through everything that opened. Then the hound was brought in, looking very cute in her mini uniform put her nose down immediately and started sniffing. ---Time passed. --- The message came back: you're clear, Joe!

We celebrated with a couple of cold XXXX's and a sandwich.

A couple of days before the full moon, maybe next Saturday, we'll begin our journey through the multistreamed world behind Fraser Island. Do take the time to zoom in on it in Google Earth, you will be rewarded. Just type in Fraser Island.
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