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

Seven months, and nothing to report!

01 August 2012
Sorry if you have been expecting a blog report, but apart from hauling the Bluebottle out of the water for 2 weeks painting the bottom, there has been nothing - wait on! yes there was! We sailed her this Easter to Bruny island (photo shows Nita on board on the voyage to Bruny Is.) and hung out with kids and grandkids, kites were made and flown in howling winds and rain, with family meals around a big table - good times.

And the haulout at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmamia slipway was an all-day, everyday affair, and hard work.

Since then Jack- the American who sailed with us from Touau to Papeete - turned up in Hobart and I took him and his girlfriend out to the boat for a cup of coffee and a catch-up chat. He has been hitchhiking on trains and boats for years, sleeping rough and dumpster diving, picking up work wherever he can. Cheers, Jack!!

The boat will be for sale very soon. [No, it won't. 24/05/2013]

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