There is the scenic side of Cid Harbour, particularly when viewed from the summit of Whitsunday Peak, a climb we did a few days ago, and then there is the frightening side of Cid Harbour where two people got mauled by sharks this week.
We have nothing but praise for Rogin Taylor, the owner of Reefurl roller reefing furling systems. We met with him on Friday at the Airlie Beach public jetty where he inspected the damage to our two furlers and advised what needed to be done. To cut a story short the furlers we have are not his…
Within an hour of sending our article about Sailing the Wild Side to the Yachting Magazine Cruising Helmsman, Editor Phil Ross confirmed he would publish it in the August issue. What a thrill!
After nearly a month spent exploring the islands offshore of Shoalwater Bay, we came back to civilisation and spent a few days at the Mackay Marina. We had a lovely time until Wade climbed up the mast.
Joyeux Anniversaire Bengie! Our gorgeous girl is 12 years old today. So for her birthday we could not resist putting a post together with twelve of our favourite photos of her.
Just when we thought we’d be in Mackay a week ago, a change of weather lead us to alter our plan and continue our island hopping explorations a little longer. We are taking you to two lovely islands: Curlew and Digby Islands, just northwest of the Percy’s.
For our third post in the Playing Explorers series, we take you to the mecca for all cruising vessels: The Percy Islands. The Percy’s combine attractive beaches, glorious anchorages and spectacular scenery. They are a favourite stopover point for many passing sailors and we certainly can see why. We spent nearly a week there and…
For the second post in our “playing explorers” series, we take you to some of the islands off the coast of the Shoalwater Bay area. Island hopping is a favourite pastime of ours and we have enjoyed meandering around with no set destination in mind, just a spirit of adventure.