There is something momentous about sailing down the West coast of Tasmania. It is committal as there are not many places to hide. You feel a little on edge, a little excited too. The movement of the boat is different. It is not Bass Strait anymore with its confused chop. It is the Southern Ocean…
It was starting to look like the Web Bridge had got us captured, we had been there for so long! But we’re outta here, or so we hope, as we are not totally out of trouble yet. It has been such a saga.
Yes we are still at the Yarra’s Edge Marina, waiting, waiting for our instruments and our engines to arrive! Only one thing to do for a bit of light relief: behave like tourists in Melbourne and meet up with friends.
Starting our full-time cruising life as the whales were migrating from Antarctica to the East Coast of Australia was such a highlight that we decided to put together a Photobook about it.
This last week back on Take It Easy has been rather painful – stress wise and money wise. Between the insurance claim process, the haulout, the engines close to carking it, and the mainsail needing a slight re-cut, nothing seemed to be going our way.
Yes, you read that right. A nasty surprise was waiting for us at the Williamstown mooring when we got back to Take It Easy upon our return from France.
Our life took a momentous turn in July 2017, when we moved on board Take It Easy to start our full time cruising life. We put together a summary of our experience for the yachting magazine Australian Multihull World.
There is so much snow – meters and meters of it! It was snowing while we were in the Alps, the landscape looking just like a European Christmas card! The skiing in Haute Savoie is epic compared to Australia, with fresh dry powder, record snow falls early in the season, really long runs, access to multiple…