Still in Victoria!

Our leaving the Victorian coast has seemed elusive.  This is a bit frustrating and proving to be an exercise in patience. We left Melbourne on 30 July, 2 weeks ago, and are still in Victoria! We keep having to remind ourselves that for us now there is no rush, so absolutely no point taking risks!…

Speedy Gonzales!

At long last we have left Wilsons Promontory and reached Lakes Entrance at the Gippsland Lakes on Tuesday night in record time. It was a bit like coming home, the Lakes were after all our home port for many years. But this time Take It Easy turned into Speedy Gonzales, even with reduced sails!

Nearing Wilsons Promontory

Victorian sailing – cold and blowy!

Cold, blowy, at times soggy and gloomy… that is what sailing along the Victorian coast is like at this time of year! Since dropping off our friends Greg & Ann at Phillip Island, we haven’t covered a lot of miles but have experienced all sorts of weather conditions: from fog, to brilliant sunshine, to gale force winds,…

Published Articles about Life Afloat in July

We have had another good month for publications!  Our articles seem to always cluster around the May to August period, typically after we have returned from holiday cruising and put pen to paper.  It might become a little more spread out throughout the year now that cruising is our life! 

D Day – We are on our way!

After two months of transitioning from life on land to life afloat, we are on our way, feeling a bit frazzled but elated. At long last, Sunday 30 July, we cast off the mooring lines and left behind modern trappings, the city, the noise and the bureaucracy to sail into the future! 

Melbourne cityskape

Our Docklands’ Backyard

One of the attractive things about being moored in the heart of Melbourne is the opportunity to wander along the Docklands and the Yarra River.  It can be a very windy place, but spectacular nonetheless in the late afternoon.  The winter light is gentle, the buildings impressive, the skies moody and it is a view of…

SV-takeiteasy at Docklands

No fixed address!

We are now without house, without car, without fixed address – a slightly unconventional lifestyle!  At long last our boat Take It Easy is our home, our mode of transport, our life!