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It was only a 60 mile hop from Mooloolaba to Fraser island which is the largest sand island in the world. Sculptured from wind, sand and sea over thousands of years with fresh water lakes and a rainforest. The beach on the east side is over 70 km long ! We first had to negotiate a sand bar into the inside of the island which could only be ventured during high tide. We had to check in with the local…

We sailed 60 miles from Brisbane to Mooloolaba where we only intended to stay 1 day before heading further north to Fraser Island, however there were strong wind warnings for a couple of days so we stayed and decided to take the opportunity to visit Australia Zoo which was only a half hour bus ride. It was a fun day at this iconic zoo which is more like a wildlife park than a zoo and was great to see the…

We’ve been back in Brisbane just over 2 weeks and it felt good ! The first week was quite intensive with a potential buyer for the boat. There were multiple survey’s, engine tests, haul out and minor issues fixed i.e. the fridge/freezer, but alas our buyer did not think that she was the boat for him. We were off course disappointed, but only for 1 day as we could then get on with heading up the coast of Queensland. So…

  1 week left at work…1 week to go….  

We are now back in the UK 8 months. We’ve returned to work but only for 6 months to replenish our adventure funds. There has been little interest in a buyer for Panthera but we understand the market is tough in Australia at the moment. So rather than leave her there un used, we’ve decided to go back 24th September and sail for a couple of months up the coast of Australia to the wonderful Whitsunday islands. We will probably…

We are now 3 months back in the UK and busy catching up with friends and family and planning on getting back to a bit of work to see us through to October and who knows what we may do next. Things change constantly. We are eagerly following news on a few cruising friends who are waiting for the right weather window to leave from central America to cross the Pacific along the same path that we set out on…

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