We called into Cairns last week for important things like diesel, water and sushi. ABC’s Evenings host Rebecca Levingston was in town and we invited her onboard the boat for breakfast. Xanthe gave her a tour of the boat and we had a chat about life with five people on a fifteen meter yacht. I think we have almost convinced Rebecca to charter a yacht in the Whitsunday Islands for her next holiday. Failing that we have left her a standing invitation to come up to Cooktown for a sail!
We have made it! Six weeks at sea, and 1400 kilometres as the crow flys.
We have done some recording, video and podcasts as we have gone. The 3G coverage has been very haphazard and we haven’t managed to publish whilst on the move. So we will get editing ASAP and back to our regular weekly schedule. We ran into some fantastic marine biologists at Lady Musgrave, and a world
expert in giant clams on Magnetic Island so we have some great stuff to share.
Our last Anchorage on the horizon, Hope Islands, 20 miles South of Cooktown
Living on a cruising yacht. I have heard various descriptions, but the one that appeals to me most is that it’s like living in a car, parked in a small garage, whilst trying to remove the motor in the car.
We are working on some family routines to try and keep things a bit tidier.