What’s it like being a liveaboard on a sailing boat for 21 years? This sailing journey chapter wraps up life as a liveaboard.Continue reading “Sailing Journey: 21 Years a Liveaboard”
Sailing Journey: Lessons Learnt, Part 1
You learn a plethora of lessons and skills when you live on a boat. Especially, when you choose to live aboard for 21 years.Continue reading “Sailing Journey: Lessons Learnt, Part 1”
Sailing Journey: Selling SV Naiad
Selling the home-built SV Naiad – 34′ Bruce Roberts Motor Sailor – is a bittersweet and emotional moment, especially after 20 years as our home.Continue reading “Sailing Journey: Selling SV Naiad”
Sailing Journey: Boat Fit-out and Maiden Voyage
This chapter of the sailing journey guides you through Reality’s fitting-out for her maiden voyage.Continue reading “Sailing Journey: Boat Fit-out and Maiden Voyage”
Sailing Journey: Gonna Need a Bigger Boat!
The sailing journey continues with the revelation that Naiad – our home-built sailing boat and home – isn’t big enough. Gonna need a bigger boat!Continue reading “Sailing Journey: Gonna Need a Bigger Boat!”
Sailing Journey: Slipway Woes
If you own a boat, then you will inevitably experience slipway woes at some point in your life, as related in this chapter of the sailing journey.
Food Award Nomination
This Food Award nomination comes as a complete surprise, mainly because my blog is about travel and photography. Continue reading “Food Award Nomination”
Sailing Journey: Outrunning a Cyclone
Time is not on our side. This sailing journey chapter continues with the dangers and frustrations of outrunning a cyclone.
Sailing Journey: Extending the Boat
This sailing journey chapter sees Naiad (boat) marooned in Townsville for longer than expected, for the gruelling completion of its 6-foot extension.Continue reading “Sailing Journey: Extending the Boat”
Sailing to Stunning Lizard Island, Australia
Sailing north to Australia’s remote and stunning Lizard Island off far north Queensland’s picturesque coastline…
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Inside My Backpack – Ultimate Packing Guide for Long-term Travel
What’s inside my backpack? After 30-plus-years of long-term travel, I’m sharing with you my ultimate packing guide and throwing in tips on choosing a backpack.
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Sailing Journey: Townsville to Lizard Island
Dabbling in another chapter of the sailing journey series. This episode takes you on an adventure of fabulous coastal sailing from Townsville to gorgeous Lizard Island in far north Queensland. Lizard is one of my favourite spots.
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Sailing Journey: Brisbane to Townsville
The sailing journey continues after living in Brisbane for a couple of years and setting sail for some extended cruising to Townsville, far north Queensland.
Sailing Journey: Sydney to Brisbane
After 9.5 long years of building the boat, it’s time to start the sailing journey along Australia’s extensive eastern coast from bustling Sydney to calmer Brisbane.
Sailing Journey: Liveaboard in Sydney
So, what’s it like living aboard an unfinished boat on Sydney Harbour during the late 1980s to early 1990s?Continue reading “Sailing Journey: Liveaboard in Sydney”