It’s all coming together (<1 week to go)!

Kick-ass cruising catamaran: check. Brand new rigging: check. New inflatable tender: check. All the necessary safety gear: check. Cool gadgets (eg water-maker and air compressor): check. Boat merch (business cards, hats, crew shirts, and the awesome stubby-coolers our awesome friends the Gillmans got us): check. Work finished up and land lives all sorted: check. Passports:…

The Dream is Real!

With the port motor working well and  bunch of other boat projects out of the way, we finally busted out of the marina for some sailing, diving and paddling. This is what we signed up for! Check out our Australia Day sailing adventure here, or watch this little youtube clip we put together, featuring turtles,…

The Lion, the Guitar, and the Angel

No it isn’t a knock-off of CS Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe … rather it’s a roll call of some of the fish species we saw while diving and snorkelling on our recent trip to Moreton Island. I spent much of my childhood fascinated by the Great Barrier Reef and grew up…

A wingless angel (3 weeks to go)

A sailing boat looks a bit forlorn without a mast… …but luckily it wasn’t for long! Earlier in the week, Andy sailed Angel Wing up to Mooloolaba to Lauries boatyard to get another big boat project completed: replacing the rigging*.  This was scheduled maintenance. When we bought the boat last year, she was 12 years…