“One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish”

“…black fish, blue fish, old fish, new fish.” (Dr Seuss) We have finally caught some fish on the trolling lines! We’ve pretty much been trolling since Hervey Bay (whenever it hasn’t been a marine park “green zone”), but apart from a couple of lost lures, the big fish had remained elusive. Until last Thursday. Thursday…

Island-hopping our way north

Orpheus was an ancient greek charmer and poet, Hinchinbrook was the 1st Earl of Sandwich, and Dunk was a Lord of the Admiralty. So we were in pretty good company as we continued to island hop our way north. We really enjoyed Magnetic Island, but with the Indonesian rally start date getting closer, we had…

Galley goodness!

Despite the usual limitations of cooking on a boat (small galley, limited refrigeration, restricted access to ingredients, etc), we eat like royalty on S/V Angel Wing (in my humble opinion). I’ve previously mentioned corned beef hash and roo stew, but I’m going to start posting more recipes and creations from our galley. Our top three most consumed…

Something for Everyone

Forget the wet windy Whitsundays! If you are looking for tropical island paradise, you’ll find it and plenty more at Magnetic Island. There’s something for everyone on Maggie. For the sailors, there’s a very calm anchorage in Horseshoe Bay which offers good holding and great protection from the SE trade winds. There’s no sign of…

Merops Ornatus

It’s official. I’ve become a nerdy bird-watcher! When I’m not underwater photographing marine critters, I’m now stalking along bush tracks spotting birds and animals. Check out this little beauty. A rainbow bee-eater, or more formally: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Cordata Class: Aves Order: Coraciiformes Family: Meropidae Genus: Merops Species: M. ornatus For more birds that we’ve seen on…

The big 5-0 in Townsville!

After cruising the capes (Cape Upstart (great oysters!), Cape Bowling Green (rolly as hell), and Cape Cleveland), we spent a great week in Townsville catching up with friends, seeing the sights, eating fondue, and celebrating Andy’s 50th birthday! We took a berth in the Breakwater Marina. It’s a great spot to park – central to everything…