54 Hours in Canberra

Our first stop in our 6 week Australia itinerary is Canberra. Aussies love to hate on Canberra, and it is a bit understandable why – it’s a city built from the ground up to house politicians. Politicians in Australia seem to get about as much love as they do in the...

Newcastle Day Trip

Our new friend David G picked us up and gave us a day off of the boat life. We headed into Newcastle to check out this city on the water.  Next time, I’d bring my bathing suit!  There’s tons of fun places to swim in Newcastle. Yuelarbah Track Mereweather We...

Wild Kangaroos while Cruising Lake Macquarie

We took an all day sail to get up to Lake Macquarie on January 10th. The bar crossing was easy, and we raced a few other sailboats in and snagged the last of three mooring balls in the east side of the bridge. The bridge opens on the hour during the day except for rush hour, so...

Why We Didn’t Fall in Love with Cruising Pittwater

After our celebration day in Sydney we took off into the Tasman Sea. David’s family wanted to get some real sailing in with us, so we made the day trip to go cruising in Pittwater. Pittwater Geography The Pittwater area is located just an hour north if Sydney. While the...

A Celebration in Sydney

Having our floating home in Sydney, seeing New Year’s Eve on the water, and having David’s family (all four of them!) visiting us makes for a once in a lifetime experience.  The icing on the cake was celebrating Jan and Brian (David’s parents) 40th wedding...

What To Do in Brisbane

With David’s family visiting us in Sydney, we took a quick detour up to Brisbane to check out the capital of Queensland that we’ve heard so much about. We also returned a few months later with my best friend, Madeline. Madeline has been one of my best friends since...

The Perfect Spots for New Year’s Eve in Sydney

You may be wondering how to know you’ve got the perfect spot, like we did, for New Year’s Eve in Sydney.  Here’s how I know where the perfect spot for New Year’s Eve in Sydney is: That is the Associated Press photo that was used in a TON of press releases...

Two Amazing Sydney Anchorages

I can’t technically say these are the BEST Sydney anchorages, because we didn’t try them all. But after discussing with our cruising friends and locals, we are pretty confident in saying that these two anchorages in the Sydney area are GREAT anchorages and should not...