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Pelican Point Pic

We even tried using the panoramic setting on the Nikon 1AW1: still a bit of work to get this under control. This is a beaut little camera for anyone who is looking for a small compact unit that is can be manually operated. With an adaptor that one can purchase, it is even possible to […]

Race Day on the Fascine

What a day!!! Yacht Club, round the blue boat opposite the township, to port of Wallaby, up the Fascine to Pelican Point. Wraps on board Spindrift, then the guys lined up for race number two which took them out of the channel. Bob and Bennie crossed the line first in a close run race. A […]

The Asymmetric Spinnaker

Two days of total calm: what a luxury!! The Fascine is a millpool. Yesterday was the perfect time to trial the Asymmetric Spinnaker. What a beauty in her red, white and blue!

Carnarvon Goings On

Sunday was a brilliant day spent out on the water: Bob teaching children and adults how to sail, whilst I headed out in Gidget to practice my skills. A dunking aside, it was great fun. Yesterday, we saw the first true rain in Carnarvon since arriving. Brilliant lighting, clapping thunder and large heavy cooling drops […]

Ants A Plenty

  An interesting day. I arrived home after a physio to discover an exceptionally unhappy Bob with his head hidden behind the lid of the steps situated between the pilot house and galley, and containers flying left, right and centre. With him muttering aplenty, it didn’t take long for the reason of such disgruntled mutterings […]

A New Sail for Light Wind Days and a Dinghy Race

Bob decided another sail was required for when the winds are light off the beam. The asymmetric spinnaker arrived Wednesday. I winched Bob up the mast a number of times over the duration of yesterday in order for him to make the adjustments required to run this particular sail. In between study and so forth, […]