Quote of the Week
Quote of the Week
Quote of the Week
Packing Up and Finishing off for the 2020 Season Outings No outings this week, since pack up is well underway and Bob is madly working on completing numerous small jobs he wants done. Work It’s incredible how often the weather bypasses the Newcastle area. First off was a new door handle to our […]
500g chicken sliced Salt to taste 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon Golden Syrup 3 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons dried chives or 1 ½ tablespoons fresh chives finely chopped ¼ leek washed and diced Place all ingredients in a bowl. Stir until well combined. Place in fridge (24 hours for […]
The Traveller, Belgium Revisited and more…. With school holidays underway, Bob and I made the decision to push on with work rather than taking the weekly day out. Work After a night of thinking Bob realised he’d missed a step in the priming of the engine. Problem solved and with its new filters, it […]
It’s been another busy week aboard Australis 1. A new post from NZ is also online. http://www.gratisaustralis.com/a-walk-a-dinghy-ride-oneroa-bay-paroa-bay/
Two more days from our time in New Zealand are online. Click on the links below to read. http://www.gratisaustralis.com/napuna-bay-new-zealand/ http://www.gratisaustralis.com/oneroa-bay-new-zealand/
Then time for some sailing….. Maps sourced from Googlemaps, 2020
I have just updated the maps detailing the 2019 journey: canals and flights. http://www.gratisaustralis.com/2019-2/
Volcanic rocks were stunning. http://www.gratisaustralis.com/paihia-to-whale-bay-new-zealand/
Beautiful countryside, perfect sailing. http://www.gratisaustralis.com/karaka-bay-kawau-island-new-zealand-2/ http://www.gratisaustralis.com/kawau-island-to-urquharts-bay-whangarei-new-zealand/ http://www.gratisaustralis.com/urquharts-bay-whangarei-to-oke-bay-cape-brett-new-zealand/
Excitement! OMG Agencies completed the design on our the new name vinyls for Australis 1. As you can see, there is no need to rename the blog site. Gratis is for Europe, Australis 1 for Asia and the Pacific. Perfect!!!!!! When there is a spare moment, the old will be removed and the new added.
I’m cooking. Bob is working on the bed: the mattresses arrived a little larger than the dimension he sent in.
I have taken two exciting leaps this week. My first children’s picture book text is completed, but I became stuck and unsure of where to go from there. With the support from Bob, I have now: signed up for various courses registered my pseudonym of Susea Spray. Keep an eye out […]
Sundays are market day. GF pies and GF straight from the baking to you. We were in tastebuds heaven!😋 Tonight home made passata for the Italian focus for this week’s meals.
After several delays and a long 12 day – yes, what happened to that anticipated 6 – 8 days – sail that threw everything it could at us, we and our 3rd home finally arrived in NSW. The tale and images are slowly coming along. In breaking news, I have just completed the text for […]
Day five of what was proving to be the ‘slow boat to China´, the waters were slightly improved, but not much. For the first time since the last sail car had broken, the boys were able to substitute the main’s top car with one from below. Repairs completed, the sail was raised and set […]
Paradise Cove, Urupukapuka Island to Awaawaroa Bay, Moturua Island With a change approaching, the decision was made to motor the short distance across to the sheltered Awaawaroa Bay on Moturua Island. Waiiti Bay, Bay of Islands Making the most of the weather window, a dinghy ride took us around to Waiiti Bay Bay. First, a […]