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The Week That Was 8 The Week That Was 8

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 […]

The Week That Was 6 The Week That Was 6

The Traveller Continued, France Revisited and more…. Work This week, work on the traveller was slow and tedious for Bob. Despite it all, some progress was made. He had to bight the bullet and purchase a plane for levelling the base upon which the traveller is to sit. Then it was time to drill. Hidden […]

SV Taipan SV Taipan

SV Taipan West Australian couple, David and Kris, departed Australia on their 50ft Kaufman in 2004. Today, they are experiencing COVID in the Pacific as they return to Oz once more. At this moment in time, with cyclone season rapidly approaching, Kris and David have to make the decision as to whether they continue to […]

Life is Never Boring! Life is Never Boring!

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/    

Life on Board Update Life on Board Update

Life is never boring…..      

Oneroa Bay, New Zealand Oneroa Bay, New Zealand

A long sandy beach where holiday ‘shacks’ lined the shoreline, the perfect spot for a night’s stay. The silence was complete.   Interesting Read https://www.otago.ac.nz/geology/research/index.html

Whale Bay, New Zealand Whale Bay, New Zealand

With perfect weather, there was time for a sojourn ashore. Dinghy readied, and we were off. A loop around Australis 1. It looked like we weren’t the only ones! The tide was coming in…… There was a bit of a climb ahead! Oh, the views were so worth the effort.  

We have arrived in Cocos

An amazing place. All one imagines a tropical Island to be. Some pics to tease. http://gratisaustralis.com/preparations/   We are working on the spiel, movies and pics. Hopefully will be ready in a week or so.