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From Cairns to Thursday Island

Smart Slider with ID: 6Monday 9th July 2007  Time: 2200 [10pm] - written by Jean Thursday IslandLatitude: 10  35.6S Longitude: 142  14.6EHi all,We finally managed to tear ourselves away from the comfort of Marlin Marina in Cairns on Thursday 5thJuly.  It could be quite easy to succumb to being tied up to an arm of floating concrete securely connected to the shore.A short stroll to the amenities block is no hardship. The ability to use a toilet without the left foot on the floor, the right one…

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From Sydney to Cairns

Smart Slider with ID: 54th July 2007 - written by PeterGreetings all – I’ll try and give Mum a call a little later tonight, but in case I miss her, and anyway I like writing these, here’s the next update.And this one’s from Cairns and I suppose the big news is that it looks like I can finally pack my thermal underwear away.  The sky is a strange blue colour, not the unremitting grey we’ve been seeing, and there’s this strange bright yellow thing in the…

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From Melbourne to Queenscliff

Smart Slider with ID: 325th May 2007 - written by PeterHi All,Finally got away on Friday, albeit later than hoped.  It was lovely - all the staff at the club were out on the balcony waving us off (or checking we had actually gone?).  First stop was the next yacht club up the bay, Sandringham, where we undertook the challenge of the labyrinthine machinations of the pre-pay diesel dock. Well, at least once we'd stopped. We discovered coming in that Hinewai fully loaded (we're carrying about 2 tones…

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From Queenscliffe to Sydney

Smart Slider with ID: 410th June 2007 - written by PeterWe think the last email was sent from Queenscliff, just at the bottom of Port Philip bay.  Well, we ended up having almost a week stuck in Queenscliff waiting for the weather to clear, but it gave us a chance to do a few fixes on the boat.The big one was trying to work out where the diesel tanks were leaking – we knew it must be from the top of the tanks because we’d never…

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