Hanging out on a private pontoon

We are currently on a private pontoon that our boom tent maker owns in Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast. The tent is nearly finished, just waiting for the shade skirts to be done.

We’ve been busy doing boat jobs like polishing the stainless steel, changing oil, fitting new gas bottles and installing a bbq.

We’ve caught up with friends, been to the pub for State of Origin, attended a Shaggers drinks night at the Southport Yacht Club and been shopping.

Unfortunately we haven’t had a chance to do much relaxing and touristy stuff. We should hopefully be out of here by mid week and start exploring the Broadwater, Stradbroke Islands and Moreton Bay before going into Manly to stay with my sister Karen.

Thankfully the weather is starting to warm up and we expect a few 25c+ days this week.

Stay warm, love Freya xo

We made the news

Don’t worry, we can’t read it either but a great shot of Freya!

We are currently at Paradise Point on the Gold Coast getting some boat jobs done. We expect to be here for a couple of weeks. Tonight we are expecting a low of 3 degrees so we will feel right at home, although daytime temperatures have been around 20- 22c.

We are going to the pub on Wednesday night for the State of Origin game which should be fun even though we know nothing about rugby. SICYC bbq on Friday night in the park here and we have just returned from a pot luck dinner on Stray Cats with 6 other boatloads.We had a great catchup with my sister and her hubby on Saturday afternoon, live band in the park on Sunday and are looking forward to a friend joining us this weekend.

There’s no moss growing on us!

Happy Winter xo

SICYC Cruise the Clarence River

Hi All. Freya has spent the last 7 days with 26 other boats form Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club meandering up the Clarence River in NSW. SICYC promotes awareness for prostate cancer and raises money for research. We also have a whole lot of fun doing it.We are leaving Yamba today to sail to the Gold Coast as the weather forecast is good.Here are some snippets of our week.

Laurieton to Coffs Harbour

We spent a great few days in Laurieton with fellow sailors having a bit of a catchup and a rest before making our way up to Iluka- Yamba for a cruise of the Clarence River.

We left at sunrise yesterday to sail 8 hours to Trial Bay.

We anchored overnight then set off for Coffs Harbour this morning. We had a couple of kodak moments along the way!

We are currently anchored in Coffs Harbour waiting to leave at 10pm to sail to Iluka and cross the bar at around 8am tomorrow morning.

There is a live webcam at Iluka if anyone wants to watch us arrive.

Now for dinner and a few zzz before we leave. XO

Seal Rocks to Camden Haven.

We arrived at Seal Rocks at midday yesterday after a 5hr sail up from Port Stephens. There was no wind so we stopped for the night. Seal Rocks is an open anchorage so we had a little bit of rolling about.As it was a glorious day and the water is 23.5c we donned the snorkelling gear and jumped in. WOW. I have never seen so many fish! It was just fabulous.Seal Rocks/ Sugarloaf PointToday we are headed to Camden Haven and Laurieton where RSL dinner and showers await.

Port Stephens and AirBuddy trial

We sailed from The Pittwater up to Port Stephens on Friday. A great 12hr sail apart from the last couple of hours. The wind got up to 40+knots and the swell was starting to build. We were very happy to pick up a mooring in Shoal Bay for the night.

Yesterday was still pretty windy so we moved over to Salamander Bay at Soldiers Point. It got a bit rough!

Luckily it was way better over there and we got ashore for a walk and had drinks on some friends boat in the evening.

Tim invested in a new start up business a few years ago for a little portable compressor to dive with. While we were in Sydney we got an email telling us it was ready to be shipped. Thankfully they let us pick it up from their factory. This involved a ferry ride, bus rides and train and light rail trips for Tim and a mate. It involved a day shopping in the city for Liz and Mrs Mate! We did however vote early so it was a good day.

The AirBuddy got packed away but Tim decided to use it today to clean Freya’s bum.

We are anchored in Fame Cove tonight which is very much like Dark Hollow. Tim drank all the rum last night so tomorrow we will re-provision before heading north on Tuesday.

Happy Mothers Day from Freya xo