Archive for May 2013

“When the boat’s ready we’ll be ready…”

“When the boat’s ready we’ll be ready” has been the motto these past 4 years. We have upgraded just about all the systems on board Tiata, including motors, tender,  solar panels,  batteries, and completely rewired just to name a few and we’ve loved it.

After years onboard we knew exactly what we wanted to make her as self sufficient and as comfortable as possible. We have been totally supported and we ran with it.

The last thing on the list has always been the water desalinator.

Rudy ordered it yesterday..

Very exciting….

Living off the su....

Living off the sun….

Power and they keep it cooler the cock pit...yeah.

Sun power

Looking through to the new tender, hard bottom...faster..

Looking through to the new tender, cuts seamlessly through the water..

 

 

We are determined to enjoy every last moment in Darwin.

It’s the ‘Dry’ season. The weather is gorgeous, milder days with big skies..

We are lucky to have a bird’s eye view…

 

Clarity, an Eagles view...

Clarity, an Eagles view…

 

Afternoon at Cullen Bay

Afternoon at Cullen Bay

 

 

and the clouds are amazing...

and the clouds are amazing…

 

A treat for us always includes being outside.

A pre-dawn walk..

Magic…

 

6.22am Mindil Beach, Darwin

6.22am Mindil Beach, Darwin

 

6.19am, Little Mindil. Darwin

6.19am, Little Mindil. Darwin

 

 

Flight...

Flight…

 

 

As the day fills the colours intensify.

The soft is replaced with the dynamic..

And yet the is still a stillness, a deep peace…

 

 

6.28, Dawn ride..

6.28, Dawn ride..

 

 

So there is no rush to leave.

For this to us is still cruising..

Cruising from one beautiful experience to another…

 

 

Night fall..

Night fall..

How does your garden grow..

How does your garden grow…

 

 

The pod....Such views...

The pod…

 

 

My memory of darwin will be one filled with colour.

Big beautiful skies..

And amazing moon sets…

 

 

The setting Moon...

The setting Moon…

 

Namaste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted May 31, 2013 by lynsoutside in Outside

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What is it……

It’s the breeze on my face,

It’s the wind in the sail,

It’s the sky above,

It’s the sea below….

 

It's the Sky above

It’s the Sky above

It's the Sea below...

It’s the Sea below…

 

 

It;s the breeze upon my face..

It;s the breeze upon my face..

 

It’s the isolation,

It’s the freedom,

It’s the silence,

It’s the sounds…

 

It's the silence...

It’s the silence…

It's the Freedom...

It’s the Freedom…

 

 

 

It's the Isolation...

It’s the Isolation…

 

It’s the connection,

It’s the light,

It’s the being,

It’s the doing…

 

It's the doing...

It’s the doing…

It's the connection...

It’s the connection…

 

 

It's the light...

It’s the light…

 

 

It’s the touching base with Nature…

 

 

No land in sight..

No land in sight…

Flooded mangroves..

Flooded mangroves…

 

 

Exploring the flood tide...

Exploring the flood tide…

 

It’s touching base with me….

 

 

Nature's colours...

Nature’s colours…

nature's light...

nature’s light…

 

 

 

and I get to live free,,,,,,

and I get to live free…..

Treating each day like a treasure….

 

Only had a short day at work,

we are easing back…

We have done the hard work,

and now we are relaxing in the winds of change….

 

 

Colour sinks into the day..

Colour sinks into the day..

 

5.24am 26th April - Moon Set

5.24am 26th April – Moon Set

 

 

Sweet colours fill the canvas..

Sweet colours fill the canvas..

 

Walks before dawn.

We witness the creation of a new day,

what a Miracle….

 

looking up...

looking up…

looking out...

looking out…

 

 

looking in....

looking in…

 

I am enjoying the ride,

though fears do creep in….

A leap of faith unplugs you,

but I know it will be wonderful….

How can it not be,

for they are ‘My’ dreams….

 

sand dollars combing the sand..

sand dollars combing the sand..

no more pushing....

no more pushing….

 

 

boat in bay

boat in bay

 

What treasures lay ahead….

 

What's in Nature's treasure box...

 

ps. My one thing today was to fill out the application for Satellite phone subsidy… 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted May 20, 2013 by lynsoutside in Outside

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Returning to the Sea…

120 days or so and we’ll be back living on the Ocean,

free from the ties of society,

living in the world ruled by Nature,

 

Home…

 

Making Space..

Making Space..

Reflection of the Soul...

Reflection of the Soul…

 

 

Morning Glow

Morning Glow

 

‘Till then we enjoy the precious treasures of life,

and lavish ourselves in our love of the outdoors.

 

 

mangrove islands...

mangrove islands.

Fully accepting...

Fully accepting…

 

 

Gliding on currents..

Gliding on currents..

 

Dinner at Crab Claw

The conditions for sailing in Darwin this time of year are beautiful. With big tides, flat water and light winds that glide one easily and briskly along the water.

 

Crab Claw under dawn moon..

Crab Claw under dawn moon..

 

A weekend treat for us is to sail to Bynoe. In a huge and very sparsely populated Harbour just south of Darwin and nestled deep in the upper reaches is Crab Claw Resort.

There’s a little balinese style fishing resort with elevated cabins and palm shaded walkways that lead to a wonderful ‘open style’ restaurant, that sits high over looking the water.

 

This is what I call 10 000 star dining...

This is what I call 10 000 star dining…

Ready to go ashore..

Ready to go ashore..

 

 

Heading into the sunset...

Heading into the sunset…

 

Were off again next weekend, yeah.

 

This is living the Dream….

 

The view out...

The view out…

 

ps. Our one thing today  was we fitted new 12volt plugs on some electrics, Rudy did some soldering.

 

 

 

 

One thing at a time…

We really can feel the buzz of change..

We are returning to the water.

We have 4 months before we move back on Tiata…

We have been in Darwin 4 years.

She’s been treated  to an upgrade…

 

dreams takes time….

 

Sanding....

Sanding….

Tiata being loved...

Tiata being loved…

 

 

 

 

The finished job

The finished job

 

a sweet time…

 

 

with big skies, intense storms and joyful birdlife..

 

 

2 geese

Geese

Big Skies...

Big Skies…

 

 

 

Great storms...

Great storms…

 

 

 

and now the time has come,

to shed what we no longer need,

and make room for our next adventure…

 

Pretty sigh....aaaaaaaah.

Pretty sigh….aaaaaaaah.

 

 

and so from now to then my motto is to do…

 

‘One thing.’

 

One thing a day towards the move.

To  ensure we have the space to enjoy the riches of our time left in Darwin..

 

 

Awwww they're leaving...

Awwww they’re leaving…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted May 18, 2013 by lynsoutside in Outside

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On Wings of Change…

The dream never stopped,

4 years in Darwin.

Upgrading Tiata,

enjoying our life in the nest.

 

We sailed in, our bank accounts in the red'

We sailed in, we were in the red, but we Believed..

 

 

Now we are preparing to head off again.

The wings of change are upon us….

 

ticking off the list

ticking off the list

 

Alert to the messages.

Alert to the messages.

 

 

Direction..

Direction..

 

A time to let go,

to clear out…

 

Harmony...

Harmony…

dancing on the wind

dancing on the wind

 

direction..

poised..

 

 

A time to enjoy,

to appreciate where we are….

 

Such beauty..

 

a time to open our wings

a time to open our wings

 

A time to bask in the presence

of a new creation in the making..

 

 

heading out to sea...

heading out to sea…

 

 

 

clarity..

clarity..

 

 

 

 

man the ropes, were off...

man the ropes, were off…

 

Foot note: In around 4 months (Sept 2013) we are returning to the Ocean, our life as cruisers aboard Tiata.

 

Not much of a plan: Whitsunday’s here we come…

 

with much pleasure,

The Beautiful Tiata…

 

Tiata in the NT

Tiata in the NT

Posted May 6, 2013 by lynsoutside in Outside

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