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“weigh anchor” – Nara Inlet

They say home is where the heart is,

then my home lays here.

 

Cruising Nara Inlet, Sept 2003

Cruising Nara Inlet, Sept 2003

 

A decade after our first visits to Nara Inlet.

 

It feels we are heading..

Heading….

Home……..

 

 

Somewhere over the rainbow...

Somewhere over the rainbow…

 

This beautiful Fjord-like inlet was once the ancient home of the Ngaro people.  

This sea faring Aboriginal group inhabited the Whitsunday and coastal areas of Queensland from some 7000BC till 1870.

Eventually their society was destroyed by the inhabitation of colonists and those remaining were forcibly relocated to mission settlements on Palm Island…

Stillness

Stillness

The Cradle of a People...

The Cradle of a People…

 

 

Comfortable

Comfortable

 

 

There are plenty of places to explore,

from ancient art work,

and waterfalls…

 

Beautiful in all light

Beautiful in all light

We spent long languid days,

warm with gentle rains,

a beautiful place to call home, if only for a time…

 

looking south out the Inlet

looking south out the Inlet

Nestled

Nestled

 

Sea Eagle

Sea Eagle

 

August 2013 we head East from Darwin in the Northern Territory after many years away.

 

We look forward to rediscovering this land..

 

Blessed to sit and to ponder this magnificent land…

 

 

being in nature...

being in nature…

 

Home, is wherever the heart lives….

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Creature of the Moon, soulmate to the Sea….

Last night I sat and watched the sun sink deliciously into the sea,

it’s rays illuminated the shore,

it’s supercharged me..

 

Illuminated by the Sun...

Supercharged by the Sun…

Then over my shoulder,

 

the moon reflected it’s arrival,

 

it’s light gleaned from the sun….

 

the moon t 6.18pm

Transition

 

the last of the sun.

Cycles

moon 6.16pm

 

 

I am a creature of the Moon,

born under the sign of cancer,

and soulmate to the Sea…

Illuminated

Illuminated

 

I was awoken again at 4am and this was the beautiful sight I saw.

 

She draws the tides to her...

She draws the tides to her…

She is the queen of the night..

She is the queen of the night..

 

She is the matron to all sea Creatures

She is the matron to all sea Creatures

 

Reach for the moon,

even if you miss,

you’ll land amongst the stars…

Les Brown

She is the Feminine...

She is the Feminine…

 

Information gleaned from Avia Venefica, thank you

What’s my sign

Shots taken with my Nikon  Coolpix P510

Hand Held, great camera..

 

 

 

 

 

Posted July 21, 2013 by lynsoutside in Outside

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Ebullient Living…

Finches have arrived in my awareness.

 

 They are all around..

 

They visit me at home, and they accompany us as on our walks…

 

Bouncy and light

Bouncy and light

 

Joyful and sweet.

 

I just had to look into their symbolism..

 

Excited to see what their message is…

 

 

Crimson Joy

Crimson Joy

 

 

The word Ebullient is a statement of the finch.

 

“Cheerful and full of energy”

 

Simplicity

Simplicity

Diversity

Diversity

 

 

 

Happiness

Happiness

 

 

They are a beautiful omen of bright days and high energy ahead…

 

They ‘bounce’ and they ‘bobble’…

 

Enjoying the ride of the breeze, wherever that may take them…

 

Appreciation of life....

Appreciation of life….

 

We are embarking on a new adventure.

 

Unknown fully to us yet..

 

But the wisdom of the Finch reminds me to be grateful for it all…

 

It’s all great…

 

Thank you Avia Venefica for you beautiful wisdom.

Now I can talk Crocs…

 

Crocs…

 

In all our time visiting Bynoe harbour over the past few years we had never come across a croc. This time was different we came upon them numerous times. One had taken resident in the creek near were we’d  dropped anchor.

We first saw him when we were ‘zooming’ up the creek, Rudy spotted him after we’d passed. Mmmmm they make you a tad nervous..

Later he came and visited us at the boat…

Not the best shots but here they are…

 

Concealing..

Power to Survive..

Connection to Mother earth

Connection to Mother earth

 

 

Primal energies..

Primal energies..

 

 

When a Crocodile enters your life look for the opportunity to get deep into one’s primal energies.

Opportunities for  new wisdom and knowledge..

 

 

Posted June 15, 2013 by lynsoutside in Outside

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“weigh anchor” – Berkley River, The Kimberly’s

The Berkley River

 

The Berkeley River is nestled SW of Joseph Bonaparte Gulf on Australia’s remote north Kimberly Coast.

The nearest town is Wyndham 150kms..

 

There are no roads…

 

Berkley River Map

Berkley River Map

Intense silence fills your ears,
alone in an ancient land.
The moon fills the setting sky,
miles from civilisation,
miles from anywhere.

We are able to cruise some 12 nm (approx. 22km) up the river.

Sandstone gorges soar over head at times completely encircling us..

There is a deep presence…

We are in old, old country…

The colours are amazing..

The colours are amazing..

Carved by eons on time..

Carved by eons on time..

The afternoon glow is blinding...

The afternoon glow is blinding gold…

There is a silence within the Berkley like nothing I’ve every experienced before.

It’s soundless..

Deafening…

Alone in the wilderness

Alone in the wilderness..

Mystical..

Mystical..

We washed under the falls

We lived by the falls..

 

 

 

 

This was to be our home for the next month.

We bathed under the waterfall looking out over the hushed grandness..

We explored, we climbed the above ridge and walked deep into the quiet land, we sat…

 

 

lI showered under the falls..

I showered under the falls..

No crocs here..

No crocs here..  

 

 

 

 

We had all the comforts of home...

We had all the comforts of home…

We watched the Moon dance it’s cycle in the clear, clear skies.

 

We lay out on chilly nights lit by the millions of sparkling stars..

We watched the sun sink, finished for the day, whilst the full moon rose in all it’s glory…

 

Mt Casurina

Mt Casurina

Golden hue

Golden hue

 

 

 

lush on green

lush and so green

 

We lived in nature,

self sufficient.

Collecting water..

Baking bread…

 

Freshly backed in the BBQ..

Freshly backed in the BBQ..

We caught the odd mud crab..

We caught the odd mud crab..

 

 

 

Collecting fresh water..

Collecting fresh water..

 

We ate well…

 

 

Rudy's Chilli Mud Crab..

Rudy’s Chilli Mud Crab..

We walked the ancient land drawn into it’s quietness.

Sandstone rock caved into the guardian souls that resided this land..

There was a feeling of being in the presence of others,

they had left their creative mark.

We sat and looked out where others had sat for millennium ..

 

rock art up on a ledge,

rock art up on a ledge,

 

 

The connection was strong…

 

walking along the rock bar, boats no further..

walking along the rock bar, boats no further..

Berkley Bush..

Berkley Bush..

Ancient ancestor..

Ancient ancestor…

 

We came across the odd Croc, we aways aware.

 

We swam in fresh water pools, watched by God’s creatures..

We played, safe above the falls…

 

We played...

We played…

Croc...

Croc…

 

 

 

A sunning monitor...

A sunning monitor…

 

 

We were totally and lovingly wrapped in nature.

 

 

Berkley blessings....

Berkley blessings….

 

I am deeply blessed…

I am so grateful..

Thank you…

“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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…..