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“Lyn’s Outside”

A month on..

As I look at my previous post, I smile.

So far we have come,

Our dream in action…

Sunset at Seven Spirt Bay

Sunset at Seven Spirt Bay

A dip in the cool waters.

A dip in the cool waters.

 

 

"follow the dream"

“follow the dream”

But before leaving the Top End we had to stop off to celebrate. Nestled within Carig Gunak Barlu National Park around the Colbourg Peninsula is a beautiful little resort.

It’s name Seven Spirit Bay.

A little bit of paradise in a vast vacant land.

 

Rudy walking the ruins at Port Essington

Rudy walking the ruins at Port Essington

Hello from Port Essington

Hello from Port Essington

 

 

Glass relics, Port Essington

Glass relics, Port Essington

 

We Celebrated….

 

We had completed our goals in the direction of our dreams, 4 years we’d been at it.

 

Our goal was to set Tiata up for some long term and remote cruising.

 

Tiata sits behind a blanket of smoke in The Top End

Tiata sits behind a blanket of smoke in The Top End

 

Lounging in the water one morning...

Lounging in the water one morning…

Nature...

Nature…

 

 

 

Lush and green, cool and serene..

Lush and green,
cool and serene..

 

We are now sitting near the tip of Cape York in Seisia, Queensland.

 

Waiting for the winds to abate..

 

But we are in no hurry, we’ll just toddle around here…

 

 

 

The Blueprint…

Plotting the Journey…

It’s getting close now,

the final jobs are slipping away,

the time has come for us to start proposing a direction…

 

My lemons are preserving...

My lemons are preserving…

Reflection

Reflection

 

 

 

Direction

Direction

 

Our first destination…

Cobourg Peninsula – Garig Gunak Barlu is a national park.

About 216 km northeast of Darwin by road.

Our sailing route 120nm..

It was established by joining the former Gurig National Park and the Cobourg Marine Park…

Vast and beautiful

Vast and beautiful

 

 

Deeply indented bays and coves cover some 4.500 km²..

Virtually uninhabited…

 

Darwin to Port Essington

Darwin to Port Essington

 

Port Essington is an inlet and historic site located with in the park.

One of 2 failed attempts of early British settlement..

The ruins still remain…

(We were first through here June 2007 – en-route to the Kimberly’s)

Wuwudri Walk

Wuwudri Walk

looking through the ruins..

looking through the ruins..

 

 

 

 

Blackpoint Wharf.

Blackpoint Wharf.

 

 

For this we will probably set sail with the bottom of the tide in the evening to catch the ingoing tide through the Vernon Islands.

 and will ensure and outward tide around Cape Don..

With a hopeful lunchtime arrival…

Nestled deep...

Nestled deep…

 

Well that’s the loose plan.

It’s also the home of Seven Spirit Bay..

mmm maybe one last gourmet treat before virtual wilderness…

We will be there till we are ready to go..

 

 

 

 

Expect nothing…

Desire Everything…

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The final jobs are being done.

It won’t be long now..

Mere weeks…

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Posted September 5, 2013 by lynsoutside in Blogging on the go, Musings, Outside

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Settling in…

It’s been a busy couple of days.

Out of one life..

Into another…

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Today I have had time onboard.

Clearing and sorting..

It’s great to be home…

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We have spent 4 years putting together the best systems for Tiata.

Power is proving itself so far today we have collected 130 Ah, we have used our inverter which allows us to use 240volt.!

We charged up all our electrics and I used my computer plugged in…

Tomorrow I will use my computer on internal power and charge early in the day…mmm see what happens

It’s great seeing everything work.

We are heading remote..

In the most comfortable surroundings…

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So great to be me…

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Posted August 31, 2013 by lynsoutside in Blogging on the go, Musings, Outside

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The Move….

metamorphosis

Moving day today.

Was so easy..

Thanks to friends…

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So tonight we celebrate.

Dinner..

I think we deserve it…

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There’s something nice standing on a empty space…

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Posted August 28, 2013 by lynsoutside in Blogging on the go, Musings, Outside

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The Final Countdown…..

A Journey Outside…

 

In the craziness there is Peace.

 

Knowing, that these are my dreams are coming into reality..

Surrounded by Nature, connected to life…

 

My dream board...

My dream board…

 

My dream board is too big for the boat so.

 

So I will..

Dive into those dreams…

 

We called it the nest....

We sailed here with nothing but debt and a dream….

 

Today after I finish this blog I’m packing up my space.

I love this room, the view is awesome..

It’s where I created and meditated…

Disconnecting from the land takes time.

I’ve got the Accountant on the go..

And there’s still final jobs on Tiata…

Bit by bit though it’s coming together.

The load is lightening..

The way is clear…

Where creations are made..

Where creations are made..

 

Life is a beautiful creation

What’s next…..I can only imagine…

But in my belief,

It only get’s better…

 

Bring it on….

Posted August 26, 2013 by lynsoutside in Musings, Out at Sea, Outside

Clearing the Weight…

Interlinked

 

The ‘Inside’ world and the ‘Outside’ world are so interlinked.

A lot of that ‘weight’ needing clearing was on my computer..

I have been taking photo’s for 15 years…

 

 

Mesh
Splice…
Mesh

Mesh…

 

 

 

Interlaced...

Interlaced…clean’ drive.

 

Around 2 years ago I got a new computer,

and dumped the load on the ‘new’ ‘clean’ drive.

 

It showed up in my neck..

 

I have since deleted over 111GB…

 

 

ENTWINE......

ENTWINE……

 

I now feel ready for my next adventure.

 

The world has changed so much in the past 4 years..

 

So grateful for new technology…

 

 

peaceful...

peaceful…

Relieved...

Fresh..

 

 

 

Open...

Open…

 

 

Loving Lightroom 5.

 

So easy..

 

So grateful…

 

 

Transition….

House Cleaning…

 

Less then a week to moving back onboard Tiata.

It’s been a time of cleaning and clearing..

It’s been time consuming…

 

One thing I won’t give up is my time outside….

 

We’d hired a car for a couple of days.

 

We’d finished the chores..

 

So we were up with the sun and out the door…

 

So many road trains...

So many road trains…

Progress

Progress

 

 

 

Always looking..

Always looking..

 

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

is one of several parks in the lower Adelaide River catchment that provides havens for wildlife in Darwin’s developing rural fringe.

One of the few wetland systems accessible to visitors all year round.

 

Segue

Segue

Welcome...

Welcome…

 

 

 

Croc on Adelaide River..

Croc on Adelaide River..

 

A sweet respite.

 

That clears the mind..

 

That energises the soul…

 

Galahs squawking...

Galahs squawking…

Ducks on one of the many ponds...

Ducks on one of the many ponds…

 

 

 

Lots of Wallabies...

Lots of Wallabies…

 

Such Blessings.

so grateful..

to notice…

Vast...

Vast…

 

Every changing...

Every changing…

 

 

Other-worldly...

Other-worldly…

 

And tonight’s sunset…….

 

Passage of time..

Passage of time..

 

Follow your dreams,

 

they take you to the most amazing places….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mish-mash…

I don’t work well in mess,

and yet my life at this time is messy.

We are moving out of our rental apartment after 4 years and moving back on board our 37ft Catamaran Tiata.

 

There is  stuff EveRywHeRe…

 

I am determined not to take any excess, some things take a bit longer to let go of….

 

a jumble

a jumble

hodgepodge

hodgepodge

 

 

mayhem

mayhem

 

It’s CrAzY….

 

my world is changing...

my world is changing…

Yet in amongst mayhem we take the time to walk.

 

To connect with the world outside..

 

To forget the lists and enjoy the simple soothing joyful pleasure of walking…

 

Breathing space.

Breathing space.

Freedom

Freedom

 

 

 

 

 

'carte blanche'

‘carte blanche’

 

 

dancing free

 

OuTsIdE…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s official……

I am now the proud owner of…

lynsoutside.com

And to celebrate,

 

I went outside….

 

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This is where my heart sings…..

 

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This is where my soul plays…

 

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It’s official……..

 

The best of both worlds, both land and sea”

From the Sky to the Sea……

From the sky to the Sea.

 

From the know to the unknown.

 

From where I am to where I am going.

 

From freaking out to trusting……..

 

Auggggggh…….

 

It’s all good,

 

It’s all manifesting….

 

view from the balcony....

view from the balcony….

Red night delight...cheesy, I know..

Red night delight…cheesy, I know..

 

 

 

passing ships....

passing ships….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted August 4, 2013 by lynsoutside in Musings, Outside

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‘Bare Witness’ to Nature….

My purpose; simply is to bare witness to nature.

– in the dictionary it states:

“testify to; give or afford evidence of.”

 

To notice…..

 

 

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Nature’s a wonderful artist,

 

here a fish in the rock and the colours are amazing…..

 

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Looking out,

 

framed delight…..

 

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Me jumping for joy at the beauty of nature…

 

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and here,

a Heart….for me???

I reckon….

 

 

This is my first go of “blogging on the go….” as I’m going to be out an about.

I am in the process of moving……

Outside…….

Posted August 1, 2013 by lynsoutside in Blogging on the go, Musings, Outside

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My heart is bursting….

My heart is bursting,

my mind is clear,

I am the birthing,

I am the idea.

Lynette Higgs

What else is possible?

What else is possible?

Brilliance

Brilliance

 

 

Into the unknown..

Into the unknown..

 

We are now a month away from heading back out to sea.

 

The dream never stopped for us,

 

our goal has remained clear.

 

the unknown

into the unknown

Shined on from above..

guided from above..

 

 

 

nature's miracles..

nature’s miracles..

 

It’s the miracle of life

 

and

 

I have the keys…..

 

 

Dream Big and Beautiful

Dream Big and Beautiful

 

I do believe in Miracles…

 

Posted July 31, 2013 by lynsoutside in Musings, Out at Sea, Outside