Archive for the ‘cruising’ Tag

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.

 

 

 

 

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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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“weigh anchor” – Margaret Bay

Margaret Bay

Near the tip of Queensland there is a beautiful Bay.

Where the sand is white and the water clear.

You won’t find many people here the nearest sealed road is 141 kms away.

Clear waters of Margaret Bay

Clear waters of Margaret Bay

Margaret Bay Low tide

Margaret Bay Low tide

 

 

Map of Margaret Bay

Map of Margaret Bay

 

A place to stop, to explore and to play.

 

 

The tides are big...lucky we have wheels.

The tides are big…lucky we have wheels.

Walking the beach at Low Tide..

Walking the beach at Low Tide..

The tide came up higher then expected. Rudy I'll watch for Crocs..

The tide came up higher then expected. Rudy I’ll watch for Crocs..

A great place to give Tiata a dry out and make sure all is a’ok.

 

giving Tiata a dry out

giving Tiata a dry out

Watching the clear water wash away..

Watching the clear water wash away..

 

 

Tide receding...

Tide receding…

 

 

Further up the beach past a creek

the sands are sprinkled with Star Fish

100’s of them..

Waiting for the croc to swim away before crossing the creek.

Waiting for the croc to swim away before crossing the creek.

 

 

But first you have to wait for the resident croc to head out to sea…..

Important tip: Check your tides and always keep an eye out.

 

 

Start fish everywhere going about there business

Start fish everywhere going about there business

In a little part of the bay is Starfish City..

In a little part of the bay is Starfish City..

 

 

 

 

Off to see friends..

Off to see friends..

 

"Catch a falling star..."

“Catch a falling star…”

 

 

The 'Stars' of Margaret Bay

The ‘Stars’ of Margaret Bay

 

Blue, white and green…

 

Tiata

Tiata

 

Just us and nature,

A lone Jabiru..

A lone Jabiru..

A distant Curlew

A distant Curlew

 

what a special treat…

 

 

A magical sunrise

A magical sunrise

“weigh anchor” – 15th Dec 2006

Feeding Eagles.

Christmas in the Whitsunday’s

Most of the time on the east coast it’s blowing ‘south easterlies’ and Turtle Bay is buffeted by winds.

So it’s a treat to enjoy it’s beautiful clear waters.

 We spent the afternoon feeding Eagles.

We fed them all our bacon...was worth it..

We fed them all our bacon…was worth it..

What a great way to spend the day

What a great way to spend the day

Eagles remind us to work smarter, not harder

Eagles remind us to work smarter, not harder

 

Eagles remind us to not allow the illusion of limitation to ground us in our flight.

Eagles remind us to not allow the illusion of limitation to ground us in our flight.

 

Freedom

Freedom

King of the birds

King of the birds

I needed a dip after all that..

I needed a dip after all that..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“weigh anchor” – 25 Dec 2006

25th Dec 2006

Christmas at Turtle Bay, Whitsunday Island.

Christmas Morning...

Christmas Morning…

It was a misty start to the day, still and quiet. After sunrise most of the boats moved on to there destinations for the day, we decided to stay put.

After my morning paddle we explored the area, we followed a dry waterfall up into the rain forest we were awarded a sublime view..

Looking back at Tiata

Looking back at Tiata

Some morning exercise...

Some morning exercise…

Solider Crabs

Solider Crabs

We climbed high into the forest..

Rudy walking the dry river course..

Rudy walking the dry river course..

keep on walking..

keep on walking..

Looking back

love our morning walks..

Rudy did a great roast on the Cobber

Followed by an afternoon swim

Followed by an afternoon swim

Tending lunch..

Tending lunch..

Cooking with a view..

Cooking with a view..

it was a beautiful day and after lunch we “weighed anchor” and went for a sail around the Island…

Perfect…..

Flying the spinnaker...

Flying the spinnaker…

Clear sailing

Clear sailing

Christmas on Tiata..

Christmas on Tiata..