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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…






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…









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…



The final jobs are being done.

It won’t be long now..

Mere weeks…


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

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Clearing the Weight…



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…









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…






I now feel ready for my next adventure.


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


So grateful for new technology…














Loving Lightroom 5.


So easy..


So grateful…




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…






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.









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…




Every changing...

Every changing…






And tonight’s sunset…….


Passage of time..

Passage of time..


Follow your dreams,


they take you to the most amazing places….















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








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.








'carte blanche'

‘carte blanche’



dancing free












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….




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


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…





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

12 May 2012 – Pamper Me Day……..

Today I choose to pamper me.

It has been a week that some core issues within me were brought to the surface but I have come through the other side as light as a feather. There has been much I have realised, you cannot save another nor should you try for if you look really close there’s a lesson there for you alone. So I bless and let go with love that what I saw as my tribulations.

What have I learnt, I have learnt that guilt is my ‘thorn’ I even manage to take on other people’s guilt and think it is my own.

But I have nothing to be guilty of I have created the most beautiful reality, I look in wonder each and every day. My world is so so beautiful I am amazed at times at what myself and Rudy have created all by following a shared dream. We are no more well off than anyone else in fact when we sailed into Darwin we were so far in the ‘red’ it wasn’t funny….we were a little slow to move on that’s all.

This past week has also shown me that the one I am closest to, Rudy.  We are so close (we live, work and play together) at times I fail to step back and fully appreciate what it was that which first attracted me him. I saw that too this week and know to he is my divine beautiful mirror, I am so grateful.

So today I relished in the beauty I have created after walking Rudy into work I did a bit of shopping and spoilt myself with the most beautiful flowers. I lovingly pampered my home, I cleared the air and  infused it with music and fragrance then ran myself  a bath and ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Life is all you can imagine it to be and so much more, I am so glad I see that and I see me and I am beautiful…

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Walk amongst the trees



Step back and look..


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We’re always walking….

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Organic yogurt mixed with organic honey, good enough to eat. I did a bit..

Ready to jump in..

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ready to open






My beautiful experience..


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Such beautiful dreams

‎”SATURDAY’S SOUL MESSAGE: Please be aware that as we start the weekend some very OLD energies are arising within people. These go back to CHILDHOOD hurts, so some are acting very CHILDISH & this can be in a negative (EGO – Personality in reverse) way. There are current PLANETARY alignments that are asking us to HEAL at the core/SOUL. So very positive if you can stay in your OWN space & just observe the CHAOS playing out around you. REMEMBER you will attract what you give out, so if you have been angry this week it will take at least 24 hours to shift YOUR CORE into a HIGHER vibration, to see the LOVE around you again, when you ARE feeling & projecting LOVE first. STAY AWAY (as much as you can) FROM people who are projecting hostility. There’s a lot flying around as we head into the ECLIPSES. YOU don’t need it. Be strong. Stay true. Love you.” Elizabeth Peru © Deltawaves 2012