Archive for the ‘living the dream’ Tag

“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…

 

 

 

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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..

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“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….

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.