We flew back to Sydney on March 1st. Oh, the wonders of air travel… A week after our arrival we moved Hydroquest (who, by the way, won versus the birds!) to a mooring at the Balmain Marina. It’s an excellent location and also the site of the Sydney office of David Bray Yacht Sales. We’d … Continue reading Hydroquest Sold
When one adventure ends, another one begins. Hydroquest, our home and the real ‘rockstar’ of our Pacific crossing, is for sale in Sydney, Australia. Yes, this was always part of our plan, but it’s been an emotional few days now that it’s official. Without the confidence we had in Hydroquest, our voyage would not have … Continue reading When one adventure ends
Turns out that Sydney Harbour has a lot of birds. During our action packed five day trip to Melbourne (thank you Browns for hosting us!), a whole flock of flappers took up residence on poor Hydroquest. Her solar panels, boom, and dodger suffered the worst. This will not happen again. HQ now looks like a … Continue reading Hydroquest vs The Birds
It is incredibly hot here. So hot that we decided against another day at the Open... Yesterday was sweltering at 35 degrees (no shaded viewing for most courts) and today it's like stepping outside into a sauna. That's okay - it was great fun to be there once. Today we'll enjoy the matches with the comfort of air … Continue reading 43+ at the tennis today…
It all began on New Year’s Eve. We left Cammeray Marina on the morning of January 30th and motor sailed around Middle Head to Athol Bay - The destination for fireworks viewing in the Harbour. There were already many boats anchored, but we were early enough to snag a good spot near all our friends. … Continue reading Getting into trouble in NSW
This year we celebrated the holidays with the SweCan sailing family. You may recall that we parted ways with SV Okestern (Caroline & Johannes) and SV Ninita (Nina & Ola) in Tanna, Vanuatu, in early October so it was awesome to reunite in Sydney. Our line up of holiday events spanned four days. Swedes have their main celebration on Christmas Eve, so the eve … Continue reading Four Days of … Food.
We are busy getting Hydroquest in tip top shape while we're at a dock (8 hours of polishing yesterday... ughhh) and also preparing her for the holiday season. Also on the To Do list, finalizing our presentation for the Vancouver and Seattle Boat Shows. I'm finding it very difficult to compress photos and highlights of the past two … Continue reading Presentations @ Van & Seattle Boat Shows
Since I last posted, we’ve been on the move. That is... moving via regular methods transport: buses and walking around Sydney, a plane up to Brisbane, a train up to Noosa, and car rides all over the place (scary stuff, especially with Will driving on the wrong side of the road! “LEFT!” “LEFT!”) Seeing my … Continue reading Planes, trains, and automobiles