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Brisbane to Cairns (June 2010)

Posted by Tim Henning on July 24, 2010 at 12:32 AM Comments comments (0)

The first leg after leaving Mooloolaba was a double overnighter and then it was mostly day trips. On May 31st we pulled in our first real good eating fish, a large Mahi Mahi. We actually caught two, but mine broke the line and got away.

June 1st we anchored at Leeks Beach on the Great Keppel Island for a 2 day rest.

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Back in Australia with Crystal

Posted by Tim Henning on July 24, 2010 at 12:06 AM Comments comments (0)

We left LAX May 16th and arrived in Brisbane May 18th. We were picked up by our wonderful friends Gary and Wendy and took the ferry to Russell Island and back to the boat.

After Wendy and Gary fixed us lunch we went to the boat to unpack and get things ready to leave for The Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, which was the 19th to the 22nd. That night Wendy and Gary invited Urs and Thereasa over for a farewell d...

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Visit to America and Heath's Wedding

Posted by Tim Henning on June 20, 2010 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I (Ruth) arrived in L.A. April 7th 2010 straight 13 hour flight from Brisbane. The cool part was the awesome On Demand movies and TV shows. Oh not to mention free booze.. Was sooo excited to see Carlee who was soo awesome to pick me up and to take me to my Mom’s house in Bakersfield 150 miles north of L.A. I left sunny and warm Australia for cool to cold California. Thank goodness I brought 1 pair of sweat pants or I would have froze to death.. After a couple of days to recoup, me ...

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Cruising Up the North NSW Coast and Brisbane

Posted by Tim Henning on May 14, 2010 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Victory Cat is cruising north up the NSW coast of Australia (FEB 2010) and we are currently located at Dockside Marina in downtown Brisbane (MAR 2010) . We celebrated St. Patrick's Day walking around downtown Brisbane.

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Sydney New Year's Eve Celebration

Posted by Tim Henning on February 12, 2010 at 9:01 PM Comments comments (0)

Now we are getting ready for New Years Eve in Sydney harbor, something we have been looking forward to since we were in Tonga. It was amazing. We rafted up with Good Times on one side and Vivacious on the other side. Katabatic had something broke on their boat so the 8 of them water taxied over to party on Victory Cat.

Five fireworks show could be seen all at one time. We had an amazing time, with the Americ...

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Sydney Christmas and Timmer's arrival

Posted by Tim Henning on February 12, 2010 at 8:59 PM Comments comments (0)

On December 25th , we had the pleasure of hosting 11 college students.. When we went to our nieces going away party, we found out that many of the students could not afford to go home for Christmas, soooo we had them come on Victory Cat for Christmas dinner.. It was amazing, almost like being home.. Several students were from America, one was from Korea and a couple were from South Africa. ( sorry if I missed a country).

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Honeymoon arrives in Sydney

Posted by Tim Henning on February 12, 2010 at 8:58 PM Comments comments (0)

Monday the 7th we found out that Honeymoon was arriving in Pittwater in a few days which was sooner than we were expecting.. So with that we gassed up, said our see ya latter’s and headed back to Pittwater and the several National Park coves including Refuge Bay. December 10th Honeymoon arrives in Pittwater yea..

Honeymoon arrival in Pittwater (FYI - with exagerated baby in the oven)

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Seawind Family and Factory visit

Posted by Tim Henning on February 12, 2010 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

December 1st to December 9th 2009. Rudy and Leslie picked us up at the marina and we were off for a beautiful drive along the coast and had fun at the blow hole followed by a visit to the Seawind factory.  

Rudy, Leslie, Ruth and Brent 

Then, we went to Richard and Carrie...

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Port Hacking - Another example of Aussie Hospitality

Posted by Tim Henning on February 12, 2010 at 8:46 PM Comments comments (0)

Our Time here in the Sydney area had been so awesome that we have fallen behind in our blogs, so bare with me as many of the stores and dates are just hit and miss..


After our repairs were completed in Birkenhead ( yea my galley window is fixed and I can see the beautiful world again..) we headed to Port Hacking which is about 20 nm south of Sydney and anchored our first night at Jibbon Beach (below picture).

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Incredible Australian hospitality and Birken Head repairs

Posted by Tim Henning on November 29, 2009 at 12:13 AM Comments comments (1)

On the 13th we headed over to Birken Head Point Marina for a few days to get some repairs and maintenance work done: galley window replacement (see Manihi blog in May); anchor windlass service including housel pipe and anchor counter sensor replacements; both engines had a complete 1000+ hrs engine service and inspection professionally done including replacing both exhaust mixing elbows and seawater pump seals as well as all belts; and rigging inspection and settee table repair (as well as ot...

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