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  • Karunda

    Karunda

    While in Cairns we made a day trip to Karunda village in the World Heritage Listed Barron Gorge National Park. We ...
  • Back to the reefs

    Back to the reefs

    North of Townsville we stopped at Orpheus Island National Park and then passed though beautiful Hinchinbrook ...
  • Diving the SS Yongala

    Diving the SS Yongala

    The SS Yongala is a world-renowned wreck dive about 48 miles south of Townsville. The 350 ft (107 m) luxury liner ...
  • Townsville and Magnetic Island

    Townsville and Magnetic Island

    We weren’t intending to stop at either Magnetic Island or Townsville, but Horseshoe Bay on the north side of ...
  • On board the SL Herbert

    On board the SL Herbert

    Last week we were invited to ride along while the tug SL Herbert escorted the cement bulker Alcem Lugait into the ...
  • Shaw Island to Upstart Bay

    Shaw Island to Upstart Bay

    We ended our 1,532-mile run from Melbourne at Shaw Island in the Whitsundays. From there we slowed down and ...
  • Vestas Wind on the Reef

    Vestas Wind on the Reef

    Electronic charts are the future of modern marine navigation in both the commercial and recreational worlds. Some ...
  • Vast Australia

    Vast Australia

    We came to Australia with three must-see destinations in mind: the Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Australia, ...
  • Gold Coast

    Gold Coast

    We arrived at the Gold Coast with a list of projects we wanted to complete, the first set of major boat projects ...
  • Melbourne to Gold Coast

    Melbourne to Gold Coast

    Highlights from our last couple of days in Melbourne and the run north to the Gold Coast. Click any image for a ...
  • Maintenance log

    Maintenance log

    On our previous boat, we were (just barely) able to remember when all mechanical systems needed service as the ...
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway

    West Coast Wilderness Railway

    In 1899, the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company of Tasmania opened a 34.5 km steam railway to transport copper ...
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    Goodbye GoDaddy

    Back in 2005, I maintained a blog accessible only inside of Microsoft where I worked at the time. Having the blog ...
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    On board the Aurora Australis

    Earlier this week, we took a Tassielink bus into Hobart for the day to tour the Australian icebreaker and supply ...
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    Weekly review for Jan 19, 2015

    Highlights from the week of January 19th in Hobart and D’Entrecasteaux Channel, Tasmania. Click any image for ...
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    Weekly review for Jan 12, 2015

    Highlights from the week of January 12th in Port Arthur and Hobart, Tasmania. Click any image for a larger view, or ...