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Schionning Wilderness Catamaran 14.8m


Julie Ballinger

First Mate

Scott Fleming

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Fraser Island & Bundaberg

At the end of June we left the City lights behind & travelled north to The Great Sandy Straits & Hervey Bay. Crossing the troublesome Wide Bay Bar ...

14 Jul 2017 by: Julie

Brisbane River

Cruising up river was a bit of a thrill for Roger as he had dreamed of anchoring his own boat in Brisbane City after travelling to & from work on t...

19 Jun 2017 by: Julie

Gold Coast & Southern Moreton Bay

We were greeted at the Gold Coast by lovely weather so spent the first week or so 'hanging' around in 'Bums' Bay & Paradise Point, both lovely spot...

18 Jun 2017 by: Julie

Coffs Harbour

In early May we headed for Coffs Harbour to leave the boat in the marina & head off to see 'family' & friends in Perth for two weeks. I must admit ...

29 May 2017 by: Julie

Slowly North, to Port Macquarie

After a longer than expected wait in Port Stephens due to Cyclone Debbie & flooding on the NSW north coast we ventured out mid April & headed to Po...

04 May 2017 by: Julie

Back on Board.....

Great times had in both Tasmania & Melbourne, really great to catch up with everyone. The Wooden Boat Festival (Hobart) was very enjoyable & so was...

11 Mar 2017 by: Julie

From Dipping to Mooring........

After spending time in Lake Macquarie, Broken Bay & Sydney Harbour, all of which were fabulous, we are back at Oyster Cove Marine to leave Clawdett...

02 Feb 2017 by: Julie

Back in the water :-)

After six weeks in the works yard we have finally been relaunched! Admittedly, we did 'disappear' again for two weeks, so only four weeks of actual...

03 Nov 2016 by: Julie

Returning to Oyster Cove

We arrived back in Oz on the 15th & after a great couple of day wih friends Janelle & Wayne we are back on board and, luckily so far all is well. C...

19 Sep 2016 by: Julie

June to 14th September

Given this is a sailing log & given that we are not on a boat for this time I won't be writing actual logs. I will however, add photos of the many ...

15 Sep 2016 by: Julie

Returning Denise

We were really dragging our feet to return Denise to her home at Stoke Prior turning up just after the scheduled time. We have really enjoyed our t...

28 May 2016 by: Julie

Two Weeks In

& all is great! We have had a fabulous couple of weeks! The weather has been fantastic for this time of year with just a couple of days of drizzle,...

13 May 2016 by: Julie

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Hey Guys. I'm so happy you guys are going strong! I;m still at a desk. have another baby. happy days. Catch you in perth one day.

Kim Tan

Lee Smith

We ran across some old photos our our trip to Perth and wondered what happened to you two. A quick search found this blog. It looks like you are having the time of your life. We would love recon...

Lee Smith

Hi, great to hear from you. Would love to catch up soon and hear all about your amazing trip.

Rose Speirs

Merry Christmas Cruisers! You nearly made it round! Miss you. the Allens

Matt Allen

Wow what an experience. We have enjoyed following your log and recalling the places we also visited but by land on our A'Van trip. Hope we can catch up while you are on the east coast.

Ian Wingett

howdy Mr Wonderful and the amazing Julie. Long time no see. Have you lost any more masts to lightning yet? (just kidding). Such an amazing adventure for you guys - well deserved. Ciao Kim

Kim Tan

Making excellent progress. Quite a trip so far.

Peter Kennard

you guys are living the dream - What an amazing life you guys have (I'm very jealous). Stay wonderful

Kim Tan

you guys are living the dream - What an amazing life you guys have (I'm very jealous). Stay wonderful

Kim Tan

you guys are living the dream - What an amazing life you guys have (I'm very jealous). Stay wonderful

Kim Tan

This vessel is at the airport heading to Adelaide for eight days of wining and dining. Great to see that you made it, despite the birthday celebrations that would have delayed the journey. Not ha...

John Rosewarne