Laundry day seems to come around very quickly these days! #bestbottomdiapers
In lieu of the ferry back from Magnetic Island the other day, we hitched a ride on our friends junk-rigged boat. The winds were too light to actually sail but they still put one sail up just so we could see! They are headed south as well so will hopefully see them soon! ⛵ #junkrig #madamwong #magneticisland
I have spent a large chunk of my life in Australia and this is the first time I have ever seen a koala 🐨 in the wild! And not only did we see one today... But we saw three!!!! Two on the while we were on a hike and one down the end of the street where we are staying! So cool! #koalas #notabear
Time for some train travel! It was a first for I. And she loved it! It was great for me too! Space to walk around, lots of space at our seats, and no restraints required! I have some family visiting from Northern Ireland so we headed north again to spend a couple of days with them!
There's absolutely no wind. It's just flat as ice! Perfect day to pick up a mooring!
Meet Oh Captain and My Captain! When I was first learning how to sail doing my ASA courses at Hoofers in Madison, we put together these guys from some of the old legos that are still at my parents house. I used them to practice maneuvers and talk through boat handling under different conditions with Bryce. They came with us and occasionally they get to make an appearance! This morning we broke them out to talk bringing the anchor up! (The monkey 🐒 was the anchor!)
Giving some love to another boat baby.😘 We've had #voyagingwithkids since before we had a baby on board and used it for the awesome reference that it is while we were preparing... but we haven't had a chance to open it since she was born! We broke it out today to brush up, see if we are missing anything and pick up some tips! This is a must read if you have kids on board or are thinking about having kids on board! Thanks to @sailingtotem and the other authors for such a great resource! 📚
We are still in Bowen and we just rode out three days of insane wind tucked in behind Stone Island. We came into the public jetty this afternoon so that our engineer friend could finish off a job he started while we were on the hard. You've surely heard by now about how disastrous the beginning of our haul out was but once we were out of the water, things went pretty smoothly! We've just posted all of the nitty gritty about the haulout on the blog (link in bio).
So there was that time we tried to sink Dingbat but thanks to her Kapten Boat collar, we failed! It is blowing a (non-literal) gale outside. It's actually just a strong wind warning... not gale force! The boat is getting tossed around and water is splashing everywhere so we haven't even dreamt about taking Dingbat ashore for the past two days! Tomorrow is meant to be the last day of the wind before things quiet down. Fingers crossed!