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Back at last

Back at last

“A Row”, Westernport Marina, Hastings, VIC Wednesday 8 November 2017 The last “Official” Ships Log from Refuge Cove titled “One more sleep and Chimere is home” did kind of leave things up in the air a bit. Well, as Cam’s brief mission-by-numbers post confirms, YES we did make it back to Westernport Marina; our old […]

Cruising home

Cruising home

Broulee Island, NSW South Coast   Friday 3 November 2017   The final leg home from Sydney to Melbourne officially began yesterday afternoon around 3:30pm as we eased our way out of our berth at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) in Rushcutters Bay, being careful not to take the corners off any other […]

Alby !!!

Alby !!!

NSW South Coast Friday 3 November 2017 Must be in home waters… Albatrosses!!! Lots of them And we’ve even seen some mutton birds, not migrating south as we did in Vanuatu but now home and looking for a feed It’s the first morning out of Sydney and we are off Batemans Bay with a steady […]

Bringing Her Home #8

Bringing Her Home #8

Sunday 29th October 2017 Hello All, This morning we sighted the sweet shores of Australia for the first time on our trip. It’s amazing how much it means to us, in many ways really, such as: A few bars of phone reception had us all diving for pinging phones and making calls and texts to […]

Bringing her home #7

Bringing her home #7

27th October 2017 Hello Folks, In the 24 hours to 9am this morning we achieved 196nm – quite a thing for Chimere as she would normally average 140nm. As mentioned yesterday this is courtesy of favourable winds and current and seas. Well the broad reach continued all night and into this afternoon. At 3am I […]

Bringing Her Home #6

Bringing Her Home #6

26th Oct 2017 Friends and Family, Today has been a day of great progress on the water – despite the winds being relatively light we have had good wind angles and good current and some assistance with good ‘ole trusty Perkins (85 quality diesel horsepower). Right now we have the main and reacher filling with […]