When we make land we always have a long list of gotta dos; re-provisioning, laundry, buying boat stuff, etc. Marinas are typically far from town, supermarkets, etc. and rarely is there a bus service. The Kepple Bay Marina at Rosslyn Bay takes our award for the best. The courtesy car goes a long way to making the cruising life a lot easier when on land. Thanks Kepple Bay Marina, you're a smart and super friendly business. We can feel the love!
Monday, 29 June 2015
Our stay at Kepple Bay Marina has been a little longer than planned but we had time to explore and get the usual jobs done like laundry, shopping, etc. We had an unexpectedly excellent meal at the Marina. The restaurant is first class, with a matching price tag - but what the heck!
Posted by S.V Bristol Rose at 20:40
Monday, 22 June 2015
Fraser Island is such a special place it would be a shame to rush through. Over the next five days Bristol Rose makes her way through the shoals of Fraser Island, stopping to fish and rest at Snout Point, Garrys Anchorage and Bennett Creek, then up the Burnett River to Bundaberg.
Daisie and I are at the lookout on Round Hill to watch the sailors bring Bristol Rose into the anchorage at the small town of 1770. 1770 is the first of Captain Cook's landing sites on the Queensland coast (the second in Australia). Cook's ship The Endeavour was anchored about two miles off shore. There is a stone monument in honour of the event in 1770. The inscription reads:
Posted by S.V Bristol Rose at 15:58
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
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Tuesday, 16 June 2015
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Monday, 15 June 2015
The last few months have been a blur of boat activity, home responsibilities, car purchasing, and hours driving back and forth on the Brisbane to Gold Coast Motorway. Balancing the needs of a boat and the demands of a rural property can bring on a case of split personalities.
Tonight we are anchored off the wrecks at Tangalooma, Moreton Island. We dropped the hook in the dark. A sigh of relief, we made it. After four and a half years of service as an "apartment", Bristol Rose is free to sail again.
During the rainy night we are reminded of some of the worst (most rolly/uncomfortable) anchorages we've experienced. Sleep comes in short shifts.
Posted by S.V Bristol Rose at 18:00
Monday, 28 October 2013
|Manly Boat Harbour, Moreton Bay, Queensland|
When we lived close to the Harbour in Sydney I was able to walk a short distance to the wharf each morning for a spectacular ferry ride to Circular Quay and my work in the city. What a great way to start the day! I knew well how very lucky I was living in such a beautiful location.
For three years Manly, Brisbane has been home for Bristol Rose where she is tied to the slip at the RQYS. Manly Boat Harbour on Moreton Bay in Queensland is another great place to spend some time. It's said to be the largest man-made marina on Australia's east coast with 1,800 water craft of various shapes, sizes and type. Waking up on the water, what a great way to start the day!
Manly, a bayside suburb on the southeast side of Brisbane, has a village atmosphere, train station to take you to the city, markets on the weekends, restaurants, supermarket, pub, a boardwalk around the water's edge that goes for miles, and so much more. I love that saying, "you make your own luck". It's mostly about choices because that's all we really have any control over.
Cruisers thinking of stopping in at Manly Boat Harbour in Queensland should check Noonsite.com for all the info and links you'll need.
|RQYS hosts WAGS (Wednesday Afternoons Go Sailing) from the clubhouse, Manly, Moreton Bay, Queensland|
Posted by S.V Bristol Rose at 11:15
Thursday, 24 October 2013
It’s been a tough year in cruising circles with the loss of three truly amazing and talented cruisers that we know, Alex Rust s/v Bubbles, Steve Southwood s/v Dignity, and Evi Nemeth who left her boat s/v Wonderland to crew aboard the missing s/v Nina.
Posted by S.V Bristol Rose at 11:56