|There's still so much over the horizon.|
|Karen at the helm in the Whitsunday Islands during our RYA Competent Crew course in 2007 preparing for our new life as cruising sailors. There's been a lot of water under the keel since then.|
|While cruising we have had wild life encounters we never could have imagined like this Orangutan on Kalimantan.|
|Dolphins playing around our bow in the Adriatic Sea off Croatia.|
|A Komodo Dragon we came across on Rinca Island, Indonesia.|
|Delivering a beautiful 56 foot Oyster from Gibraltar to the UK and sailing her up the Thames into the centre of London is just one of many, many sailing experiences we will never forget.|
|Two summers sailing the Mediterranean on Alcheringa was incredible.|
|Morocco. Experiencing new cultures is amongst the greatest benefits of the cruising sailor's life.|
|Sailing the length of Italy from Circe Terra to Vibo including the Amalfi coast and across to Stromboli and Sicily was yet another highlight of our time in the Med.|
|After the crowds in the Mediterranean, having Great Barrier Reef tropical islands all to ourselves is awesome.|
|The paradise of North West Herald Cay far out in the Coral Sea is visited by very few people.|
|Leading a Charter Flotilla around the Greek Islands in 2017 was something we never thought would be in our future.|
|There's so much world out there to see and we're not done yet.|
The good news is we are still young enough to regroup for another Chapter or two. If we had originally waited to go sailing until the normal retirement age of 65, seven or eight years is probably as long as we would have managed before our bodies screamed enough and the rocking chairs on the porch began calling us. Instead we have already had so many great experiences and hopefully still have time for many, many more. But now it’s time to knuckle down for a short period to fatten up that skinny cruising kitty up into a tubby tabby again. Then we will be able to cast off and head into the Pacific for a few years.
|Rob has the microphone back in his hand for a while.|
Our Dreamtime on the hook in Moreton Bay with our friends Bob & Lyn's Whoosh.
Even the moon didn't want to miss this sunset.
|Manly Boat Harbour in Brisbane is a nice place to be based while we fatten up that kitty.|
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