Friday 18 December 2020

Laid Flat by wind & wave - 2020 Ep 10 – Knocked down when we least expected it

Sail with us on a 46 nautical mile passage amongst Australia’s Great Barrier Reef when the weather forecast said mild conditions but the sea decided otherwise. Sailing north from Great Keppel Island, we experience unexpected high wind gusts and big swells. Our bluewater, Whitby 42 ketch is laid flat before we decide to make for our bail out option anchorage to take shelter. No smooth seas under sunny skies in this episode.

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DJI Mavic 2 Pro is our choice in Drones
DJI Action Cam is our choice for filming along with the Sony AX53 4K Handy-cam for sound quality we use Rhode VMPRRode VideoMic and the Rode Wireless Go - Compact Wireless Microphone System, Transmitter and Receiver
Neewer Portable Aluminum Alloy Camera 2-in-1 Tripod Monopod Max. 70"/177 cm with 3-Way Swivel Pan 
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Karen uses for her still photography the 200D Canon With a 18-55 Lens
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Karen wears Nude by Nature

Friday 4 December 2020

The Best and the Worst of Great Keppel Island

 We spend a week on Great Keppel Island enjoying glorious weather and some of the best beaches in the world. We catch monster mud crab and get to grips with a few boat jobs. In ‘Our Galley’ Karen shows how she makes awesome Fish Tacos for lunch and after a month of isolation afloat we finally socialise with other cruisers in our Covid-19 quarantine bubble before a major State Government announcement has everyone preparing to start sailing north into the tropics. Then the wind turns.

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