Rob and Karen Oberg spent a year and 7,200 nautical miles crewing on other people's boats in SE Asia and Europe before cruising the Med for 2 seasons with crewmate, Marc Beerts, on a Jeanneau 43 DS, Alcheringa (Alcheringa is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning 'The Dreamtime'). On returning to Australia they acquired a Whitby 42 ketch, renamed her 'Our Dreamtime' and now cruise Australia's Great Barrier Reef and soon the Western Pacific and SE Asia. Total sea miles to date = 18,059 NM.
A lot has been happening for the Dreamtime Sail crew since we returned from tropical North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef to safely sit out the cyclone season in Brisbane. This includes launching then abandoning our container house project which has raised a lot of questions from friends and followers. Like many YouTube Channels, there’s a considerable delay between when we live our sailing adventures and they appear on screen. However, in the video we've just posted we bring you an up to the minute update on what’s been going on in our world and an unexpected challenge we’re facing. Rob has been diagnosed with cancer. He will be undergoing surgery next month and then face an extended period of recovery and further treatment. Sadly it will prevent us heading back to the reef and islands this year but while it may delay us, we will not let this thing end our sailing dreams. Please click across to the video to see the full story. We’d like to say a huge thank you for all the support we have received from our family, friends and fellow cruisers. In particular a huge thankyou goes out to all the members of the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club who have done so much to raise funds for Prostate Research and Support Services.