Author Archives: Heather

Nutter’s who live on Boats!

Life’s rarely dull when you live on a boat, there always seems to be something going on.  Yesterday, just as we were getting ready to go ashore, the rally leader, Nigel, came tearing across in his dinghy to ask for help, as one of the rally boats had managed to go so close to the shore […]

Daisy’s Passage of Misery!

I debated whether or not to write about our passage from New Zealand to Tonga as it was ‘my’ worst in 12 years of living on Daisy.  But then I thought of all the people who constantly say how jealous they are of my incredible lifestyle, and it seemed appropriate to enlighten them with the actual […]

Unplanned!

As the owners of Crazy Daisy, we never cease to live up to our name. Today is Thursday May 23rd 2019, and we were (along with about 35 + other boats) supposed to have already left Opua Marina, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand and been well on our way to Tonga, with the Pacific Circuit Rally. Instead, […]

Another Adventure

The clock’s ticking, counting down the days to our departure which is set for Monday 20th May, weather permitting. Crazy Daisy is taking part in the Pacific Circuit Rally.  An organized rally of around 40 boats sailing from New Zealand to Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, over a period of five months. We’re so happy to […]

Photo’s From The Outback, Northern Territory

    Kakadu National Park                

The Hole In The Wall, Really!

  Having enjoyed some of the most comfortable sailing I can remember, the Queensland coast will remain in my memory as a glorious place to sail. We had enjoyed the most gorgeous weather, fabulous wind conditions and truly breathtaking scenery.   On the 11th July we rounded the furthest most Northerly point of Australia, ‘Cape […]

Beautiful Queensland, Shame About the Nasties!

  Sailing up the coast of Queensland has been an absolute joy, it’s possibly one of the most beautiful coastlines I’ve ever seen, with the exception of New Zealand, of course.  I haven’t seen that much of Australia so far, but from what I have seen I’ve been surprised at just how much I like […]

Stranded on Stanley  Nautilus Search, Dinghy Drenching & Much Sighing!

  Monday 9th July 2018 Yesterday Bob, Stuart, Glenn and I undertook a somewhat bumpy dinghy ride across the bay to Stanley island, opposite our anchorage here off Flinders Island.  The beach looked so tempting( the old phrase “the grass is always greener” springs to mind here), and the rocky hillside promised to be an […]

Kuranda

Monday 2nd July 2018 Really, how can you not love train travel, this has to be my favorite form of transport.  If it was possible I would travel everywhere by train. It was Bob’s and my 40th (Ruby) wedding anniversary yesterday, and Bob had booked us into a lovely rainforest lodge for the night, in […]

Vegetarian or What?

  In a Nutshell: (well, at least my attempt to make this nutshell size ) I tell everyone that I’m a vegetarian, because I get ridiculously excited about fresh, organic vegetables.  This may stem from my having lived on a boat in the Islands for 11 years, where so many of my favorite vegetables and fruits have been unavailable […]