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The Whitsunday’s The Oyster Group letting Their Hair Down

  Sunday 10/06/18 The majority of the Oyster boats gathered in the marina at Hamilton Island, in the Whitsunday’s. Settling in alongside they all raised their Oyster banner’s. View of Hamilton Island Marina Sadly the number of boats in the rally has shrunk quite a bit from the start, as people keep dropping out for […]

Galley Delights

  No I’m not talking about the dishes we serve, although despite all odds Lesley and I both come up with incredible meals while underway.   I’m referring to the delight’s of preparing those gourmet meals while underway.  When the passage is smooth and we have the windows open or the air con running it’s […]

To Australia – The Passage!

  Friday 19/5/10 – ? Don and the crew didn’t feel that the weather was favorable for our planned departure on Thursday, so it was Friday midday before we left the bay to head out, the weather was good, and our first day back at sea was quite lovely, even I enjoyed it. (that’s not […]

Dolphins and other Stuff…

  Friday 10/5/10 We were all up on deck this morning having a leisurely breakfast, when a pod of around 12 young dolphins swam into the bay. They stayed and played in the bay for about an hour before disappearing back out to sea. Bob, Lesley and I went ashore to snorkel. The reefs here […]

Every Sailors Nightmare

Sunday 6th May 2018 Aside from having no beer and only 2 bottles of wine on board, we were all in high spirits as we sailed out of the bay and around to the other side of the Island, into the lovely anchorage of Havannah. The weather was perfect, and the scenery stunningly beautiful. I […]

Christmas 2016 in New Zealand

All my plans to return to the USA and spend Christmas with my children fell by the wayside this year, instead we spent it anchored in the Bay off Russell in the Bay of Islands, with our friends Lorna, George, Debbie & John.  As usual for Crazy Daisy Christmas included one or two adventures, or should I say […]

Nightmare (Attempted) Trip to Fatu-Hiva

(this post is out of sequence, posted late, apologies) April – May 2016 Our two months in Nuku Hiva, Marquises Islands were spent between the main bay of Taiohae (which we nicknamed T-Bay) and Anaho Bay, located on the north end of the island. This hadn’t exactly been in keeping with our initial plan of […]

New Zealand, We Have Arrived

  Since I was eleven years old I’ve dreamed of New Zealand, the one place on earth I’ve really wanted to visit, maybe even live! Today, Sunday 12th November 2016, at 2;30pm, New Zealand appeared on the horizon, the seas calmed, the wind picked up, and we headed towards her all sails fully up and […]

Day Out in Huahine

  The Secluded Island   This tropical, lush and scarcely developed little island is actually two islands; joined by a bridge. Huahine Nui (big Huahine), to the north, and Huahine Iti (Little huahine) to the south. Huahine Nui is home to the bustling little village of Fare, with most of the tourist and administrative facilities, […]

Pacific Storms Manihi

  Never having been to the Pacific before, the limited knowledge I had of it came from the experience’s relayed to me by Bob and Ed after their circumnavigation, TV, books and movies like South Pacific. I had a pretty firm idea of what it was going to be like, but as in all things, […]