Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Moves Afoot....

 After a wonderful camping trip on 'Chrissy Shand' (the Waller 540) by one of our sons and a friend, the boat looked so lovely all washed and sparkly, just like new. They 'saw in' the New Year on her in Corio Bay near the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, cruising at will under the fireworks till the very wee hours of the morning. The boat was home to them for nearly a week and came back cleaner than she had been for a while.

But I have to report that this boat will be on it's way north tomorrow to a new owner near Noosa, Queensland. Paul has bought her after years of sailing all sorts of boats, and I'm very pleased that she will be with an owner who knows her story and has seen her building progress online. The reason I have sold her is related to our own imminent move.

 While the white boat was away I treated 'Annie' (the Navigator) to a tart up, including all spars with lots of lovely varnish, and she looks well enough for a move too.

We have decided to relocate from the Surf Coast to a little village on the Gippsland Lakes, and our house there has a mooring at the bottom of the garden which we hope will allow us to be more regular and more relaxed boat users, and I hope to report next week that we will have an exciting new member of the family of the wooden, floatable type.