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What do places like Uepi in the Solomons, Hirifa in the Tuamotus, Nanuya in Fiji, and Marathi in Greece have in common? They are all small island resorts we discovered during our cruising days, anchored off with the idea to stop for a look and a drink, only to end up staying for a while. In every case, we would settle at the bar, meet the owners who would welcome you as… Read More

Rise and shine at The Anchorage in Port Stephens! Our package includes breakfast and the Anchorage’s is famous for its bottomless sparkling wine breakfast. Pre-COVID19 it would be served buffet style, with an offering of continental breakfast and a few hot options. These days, while all options are available it is table service only. Mr T is encouraging me to start the day with a wine, but I am not in the… Read More

Well known by motorbike riders for its windy sections, bends and twists the road takes you on the western edge of the Hawkesbury river for 160km and north to the Hunter Valley…it is supposed to be very busy in weekends, but on a Tuesday morning, there is hardly any traffic. Admittedly it is raining quite heavily ( the east coast low is hovering ) and being the middle of winter, who in… Read More

  Mr T: “ There is a 3 day weather window this week. Let’s take the boat out somewhere. “ Me: “ Great, how about we go into Sydney Harbour ? It’s months since I have seen the city” Mr T: “ Nahhhh…I want to see something different. Pittwater and the Hawkesbury River?”  And this is how we find ourselves on this cold winter morning, motoring off Sydney Heads up north to… Read More

Come along for a short visit to Coffs Harbour. We were visiting family and the weather was pretty miserable. But that didn’t stop us from exploring the beautiful hinterland and eat delicious food.
This happened pre Covid-19, so while some of the places we visited have managed to stay opened within the health restrictions guidelines, sadly, others are (hopefully )temporarily closed for now.
Until we can travel again, stay safe and stay home.

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