Kimberley Coast. Day 11. 20180508

Sadly I have no picture (no adequate camera at least) but I was woken in the dark of night with a beautiful scene of the half-moon shining into our room and providing a gorgeous moon-shine across the water, shimmering and so surreal in the solitude of night. That was a…

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Timor Sea. Day 10. 20180507

After leaving Darwin the evening before, we have spent the day sailing through the Timor Sea. Slight seas as opposed to smooth, but very comfortable. Weather fine. I could say a slow news day but more a day to relax, read, go to the gym, and yes, eat (more). It…

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Darwin. Day 9. 20180506

Approaching from the north now floating on the beautiful calm turquoise water. Reasonably shallow so we proceed slowly, as we have done for past hours as we navigated a channel between some of the larger NT islands to the north of Darwin. Weather is warm, blue skies and likely to…

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Arafura Sea cruising. Day 8. 20180505

A very quiet and calm day cruising across the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the Arafura Sea. Not much to report today. Just too much time to contemplate the many desserts, decide where to read a book, yes we did both get to the gym, and of course, for those Aussies…

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Much to sea at see. Day 7. 20180504

Pardon my strange humour but there is often something amusing about ambiguity. Not sure what they are called. Homonyms come to mind but I believe they can be like bank and bank. Meanwhile our most recent day at sea has been on the inside passage of the GBR so mostly…

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Cairns. Day 6. 20180503

Early arrival in Cairns on dawn. A slow cruise up the inlet to our docking site, as shown here. Tied up around 7am this morning. And not anchored some 17km to the north at Yorkey’s Knob, to tender in, like last time. Anyway, soon snug parked right in town, and…

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Lots to sea. Day 5. 20180502

OK, I had to get a picture of our ship. One can get a bit fond of our home away from home. She is majestic, awe-inspiring, so self-contained, such amazing engineering, so many fine and important staff members supporting us holiday-makers and tourists. All the while the staff are efficient,…

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Alotau, Milne Bay, PNG. Day 4. 20180501

First stop is Alotau, Milne Bay, PNG. Major conflict zone in WW II with the Japanese in 1942. A strategic victory there then by the Allies, which stymied the Japanese plans to take Port Moresby next, denying them a subsequent base to launch attacks on mainland Australia. Men from Australia…

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Perspective expansion. Day 3. 20180430

Second day at sea. An expanded perspective. Being open, observant to the now, to what is present, to noticing something now that before may have been largely hidden from my land-based perspective. From often our limited perspective, to our sometimes disconnected, distracted or otherwise mindless consciousness.  Instead to expand. To…

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All at sea. Day 2. 20180429

All at sea. Literally and metaphorically. Ocean as far as the eye can see. Which is not that far given the curvature of the earth, some might say, in relative terms, given the vast ocean expanse. In this case, the Coral Sea east of Queensland. Weather is about 24 degrees….

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