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Sail Repair Needed

We knew the winds were going to be up in the 20-25 knot range according to our forecast. But, we would be traveling downwind, so we expected our apparent wind would be much less. We left Lizard Island at the … Continue reading

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Heading to Darwin

We left Lizard Island this morning before the crack of dawn. We are currenly making 8+ knots on a broad reach in 20-25 winds. Very nice sailing! We are finally treading new waters for the first time in over two … Continue reading

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Back at Lizard

We had a delightful sail back to Lizard Island from Cairns. We had a brilliant moon during the night. Although the winds were light, it was pleasant and warm during our first night at sail in over two months. We … Continue reading

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Departure From Cairns Next Week

Late yesterday the doctor called me on my cell phone. He had consulted with the primary ophthalmologist at the hospital with the results from my last visit. He wanted to call me to let me know they confirmed his diagnosis … Continue reading

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Major Progress on Eye

My most recent eye clinic visit was much better than previous visits. They finally stopped saying “two or more weeks left”. This time the doctor said you have made “major progress!”. He said the defect is now over twice as … Continue reading

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Six Weeks and Counting

I arrived in Cairns six weeks ago to go to the hospital to have a severe eye infection treated. For six weeks I have had to manage an intensive series of medications – mostly antibiotics, steroids, and pain relievers – … Continue reading

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Caught an Anchor in Our Crazy Anchorage

When we went to move our boat to a better spot at the anchorage here in Cairns a few weeks ago, we had a complication. As we were pulling up the chain Karen noticed something extra caught on the chain. … Continue reading

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Lizard Island Clams Reefs and Fish

The other day I shared photos of scenes of Lizard Island while we were there. But, it’s not just the beaches, mountains, and beautiful sea we enjoyed. We also enjoyed under the water – especially because it was much warmer … Continue reading

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Yet Another Week in Cairns

The eye continues to progress, but so does the wait for a departure date. I’m taking far less pain meds now, and my eye is starting to look normal at the outside. I can even see a part of the … Continue reading

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Lizard Island Photos

Up until my eye infection, we were really enjoying Lizard Island. It’s a beautiful island with lots to see and do, and I’m glad my last memories with both my eyes working right were at this place. I could have … Continue reading

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