Australia East Coast 2010 2014

Australia East Coast, launch May 2010, sailing to Queensland until August 2011 departing for the Islands. Returning to NSW in Nov. 2012. This album has 14 sub-folders. Before and after our Pacific passages.

Nouvelle Caledonie twice 2011 and 12

New Caledonia, our first passage, depart Australia August 2011.....crew!! Steve back again :) and Captain Black - Royce.
6 days to Noumea. Big Blue!! at last!! No much room to stay in Noumea...we found Bouloparis ... In 2012 after NZ, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu we were back, but no time before the cyclone :( a quick stop over...

New Zealand Oct 2011 June 2012

New Zealand albums, 'the place where I kept my boat' - November 2011 till June 2012. Entered NZ in the Bay of Islands - commissioned and fixed /sunny in Whangarei. Various trips ... Auckland and the islands..Great times and friends.

Tonga from NZ 2012 June August

Entered at Hapai Islands Late June 2012 with Tessa and I, Alan and Michael crew ...then Nth to VaVa U, left Sunny with Larry and Sheri at the ARK Gallery moorings until October.

Fiji 2012 Sept Oct

Fiji 2012 from September 2012 til November. Arrives Savu Savu with Tessa and I, Alan and Kasi. Visiting once just for cruising. Departing after a strong system for Vanuatu just Tessa and I.

Vanuatu Sth Aneityum Is Nov 2012

A flying visit to Vanuatu, on passage from Fiji to NC. A strong system had carried us there and we flew on to NC withing the week.

PNG Louisiade Islands July 2014

PNG departed Cairns 25 June ... 3 nights 4 days to Samarai
Louisiade Islands cruising the group for 10 days
4 days later back in Cairns...
Helmut and Russell Geisner crewing.
Sailing to Samarai windward...
Return passage started from 150NM SE islands...
more or lesss a reach 25-35 knots
July 14

Fishing behind Sunny

Most of the fish we catch are Spanish Mackerel, occasional spotted Mackerel, small Tuna, mostly hard to id Bonito etc, a few big eye and a few yellow fin. In PNG a few Rainbow Runners too.

Sunny Girl Seawind 1250 build

Build information. It took 3 years to get past commissioning and into maintenance.. Silly things like the Furler was undersize, deck fittings leaking, engines hydraulicing, watermaker falling to bits.... too many Seawind messs ups to menton..
   
IMG 6659  Launch May 2010 ... a long process yet..
1 Launch May 2010 ... a long process yet..
IMG 0008  Southport, happy us, in the middle of Surfers Paradise - resort town with everything in front of us.
2 Southport, happy us, in the middle of Surfers Paradise - resort town with everything in front of us.
IMG 2982  Great Keppel Queensland, this is a great place, the old resort is a bit sad, in the tradition of Queensland big ideas...  Nth coast is sheltered from the trade winds and lovely...
3 Great Keppel Queensland, this is a great place, the old resort is a bit sad, in the tradition of Queensland big ideas... Nth coast is sheltered from the trade winds and lovely...
GOPR2072  In that windy alley between Aus and PNG, it is seldom really strong, but, most times requiring 2 reefs and always wondering when to take in the next one
4 In that windy alley between Aus and PNG, it is seldom really strong, but, most times requiring 2 reefs and always wondering when to take in the next one
GOPR1087  Hinchinbrook Island, ocean side fantastic if the trades winds are tame.  In this case perfect.  Into Zoe bay and hiking up to the best waterfall view in Aus..
5 Hinchinbrook Island, ocean side fantastic if the trades winds are tame. In this case perfect. Into Zoe bay and hiking up to the best waterfall view in Aus..
IMG 2899 (2)  Free anchored at Taronga park zoo...  What harbour city can rival this?
6 Free anchored at Taronga park zoo... What harbour city can rival this?
IMG 0724  Southport Queensland, free anchored in the middle of everything, how does this work?  Mirage Resort, Sea-World in the background, awesome..
7 Southport Queensland, free anchored in the middle of everything, how does this work? Mirage Resort, Sea-World in the background, awesome..
IMG 8905  nice graphic :)
8 nice graphic :)
IMG 2241  Vanuatu Sth. Tessa and Moreton
9 Vanuatu Sth. Tessa and Moreton
IMG 2795  Alice at Taronga Park Zoo..
10 Alice at Taronga Park Zoo..
IMGP0888  Tessa, cave diving Tonga
11 Tessa, cave diving Tonga
IMGP1027  Tonga, some magic place to be found.  Like everywher in this part of the pacific there is a SE trade wind on the move most days.
12 Tonga, some magic place to be found. Like everywher in this part of the pacific there is a SE trade wind on the move most days.
IMG 3431  Maori Wrass...the Golden retriever of fish!
13 Maori Wrass...the Golden retriever of fish!
IMG 2234  Vanuatu's most Southerly Island... Mystery Island the stopover for Cruise ships. A very fast trip from Fij 20NM in a day. Met up with the Norgeigans Tor, Moreton and Roar... sailing IMAGINE 50ft Halberg Rassy
14 Vanuatu's most Southerly Island... Mystery Island the stopover for Cruise ships. A very fast trip from Fij 20NM in a day. Met up with the Norgeigans Tor, Moreton and Roar... sailing IMAGINE 50ft Halberg Rassy
IMGP0995  Thirsty work Tonga.
15 Thirsty work Tonga.
Whitehaven Beach Whitsundays.  Mum with Bill and Helen  Whitehaven beach, Whitsunday Islands Queensland.
16 Whitehaven beach, Whitsunday Islands Queensland.
IMG 5457  These Melanesian craft are double enders, no front and back, always with a carved breastplate.
17 These Melanesian craft are double enders, no front and back, always with a carved breastplate.
IMG 5476  ladies on Bagaman Is (Pana group)
18 ladies on Bagaman Is (Pana group)
DSC00298  Basilaki Island, Bilobilo point and village, without knowing anything was her, it turned into an interesting visit.
19 Basilaki Island, Bilobilo point and village, without knowing anything was her, it turned into an interesting visit.
GOPR2031  Helmut and Russell off Misima Island.
20 Helmut and Russell off Misima Island.
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21
IMG 5319  Barnaba, a special kid on Watts Island
22 Barnaba, a special kid on Watts Island
IMG 5341  This shell decoration was something that move around and had items added, some record of ocean trips to trade marry and no doubt satisify the lust for sailing in their amazing craft.
23 This shell decoration was something that move around and had items added, some record of ocean trips to trade marry and no doubt satisify the lust for sailing in their amazing craft.
IMG 5379  Hummock Island, they didn't have a lot! Helmut in Svetlana had been here in 1986.
24 Hummock Island, they didn't have a lot! Helmut in Svetlana had been here in 1986.
IMG 6678  Aunt Tilly.. hello sailor!
25 Aunt Tilly.. hello sailor!
IMG 3499  dead calm on the Great Barrier Reef
26 dead calm on the Great Barrier Reef
IMG 8411  Major Kurt Heidecker and the fat lady, Moreton Bay.
27 Major Kurt Heidecker and the fat lady, Moreton Bay.
IMG 7613  Steve fore...Jamie Aft...ready to leave Sydney.
28 Steve fore...Jamie Aft...ready to leave Sydney.
IMGP1023  desteted Island Tonga.
29 desteted Island Tonga.
IMG 2362  NC, kite up what a gal..
30 NC, kite up what a gal..
GOPR0106  Jean Michel, crew from NC to Aus...fresh bread
31 Jean Michel, crew from NC to Aus...fresh bread
IMG 4061  zoe Bay Hinchinbrook.
32 zoe Bay Hinchinbrook.
IMG 0068  Captain Black (Royce)
33 Captain Black (Royce)
IMG 2308  Tor and Moreton on 'Imagine'.
34 Tor and Moreton on 'Imagine'.
IMG 0298  New Caledonia
35 New Caledonia
IMG 1882  Fiji sunset
36 Fiji sunset
IMGP0977  nice day out Vavau...deserted Island
37 nice day out Vavau...deserted Island
IMG 1486  Noumea, treat time..
38 Noumea, treat time..
IMG 1022  Corey, NC...2011 my Japanese Kitchen Rulz!
39 Corey, NC...2011 my Japanese Kitchen Rulz!
IMG 1745  Mum sailing first time ever ... Whangarei NZ
40 Mum sailing first time ever ... Whangarei NZ
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41
IMG 2264  Vanuatu - Moreton climbing from  ..Norway
42 Vanuatu - Moreton climbing from ..Norway
IMG 2298  Vanuatu...Tor..'where I come from you need a gun...polar bears will eat you'  Norway
43 Vanuatu...Tor..'where I come from you need a gun...polar bears will eat you' Norway
IMG 2584  Kasi, Germany, crew from Tonga to Fiji.
44 Kasi, Germany, crew from Tonga to Fiji.
IMG 1869  Savu Savu Fiji
45 Savu Savu Fiji
IMG 1713  DC3 flight of history Vavau to Nucu Alofa Tonga
46 DC3 flight of history Vavau to Nucu Alofa Tonga
IMG 2419  Tonga mens walk.
47 Tonga mens walk.
IMG 2146  The boss ... Bruce Whangarei ..the place where I keep my boat..
48 The boss ... Bruce Whangarei ..the place where I keep my boat..
IMG 2149  The bosses boss Joy Belle...NZ
49 The bosses boss Joy Belle...NZ
IMG 2162  Did you hear the one about the pope and the balarina? Mike and Al..leaving NZ for Tonga.
50 Did you hear the one about the pope and the balarina? Mike and Al..leaving NZ for Tonga.
IMG 2167  Crew incoming... all aboard for Tonga..
51 Crew incoming... all aboard for Tonga..
IMG 2135  next stop Mawsons hut.
52 next stop Mawsons hut.
IMGP0519  levitating Coconut in Tonga.
53 levitating Coconut in Tonga.
IMG 2461  Larry..Ark Gallery Vavau Tonga.
54 Larry..Ark Gallery Vavau Tonga.
IMG 2492  thanks for the lift.
55 thanks for the lift.
IMGP0788  Les Girls Bobs nightclub tonga. hmmm :)
56 Les Girls Bobs nightclub tonga. hmmm :)
IMG 1699  Vavau Tonga..Rachael Jeremy ..Al
57 Vavau Tonga..Rachael Jeremy ..Al
IMGP0799  Tuna...beating heart .. swallowed..
58 Tuna...beating heart .. swallowed..
IMGP0933  Jee..remy..Jeering fish.
59 Jee..remy..Jeering fish.
IMGP1049  Rachel and Jeremy
60 Rachel and Jeremy
IMGP1118  Cool jamming Tongas resident Spaniard.
61 Cool jamming Tongas resident Spaniard.
IMG 2216  Flying fish for Breakfast.
62 Flying fish for Breakfast.
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63
IMG 2863 (2)  Sydney
64 Sydney
IMG 0393  Mooloolaba - more Cats  in one placethan I've seen before or since!
65 Mooloolaba - more Cats in one placethan I've seen before or since!
IMG 8404  An army marches on it's stomach. Breakfast Bribie Island?
66 An army marches on it's stomach. Breakfast Bribie Island?
IMG 2878  Ahhh..forgot where it was..??
67 Ahhh..forgot where it was..??
DCIM\114GOPRO  Paula, Alice and Tessa, picture perfect.
68 DCIM\114GOPRO Paula, Alice and Tessa, picture perfect.
DCIM\114GOPRO  Tete e meninhas.
69 DCIM\114GOPRO Tete e meninhas.
DCIM\114GOPRO  First time snorkelling, Alice, Manly cove ocean beach.
70 DCIM\114GOPRO First time snorkelling, Alice, Manly cove ocean beach.
DCIM\114GOPRO  DCIM\114GOPRO
71 DCIM\114GOPRO DCIM\114GOPRO
DCIM\114GOPRO  manly boyz
72 DCIM\114GOPRO manly boyz
GOPR0685  Rod and Mel Sydney Harbour
73 Rod and Mel Sydney Harbour
IMG 1518  Chilling on Australia Day 2013 - Rod Kubyk
74 Chilling on Australia Day 2013 - Rod Kubyk
IMG 1583  Mel Bessing the fleet, the Endeavour Replica, Australai Day 2013.
75 Mel Bessing the fleet, the Endeavour Replica, Australai Day 2013.
IMG 2737 (2)  oh what a feeling!
76 oh what a feeling!
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77
IMG 7987  Tamsin, Catherine, Zeph, JulieAnne
78 Tamsin, Catherine, Zeph, JulieAnne
IMG 1456  Spreken ze Deutch? Whangarei
79 Spreken ze Deutch? Whangarei
IMG 0086  Hoist the colours ... New Caledonia, Steve..
80 Hoist the colours ... New Caledonia, Steve..
IMG 0094  first ocean passage comlete  NC
81 first ocean passage comlete NC
IMG 0146  Fosil shark teeth from 300m deep sea grave for sharks NC.
82 Fosil shark teeth from 300m deep sea grave for sharks NC.
IMG 0577  Ilhe de Pins - sunny blue heaven
83 Ilhe de Pins - sunny blue heaven
IMG 0740  Darren back to work trip NC
84 Darren back to work trip NC
IMG 1394  Antifouling Cold Coast City Marina
85 Antifouling Cold Coast City Marina
IMG 1476  Southport Gold Coast
86 Southport Gold Coast
IMG 2343  New Baie de Pronie
87 New Baie de Pronie
GOPR2056  Under full sail unusual in Louisiade Island waters on passage.  The storm jib remains set thru all passages, and, 4th reef is available.  yep, no shortage of power..
88 Under full sail unusual in Louisiade Island waters on passage. The storm jib remains set thru all passages, and, 4th reef is available. yep, no shortage of power..
DSC00108  fish caught going into continental shelf waters near Samarai,
89 fish caught going into continental shelf waters near Samarai,
IMG 0164  Watts Island - Louisiade Islands
90 Watts Island - Louisiade Islands
GOPR1668  How to win friends... catch a fish and give it to someone in a canoe :) Sideia Islan in the background.
91 How to win friends... catch a fish and give it to someone in a canoe :) Sideia Islan in the background.
GOPR1829  Watts Island, Kwalaiwa Island.  Russell made their day with soccer and give-away ball.
92 Watts Island, Kwalaiwa Island. Russell made their day with soccer and give-away ball.
IMG 2369  Imagine - Norway Tor, Moreton, Roar.
93 Imagine - Norway Tor, Moreton, Roar.
IMG 2401  Francois' crew
94 Francois' crew
IMG 2417  oh dear, Roar, broken hip.
95 oh dear, Roar, broken hip.
IMG 2341  NC
96 NC
Picture 018  NSW
97 NSW
Rob and his largeg spaniard - yes!  Zik...Lady Hamilton Is Queensland
98 Zik...Lady Hamilton Is Queensland
IMG 1333  Flanagan..Hervey Bay
99 Flanagan..Hervey Bay
IMG 3970  Ray and Leonie Hervey Bay.
100 Ray and Leonie Hervey Bay.
IMG 8837  Green Turtle...Lady Hamilton Is
101 Green Turtle...Lady Hamilton Is
IMG 8876  Darrena and??...
102 Darrena and??...
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103
musgrove 126  Darren Qld : musgrove
104 Darren Qld
IMGP1002  Tonga.
105 Tonga.
IMGP1038  Tonga
106 Tonga
IMGP1048  Tonga
107 Tonga
IMG 1650  Vavau Tonga
108 Vavau Tonga
IMG 2580  Yasi Tonga
109 Yasi Tonga
P1030623  somewhere
110 somewhere
DSC08538  loosening up for rough waether Corey Tessa NC
111 loosening up for rough waether Corey Tessa NC
P1030621  Corey
112 Corey
P1030668  Bouloparis Fashionista..
113 Bouloparis Fashionista..
IMG 2676  Queensland off shore
114 Queensland off shore
IMG 4141  Cairns
115 Cairns
GOPR1279  Marlin Marina Cairns
116 Marlin Marina Cairns
GOPR1384  Darren, anchor macrame.
117 Darren, anchor macrame.
IMG 4139  Cairns
118 Cairns
IMG 6072  Spanish Mackerel..
119 Spanish Mackerel..
IMG 2857  Rope
120 Rope
IMG 2883  sundowner, Kurt.
121 sundowner, Kurt.
IMG 2916  Tessa JulieAnne
122 Tessa JulieAnne
GOPR0822  Departing Great Keppel
123 Departing Great Keppel
IMG 3182  Bill and Roger ...Airlie Beach
124 Bill and Roger ...Airlie Beach
IMG 3455  hello feed me!
125 hello feed me!
IMG 3507  GBR
126 GBR
IMG 3596  Skype...
127 Skype...
GOPR0769  Arriving Gold Coast
128 Arriving Gold Coast
GOPR0799  Gold Coast...OMG...
129 Gold Coast...OMG...
GOPR1113  Hinchinbrook estuary
130 Hinchinbrook estuary
IMG 0505  Sunny Girl
131 Sunny Girl
IMG 2224  Tidy is as Tidy does..
132 Tidy is as Tidy does..
IMG 2170  Unhappy fish after a hard night at sea.
133 Unhappy fish after a hard night at sea.
GOPR0120  Jean Michel.
134 Jean Michel.
GOPR0110  Into the senset ...pacific ocaen.
135 Into the senset ...pacific ocaen.
IMG 7035  xxx
136 xxx