Travel is glamourous only in retrospect.

One of the most frequent requests I get is to share our voyage logs.

In 2008 we sailed First Contact around Tasmania. She has extensively cruised the Victorian Coast and Bass Strait Islands. Seeking warmer weather and less turbulent seas, we moved to tropical Queensland in 2011. In 2013 we embarked on a trip to the Torres Strait/Thursday Island and back. That cruise and our knowledge is documented in the book
Townsville to TI (Thursday Island): Cruising Inside Australia's Northern Great Barrier Reef.

First Contact in a typical year will log about 2000 sea-miles. As you can imagine not all those miles are magical moments - although some are.

Here for your gratification are the voyage logs listed in date order.

Mooloolaba to Townsville

Engine TLC on a Bukh at Bundaberg
Engine TLC begins

May 31, 2018

Bustard Head lighthouse at Pancake Creek.
Bundaberg to Pancake Creek

Jun 09-12, 2018