All good things must come to an end … but we will be back!

By | November 22, 2015

We have arrived at our final destination, the Gold Coast. We will be leaving Bossa Nova here until we return next May, 2016.

We have had the most amazing trip. The places we have been, the people we have met and the adventures we have had, have all made this 6 month journey such a wonderful experience. Sharing it with friends and with family along the way has also been very special.  Tim and Abbey have both visited and how lucky we are that our kids both love the water and enjoy sharing their busy lives with us oldies.

It was such a long time ago that Neville first started talking about building a catamaran.  We have had several yachts in between, but building our Fusion 40 and sailing it up the east coast was always our plan.  And now we have done it!

After 20 years in our own business working together, we then spent 3 years building our boat together. So it was never in doubt that we could also live on our boat for several months, in each others space and face. We have been together nearly 24/7 for the last 6 months and we are still talking. And we can’t wait for the next visit.

 

Here’s a few of our favourite memories …

 

Us .. Whitehaven Beach, Lady Musgrave, fishing, sailing and Shaggers!

Us .. Whitehaven Beach, Lady Musgrave, fishing, sailing and Shaggers!

 

Family and friends ... Abbey and Tim, Joanne, Andree and Steve, and Lynn and Greg.

Family and friends … Abbey and Tim, Joanne, Andree and Steve, and Lynn and Greg.

 

Special memories ... sunsets, Whitehaven Beach, turtle gazing at Lady Musgrave and whales.

Special memories … sunsets, Whitehaven Beach, turtle gazing at Lady Musgrave and whales.

 

A special mention must be made of our ‘new’ friends from Easy Tiger, Steve and Leanne. We met ET way back in March in Paynesville. We then met up with them in May in Pittwater and have travelled with them for much of our journey. They have added so much to our trip north, lots of fun and always adventure.

They taught us how to fish and crab. They introduced us to BCF, Aldi and pressure cookers. We taught them how to really eat chocolate and how to really spend money, at Dan’s. We showed them how fast Fusions can sail and how much weight does count (even the chocolate). We look forward to defending the Airlie Beach Classic! Special memories with special people. Thankyou Steve for putting some of those memories on film.  (Check out Steve’s Bossa Nova YouTube below).

 

Meeting Easy Tiger ... Leanne and Steve.

Meeting Easy Tiger … Leanne and Steve.

 

It is sad our journey has come to an end.  Our 6 months has passed so quickly. We are planning to be back next year when we will visit the places we missed, spend more time at the ones we enjoyed and when we will venture further north. But, we are looking forward to seeing our family and friends.  And, to spending some time in our brand new home.

… If you have been following our journey, thankyou!  I have enjoyed recording our trip with photos and text, so my blog has been as much for me as for you.

 

Amanda

November, 2015

 

 

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