Dec 30th … Happy Anniversary!

By | December 30, 2011

This is the first time we can remember being home this time of year … in 28 years!!  (And it’s our 28th wedding anniversary today.)  We have always been on our boat somewhere, usually the Gippsland Lakes.  Even our children (now adults) are feeling it.  Great weather, sun shining, mid to high 20’s, even hotter over New Year, and we aren’t on the water.  I think I’ll be climbing the walls soon, while Neville continues to build our boat in the back paddock.  However, it has been a chance to catch up with family and friends and relax at home doing …. I’m not sure what!

We just received the latest Magnum Newsletter which is always a good read (didn’t help … just another reminder of what we aren’t doing and where we aren’t).  Having owned three Magnums (at different times) – Champagne Charlie 1, 2 & 3 – we made great friends through the Magnum Association and it is always quite nostalgic to read about the travels of current Magnum owners.  Neville fitted out our first South Coast Magnum and was then involved in manufacturing later Magnums as Magnum Yachts.  Building a boat started way back then with Champagne Charlie, hull number 58.

Looking forward to being back on the water in 2012!