family time … part one

By | September 28, 2019

Now for a different experience on The Bossa … family visits … and with partners.

We’ve often had Tim and Abbey join us here in the Whitsundays, usually at different times, but this is a first with each having their partners joining us also. And, both partners are not yachties!

So, with lots of texts back and forth about what to bring (and not bring) … sea sickness tablets, ear plugs, chocolate, books … and the drink requirements shopping finalised, The Bossa welcomed its big wash-down and spring clean and was all ready for guests.

We collected Abbey and Nathan from Hamilton Island and then spent the next ten days visiting the usual Whitsunday haunts – Whitehaven Beach, Cid Harbour, Stonehaven, Butterfly Bay, Langford Reef, Nara Inlet and Chalkies Beach.  The winds were kind to us and although we had a few cloudy days we had plenty of sunshine and managed some snorkeling, swims, kayaks and walks.

We love having the kids on board and we were ready for some company.  We are with each other 24/7 so a bit of new conversation doesn’t go astray! And we had some new games to introduce to them, thanks to the game kings on Vivacious.

So how did Nathan (the non boatie) go?? We threw him the deep end on the first night out ‘at sea’ with an o’nighter at Whitehaven Beach. It was a bit rolly so I don’t think he had a great sleep but the Kwells he took seemed to help him with the bumpy sails, along with the ear plugs for the noisy nights and more importantly, no sunburn. So after ten days, he’s done pretty well we think and of course we hope he wants to return!  He even managed to land a rather large fish (it was a mack tuna, yuk, but that wasn’t his fault!) and master the dinghy driving.

On our last night we enjoyed a beach bbq at Chalkies Beach with Easy Tiger and Alice.  Love a fire on the beach!

We will return to Hamilton Island later today to collect Tim and Kaycee (and watch the GF, go Tigers).  We have two nights in the Hamilton Island Marina with all six of us on board!!

This will be a first!


4 thoughts on “family time … part one

  1. Christina Mitchell

    Loving your Blog Amanda, was so great catching you with you again 🙂

    1. Amanda Post author

      Thanks Christina! I really enjoy sharing our trip and of course it becomes my ‘diary’ for my next book. Great to catch up with you and Andrew too. Till next time! Ax

  2. Chris on Sv-Anui

    Having family on board is lovely. Looks like you are having fun. We too have family with us for a couple of weeks – enjoying the calmer weather and reef hopping our way south!

  3. Amanda Post author

    Yes, I am envious of your reef hopping south! I think those reefs off Dunk and Hinchinbrook are a treat. Accessible and varied. Great to have family on board though. Lots to share around the Whitsundays.

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