Sunday, July 25, 2010

Winter escape on Sydney Harbour

Well, it is still getting to minus 5 degrees C in the mornings down in Canberra, but our Sydney getaway weekends on Lucey Blue remind us that summer is just around the corner. On the boat the kids didn't seem to notice the cold and continued to play water sports.

Even Sam only needed a beanie in the morning and by the afternoon everyone was in shorts and T-shirts and the cockatoos came to play (we kept a close eye on him and his big chewing beak).....

After mucking around in the sun, Emily and Sam inspected our new steering idler only to find a large pool of rain water which needed to be bailed out by hand. Emily went into the void under the cockpit floor to bail, but soon wanted to escape the confined space.......

The source of the rainwater was a bit of a mystery for a while, but turned out to be the locker under the cockpit table which had been jam full of inflatable dinghy and overflowed in the rain!!!!

While the girls were playing, Ryan and Dad explored the front bow locker for a suitable place to install a salt water deck wash system and larger sullage tank as ours is currently only 40 liters. I am always amazed at the size of our bow lockers when we get a chance to empty out all the bits and pieces. But then I remember that one of the previous owners used to have a spare single berth in one and a toilet in the other - crazy!!!!!

Despite the long drive and short time onboard we all love the time away from Canberra. One minute you're swimming in work-related tasks and the next you're in another world.


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Anonymous said...

Hi There,

We were having coffee at Woolwich today and saw LuceyBlue being winched down to the water .. not quite in, but close. I was partic interested cos my hubby is very close to buying an equally large cat and I was marvelling at the sight.

Great work on your blog .. how gorgeous to have so many of my questions answered with photos as well. Best of luck with your tavels.


Sam said...

Hi Janice!

Thanks for your comment. I am glad you saw Lucey Blue being put back in the water. We were driving up from the ACT, and hoped to make it in time to see her go in, but we just missed her.

We got lots of pics of her coming out though. It is a pretty impressive site seeing a big cat up on the travelift isn't it?!

We had lunch at the Deckhouse last is such a lovely place to sit and relax, and watch all the goings on.

Good luck with your purchase. What sort of cat is your husband looking at?

Best wishes,