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musings from a road less traveled

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Back Together - Nathalie Joins Me In Sardinia

It's been a few years since I have added to the blog. Although lots has happened in the past few years, the COVID pandemic seems to have managed to suppress my writing urge as well. The time has come to 'get back on the bike' and get writing again.  East Coast of Sardinia July, 2022 To pick up the story, Nathalie and I left our home in Ta...

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I've got a bit of writer's block as I try to tap out another journal entry about our trip north but I'll give it a try. At the moment, we are anchored off a lovely cove called Pearl Bay, about 100nm south of Mackay. The passage from Yeppon today was marked by the strong SE trade winds, moody skies, cool conditions and a lumpy 2 metre swell. Comfort...

With the boat out of the water for a few weeks while the final maintenance and checks were made, Nathalie and I grabbed the chance to hire a car and head south from the Gold Coast for a few days. The hinterland of the far north coast of NSW beckoned. It's a part of the country that has it's own unique character and that's just the people! Mention N...

After much preparation, our trip sailing the Lagoon 52 'Paradise' for 12 months around Australia has finally begun. This is our first video and my hope is to create a real, living account of what it is really like to sail around Australia, creating a journal of all the memorable places and interesting people we will no doubt meet along the way. ā€‹ A...

I'm writing this as we plug along the central coast of New South Wales, motoring just a few hundred metres offshore. We are trying to shelter from the worst effects of a building northerly. We've got 16M to go before Yamba and a bar crossing at low tide. It's been a bit of a motoring slog with wind and current against us the past 2 days since leavi...

Since coming back from living in France for 3 years, we've been asked a lot, "are you back for good, are you going to live in Australia now?" The answer is yes, we will be living in Australia but not exactly in the traditional sense. You see, Nathalie and I have the good fortune and opportunity to join a yacht for a circumnavigation of Australia, s...

It's hard to believe that we have been in Tassie just 8 days and yet have covered over 2,000kms. And that's just in the north and west, we haven't got down towards Hobart and the east coast yet. We arrived on the 2nd January into Launceston. It's on the Tamar River in the states north. Arriving right in the middle of the Australian summer holiday p...

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The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and Iā€”
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost, 1874 - 1963