Monthly Archives: April 2001

Lord Howe Island

The sun rising behind Lord Howe Island’s dramatic peaks was quite a sight this morning. I spotted Mts. Lidgbird and Gower from more than 40 miles off at about 0500. These two dramatic 2000+ foot peaks are as impressive as … Continue reading

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Sydney to Lord Howe Island

After six months of being “dock potatoes,” doing just a bit of coastal and harbor cruising, it’s taking us awhile to get our sea legs. The good news is that the sailing has been fast and easy and Moonshadow has … Continue reading

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So Long to Sydney

Gidday! It was crisp and clear this morning as we motorsailed out of the Sydney Heads, destined for Lord Howe Island, about 420 miles northeast. A ferry penguin noisily chased us as if to say a final goodbye to the … Continue reading

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Sydney to Hobart

The 600 odd mile passage from Sydney to Hobart on the Isle of Tasmania can be one of the most rugged of any sailor’s career. In particular, crossing Bass Strait, with its huge seas born from strong westerly winds and … Continue reading

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