Lazy Days

Very lazy day around the boat today, so trying to practice my photography skills. Don’t really know what I’m doing, I have a lot to learn! Using my el cheapo $100 ‘nifty fifty’ lens (Canon 50mm fixed lens). Anyone have any good tips for me?

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A Sharky Encounter


The plan was, to sail to Fame Cove in Port Stephens and chill out on the boat for a few days and then meet our friends at Shoal Bay for Australia Day. The wind had another idea though. We set off this morning and were headed almost directly into the wind so had to mostly use the engine instead of the sails. It was what I would call ‘pretty rough’, but what Tom would probably just call ‘motoring with the nose on the wind’. The pictures will never do it justice, but although it was probably only about 1-1.5 metre swells, it really did feel quite big and rocky to me. Thankfully though, I didn’t get seasick (but queasy at times), so we can tick that off the list of things to check before sailing around the world! Continue reading