How many people get to live their dreams? I am..........!

This is my story from the time when Capt'n John and I first decided to sail around the big block, to circumnavigate this great land of ours, AUSTRALIA.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Gloucester Passage SICYC Rendezvous (Shagger's Do) August 2012 - part1

Gloucester Passage SICYC Rendezvous (Shagger's Do) August 2012 - part1
Cruising Shagger Boats all at the SICYC Rendezvous
Once again I am doing this posting in photos with very little scribing. All my time has been taken up with either taking photos or editing photos and no time to write. But you what they say - "Every picture tells a story"- so I am expressing my story in pictures.
Shag Island in the late afternoon
Sunday 19th  MrJ and I arrived in Gloucester Passage to drop anchor off the Montes Reef Resort and not too far away from Shag Island.
Our first Sunset in Gloucester Passage
You can't really see the little Croc on WOW's dinghy bow
Monday 20th It rained all day but cleared up in the late afternoon. Raewyn and Martin off WOW came over for sundowners and ended up staying for dinner.

Tuesday 21stWe took a stroll along the beach where we met other Shaggers.

We took lots of photos

and then watched a blood red sunset across the sea.
Wednesday 22nd  bought a colourful sunrise
and lots of hard work setting things up.......
while others went off and enjoyed the warm sunshine
but at the end of the day there is always Sundowners with friends.
Thursday 23rd brings another new day............
with a ladies tennis morning
just look at that ball-girl go....!!!
In the evening we had the Shaggers Meet & Greet welcome Sundowners and first party night.



and then we shared a sunset
Friday, Saturday and Sunday will have to be another posting - there are just so many great photos!


  1. Lovely to catch up with your adventures!
    Miss you guys - wish we were there!

    Craig & Kerry

  2. As an artist myself, I enjoy reading Philip Koch's sensitive writing about Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, who along with Whistler and Rothko, are my favorite American painters.
    I don't live in the United States but have traveled and passed a short time there. But even with the little time spent in your beautiful country, especially in small-town America, I can relate to some of the poetical feel that Hopper and Wyeth had captured in their art, which is for me part of the attraction of their paintings.
    Browsing at the other day, as I do now and then, I find a good selection of Edward Hopper's work, ,in the big archive of Western Art, that customers can order online for canvas prints and even hand-painted, oil-painting reproductions can be made and sent to them.
    Hopper's surrealistic and depersonalized world is there again. Timeless, yes, as it is still there now in the roadside cafes and diners that I ate at all over America.