Tag: Geoffrey Tapper

May 9, 2021 Peter No comments exist

With Dean and I on the boat and Geoff still stuck in Sydney, everyone was very glad when New Zealand again opened the border with New South Wales from midnight on Sunday 9 May. Estelle is at the Bay of Islands Marina and Geoff should arrive here on Tuesday morning. The Bay of Islands Marina…

October 2, 2019 Peter No comments exist

In addition to the vibration causing Glenn to have a very cold swim in Narooma, while doing a routine check, the engine suddenly overheated. Finding the problem proved elusive, resulting in Glenn having to disassemble and reassemble the entire cooling system. There was no apparent cause for the overheating but the problem disappeared. The initial…

September 28, 2019 Peter No comments exist

“I’ll make it work”. This was the message from Glenn once he received the new alternator which, as promised, arrived promptly on Friday morning. And so between disappearing into the belly of Cordalga and running to and from the local chandler, Glenn set about making it work. The rest of the crew were treated to…

September 23, 2019 Peter No comments exist

It is a long way from Wyee in NSW to Lakes Entrance in Victoria and even with the good Australian public transport system it would still take 2 days to get from Wyee to Lakes Entrance. It would be a combination of train and bus trips of varying lengths with an overnight stop in Canberra….

July 16, 2018 Peter No comments exist

We spent a few nights in Bermagui waiting for a suitable weather window. This would be the last stretch but we would stop in at Careel Bay Marina in Broken Bay for a few weeks to visit our good friends, Win and Helan, and to do some maintenance before taking the boat to Wyee Point….

June 12, 2018 Peter No comments exist

We were really glad to get out of Adelaide. Buying the boat in Adelaide, and getting it ready for the trip to Sydney, had proved to be anything but a pleasant experience. You can read all about that experience here. We had however met some wonderful people in Adelaide. Gill and Chris had been our…