Turn of Events – Any Suggestions for Australia?

cat1 000 (Large)In an incredible (divinely miraculous) turn of events, we have sold our sailboat. Alyssa saw a posting in one of the marinas looking for a catamaran meeting the specifications for “Far & Away” and after only two days, we came to an agreement on the sale of our beloved catamaran.  As we had already purchased airline tickets departing from Sydney, Australia we are tied to our itinerary to some degree. Our boat’s new owners to be are from New Zealand however, and so they understandably do not want the boat to continue the journey to Australia. The winds this time of year are not favorable from Australia to New Zealand so we have agreed to take our sailboat to Vanuatu where the new owner will continue on with our sailboat to New Zealand.

DSC06682 (Custom)So in this incredible turn of events, we will be flying from Vanuatu to Brisbane, Australia at the beginning of November before making our way down to Sydney and flying home. Unfortunately this leaves us without our year long home (sailboat) for the three weeks while we visit the land downunder so we are going to have to quickly figure out some alternate plans. We are already going through withdrawals thinking about parting with our beloved home on the seas. I can’t imagine what it will be like to not get up in the night to look at the unobstructed starlight, snoozing on the deck,  watch the painted sunsets or listen to the oceanfront waves lapping up against the hull. Will the adjustment to life on shore be harder than getting used to life on the seas?

If you have any suggestions for us on what we should do while in Australia we are open to them! If you know some stellar suggestions for homes, hotels, transportation or attractions for a family of 9, tell us about them!

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  1. I feel like I have been on this adventure with you. I don’t think I have missed a post. My biggest suggestion is that you stay longer in Vanuatu and shorter in Australia. The islands are the best. Tanna is best to me of course, but each one is distinct. I always wanted to go to Santo. and the main island where Port Vila is.

  2. mourn now,….. you made your memories for your children and youz move on in love the experience has been delightful reading keeping abreast with your travels take care family wish you were coming to NZ……much love and alofa be with you all as your trip comes to a final end….. <3 <3

  3. When I discovered your blog, I was immediately enthralled by your writing. Even though I am immensely jealous of your journey, I want you to know how much I have enjoyed each of your musings.

    Your request for information about Brisbane to Sydney may be an area that my wife and I can be of great assistance. We have made the trip, driving, from Brisbane to Sydney at least 10 times in the past six years. If you want, email me, and my wife and I will give you some excellent information about the trip south. There’s so much to do in Brisbane, the coastal route, the inland route, and the special through the middle route.

    We would be honored to help you with the plans for your trip south. Just let me know.

  4. HI,
    I am feeling a little bit of a let down after traveling with you on your great adventure. I will miss the turn of events that many of think and dream about, but do not take the opportunity to step out of our comfort zone and do. RH.

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