Originally Posted by D&D
We bought CatNirvana
lying in Sardinia and then sailed her to Sydney
, via the Panama Canal
; that voyage was just under 14000nm. We undertook the delivery
voyage with two professionals from Atlantic Yacht Deliveries; those two were of course on a timetable. So it was more a 'delivery' than a 'cruise'. Whilst we accepted there were some great opportunities missed, the voyage was anything but "terrible
"; it was fantastic!
Now back in OZ, our passage timetables are MUCH more civilised. We cruised ~ 3-4000nm in the past year.
PM us for contact details if it looks like you'll be entering Clarence Heads. We're around home base at the moment, although hoping to embark on another cruise
(heading north) in July. We're not in the Yamba Marina, but if it works out we could certainly share a drink at the Yamba Shores Tavern...?
G'Day again D&D,
Aha, that explains it: delivery trip, not a cruise. Still sounds kinda brutal to me, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do! We too have backed off on our milage... have averaged between 5 and 6 K miles per year since we got into the S pacific, even less a couple of times, but we have no goals in this regard, just moving by season and by whim. Likely go back to New Cal
once again later this year, but meanwhile want to get further north, for it is too damn cold here!
We will be on the Clarence for sure (as much as anything is ever for sure). The chap who built our boat is located about a mile upstream from Maclean, and we will be staying anchored off his shed for a while whilst we catch up and maybe do some maintenance
Anyhow, I'll try to PM you when we finally get out of the bloody lake!