Sunday, December 12, 2010

160 miles to Carnarvon!

Not too far now to Carnarvon, at this report, supplied courtesy of the WA Water Police, Lady Marlen is 10 miles North, Northwest of Norwegian Bay and all is well.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Heading South - Still!

Well, yesterday, Saturday we got a position report from the Captn. Via Coast Radio Adelaide, they are contracted by the South Australian Government to keep a listening watch on all the emergency marine frequencies. They do this by running two powerful transceivers at Wooloona and Charleville.

Today, Sunday Adelaide Radio didn’t hear Col, but Marine Rescue Carnarvon did pick him up but could not make a good contact so they didn’t manage a position report. Tomorrow is another day for listening in.

This blog update brought to you by David on Quinco, now in Port Stephens, NSW.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Leaving Broome Soon!

The good ship Lady Marlen will be refuelling Friday and then out to sea, destination Carnarvon.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday the 15th of November.

Heard the Captain this morning on Sheila Net. His position shows him North of Broome. Going must be slow as the winds are coming from where he wants to go.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Progress on the BIG Passage!

Heard the Captain on Sheila Net this morning (Thursday). Couldn’t get his position due to the poor HF propagation (Too noisy), but he sounded fine. Hope to get a position tomorrow morning.

Signed, “Quinco”


Sunday, November 7, 2010


Update 7-11-2010
Will be leaving Darwin onMonday 8thof Nov, heading for Bunbury WA. Have had a good journey so far, went straight through from Townsville up to Cape York, then over to Horn Island. Checked ou Thursday Island, ended up buying a digeridoo from the locals. Left Horn and headed for Gove, stayed a few days and then sailed to Wigram Island, had a good nights sleep and first thing next morning headad  for the "Hole in the wall " in the Wessell Islands. Thought my life was about to end ,very wild waters and not much room but the captain fought his way through and arrived safely in Darwin.


The captain reached Cape York and stayed overnight, then onto Horn Island where he anchored and then went across to Thursday Island on the ferry to check the place out

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Darwin is just over there!

Well, been there, done that. Crossed the Gulf of Carpentaria, been through the hole in the wall, battled the currents, tides and very untidy seas, but, Darwin is just in front of me. Fannie Bay will be my anchoring point in a couple of hours. Part one of the circumnavigation done!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Anchored up in Gove Harbour.

Across the top, not far now to Darwin, well, I'm in the "Territory" anyway! Dropped the pick at about 3.30 this morning (Sunday), now I can go off to Church?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Gove, here we come!

The captain is on his way over the top. About 70 miles to Gove Harbour. Also known as Nhulunbuy.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Passing Dunk Island

The Captain is still moving, at 1005hrs today Friday the 24th September, Lady Marlen was passing Dunk Island, all going well apart from the rain.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Col is on his way to Horn Island

Blog update by "Quinco"  Col left Magnetic Island at approx 1100 hours this morning, Thursday the 23rd of September 2010.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Still at Pancake Creek

Still here hanging around,have caught some mighty big mud crabs,biggest I've seen and very tasty. Have met some yachties from Scarborough and other assorted folk passing through, keeps me from being lonely and talking to myself. Went ashore on Monday 1st June to explore Bustard Head and check out the lighthouse. Had to fight my way through the jungle and then took the wrong way on the beach, it had it's benefits, as I came across some lovely backpackers in bikinis, they were there for the weekend and later flew out by a local plane,good for the eyes.I finally came across the lighthouse and it cost me five dollars to enter but it was worth the money.It took me about 6 hours all up, I'm still getting over the wobbly legs and cuts and bruises that I copped along the way. Next will be learning how to throw a cast net correctly, will keep you informed cheers " The Captain"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pancake Creek

Moreton Island is but a distant memory, Pancake Creek is my new home, well, a couple of days anyway. Arrived here Monday the 3rd of May, early in the morning. No problems getting in, good actually, cleaned a few barnacles off the keel! Till the next update, bye for now, The Captain.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Captain is on his way!

It's Monday the 26th of April 2010. Time to break away from the marina life and head out to sea. Around Australia is the plan, but first to Moreton Island for the shakedown.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Day One

Dave is getting up me about all my fingers. Look for the bird under the radar.

Monday, April 12, 2010

April 26, departing Scarborough

Departing AM on Monday the 26th of April 2010 for Moreton Island. Will be checking all systems for the start of this monumental voyage!
The Captain.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Leaving Scarborough Marina!

Yes I can!
April 2010 is upon us and the lines will be severed on the good ship Lady Marlen. First off we (me and the good ship) will be heading North, hopefully getting to Gladstone in the not too distant future, after that, who knows?