15th February 2011
So near, yet so far.
After all this bashing to windward we are only one day away from Brisbane but Rona has to get back to
so our plan is for her to drive down and Dreamagic will stay here until Saturday. Chris has a car here which he has kindly lent her so after a superb breakfast in town Rona headed off and Chris and I caught up with news and future projects. Chris owns Time Lord, a Brisbane 50 which is like our 44 but on steroids. He initially wrote to me after an article I had published in the Cruising Helmsman and we first caught up at Magnetic Island Race Week in 2010. Since then we have been in touch often. He has now brought Time Lord up from Bavaria and is currently based in South East Queensland. Victoria
We looked at the 2011 race calendar and he’ll probably bring his boat to join us at Airlie and Maggie Race Weeks. For Easter we are both thinking of watching the start of the
Brisbane to from our respective boats, and following the fleet up to Mooloolaba to spend the rest of that holiday here. It looks like being a great Winter. Gladstone
|Mooloolaba Yacht Club at the Tavern|
Mooloolaba Surf Club is not unlike Hervey Bay Boat Club, but for young people. The place was packed. The food was great and plentiful, the wine list was extensive and reasonably priced. Mooloolaba has been well planned and the beach is floodlit. There are free BBQ’s along the foreshore and the local population were out in force enjoying the evening. A truly beautiful place to be.