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October 15, 2017

Clipper goes on the hardstand. Find out which hardstand is our final choice. Do we go for the cheapest hardstand or for better facilities and more costly. Read the full article here

October 4, 2017

In August our house sitting adventure continued, this time in Bulimba. We went to the BBQ with the Wooden Boat Association. My Chas Roberts was on the final leg of its restoration. Kevin was also researching the hard stand options for Clipper, our liveaboard 28ft 50 year old wood...

September 24, 2017

In July, our house sitting adventure continued with an extended stay, our BBQ with the Wooden Boat Association, and I have continued making slow progress with the restoration of my Chas Roberts bicycle. Kevin continues his DIY work on Clipper. The winter has been cool here in Bri...

August 20, 2017

June has been a month of house sitting and for Kevin working on Clipper. Our usual BBQ and oh, I almost forgot, I got another year older. So a celebration there. I have also continued making slow progress with the restoration of Chas Roberts bicycle. Plus I managed to get a cold...

June 30, 2017

May was a month full of history about our bluewater sailboat Clipper. Meeting Margaret who voyaged on Clipper when she was first built and visiting Clive her partner who built Clipper. Winter began and we pull out our winter clothing and of course continuing the renovation of Cli...

June 11, 2017

Finding the history of Clipper and eventually meeting those who built and voyaged on her has been a journey in itself. It all started with the documents Kevin was given when he purchased Clipper.

May 3, 2017

So what have I been up to for the month of April. Kevin and I have been house sitting in The Gap, Brisbane for 17 days prior to and including Easter. This gave us a reason for at least two daily walks with Lyra and of course Kevin just loves the chickens, they are his favourite p...

April 25, 2017

My Chas Roberts bicycle has been repainted by Paint My Bike in Brisbane. I am excited, but really don't now quite what to expect.

April 19, 2017

I had my Chas Roberts built for my in the year 2000. The bike has been a work horse for the past 17 years and it is time for its second respray and complete rebuild. My bike is my most prized possession and has flown around the world to cycle tour in various countries.

April 10, 2017

I have been sewing since I was a teenager. My mother was instrumental in developing my sewing skills, and I am so grateful. Because, when I need to raise the hem on trousers or take in the waist I can do the work myself rather than paying a seamstress. I am not the best in the wo...

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