The fine yacht “Windrose” a 65 ft Andre Hoek design, built of alloy in Holland, beckoned for a charter to sail down the coast of Portugal from Lisbon to Faro on the famous Algarve Coast. This for me was a great opportunity to take one … Continue readingRaining in Lisbon
For images go to gallery here. It is the end of September, 2013. I am aboard a 65ft ketch, cruising the Balearic Islands off the southeast coast of Spain, in the Mediterrranean Sea. Our itinery includes a circumnavigation of the island of Ibiza, and a … Continue reading“Vida del Vagabondo”, a Gourmet Circumnavigation of Ibiza on “Miaplacidus”.
Gallery Ever flown in a B 52? Well, me hearties, ship aboard the “B 52” for the ride of a lifetime. The “B 52” is a 52 foot high performance sailing catamaran, now about 6 years old, the creation of my host for the Anzac weekend, … Continue reading“B 52”
“Astride the Equator”. March 28 to April 5, 2013. Gallery Selamat Pagi! Good Morning, in Indonesian. Welcome to my blog, www.beyondeyelevel.com . Imagine a dive expedition to a far away land, with myriads of islands, set in tranquil blue seas teaming … Continue reading“Astride the Equator”
For an extraordinarily special cruise over the 2013 New Year holiday, I joined Captain Anthony (aka “Ant”) and his lovely partner Greer from Make It Count Sailing aboard their superb Beneteau 57 named “The Count” for a quintessential Australian cruising experience, namely to explore the … Continue readingNew Year’s Cruise to the Hawkesbury
“Whalesong”, my beach house at Wooli perches on the top of the sand dune, and faces east to look out onto the expanses of the Pacific Ocean. From this vantage point, as you gaze slightly south of east are the North Solitary Islands, home of … Continue readingChristmas Collection, Wooli Dune Wildflowers
Please see our gallery: Flowers of Uepi. Note: Only a few of the images appear within the text – click here for the full gallery at large high resolution in new tab window. Uepi Island is a remote magical tropical paradise tucked away in the furthermost … Continue readingThe Gardens of Uepi
Please see our gallery: “Beyond II”, RNZYS. Note: Only a few of the images appear within the text – click for the full gallery at large high resolution in new tab window. “Beyond II” came to be our family yacht in about 1974. My brother Allan … Continue reading“Beyond II”, RNZYS.
Please see our gallery: Warbirds of Marovo Lagoon. Note: Only a few of the images appear within the text – click here for the full gallery at large high resolution in new tab window. It was 1942 and American forces with their Allies were making an … Continue readingThe Warbirds of Marovo Lagoon.
Please see our gallery: Going to the Prom, the Cruise of the Schooner Yacht “Blizzard”. Note: Only a few of the images appear within the text – click here for the full gallery at large high resolution in new tab window. My current experiences leave me … Continue readingGoing to the Prom, the Cruise of the Schooner Yacht “Blizzard”.