are the People that are FREE!
Passage people are
those that have been met at anchorages or marinas or beaches
or whatever along the way. They are featured perhaps because
they are unique and special or because they are not, rather because
they are just typical examples but of an extraordinary group.
By being cruising boaties, all of these people have stepped off
the well trod path and done something exceptional with their
The Coastal Passage, issue # 12
I had a perfectly good,
normal photo of the Mariposa crew but couldnt
pass up others that I had that I felt showed them natural.
Sandra takes care of the rig like a professional and Dan plays
the guitar and writes...very well What a treat to have Dan Oddworm
(right) and Frank Stoove (left) get together for an imprompto
concert in refuge cove. One of those very good days! I hear they
are experienced island traders!
Graeme and Lorrraine
Dunnage, late of PNG have a wonderful floating home in their
big Crowther cat. Another chance meeting while delivering
the paper. Theres no more friendly folk around and
always keen for company... even mine! As it was the holidays
when we met, Kay and I also had the good fortune to meet their
visiting daughters, Kara and Nicki, who brought their friend
Susanne. (on left) A pity they are so shy and retiring, especially
Nicki. (on right) As you can see, we just couldnt get the
poor girl out of her shell!
Chris and Judy.. oh
yeah, and Critter are some of those people you meet out there
that make it worth the risk of saying Gday to a stranger
at an anchorage. Chris is EASY goin and Judy was
born a hostess I think... Plate of nibblies in one hand and bottle
of wine in the other. Obese alcoholics are warned! These are
the two that came to our rescue on our way to Lizard last year.
Our very good luck! Thanks again, for restoring our faith in
Hula skirt party!
THE ONLY THING BETTER
THAN KIDS ON BOATS IS PRETTY GIRLS IN HULA SKIRTS!
These guys came up from Brisbane to party up new years eve....GOOD
THINKING! Grab a big charter cat, find an anchorage with plenty
of room and get to it! We have, in no order whatever, Scott,
Steve, Luke, Martina, Kate, Peaches and Kirsty Jack??? Hope I
got the names right but you try to write with a camera in one
hand, note book in the other, in a dinghy without spilling your
Family fun in the Whitsundays!
The two families hired the charter boat and had a great holiday.
Caught in the act of having plenty of fun are the Murrays,
thats skipper Craig with Ariane, Ebony and Aaron, and the
Linnanes. Sean is the big guy with the shiny topside with
Nadia and Chiara and Nicholas. Nothing brings a smile to my face
like kids laughter across water so I was beaming when they threw
in the pick near WhiteBird. Very lucky kids!