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The Northern Queensland Coast Cairns to Horn Island, Torres Straits 27th September – 8th October 2018

Baringo survived her two months in the Bluewater Marina in Cairns very well despite her keel sitting in mud twice daily at low tide. Once back on board we  set about the usual preparations for the journey north along the … Continue reading

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Hamilton Island to Cairns 20th June -16th July

We left Hamilton Island still in quite a strong wind and decided to go back to Port of Airlie marina rather than anchor off and dinghy in ,the lazy option ! We had to collect a new Raymarine display dial … Continue reading

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Cruising the Whitsunday Islands, Queensland ,Australia 31st May to 17th June 2018

The Whitsunday Islands were named by Captain Cook who thought he passed them on Whitsunday 1770 , although it was in fact the day after but nevertheless the name has stuck . They lie off the Queensland Coast and are … Continue reading

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Keppel Island to Airlie Beach

We left Baringo in Rosslyn Bay, at Keppel Bay Marina, and went to Hong Kong for a short unscheduled visit  which was of course busy but fun I returned  to the boat on Tuesday 15th May and John arrived a … Continue reading

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Queensland Coast April 2018 –May 2018

After very little sailing last year we spent an eventful winter in Europe the highlight of which was the birth of our grandson Edward Ian on 31st December. Vanessa and Antony were equally delighted with the event and we enjoyed … Continue reading

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Baringo’s voyages 2017

Baringo’s sailing this year has been rather curtailed because of family commitments but we were eventually ready to leave the Bundaberg port marina for the sea on 27th August. We had to stay longer in the marina than planned because … Continue reading

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New Caledonia to Australia 8.11.2016 – 29.11.2016

After three weeks divided between London and Chamonix we returned to Australia to attend Antony and Vanessa’s Australian wedding celebration in Melbourne. We had a few days to spare before going to Melbourne so after passing through Sydney staying again … Continue reading

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