Sunday, November 10, 2013

Girls catch up

George's friend Rose flew up to Hamilton Island for a few days 'catching up'. We showed her some of the sights around Whitsunday Island.

Hamilton Island Yacht Club

George and Rose in Chance Bay

Serious girl talk

Snorkelling off Border Island

Hill Inlet

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wonderful Whitsundays

Brian and Meredith have flown home to Port Macquarie, and we have a few days alone in Whitsundays. Monday was spent getting a new circuit board fitted to our charger/inverter. We have lithium batteries, which need a different algorithm to be charged efficiently. The new board and control panel hopefully will do that better.

We climbed Whitsunday Peak for some stunning views.

Looking south over Gulnare Inlet and Hamilton Island

Looking west over Cid Island towards Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach marina fuel dock at night

A catamaran reaching along in the brisk conditions

A sea eagle carrying a fish

Lady Island

Refuge Bay, Nara Inlet

Friday, November 1, 2013

Underwater camera

I haven't been very impressed with the clarity of the underwater shots I have got with a GoPro (which got lost at sea near Newcastle) or the Sony Action Cam I got to replace it. If you don't know what a GoPro is, check out this and this.

We have been following a sailing blog called S/V Totem, which we strongly recommend. It is a lovely story of a family with three kids who are sailing slowly around the world. The mother Behan takes beautiful photos, including underwater ones. She has set a standard which I aspire to emulate.

So I bought a little Olympus Tough TG-2 camera which can go down to 15 metres, and we used the opportunity of arriving at a good dive spot on Hayman Island to try it out.