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Continuing the any given weekend theme.....

Peel Island In Morton Bay, Brisbane, QLD.

See the description on the photo's in the above link.

Here specifically

Enjoy,

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I havent been there for about 9 yrs. It was busy then - must be worse now. Do you stick to Moreton Bay ? Its not far to either the GC, Yamba or Wide Bay
 

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I havent been there for about 9 yrs. It was busy then - must be worse now. Do you stick to Moreton Bay ? Its not far to either the GC, Yamba or Wide Bay

Apart from long weekends, I am usually limited to day trips, where ever I can get to and back from Victoria Point in 4-5 hours (about the wife's limit, she's new at this and finds it stressful but is getting better)

Long weekends (Australia Day and New Years, so far) we did over nighters, biggest problem here is the small cabin on the tri is tight for 4, even though the kids are still youngish. I will need a bigger cabin (boat) before we could go further than an overnight trip.

Yamba or Wide Bay, That's an outside trip, wife and kids not ready for that yet, don't want to push the issue to hard, they are still scared that boat will sink and they'll all drown, though they are over coming that fear, I'm not going to consider an off shore trip till they're emotionally ready.

GC, well we spent new years eve at slipping sands, thats getting down towards gold coast. That was our first overnight stay and much more comfortable than One Mile. Only problem was finding some sand banks which made me glad I chose a Tri.

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Well, you could spend a lot of time just exploring the bay.
However, If you got a little further than the slipping sands, and get to either Tipplers, Bums Bay or near Paradise Pt for example, you guys could enjoy the GC lifestyle for the cost of an anchorage! Flat water and shallow so little chance of scaring anyone. It just extends Moreton Bay.
Anyway, its a beautiful part of the world just where you sail.
 

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we are planning another trip down to "The bedroom" / Tipplers, will be a family affair with my mum and step dad as soon as he is well enough after his operation.

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we are planning another trip down to "The bedroom" / Tipplers, will be a family affair with my mum and step dad as soon as he is well enough after his operation.

Dave.
When are you planning this?
We are thinking of using Tipplers for a week or so in last week of april. Be great to catch up.
 

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Hmm How did I miss this thread! Yeah ok I am a bit slow sometimes. Looks like a beaut spot.
Hey Chall,
hows it travellin?

Peel's ok but full of people on the weekend. The wallopers have also ruined it a bit. The water rats have a landing barge with huge outboards on it and mosey through the anchorage daily, then off at the plane.

I think I'll just go straight to Mooloolaba then up to Wide Bay for a few days. Less people, more sailing.

What you up to?
 

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I guess fair's fair.... but you guys heading out for nice warm sunny bays while we're digging out.... I dunno.....:mad: :( ;)
 

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I guess fair's fair.... but you guys heading out for nice warm sunny bays while we're digging out.... I dunno.....:mad: :( ;)
suffer baby, suffer....:p

Looks like a lovely weekend in Sydney. Definitely off to the old girl for the weekend.

Hey..did I see a bloody Kangaroo hopping about Sailnet ? There goes the neighbourhood. :)
 

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Hey Chall,
hows it travellin?

Peel's ok but full of people on the weekend. The wallopers have also ruined it a bit. The water rats have a landing barge with huge outboards on it and mosey through the anchorage daily, then off at the plane.

I think I'll just go straight to Mooloolaba then up to Wide Bay for a few days. Less people, more sailing.

What you up to?
Hmm I think just I automatically assume anywhere is going to be less crowded than Pittwater/Sydney Harbour!

This time of year though we try to do everything we can to plan our lives as such that we are out during the week as often as possible.

Life is good but busy down here, how are you guys going with life back on dirt??
 

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Everyone but me is loving it. I miss it a lot, find people are pretty shallow on land. I am literally a fish out of water.

It'll happen again - I'll get out on a Pacific loop in a few years. Who knows, might even go further.
 

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What a small world..

About 13 years ago, I went with a group of fellow school students and spent several days in the lifeguard house on the northeast end of North Stradbroke Island.. just a little east of Peel Island..

We were there in July of 1998, so very few, if any, people were out. I couldn't get over how far the beach extended (all the way to the horizon).

That's still one of my favorite places I've ever been. I'd love to go back, and on a sailboat would be even better.
 

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Looks good StAnna ... damn sight more pleasant that Sydney right now ... :p
 
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Awesome pics St Anna!!

Hey just catching up with threads on here, sorry I didn't look you up on the way past, the offer of rum was very tempting!!! We actually didn't stop at all but ended up going straight up to Mooloolaba. The sailing was good and yeah ok I wasn't quite in cruising mode so was impatient and in a hurry after spending what seemed like an eternity stuck in Coffs. Now sat in Cid Harbour.
 

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Mmmm... blue water... Haven't seen that in a while!! :D
 
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