Home, Sweet Home, Sydney Australia!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

WOW - it's been a long time since we last updated our blog. Everything after our last port of New Caledonia is a bit of a blur. Here's a quick update on what we've been doing and where we've settled.

After setting off from Isle de Pines in New Caledonia, we pushed through some challenging weather and sea conditions to arrive in Brisbane 6 days later on the eve of Halloween. After completing a relatively painless quarantine and customs exercise, we had minimal time to get Lazy Bones spruced  up as we had several interested buyers wanting to view her immediately - great news for us!

A thorough clean-up had her looking as good as new, which the prospective buyers also thought as it only took 4 weeks from the date we arrived to signing the 'bill of sale'.

It was bitter sweet for us. We had poured everything we had into the past 12 months and loved our time aboard but the lure of life on land called and we were pretty excited about the adventure ahead.

What we're up to now:

Megan is back at work for Cisco in their marketing team and is really enjoying it. She's also back enjoying yoga at her favourite studio and has a renewed love for walking!

Mike has bought another Laser and is back dinghy sailing at the Double Bay Sailing Club, as well as crewing on some 'big boats'.

We have rented a great apartment in our old stomping ground of North Bondi, a 5 minute walk to the beach has us looking at the view above. We feel really lucky to live here. After all of the traveling we've done and all of the places we've visited along the way, we both agree that Sydney offers a truly incredible balance of beach/lifestyle/big city like nowhere else.

Though ... we do already miss our time on Lazy Bones!