Monday, January 23, 2012
1998 to 2002
In October 1998 we moved aboard Aquarius on a permanent basis after packing our worldly goods into long term storage. Gary left full time employment and started part time employment (while working from the boat) and we set sail north from Brisbane along the east coast of Australia. We reached Mooloolaba, just one days sail north of Brisbane, and called in to see some old friends and to stock up on fresh supplies. We went no further for another 12 months due to our daughter having a serious car accident and needing our attention. Gary's parttime work became fulltime again and this continued until mid-early 2000. Again we set sail, this time from Mooloolaba and headed north. We spent the next 5 years enjoying the sailing life of cruising up and down the northern tropical east coast. During that time we met some wonderful people who are still among our very best friends.