A trip down memory lane

Revisiting Middle Percy Island after almost 30 years was a joy and a real trip down memory lane. Yachties have been made welcome there for well over half a century and the place looked very much the same as when we had last visited on our 28 foot timber yacht Rondo, 28 years ago.


 An “A” frame hut welcomes sailors to rest a while, have a drink, cook a meal and share stories. Although it had been refurbished at least once, it felt exactly as it had done when we first stepped in there.


Visitors have traditionally left a memento of their boat in the A frame and after some searching we found the piece of mahogany that we had painted Rondo’s name on – minus the paint! The intervening years had taken their toll but we took the piece of timber home to do a proper job of engraving the names of both Rondo and  Bali Hai on to it, ready for delivery on our trip up the coast in May.



When we arrived on Middle Percy Island the first time we had just celebrated our first wedding anniversary – when we return for the third time, we will have been married 28 years!


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Salty tales from Bali Hai

In 2015, after a break from cruising of almost 30 years, my husband and I sailed off into the sunset - this time to the wonderful Islands of Indonesia and beyond. Three years passed and we swapped sails for wheels driving through Scandinavia and Europe in a motor home. Now we are on the brink of another adventure - buying a Lagoon 420 Catamaran in Athens. This is our story.

2 thoughts on “A trip down memory lane”

  1. Wow, you must be sooo excited about the big adventure! Hope you have a fantastic time – I can’t wait to read your blog episodes which I’m sure will be very entertaining and enthralling! Your lovely photos remind me of our wonderful trip round the Whitsunday Islands just over a year ago. Maybe I’ll get to join you again on Bali Hai at some point on your travels – who knows….?


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