Freedom! We come out of Quarantine and quickly check off a few quintessential Australian adventures: We hit the Gold Coast beaches, cross some treacherous bars, feed some indigenous animals, surf the Superbank, cuddle a Koala, see our first “Salty” and make our way south to Sydney. It’s a jam packed episode covering January and February. We’re catching up fast and should be current in two weeks.

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0:00 – Intro
0:25 – Opening Credits
0:46 – The Gold Coast Beaches
3:12 – Rhys Surgery
4:12 – The accident while provisioning
5:29 – Australia’s Dangerous River Sand Bars
7:44 – Two of the most famous bar crossings ever!
10:36 – Welcome to Coolangatta
13:05 – Feeding the Walrus!
15:47 – Cuddling a Koala
16:56 – Game Night
17:51 – 3 Overnights to Pittwater
19:43 – More Stuff Breaks
22:09 – Day 2
22:58 – Arriving in Broken Bay
24:33 – So join us next time…

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ABOUT US: We are a family of five sailing around the world on a performance catamaran named “Archer” and sharing our adventures in family-friendly episodes every Tuesday!

OUR ROUTE: We departed the Boston area of the United States and sailed south to the Caribbean and then west through the Panama Canal. We have dealt with massive repairs in the South Pacific, the Coronavirus lock down in New Zealand, a Category 5 Cyclone in Fiji, and now we are cruising in Australia.

OUR PAST: You may remember us as “SV Honeymoon?” Ten years ago (“before kids”), we sailed a Lagoon 380 named Honeymoon halfway around the world to Sydney, Australia. Along the way we shared our experiences via YouTube and, by happenstance, created one of the very first “sailing channels.” We also realized what an incredible experience we were having and that someday we wanted to do it again, only this time with kids.

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