the People that are FREE!
The Coastal Passage, issue #23
Magda and Bram Goedhart sailed to Australia from their Dutch home and became
unwitting pawns in the Australian governments war on terror.
Sailing from country to country using common sense and what they
had come to believe was standard practice, they were snared by
Customs and convicted as criminals for inadvertently violating
an under-publised and unique entry regulation. Fortunately they
had the help of John Hayward of SY Interlude (pictured with Bram,
top) to assist with understanding what was happening to them.
It is hoped that this sailing couple can understand that Australian
sailors do not consider them as criminal and that they may continue
their voyage in peace.
(See pages 18-19)
photos supplied by Interlude and Saluut
Mal and Lucy have a bit of nautical experience, there
last boat, a Peterson 36 (now for sale) has been around the bouys
quite a bit. Mal has a marine electronics business and having
supplied gear to the likes of Sandy and Julian Way of Cat
chus had to go for a sail to see if it all worked... experience
like that caused a sea change alright. So now they
have a fabulous Schionning cat. Go well you guys... someone has
to keep Cat chus honest!
photos supplied by Barbarella
Anne & Brian Wilson lived in Kingaroy where they built their
Schionning Waterline on a hill top. Getting her to the water
was one of those epic moves but she has been a great floating
home since. In the 4+ years since splash they have cruised the
coast and visited all the must do spots and last year stepped
off to PNG and the Louisiades. The photo is one they took on
Pana Tinana Island.
The next venture is Indonesia, hoping to go with the Darwin Ambon
fleet. And the name? Nordic term translates to land of
peace. Anne reports that she lives up to her name and Viking
heritage, providing adventure and peace. Daughter Laura was the
source for the name and christening ceremony.
photos supplied by HyBreasail
Lew Green, The genuine article is the term that
comes to mind. The list of marine and personal accomplishments
for this man is worth an edition of TCP of its own but
in this little paragraph lets just say, founding member or the
Cruising Yacht club, the Townsville Motorboat and Yacht club
and Coastguard. Diver, (in on the Pandora discovery) photographer,
croc hunter, navigator, 23 years in the defence force etc...
there have been some rough times though. A rare disease nearly
had him but against the odds, he pulled through that. Lew is
a believer in the power of the mind and credits his belief in
Buddhism, yoga and meditation with getting him through. So what
is he doing lately? His is an AYF instructor at the North Queensland
Nautical and Outdoor School in Townsville.... naturally!
Whilst having a wander around Mackay
Marina, I was taken with this small boat that was cute as a button.
A miniature ship. John (Dad) and mate Sterling were working
out problems from the recent splash. John had started the boat
in NZ and kept her through 15 epic moves before finally finishing
her. Nothing if not persistent and definitely a labour of love.
You wont miss her when you see her. She is a salty and
traditional tug boat looking little craft that just makes you
want to grab a tin of spinach and a pipe..... Good one!