Beating a Dead Horse

Today I am wondering what’s the point in my reattempt to have a child, this time through IVF.  I am waiting in the car, between my pre 9 am blood test and 10:15 scan. This will be my third one. On my first and second scans only 6 follicles were visible. Let alone the low number they are small, not growing like you’d hope. I am on 450ml of the follicle stimulating hormone, Puregon, the maximum amount tested by the manufacturers.

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Why We Live On a Boat

Often people who live on land make the assumption people live on a boat because it is cheap. While it is true that living on a boat may reduce your weekly expenditure i.e. no rent / mortgage, or electricity bills, for us that is a side point. Radha and I live on a boat for the simplicity. Within this simplicity we feel more connected with God and mother nature.

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Bloody Hackers

Unfortunately our blog got hacked. I was able to retrieve some of the posts, but other I had typed directly into wordpress, and so I am without another copy. Rather than try and stretch my brain back that far into wishy washy land and try and manufacture those posts again our 2015 cruise will remain incomplete, stopped in mid flight, or should I say mid sail.



Border, Haslewood and Whitehaven

Having not been out yet to Border Island this was next on our list (along with Whitehaven beach and a rubbish clean up at Haslewood). We set off in the morning to go and discover this island passing up through Hook Passage to get to Border, which is an interesting part of water in terms of tidal flow and eddies. It took us most of the day to get out there and when we arrived all the moorings were full but there was still sufficient room to anchor outside of the protected zone and we found a spot not too deep at 12 metres.

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Double Cone and Grassy Island

The weather forecast was showing a decent northerly coming and Airlie Beach is not the place for that. No protection and decent wave action equals you or other boats dragging. That ain’t fun. So where to? Well we hadn’t yet been north of Airlie so north it was. It was a cruise ship day at Airlie so the big white monstrosity was anchored off Pioneer point. We began tacking back and forth for awhile in light winds then succumbed to the motor (are we becoming motorsailors??????).

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