Captain James Cook's "Endeavour", or a replica of her, anyway. We'll be following Cook's journey North up the Queensland coast.
Friggin' in the rigging', the local Port Douglas rigger up the mast of "Kirra Kirra" to replace a shroud. This bloke gave me some handy hints about our own rigging, for which I'm very grateful.
I just can't help myself. Is this the beginning of a new line of teeshirts and accessories? I already have the coffee mugs.
My tourist poster for Komodo.
John & Jo's "Kirra Kirra" which we've crossed paths with everywhere from Bermagui to Port Douglas on our previous journey. She's a beautiful, Australian-built catamaran, slick, fast and comfortable.
I'm gradually building up a folio of portraits of friends, all of whom have been huge influences in Australian surfing.
Here's very good old Torquay mate, the legendary Rod Brooks, now a denizen of the Gold Coast.
The beautiful wooden schooner "South Passage" making her way North past the Palm Island group. This painting was coloured with varying strengths of coffee...I didn't have any watercolour paint aboard at the time.
Goats Galore. Skull from the Palm Island group.
The mighty "El Gato".
We hired a "Speedboat" in the Komodos to go and look at the dragons in the national park. Our speedy driver actually fell asleep, but awoke when I tried to snap his picture. I drew this from the pic.
With the sudden influx of 20-odd dinghies to the wharf, the locaals were a bit overwhelmed. This fella sprang into action and soon had everyone tied up neatly. And everyone was happy....apart from one of the yacht crews who were pretty niggardly with the tip.
With a more spacious and comfortable boat, with lots of natural daylight in the cabin, I'm looking forward to more drawing time. Maybe I'll fill up the sketchbook if I keep at it.....
During festivities in benan, we had a demo of Silat, Indonesia's own martial arts discipline.
The beautiful "Matilda" under sail.
Roadside in Riung.
The ponies in Lombok are an essential part of the public transport and freight system. They do a great job but work hard.
A poor unfortunate from the "Other Rally".
A commemorative teeshirt design that I put together, featuring all of the boats' names from the rally.
A Phinisi at anchor in the shadow of the volcano
Funky big wooden freighter...which dragged anchor one night....
Lateen rigged outrigger.
Raymond Lesmana, talented photographer and prime mover behind the Sail 2 Indonesia yacht rally.
And I have no idea what inspired this drawing...
While heading north along the Queensland coast, we met these inspiring guys at Fantome Island. They were building a camp where they could teach mainland indigenous kids "how to be aborigines".