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G’Day Mate! – By Brady

Delos is currently 640 miles from Cairns, Australia! She is sailing at an impressive 7.5 knots with 17 knots of breeze on the beam. At this rate we should make landfall sometime on Monday! We said farewell to the Solomon Islands yesterday morning and the islands gave us one last parting gift, a 4 foot…
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Delos Down Unda- By Brian

We left Ghizo, Solomon Islands with a forecast for light and variable winds and were prepared to motor for a day or so looking for breeze. Fortunately the passage gods smiled and gave us 5-10 knots right out of the reef. This built to 15-20 and stayed with us for the entire passage giving us…
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Hamilton Island Daze- By Brian

As I sit here writing this it’s been just over 9 months since we cast off the dock lines in New Zealand and headed back to the islands. 9 Months! It seems like just a few weeks ago we set sail for Fiji. Since then we’ve sailed just a bit over 8,000 nautical miles exploring…
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Going Over The Top– By Brian

It’s one of those wonderful brightly lit nights where the full moon dances on the wave tops and you can see the entire horizon even though it’s well past midnight.  Delos is sailing “over the top” having left the Gulf of Carpentaria behind.  We have 20 knots behind us and we’re cruising along under reefed…
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Starting Where We Left Off- By Josje

Its really nice to start a new adventure in the same place where we left our last one… A year and a half ago, we ended our south pacific journey in the backpacker city of Cairns, Australia. It was the finish line after a pretty epic adventure. But we were so eager to cross that…
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No it’s not sweet and sticky….By Brady

Just an hours drive outside of Cairns is the beautiful Daintree National park; there is a welcome center here and a walk that leads up into the amazing tropical forest. The hike up into the Mossman gorge is fairly easy and has some sweet swimming holes along the way if you get too hot.  We…
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Meet Maggie… by Brady

We have some big news; Delos has a new addition in the family!  I know what your thinking and NO! Nobody is pregnant! Meet Maggie.  She weighs 75 kg, is beautiful and shiny, and laughs at the thought of carrying 10 people or the sight of a rocky beach…  We just got new dinghy! After…
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Goodbye Queensland! By Brian

We left Cape York and Queensland behind and are right smack in the middle of the Gulf of Carpentaria!  It’s a 350 mile crossing and we hope to make landfall in Gove, Northern Territory tomorrow afternoon.  So far the weather has been great and we’re seeing a nice 20 knots of breeze under sunny blue…
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Cairns to the Cape–By Josje

Even though we had to wait a few extra days for “The Beast” ( Maggie, our new dinghy) to arrive, Cairns kept us busy before we started sailing north. We took our time with things and didn’t mind the wait too much, we made sure we had plenty of time to lounge by the public…
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Goodbye Straya! Its been a ‘rippa mate – By Brady

Its really hard to believe almost two years have gone by since sailing into Cairns, Australia from the Solomons.  Apart from a 4 month break where each of us went to our respective corners of the world, we have lived, worked and traveled this amazing country the entire time.  We have experienced the big cold…
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