The Big Lap

follow our adventures as we sail around Australia on a Lagoon52 catamaran

The Big Lap Begins

After much preparation, our trip sailing the Lagoon 52 'Paradise' for 12 months around Australia has finally begun. This is our first video and my hope is to create a real, living account of what it is really like to sail around Australia, creating a journal of all the memorable places and interesting people we will no doubt meet along the way.
 
Apologies in advance for the video quality. It's my first attempt and using an iPhone is not ideal. Gotta get rid of that wind noise and learn how to add backing music properly!​ Not feeling particularly comfortable in front of a camera, I guess I will have to get used to doing some narration too. Hope you enjoy it and please feel free to leave some comments about how to improve any future videos.

Sydney to the Gold Coast

April, 2019

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Exit Sydney, Turn Left

I'm writing this as we plug along the central coast of New South Wales, motoring just a few hundred metres offshore. We are trying to shelter from the worst effects of a building northerly. We've got 16M to go before Yamba and a bar crossing at low tide. It's been a bit of a motoring slog with wind and current against us the past 2 days since leaving Forster. Other than that, things are great!

Central Coast, NSW

April 2019

So we left Sydney what already seems like ages ago. Can it only be a week??!!! We've been going fairly hard to cover some ground because in effect, this part of the trip is really like a delivery from Sydney to the Gold Coast. Paradise is going to come out of the water for 3 weeks for maintenance, updates and safety checks before we officially start the Big Lap on 6th May. 

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