Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia

14° 40’ S, 145° 28’ E  (published March 2013) The northwestern bay of Lizard Island was littered with boats, quite a change from the empty anchorages we had grown accustomed to on our cruise north inside Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  For a moment my husband Seth and I wondered about

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Broken Bay, Australia

Sydney's Second Harbor  (published December 2014) We’ve all seen images of Sydney’s stunning harbor, with its iconic opera house and coathanger bridge. But just 20 miles north is an equally special place called Broken Bay. We spent two happy weeks pottering around that aquatic playground and quickly grew to appreciate

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Drection Island, Australia

12º05.58 S, 96º52.86 E  (published July 2012) We had initially planned to sail past Cocos (Keeling) Islands on our voyage from Sunda Strait to Mauritius, until we met an Aussie cruiser named Ian on the Malay Peninsula. Ian was born in Cocos and waxed poetic about the clear water, pristine

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