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  1. quokka

    NF Chap 19

    Glad to hear that all of my crew were now all safely on the Duchess, which is currently located in the Dover River on Cape Barren Island, my second phone call to Simon, was to give the order to set sail after dark for Bluff Harbour in Southern New Zealand, where I would meet them. I knew that it would take them approximately four days to get to Bluff, and in that time I planned to do a heck of a lot of travelling, to make it as hard as possible for anyone to track me down. Firstly I booked a flight from Launceston to Alice Springs, via Melbourne and Adelaide, and there I stayed in a hotel
  2. quokka

    NF Chap 18

    “Both he and our mother were killed, we later discovered by a drug cartel, and unwittingly we had taken the evidence of the drug smuggling with us, when I took over custody of my brothers, after their parents were killed. By the time that I realised that something was going on that looked very suspicious, they were starting to chase after me and my brothers, but thankfully we had this yacht to help us get away from them. Eventually we made it back to mainland Australia, and went to the Australian Federal Police, and there was a big raid and bust up of the cartel. This was also around the
  3. quokka

    NF Chap 17

    Not quite just yet mate...
  4. quokka

    NF Chap 17

    “Skipper, I recommend Anson’s Bay, it is about an hour south of where we are now, and it has a large lagoon, plus a river, if we need to stay out of sight for a while,” Nathan said when he reappeared a few minutes later, “thanks Nathan, I had come to the same conclusion, Anson’s Bay it will be, and hopefully with the huge swell that we have, we can cross over the shallow river mouth, without getting stuck,” I responded. Nathan stayed with me, as we continued to battle very strong winds and a high swell, and as we passed the Eddystone Point Lighthouse, I knew we didn’t have far to go. But
  5. quokka

    NF Chap 16

    Back in the old days someone would order... Off with his Head.
  6. On this Anzac Day, let us remember those who have served and have not returned home.... Lest We Forget.

    1. jamesm


      As a US Vietnam Vet I am with you 100% and praying for the families who will never see their loved ones again.

    2. quokka


      My great grandparents had 10 kids, three went to Gallipoli and only one returned home. My Grandfather.

      Very sad time for the family.

  7. quokka

    NF Chap 16

    With a sizable bonus for the crew, we said farewell to our guests, and after they had gone, we got to work to start cleaning up the yacht, with me starting up the engines so the washing machine and dishwasher could be used. Jedd helped Jake with cleaning up the galley and dining area, while Neale helped me with the washing of the sheets and towels, and vacuuming the saloon, cabins and hallways, while Nathan washed down all of the outside decks and cleaned the windows. This took us most of the afternoon to complete, and we collapsed with tiredness, once most of it was all done. I decided t
  8. quokka

    NF Chap 15

    Yes, all shall be revealed.
  9. quokka

    NF Chap 15

    “Will you be joining us too Lord Edwin?” I asked politely, “Sadly no, I have to catch a flight back to Switzerland, then onto Edinburgh for business, but I want my friends to have a very good time while onboard your yacht, do you have any extra crew?” Edwin replied. “Yes my brothers are here also,” I replied. Once Edwin had left, with a bulky envelope in my hand, which no doubt contained a lot of money, I had Nathan give the guests a tour of the yachts guest areas, which is most of the starboard side below decks, all of the main deck and also the fly deck. When they arrived back in t
  10. quokka

    NF Chap 14

    While Edwin is trying to help out with increasing business for Anton, he is not aware of the precarious situation he has put Anton in regarding the safety of Anton’s crew and yachts, with the threats still current. Which will become apparent in coming chapters.
  11. quokka

    NF Chap 14

    “Yes, and together we can have a larger slice of the cruise market in southern Tasmania. I am already negotiating with an existing yacht cruise company based out of Strahan that has two vessels and another cruise company based out of Hobart, and I have plans to start using the main yacht, for circumnavigation trips around Tasmania in 14 days,” Edwin informed me. “Well, I am sorry to ruin your plans, but I prefer to have the bookings managed in house, so the staff and crew all know what is going on at all times, so there are no stuff ups… well most of the time anyway,” I responded. “What d
  12. quokka

    NF Chap 13

    During dinner that evening, Edwin was often looking in my direction and gave me a smile every time our eyes met, which often made me blush a little. As well as Edwin and James, and all of my staff, there are also the four officers of the yacht dining with us, so it was quite a lively table. After a very enjoyable dinner, we thanked our host for dinner, and we all headed back to the island for the night, with a light shower, which had most of us fairly damp by the time we arrived at our cabins, and I had a shower to warm up before preparing for bed. The following morning I was up earl
  13. quokka

    NF Chap 12

    The middle aged man is not Lord Edwin, it is one of his staff.
  14. quokka

    NF Chap 12

    Two days after we had completed the boardwalk extension, with two sections leading to four metres from the waters edge, at thirty metres apart, Simon, his crew and I headed for Hobart onboard the Duchess, to pickup a purchase that I had made earlier in the week. After some research, I found a company in Hobart that builds floating pontoons, and I had ordered one that is to be three metres wide and thirty four metres long, and is secured with steel cables to the two concreted posts at the end of the two boardwalks, and a walkway from the end of each boardwalk goes to the main floating pont
  15. quokka

    NF Chap 11

    Right idea, but wrong people.
  16. quokka

    NF Chap 11

    To clever for your boots Mr Anton-Cloche
  17. quokka

    NF Chap 11

    “That is great news that Vic and Rita are joining us, when will they be coming?” Sarah responded. “In about a week, once they have sorted out a few things back at their home in Canada. I am also in the process of trying to track down Toby and Alex, to see if they would like to rejoin the team,” I replied. “I know where they are, I have been keeping in touch with them. They are currently in New Zealand, working as tour guides,” Sarah informed me. “Excellent, get in touch with them please, and offer them a job onboard the Trimaran as deckhands and stewards, and if need be, you and Oscar may
  18. Just posted three photos on my album, first one in a farm near Northampton, the second and third are of Kalbarri
  19. By miracle, no one was killed or badly injured. shortage of supplies and builders will mean that it will take some time for everything to get back to normal in Kalbarri as well as in Northampton, which also receive a lot of damage, and is mentioned in this story.
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