Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

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Re: Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by godfather » 26 Jun 2012, 20:40

Terrific video, thanks Jack & Jude.
Mind you I started to shiver when I saw how you were all wrapped up for some warmth.
The scenery is unbelievable and I was amazed by the clear waters @ 2.45!

Have a lovely rest and charge the batteries. Where next guys?

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Post by godfather » 05 Aug 2012, 19:40

Ok members, here is another installment from Jack & Jude, those two greying travelers who at present are trekking the wild mountain areas of Norther New South Wales...............in freezing conditions.
(Makes me want to shiver just typing this)


Hello from the windy and wet far north coast of NSW !
We've updated our blog with photos and a short video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDMp9my6 ... e=youtu.be) of our 5 day trek through the high altitude heath and sedgelands of the Great Dividing range.

With nearly everyone talking about Climate Change, we've also added a link to the CSIRO "State of the Climate 2012" Some may think its findings are biased, but not Jack and Jude. Sea temperature change is something we have witnessed in our forty years afloat. Its devastating effect on Earth's creatures is documented in "The Tasman Sea: Australia’s ocean hotspot" (http://jackandjude.com/earth-now/#seatemp) found on our Earth First webpage. Tasmania is being invaded by tropical fish and the vital bull kelp is dying !

Meanwhile back home, Jude is delightfully happy when reading to and playing with her many grand children, while Jack is loving his time playing rough house and receiving heaps of cuddles. We haven't as yet had much time for house maintenance!!

Till next time; Explore, Dream, Discover
Jack and Jude



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Post by godfather » 19 Aug 2012, 19:52

Capt Jack and his trusty offsider Jude have sent us another link to their latest adventure story in their August circular.
I don't know how they get all that energy and continue to be as active as they are. It puts me to shame but good on them!


Hello from Jack and Jude

The great news is, both of us are fit and healthy, looking towards the far horizon with dreams of new adventures.
There have been some major changes to our website including: .
• New short story you'll not want to miss - amusing, dramatic, tearful
• Ocean acidification - scary details of human impact on planet Earth
• More formats for eBook edition of Two's a Crew
• Where Wild Winds Blow - Good read or What?

http://jackandjude.com/log/
Wishing you blue skies, good health and fair winds.

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Thank you guys, we wish you all the best in your new adventures and may God watch over you!

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Post by godfather » 27 Aug 2012, 18:22

I have received another email from our intrepid Grey travelers Capt Jack & Jude which reads as follows:

First we'd like to sincerely thank those that left reader comments for Where Wild Winds Blow and welcome more. Over the many years we have traveled, we have been blessed by meeting so many that made things happen for us. That's the essence of humanity, helping one another. Sadly that seems to be becoming awash in the turmoil of today's life. But it's this inherent desire to help others, and the magic of Earth, that we want to communicate. So thank you, we're duly inspired, and going bush to re-energize for a week or ten days.

Before we go, we've added a few more items to our website.
• Cruising Guide for the East Coast of Tasmania (First we'd like to sincerely thank those that left reader comments for Where Wild Winds Blow and welcome more. Over the many years we have traveled, we have been blessed by meeting so many that made things happen for us. That's the essence of humanity, helping one another. Sadly that seems to be becoming awash in the turmoil of today's life. But it's this inherent desire to help others, and the magic of Earth, that we want to communicate. So thank you, we're duly inspired, and going bush to re-energize for a week or ten days.

Before we go, we've added a few more items to our website.
• Cruising Guide for the East Coast of Tasmania (http://jackandjude.com/anchorages/tas-east/) is now online ~ The Jewel in the Crown
• An electronic guide to all Tasmania (http://jackandjude.com/books/tas-notes/) ~ anchorages &, attractions from our eyes ready to download.
• There's an interview on the Sailing Podcast with Jack talking about how it all started, raising the kids afloat, dangers etc. (http://thesailingpodcast.com/jackbinder/).
Until next time, remember what Mark Twain said of life: Explore - Dream - Discover

Jack & Jude

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Post by godfather » 15 Sep 2012, 20:51

More news and a great little video from our grey friends Capt Jack & Judy and their latest adventures.
Hope that you enjoy it:

We've been to Boot Camp!
At our time in life, considering we love doing adventurous dangerous things, it's wise to be sure we'll last the course as it would be embarrassing to be plucked off our ship in mid-ocean!
So we've put our bodies to test. Chuck twenty kilos onto our backs, walk to the end of the track, then keep going into virgin wilderness for the next eight days.
Jude loves it. Jack loves Jude, so he's her slave and submits. :>)

Seriously we are responsible adventurers who like to keep in touch with our bodies, plus we love to be absolutely alone surrounded by some of Australia's finest bushland.
This time we tackled the high altitude swamps, rock and forests that form the mighty Clarence River of Northern NSW.

Our journey was timed to coincide with the waxing full moon with plenty of warm fires that gave way to ice on the tent each morning.
Heavy work pushing through head high thorny understory to explore the rock outcrops above 1,000 meters.

Here are a few photos: (Facebook only!)
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 166&type=1

Here is a YouTube video, which is not as good a quality as our DVDs as we took only a point and shoot digital.
Our pro-camcorder is struggling with age and abuse, and we're researching a new one that can deliver 3CCD quality in a smaller, lighter package.

Back to Boot Camp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15tykJU1jGM


Our Blog (http://jackandjude.com/log/) has a short story including a map in case you'd like to follow in our footsteps!


PUT EARTH FIRST - (http://jackandjude.com/earth-now/#extinct)
The IUCN and Zoological Society of London has listed the 100 most endangered fauna and flora. Most of these creatures are not known by many, but that is not the point of this article.
What is important are the reasons for their demise.


Until next time, we're hoping all is well with you.

Capt.Jack & Jude


Thanks to the two J's for keeping us up to date. I always feel exhausted after watching you climbing rocks and trekking for days.
But I do enjoy reading about your adventures. Keep well and best wishes from all of us at Silver Peers!

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Re: Capt Jack & Jude and "Banyandah"

Post by captjack » 20 Sep 2012, 08:44

Thank you for your kind comments - sorry to make you shiver :icon_razz:

To warm you up we have produced another video, this one is much better quality as we used the big camera, taken at the Yuraygir National Park where it was warm and sunny :happy-sunshine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h9D-Sqm8XA

You'll be able to relate to this outing as we ran away with three of our young ones to enjoy the sunny weather and spectacular scenery. There's a grand bit of an Osprey tearing apart its fish breakfast. Love to hear your comments.

Next week we're off again tramping through the wilderness in a campaign to test our fitness as we're seriously consdiering sailing across the ditch to NZ this summer. Got to be at full strength for that.

Bye for now,
Jack and Judehttp://jackandjude.com

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Post by godfather » 09 Oct 2012, 21:26

Have just received another update from Jude and Capt Jack who have been exploring the area around the Clarence River in Northern NSW.

Here is their message:

From: Capt'n Jack
Hello
Our website ( http://jackandjude.com/log/ ) has been updated with a new short story about a time long ago when little Jerome dissected an oceanic predator. Then there's an account of our five day trek through soothing Cooradooral Valley, once a passageway for pioneers, now hidden from time. Great photos.

We urge you all to take some action over the news that 50% of the Great Barrier Reef has died in less than three decades. Those who have read our work will know we have been shouting about this failure for several years. Alarmingly, unless things are turned around pronto, another 50% will be gone.

It's hot and dry in the Northern Rivers, we haven't had real rain in record time, and we're down to our last inch of water in the tanks. So, we're taking the grand kids camping this weekend to save water - wink, wink.

Jack & Jude
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Post by Teddy » 09 Oct 2012, 22:44

The "Reef" is such a beautiful unique creation,we are so fortunate & need to be guardians of it,in everyway possible!

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Post by godfather » 30 Jan 2013, 21:37

Finally, here is the latest update from the crew of the good ship "Banyandah".
I had received this earlier but in all the mess up with the web site had forgotten about it.
Sorry, Jack, have had plenty on the plate lately.

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Our Blog has been updated with a Christmas story, West Coast Jaunt and progress on the hard, both good and bad.
Welcome aboard all newcomers, If you want to jump ship - click here.

BIG NEWS:
Banyandah is scheduled for Splash this Monday, the weather looks perfect.
She's been high and dry, out the water for 7 1/2 months,

Jack and Jude have been back on board 7 weeks, getting Banyandah ready for new adventures. Time flies when you're having fun. :)

Jude's hobbling. Sore hands, sore toes, So much work. I tore a shoulder muscle doing nothing strenuous. But all systems are go and we're on the cusp of being set free. We're geared up, eyes wide open and ready to see what fun we can get up to further north. Anyone fancy a Coral Sea Cruise?

... Here are the latest stories from our blog..
In the Sunshine Before the mountain
Jaunt to West Coast
MainSail from HELL
Other Good News:
Cruising Helmsman magazine reviewed Where Wild Winds Blow

An ideal way of whiling away a few hours by the fire while the wild winds blow the branches...
From Petrea Heathwood - Ideas Locker Cruising Helmsman
It's a fantastic book that warrants a second and third read. Chock full of tips and hints for the not so experienced, history woven through in an interesting way, and a great story. Sailing story, love story, history, travel - what more could a reader want?

Excellent yarn with a lovely ending. Really enjoyed reading it.

Until next time, Fair winds and calm anchorages to horizons asking to be explored.
Jack & Jude
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Post by godfather » 03 Feb 2013, 22:09

Here is a little more from Jack and Jude who have started their 2013 adventure just a few days ago.
I reckon they must have been a little bit bored on land and were very keen to get back to sea.
Good luck and safe sailing!
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Hello from Port Arthur, Tasmania... "Banyandah" is underway - at last!

Welcome aboard all newcomers.
Our blog (http://jackandjude.com/log/) has been updated so you can read all about our trials and successes getting our veteran lady back where she's happiest.
Plus we have dug out a short story from the good ol' days when we sailed with our kids - The One that Got Away. (http://jackandjude.com/short-stories/got-away/). High Seas Action Family Style.

Wishing you all, fair winds and calm anchorages

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Post by godfather » 27 Feb 2013, 22:09

The two greyhaired travellers are heading towards Rum Island. I wonder why?
Here is the latest from Jack & Jude:

Arrr, me hearties, we’re off to Rum Island, where treasure be found.

Our blog ( http://jackandjude.com/log/ ) has been updated with our latest adventure exploring Preservation and Rum Islands.
Plus there's a short video of climbing Bear Rock Mountain that's sure to have you planning your voyage to Tasmania.

Wishing you all, fair winds and calm anchorages
Jack & Jude
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Safe sailing to Jude & Jack!

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Post by godfather » 27 Mar 2013, 21:45

While we were in distress with our web site these two daredevils, Jack & Jude, were having a good time sailing around Flinders Island.
Wish I had such an easy life! :wink

Well, Jack has sent us another update from their current adventure which I am publishing hereunder. In the meantime I hope that the pair will keep safe and healthy during the trips and that they will continue to keep in touch.

Hello from Flinders Island - Bass Strait Islands, Tasmania

We are waiting for a weather window to head north up the NSW coast to celebrate Judith's Birthday at home with family and friends. After that, we may make a run around the Coral Sea as it might be nice to swim in warm waters..... :)

New Blog: >> Flinders Island Walkabout (http://jackandjude.com/log/)
What our eyes told us that morning was that the harsh, demanding pioneering life in this remote location had bound the Straitsmen tightly like strands of strong rope. They enjoy a joke to ease their load, love a laugh, a slap on the back, and can knock back a few cold ones because life is hard living on the edge of Bass Strait.

New eBook: >> Where Wild Winds Blow ... $5 (http://jackandjude.com/books/ebook-wwwb/)
More than 90 photos and maps. Available in formats for all eReaders. Immediate download after purchase.

SPECIAL for Newsletter Members 3 eBooks for price of 2


A message from: Rob Latimer, Barry Crouch and Mike Clarke
Medical Sailing Ministries
As the countdown towards the start of Vanuatu 2013 begins, maintenance work aboard the sailing yacht Chimere intensifies and the hunt for volunteer crew and medical team members continues. If you are interested in volunteering - particularly sailors available for the mission in August, feel free to get back in touch for more information. website: www.msm.org.au
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Jack & Jude

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Post by godfather » 09 Jun 2013, 20:00

The intrepid GP sailors, Judy and Capt Jack have just updated their blog.

Here is what they have said:

Good day one and all,

Jack and Jude are sailing off into the deepest depths of the Coral Sea to surround ourselves with Nature, shipwrecks, and solitude. The fishing and sailing ought to be pretty good too.
Be back in a month!

Our blog has been updated.

http://jackandjude.com/log/

Cheers,
Jack & Jude


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Post by grandduke » 09 Jun 2013, 20:59

Capt Jack don't forget, if there are no fish, cast your net on the other side of the boat. \:D/ :- :-
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Post by godfather » 15 Jul 2013, 19:48

Have just had the latest report from Jude & Capt Jack about their sailing experiences during the last five weeks in the Coral sea.
This is what Jack has written and a link to their full story is enclosed.


Hello from the Top of Australia at Cape York

New Blog: >> A BOSS EXPEDITION (http://jackandjude.com/log/)

If we were union members, there’d not be enough money to pay us for the hardships and hard yakka we’ve endured these last five weeks. But nor would there be enough coin to buy the thrills and memories we experienced in those weeks in Nature’s kingdom.

1730 nautical miles through the CORAL SEA, anchoring 14 times at eight reefs, burning a paltry 50 litres of fuel and consuming 100 cans of beer and twelve bottles of wine. You’ve got to admit we’ve got our priorities right!

Our latest blog has all the details with photos.
Now, it’s onwards to Darwin…..

Explore, Dream, Discover, and Stay Safe
Jack and Jude

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May the seas be fine and your wine ready to drink,
we wish you the best and may the ship never sink!

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