Blue’s Crew

May 2016, Dominica, Caribbean

May 2016, Dominica, Caribbean

Spanish Virgin Islands 2016

Ahoy!  Welcome to the Blue Heeler blog.

In January 2011 we (Wayne and Ally) left our home port of Melbourne Australia to travel the world aboard “Blue Heeler”, our Hallberg Rassy HR 39 – we’re on a journey of a lifetime.

Already we’ve sailed thousands of miles – Australia to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Chagos, Rodrigues, Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, South Africa; across the South Atlantic to Namibia, St Helena, the Caribbean Islands; across the North Atlantic to Bermuda then through the inland waterways of the USA; the Great Lakes of Canada/US; crossing the Gulf of Mexico back into the Caribbean; across the North Atlantic to the Azores then onto Ireland and the UK which is our current home.

In 2018 after a cold and dreary winter on the south coast of England, we’ll make the most of the summer months to explore the Baltic.

Alabama, 2015

Along the way we’ve met some like-minded people on similar journeys of fulfilling their lives with travel and adventure.

Our blog offers you a glimpse into life on the water, and land, and how we manage the highs and lows of sailing around the world. It’s not always pretty and sometimes it’s downright ugly, but every day we learn something new – about the boat, different cultures, but more importantly about ourselves.

If you dream about ‘selling the house to go sailing’, this is the blog to read.

Welcome and enjoy!

Wayne and Al Collage