28/11/2015 The Alphabet of Boat Names
Sitting at Tipplers passage near the Gold Coast on a quiet day watching a few hundred other water craft of all sorts (mainly pesky jet skis and houseboat loads of “schoolies”) go by, I have been thinking about all the different types, makes and models of boats that we have seen on our sailing around Australia adventures.
Then I started thinking of all the boats and boat names that we have either sailed with, shared anchorages with or just merely passed by. So I set myself the challenge t recall a boat name for each letter of the alphabet. Here’s what I came up with;
A - Acropora (met Peter and Cath in Bundaberg)
B - Bossa Nova (our fellow fusioneers, Neville and Amanda)
C – Chances (Gary and Anne, at Garry’s Anchorage)
D - Doh!!! Don’t know one starting with D
E – Easy Tiger ( that’s us)
F – Fayze 2 (We met Fud and Faye in Esperance)
H– SHiraz (OK! a point off cos it’s the second letter! Met Stephen and Sharon in Portland)
G – Great Sandy (Never met these people but we have constantly crossed paths in Sydney and Sandy Straits etc…)
I - It’s Great (Met Tom in Bundaberg)
J – Jamais Plus (ok haven’t crossed their path but know Ken and Susan)
K - Skellum (OK! points off here cos it’s the second letter in Paul and Shani’s cat)
L – Lettin Go ( didn’t meet these people but crossed paths a lot in Whitsunday’s)
M -Madhatter 2 ( Phil and Leanne, mates from Paynesville)
N – Nope, can’t think of one for N.
O – Ohmless – (We met fellow fusion owners Mike and Chrissy way back)
P – Purrfection (the first Catamaran we ever sailed on)
Q– Aqualibrium (Yeah, I know 2nd letter again. Met Gerry in Paynesville and Whitsundays)
R – Reef Magic (this is the boat our daughter works on out of Cairns).
S – Sapphire - (Met Richard, Isabelle, Robbie and Rebecca in Robe)
T – One White Tree – (Met Ray in Sydney. Ok, PART of this unusual name begins with T)
U – Urchin ( Brian (b1) and Maree are a third of our bight crossing trio.)
V – la Vida - (Parked next to a very big boat named this, right now).
W –Water Music (Met Nick and Sue at Garry’s Anchorage)
X – Xtsea - (We met David in Cairns)
Y – Yarandoo 2 – (met Mike and Sue in Mooloolaba)
Z – Zofia – (Brian b2 and Eva, are a third of our bight crossing trio)
There you go. That filled in a few hours.
|Before she even had a drink... honest|
|With a hundred or so other water craft...|
|Including the odd Aeroplane???|
|A bit of fun watching this guy trying to land amongst the hundred or so big boats, the jet skis and dinghies all racing around.|