Cruising to Stradbroke Island

It took us FOUR days to finally get to Stradbroke Island, and Hendrick, the owner of Coomera Houseboats personally drove us there (even though, technically, we were supposed to drive ourselves) .. but he just wanted to make sure we actually got there as we’d spent two thirds of the holiday so far either docked Read More …

Happy 40th Birthday Chris – From Family, with Love

It’s taken me over a week to post the videos leading up to Chris’s 40th birthday, and there are still heaps of videos to post afterwards. However, this is the video that highlights the entire reason for the occasion: To celebrate Chris’s 40th birthday. Not much more of a description is necessary — the video Read More …

High and Dry – 24 Hours Run Aground in a Houseboat

We didn’t get 25 minutes up the river, before we were grounded on a sandbar in the mangroves. The next 24 hours are like an episode of Big Brother. Everyone found themselves something to do while Mr Len walked around recording all the antics. We caught 2 crabs, 7 Brim and saw dolphins swimming past Read More …

Chris and Queenie’s Arrival

The moment had arrived. Five months of planning, costumes, the boat, people travelling from all over the East Coast of Australia; literally from Townsville to Melbourne! We were finally there, all dressed up, awaiting the arrival of Chris, Queenie and Makayla. In this video you can even see the nervousness on mums face as she Read More …

Mr Len Models some Costumes and Gives a Tour

Mr Len Models the birthday boy’s costume (Chris) before he arrives — as well as his own costume. I think mum was quite impressed with the costumes and designated the rest of them “deck swabbers”, lol. One of the more fun parts (for me) was before we even all met up — arranging the costumes. Read More …

Southbank Brisbane and the Pancake Parlour

Before we went to Coomera to hire the Blue Sky Houseboat, from Coomera Houseboat Holidays, Dad, Mark, Kym, Luke and Myself met up in Brisbane to check out Southbank. We spent the night in Brisbane, woke up and had breakfast at the Pancake Parlour — The Pancake Manor. Let me tell you, breakfast was amazing! Read More …