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A Perfect Proposal to Finish Race Week

A Perfect Proposal to Finish Race Week

One of the most exciting moments of Audi Hamilton Island Race week happened on the last race day for our guest blogger Gail Bird. Gail’s partner, Bruce Absolon, is the Development Manager for Hamilton Island. He is also the owner of Volvo 60 “Spirit of the Maid“. Now, Bruce has had a busy week, ‘lending’ [...]

Hamilton Island Race Week Recap

Hamilton Island Race Week Recap

Race Week recovery week started on Saturday actually, the last day of racing. A quiet beer with friends at Catseye Beach’s Sails Restaurant, some prawns and some chips…just the ticket after a week of champagne, frocks and heels. There are still some spots of sea fog out on the water but the Island is bathed [...]

Passage Peak Mission

Passage Peak Mission

It has been a week now and I think I have finally recovered from our trek up to Passage Peak. Obviously paddling in a canoe is insufficient preparation for hiking the hills. All jesting aside the kids and I had a lovely morning on our 5.3km walk to Passage Peak and back (plus the extra [...]

Leigh Gordon Art Class

Leigh Gordon Art Class

  Leigh Gordon  has exhibited in New York, Paris, London and in Naples, but for three weeks she is the artist in residence on Hamilton Island. I popped along for one of her Art Classes and had a great time creating a landscape using a few great tips and tricks. Leigh’s canvases are very evocative [...]

Day 2 – Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012

Day 2 – Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012

This report is courtesy of our Audi Hamilton Island Race Week‘s Guest Blogger – Gail Bird Day 2 and the winds have finally picked up. I’m lucky to the extreme to be on ‘Born to Battle’ which is a beautiful Riviera, and is also playing the role of the start boat for the IRC division [...]

Day 1 – Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012

Day 1 – Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012

This report is courtesy of our Audi Hamilton Island Race Week‘s Guest Blogger – Gail Bird Day 1 of racing and the question everyone was asking – “Where is the wind???” The start was delayed time and time again, but a lucky few, including myself, were invited aboard the cruiser ‘Redmond Ross’. Graham Young skippered [...]

Race Week Countdown

Race Week Countdown

There is a definite buzz in the air as Hamilton Island counts down to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. The staging is being put into place on Front Street for the on-going entertainment and the Henri Lloyd fashion event. Extra golf buggies are appearing on Samson the barge. Yachts are starting to arrive in the [...]

Peeping Tom Wallaby

Peeping Tom Wallaby

I’ve written before about the wildlife on Hamilton Island and the gorgeous wallabies that visit our house. Watching them from my balcony is one of my favourite things to do. The family has a couple of favourite sunbathing spots in the bush land on the hill beneath the house, where mum usually snoozes while Jnr [...]

Food Glorious Food – Australia’s Finest Chefs

Food Glorious Food – Australia’s Finest Chefs

I can’t wait for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Yes, the racing will be great, and the boats will be beautiful, but I’m talking about the food! Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is Australia’s biggest offshore yachting regatta and attracts both top yachties and weekend cruisers. It also tempts top chefs to abandon their restaurants [...]

Birthday Bliss at Spa qualia

Birthday Bliss at Spa qualia

I found heaven on earth at spa qualia. As a birthday treat, my other half and I treated ourselves to a Wine Lovers spa ritual. How appropriate! The treatment rooms at the day spa at qualia are lovely, and enormous, and beautifully quiet and private (with the cold southerly blowing I ruled the line at [...]

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