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3 weeks ago

Retired Afloat

Big weekend..... again...

Travelled from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast again for our monthly weekend duty with the Caloundra Flotilla of the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard. Our precious charges came with us, Merlin and Charlie. They travel so well in the car, they're amazing.

Saturday morning's training was spectacular with a couple of whales and a pod of dolphins sharing their playground with us. We both got time on the helm which is great fun. Sunday we went through towing training but in the afternoon as we went down Pumistone Passage to continue our training we did two recoveries of boats that had grounded themselves on the sandbanks and needed towing. Nothing like the real thing!

Back to the Gold Coast Monday with both of us pretty exhausted and treats for the well behaved boys ❀️
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No matter where you are, you find excitement and a rich life!

I take you are living on Goldie now Geoff

Well done. Did the boys go out with you? The whales are fantastic at the moment. So lovely to see them. X

3 weeks ago

Retired Afloat

Leanne and I had Coast Guard duty over the weekend and while Saturday was a beautiful Sunshine Coast day, Sunday got a bit windy. We did two assists for boaters on the Sunday, one right after the other with one boat having an engine failure and the other run aground on a sand bank. ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done. Keeping sailors safe. πŸ‘

So where are you guys living now?

Great work!πŸ‘πŸ‘

Good for you two!

4 weeks ago

Retired Afloat

The very first edition of Silver Magazine has been launched with a great story about our retirement lifestyle.

You can read it here:
drive.google.com/file/d/1Xf35G4xrEjpjRm3SrFI3Bu970GeCO7yB/view
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The very first edition of Silver Magazine has been launched with a great story about our retirement lifestyle. You can read it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xf35G4xrEjpjRm3SrFI3Bu970GeCO7yB/view

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I was very impressed with the quality of the article and their amazing story since retiring, they are incredible.πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Great read. Hope you are both well. We are currently in Cairns nearly halfway through our Qld. motorhome adventure. So nice to be back on the road.

A fascinating article that only touches on your adventures. I have to agree with the lovely Lorna Richardson that you need a regular column. You are truly an inspirational couple and so glad to have met you xx

Wow! What an interesting article of an amazing couple .

Wonderful and fascinating read, thank you for sharing! I still think you need your own column every edition to share your adventures! X

Great article. Thanks for sharing. Good luck to you.

Great article well done you 2, hopefully you can resume adventures again soon. Nobody could have predicted this one eh!!! XX

Loved reading your story in the magazine. Even though i know you, I still didn't know some of that stuff. I bet it makes a lot of people so envious to read about your lifestyle but you are both special people and make things happen which is the difference!

Smashing couple, great read xx congratulations !

What an awesome couple. And wonderful story x

Fantastic article. So glad I was able to catch up with you both recently. Inspirational to everyone.

Living life to the full. Yes, a regular column would be great, we can follow your exciting adventures. Xx

The ultimate celebrity couple! And to think I knew you before you were famous! ❀️

Fantastic! Congratulations - it all looks and sounds so wonderful πŸ€—

Great article guys congratulations

Fantastic! You’re both famous now🀣🀣

A fabulous retirement adventure πŸ’™

WOW, Congratulations. Great news!

Wonderful!!! Great article; makes us miss you more!

Your story is an amazing story.

You both look so amazing ❀️

Great reading xx

πŸΎπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ xx

Awesome Pics!

That’s awesome. Congratulations

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1 month ago

Retired Afloat

Meet Charlie and Merlin

We're doing a 6 week pet sit on the Gold Coast caring for Charlie a 4 year old Golden Retriever and his brother Merlin a 4 year old Border Collie. We were told that Charlie would be friendly but have been overwhelmed by just how loving he has been. He just loves his snuggles. Merlin, we were told, would be standoffish. But he has been very loving and seeking his cuddles too. The two fish (Bait and Tackle, not their real names) however, continue to ignore us πŸ₯΄

Having a blast enjoying finally having time with some four legged furry friends. ❀️
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How nice for the dogs! Glad you can do this for them and have a lovely place to stay while you figure out Plan B.

So basically you are live in nannies for pets

Lovely, do like all dogs! Xx

Ditto to Jane's comment!

Awwww! How lovely! πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

Pawsome snuggle pups. 🐾🐾

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1 month ago

Retired Afloat

We had another great day of training with the Caloundra Flotilla of the Australian Volunteer Coastguard. This weekend we learnt about shipboard safety including fighting fires and deploying distress flares. ... See MoreSee Less

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Good to see you’re keeping busy x

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