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Miss Catana - Our Boat

The Shopping List

This week with the assistance of Mike, Man of International Waters, we have placed our order for many necessary items needed on Miss Catana,  including much safety gear.   Interesting facts about shopping for boat gear from Tasmania to France. It’s cheaper to buy your gear from the United Kingdom and have the order shipped

Miss Catana - Our Boat

Catana 42 Review

When you make a boat purchase, too much information is barely enough, so a new review of the Catana in Australian Multihull World gave me much delight. However besides reading pleasure, I the Miss had a couple of enlightening moments from the author Kevin Green. Firstly, the Miss found out that on the Catana 42 there

ARCTIC P off Wrest Point Hotel-Casino in Hobart (6 January 2014)

Luxury Yachts In Hobart Summer by Walter Pless

Luxury private yachts have frequently visited Tasmania in recent summers. This summer’s visitors included ARCTIC P and SOVEREIGN 3, both of which were alongside in Hobart last week. ARCTIC P is owned by millionaire James Packer and she is on her way to Macquarie Island at present before continuing on to Antarctica. [Click on each


Exit Interview From A Call Centre

I’ve just quit my job at the call centre and for a variety of reasons, but there was one big reason. I Quit Because The Job Was Sucking The Life Out Of Me. I should have run the day the trainer answered my question as to why there so much American style hype in the

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The Other Obsession of Walter Pless

I try to photograph every ship that comes in to Hobart. The ships include freighters, cruise liners, tankers, warships and luxury yachts. I also include fishing boats and tugs. This photographic mission is more than just a hobby. It’s an obsession. Some mornings I’m out at 6am. Some evenings, depending on the light, I could

A good day

A Good Day

This week has been positive for the Miss but today particularly so. Monday was my first day without my second job. The joy this fact is bringing me cannot be underestimated. I feel like I have lost 10 kgs, recovered from the worst hangover and just won the pub meat raffle. My energy levels are back


A New Year For The Miss

This will be a top year, or I am expecting so. Thus far the signs are good. I’ve started the New Year by booking a 40 hour sailing and navigational course at the local sailing club. I’ve just quit my evening job in a call centre (exit interview is shared if you have ever wanted

Photos 4 Miss Catana
Miss Catana - Our Boat

Photos Photos Photos and More Photos

New Photos have arrived. I have included all the photos sent for other Catana tragic’s and those interested. It’s good to see the boat looking more like our home and these photos make the New Year even more exciting. Thanks Patrick & Team France for the photos. Click on photos to expand =)