Wake Up, Bushranger

13 May

…wakie wakie little boat, your crew is coming back.  Soon we’ll take you out of your warm, dry shed and put you back to work.  You have new places to explore and new friends to make.

Soon, Boyd and I are exchanging this view…

breakfast Point Sydney

for this view…

dismal swampa


…so stand by, my friends; I’m about to annoy you with more emails and posts as Bushranger and her crew start the second half of the American Great Loop.

…and you thought I had forgotten about you, didn’t you…HA! We comin’ back and this time we’re not stoppin’ until the job is done properly!



30 Responses to “Wake Up, Bushranger”

  1. Paul K May 13, 2016 at 23:57 #

    It was great to see you the other wee. Safe travels. We look forward to your blog updates.

    • MrsB May 13, 2016 at 23:59 #

      thanks Paul. It was great to catch up with you guys. Stay well and happy and we’ll catch up again when we get back (or sooner if you happen to wander across the Pacific)

  2. Bonnie Whitehurst May 14, 2016 at 00:06 #

    I was wondering about you guys just the other day..I’m no longer at AYH but I still have my coffee cup..it’s my favorite cup..

    • MrsB May 14, 2016 at 00:10 #

      Hi Bonnie! So great to hear from you! We were just thinking of Aqua the other day. Where did you go after Aqua? Did everyone else leave when the place was purchased? How are you?

  3. Robyn and Howard Furness May 14, 2016 at 00:26 #

    Welcome back! And a very Happy Birthday to Captain Bushranger 🙂

    We hope you’ll have a wonderful time!

    Love, Rob and Howie xxx

    • MrsB May 14, 2016 at 00:28 #

      thanks Robyn. …we’re off to make some more memories!

  4. chris donald May 14, 2016 at 00:48 #

    Hi Mrs B,

    I think you met me but once when I worked for Boyd in Canberra. If you think you can scare me with promises of showing people doing interesting stuff and having a great time – think again pilot! I hope the Bushranger comes out of the barn to get its feet wet easy and you get underway with few hassles.

    Looking forward to the log.


    Chris ‘Daffy’ Donald

    • MrsB May 14, 2016 at 01:31 #

      Hi Daffy, I understand that we military aviators are tough nuts to scare off, so I challenge you — if you can stand to read my blog posts, I promise to keep sending them to you! lol mrsb

  5. Heather Rutherford May 14, 2016 at 06:44 #

    Woooooo Hooooo! Make wonderful memories then help us to make some, too. Cheers Mark and Heather

    Sent from my iPad

    • MrsB May 14, 2016 at 07:54 #

      Thanks Heather. Soon, my friend, soon. I’ll keep your place warm…

  6. Diannes 88 May 14, 2016 at 08:03 #

    Looking forward to it dear friends!!! Safe travels!

    S & D


    • MrsB May 14, 2016 at 08:10 #

      Thanks Dianne!

  7. Susan Kelly May 14, 2016 at 08:27 #

    Can’t wait!

    Sent from my iPhone Regards, Susan Kelly


    • MrsB May 14, 2016 at 18:16 #

      Hi Susan! So great to hear from you!

  8. Gregg Turner May 14, 2016 at 08:56 #

    Can’t wait! We’re planning to link up with you on the water with Summer Wind and maybe traveling a few miles with you as you finish the loop. 😎

    Cheers and Safe Travels!

    • MrsB May 14, 2016 at 18:17 #

      Great idea! That would be so cool. See you then (if not sooner)!

  9. Ray Collins May 14, 2016 at 08:58 #

    good to have you back onboard…hope to see you in Traverse City this summer if we can make the slog from Alabama in July

    • MrsB May 14, 2016 at 18:17 #

      Hi Ray. Excellent idea. Safe travels.

  10. Martha Roberts May 15, 2016 at 08:29 #

    So glad to hear you are continuing your journey. Jim and I are still at Aqua; planning Chattanooga trip. Do you have a dog? In pic with Boyd

    • MrsB May 15, 2016 at 17:47 #

      Hi Martha. So glad to hear from you again. I love that Chattanooga trip. I hope we can say hi when we get back to Pickwick. …and no that was someone else’s dog enjoying the morning

  11. pat merten May 15, 2016 at 16:39 #

    Waiting for you!!!

  12. Dave Snow May 16, 2016 at 08:25 #

    Well it’s about time!!!!!

  13. Allan May 16, 2016 at 10:02 #

    Hi Guys, it’s Allan from Runaground Sue. Happy to see you back on the loop. What’s your final destination and ETA? I’ll be looking to purchase a trawler fall of 2017. Bushranger is a fine vessel. Maybe Boyd & I can make a deal. Cheers Allan

    • MrsB May 17, 2016 at 02:08 #

      Hi Allan. Great to hear from you! We’ll complete the Loop in Pickwick Lake in Alabama in September October. Unfortunately your a couple of weeks too late. …Bushranger is under contract already. We hand over to the new owners in October. How is Runaground Sue? Have you tugged any trawlers off any sandbars lately?

      • Allan May 17, 2016 at 08:30 #

        I’m sure the new owner will be very happy. A bit early for me anyway. Looking to start loop when my wife retires next fall 2017. Runaground Sue is at Lake Powell AZ now and will be going Puget Sound this Oct. No sandbars in Lake Powell, depth in main chanel is 400 ft. Looking forward to your posts. Cheers Allan

      • MrsB May 18, 2016 at 14:18 #

        It’s always so great to hear from you Allan. I hope we can hear about your adventures too

  14. Lucy Turner May 16, 2016 at 11:48 #

    Missed you.

    • MrsB May 17, 2016 at 02:09 #

      Look out world. ..we’re back! Lol

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