Originally Posted by Manahiki
The photo was taken in a horrible place called Airlie Beach.
Goodness gracious ! Airlie Beach also brings back another memory from some 20 years ago
Hired a yacht from an outfit called "--------" Rent a Yacht (or something like that)
out of Shute Harbour - meant to be 2 weeks - however, 2nd day out, fridge stopped working, it was summer! Furling jib jammed. Radiod back to base - told to go to xyz place and wait for repair technician to arrive - 2 days later they arrived , fixed the furling gear - could not fix the fridge - advised to return to base - got there, transferred to another boat (bigger) 3rd day out could not start engine - no way to bleed the fuel to injectors : no tools on board. Called base - repaired , we returned to base and got off the boat . The company refused to pay back the value of the unused portion. Returned to Hong Kong - sent a lawyer's letter - Company responded by offering a free one weeks charter.
Totally agree that it is NOT a nice place ! Besides having extraordinary tides !
Only one good memory - was that I gave up smoking when I couldn't start the engine on the second boat - never smoked since!