The day has come, months of planning, dozens of phone calls and emails. Many hours of study and ordering has all come together (well sort of). Time to sit back and relax on the big bird while someone else flies the plane.

Bags are packed, crew are organised and Caree was hauled out of the water today and placed on the hardstand ready for anti foul and anode replacement over the weekend.

Time to get this adventure underway and pack the car for the airport. The next update will be from Brisbane.