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Our Yachting Adventures
Below is a list of links to the main pages about our yacht, Catlypso and our Our Yachting Adventures:
  • Purchase of Catlypso
  • Details about Catlypso
  • Cleaning/Repairing Catlypso
  • Our Yachting Adventures.
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    Michael and Kelly's 4WD Trips
    Click here for a list of our Four Wheel Drive and Camping Trips.
    Current Kareela Weather
    A summary of the current weather conditions at our house at Kareela, Sydney, is below. Click here for more Detailed Diving Weather and Conditions. Weather from Michael McFadyen's Tempe Weather Station


    Conditions at
    23:49 on 23/1/17

     
    Temperature 25.6°C
    Humidity 65.0%
    Barometer 1003.4hPa
    Rate -0.3hPa/hr
    Wind Speed: 0 km/hr
    Wind Direction S
    Rainfall for Today 0.0mm
    Rainfall last hour 0.0 mm
    Rainfall last 24 hours 0.0 mm
    Rainfall at Start of Month 814.6 mm
    Rainfall this Year 827.0 mm
    Today's Extremes
    High Temperature 31.2°C at 15:48
    Low Temperature 20.9°C at 6:27
    Peak Wind Gust 0km/hr at 0:00
    Weather from Michael McFadyen's Kirrawee Weather Station
    Yesterday's Extremes
    High Temperature 27.5°C at 17:11
    Low Temperature 19.8°C at 6:29
    Rainfall at Start of Yesterday 827.0 mm
    Rainfall at End of Yesterday 827.0 mm
    Weather from Michael McFadyen's Tempe Weather Station
    Astronomical Data
    Sunrise 5:06
    Sunset 19:05
    Moonrise 1:09
    Moonset 15:04

    Home Brewing
    Click here for an article about Home Brewing.
    Sydney Dive Site Hints
    "The back of Long Bay Rifle Range has some great dive sites"
    Four Wheel Drive Trips

    The following links go to articles about four wheel drive trips and camping that I and/or Kelly have done:

    WHERE ARE KELLY AND MICHAEL NOW?

  • Click here to find out (link only shows a result when they are on a trip).

    OUR 4WD

  • Our Toyota LandCruiser Prado and Camping Setup

    BOOK REVIEWS

  • Where Dead Men Lie by Mike and Mal Leyland - first crossing of Australia by motor vehicle from west to east most point
  • Dune is a Four Letter Word by Griselda Sprigg with Rod Maclean - first crossing of Simpson Desert by motor vehicle

    OUR TRIPS

  • Northern Territory - Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks 2016 - Click here to read

  • Victorian High Country Trip - Christmas and New Year 2015/16 - Click here to read

  • Shoalhaven River area and Yadboro Flats - Christmas 2013/New Year 2014 - Click here to read

  • Yadboro Flats - May 2013 - Click here to read

  • Victorian High Country Trip - Christmas and New Year 2012/13
  • Part 1 - Sydney to Craigs Hut
  • Part 2 - Craigs Hut to Millers Hut
  • Part 3 - Millers Hut to Sydney
  • Murray River Trip - June 2012
  • Part 1 - Sydney to Murray Valley Regional Park, Mulwala
  • Part 2 - Murray Valley Regional Park, Mulwala to Sydney
  • Victorian High Country - Easter 2012 - Click here to read

  • Northern NSW and North West Tablelands Trip - December 2011 and January 2012
  • Part 1 - Sydney to Border Ranges NP via Gold Coast
  • Part 2 - Border Ranges NP to Boonoo Boonoo NP
  • Part 3 - Boonoo Boonoo NP to Sydney
  • NSW Southern Highlands - May 2011 - Click here to read

  • Upper Hunter Valley - Easter 2011 - Click here to read

  • Murray River Trip - December 2010 and January 2011
  • Part 1 - Sydney to Jingelic
  • Part 2 - Jingelic to Sydney
  • Central Australia Trip - August and September 2010
  • Part 1 - Sydney to Thargomindah
  • Part 2 - Thargomindah to Birdsville
  • Part 3 - Birdsville to Cattlewater Pass
  • Part 4 - Cattlewater Pass to Ellery Creek Big Hole
  • Part 5 - Ellery Creek Big Hole to Kings Creek Station
  • Part 6 - Kings Creek Station to Erldunda
  • Part 7 - Erldunda to Coward Springs
  • Part 8 - Coward Springs to Fort Grey
  • Part 9 - Fort Grey to Sydney
  • Northern Tablelands of NSW Trip - Easter 2010
  • Day 1 - Sydney to Werrikimbe NP
  • Day 2 - Brushy Mountain to Kookaburra
  • Day 3 - Kookaburra area
  • Day 4 - Kookaburra to Georges Junction, Macleay River
  • Day 5 - Georges Junction, Macleay River to Halls Peak, Oxley Wild Rivers NP
  • Day 6 - Halls Peak, Oxley Wild Rivers NP to Sydney
  • Northern Tablelands of NSW Trip - Christmas 2009 to New Year 2010
  • Day 1 - Sydney to Woko NP
  • Day 2 - Woko NP to Nowendoc NP
  • Day 3 - Nowendoc NP to Werrikimbe NP
  • Day 4 - Werrikimbe NP to Forbes River
  • Day 5 - Forbes River to Tia Falls
  • Day 6 - Tia Falls to Coolah Tops NP
  • Day 7 - Coolah Tops NP to Sydney
  • Temora Air Show - Easter - 10 to 13 April 2008 - Click here to read

  • Abercrombie River National Park - 4 to 6 October 2008 - Click here to read

  • Tasmania Diving and Four Wheel Driving Trip - 29 days in February 2008
  • Part 1 - Sydney to Cradle Mountain
  • Part 2 - Cradle Moutain to Stanley
  • Part 3 - Stanley to Strahan
  • Part 4 - Strahan to Lake Pedder
  • Part 5 - Lake Pedder to Bruny Island
  • Part 6 - Bruny Island to Lime Bay
  • Part 7 - Lime Bay to Freycinet via Bicheno
  • Part 8 - Freycinet to Bay of Fires
  • Part 9 - Bay of Fires to Sydney
  • Victorian High Country Trip - 7 days of hills in late December 2007
  • Day 1 - Sydney to Buffalo River
  • Day 2 - Buffalo River to Bindaree Hut
  • Day 3 - Bindaree Hut to Wonnangatta Homestead
  • Day 4 - Wonnangatta Homestead to Talbotville
  • Day 5 - Talbotville to Buenba Flat
  • Day 6 - Buenba Flat to Limestone Creek
  • Day 7 - Limestone Creek to Sydney
  • Western NSW National Park Trip - 13 days around the Outback of New South Wales in September 2006
  • Part 1 - Sydney to Warrumbungle NP
  • Part 2 - Warrumbungle NP to Mutawintji NP via Bourke, Gundabooka NP, Louth and White Cliffs
  • Part 3 - Mutawintji NP to Kinchega NP via Broken Hill
  • Part 4 - Kinchega NP to Willandra NP via Mungo NP
  • Part 5 - Willandra NP to Sydney via various NPs and Griffith, Grenfell and Orange
  • Western NSW Trip - September 1978 - Click here to read

  • Western NSW (Tibooburra Centenary) Trip - August and September 1981 - Click here to read

  • Cape York - August to September 2000
  • Part 1 - Sydney to Cairns
  • Part 2 - Cairns to Weipa
  • Part 3 - Weipa to Cape York
  • Part 4 - Cape York Area
  • Part 5 - Cape York to Laura
  • Part 6 - Laura to Sydney
  • Central Australia including Simpson Desert - July to August 2003
  • Part 1 - Sydney to Mount Wood near Tibooburra
  • Part 2 - Mount Wood to Tibooburra
  • Part 3 - Tibooburra to Innamincka
  • Part 4 - Innamincka to Birdsville
  • Part 5 - Crossing the Simpson Desert
  • Part 6 - Mount Dare to Alice Springs
  • Part 7 - Alice Springs to Kings Creek via Kings Canyon
  • Part 8 - Kings Creek to Yulara (Uluru - Ayres Rock)
  • Part 9 - Yulara to Coongra Creek (Oodnadatta Track)
  • Part 10 - Coongra Creek to Coward Springs
  • Part 11 - Coward Springs to Merti Merti (Strzelecki Track)
  • Part 12 - Merti Merti to Sydney
  • Hill End and Sofala - Click here to read

  • Snowy Mountains Trip December 2004 and January 2005
  • Part 1 - Sydney to Jugiong
  • Part 2 - Jugiong to Kiandra Area
  • Part 3 - Kiandra Area to Sydney
  • Kanangra Walls and Yerranderie - October 2005 - Click here to read

  • Newnes - Click here to read - one of many trips

  • Barrington Tops - November 2004 - Click here to read

  • Watagans - various trips to come

  • Nabiac Area - Australia Day 2007 - Click here to read

  • Bendethera Valley - Deua National Park - Easter 2007 - Click here to read

  • Yarramunmun Creek - July 2007 - Click here to read

  • Stockton Beach - various trips - Click here to read

  • More to come
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