Terry and Christine  welcome you to Sandpiper's Log. Through this site, we will share with you our experiences as we travel 
throughout Australia in our Court 750 Trailer Sailer. On the road, she serves as a comfortable caravan. On the water, she is our cruising vessel. At anchor, in a secluded bay, with a lavish seafood meal cooking and a bottle of red open, she is a delight.

NEWS FLASH!  As of May 2018, Sandpiper is for sale. This is a regretful decision but a bad back and many other conflicting interests mean that we are no longer getting the use from her. We have some work to do with general maintenance and cleaning up but we welcome expressions of interest at the email address on this page. The price will depend on how much we put into her before we sell but we are happy to negotiate around the $17,000-$20,000 range. As is, there are a few jobs that would need doing before a cruise but nothing too nasty or expensive. 




“A Small Boat Cruising Guide to Shark Bay” provides 160 pages of valuable information to the visiting skipper, whether it be a small power boat, sail craft or combination of the two. Aimed at shallow draft vessels capable of being trailered to Shark Bay, the book contains location guides to the best anchorages and features in the Eastern Gulf, Western Gulf, Henri Freycinet Harbour and Dirk Hartog Island. A wealth of historical and geographical background is included, as well as fishing notes and tips. With tables of GPS waypoints and hand drawn mud maps of anchorages, this guide will make your next cruising holiday a breeze.

In 2014, we travelled East from our WA home town of Dowerin, towed Sandpiper across the Nullarbor Plain to explore some wonderful crusing locations in the eastern states. Our main aim was to sail the Whitsunday Islands but along the way we experienced the delights of Spencers Gulf and the mighty Murray River in South Australia, the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria, Jervis Bay in New South Wales and the Great Sandy Straits (Hervey Bay) in Queensland.

We have called this trip "Sandpiper's Half Lap". Read about it here!

Read about our wider travels at www.hinchy.org