Whistling kites, Sea eagles, Eastern Boobook owls, bush birds and cormorants; some of the pleasant (if not sometimes harsh) noises we have heard around our Gold Coast ‘local area’ of the past 9 months. We’ve also seen dolphins, dugongs and turtles, although I’ve not always noted these in the diary notes. Friendly locals have also helped make our stay at Paradise Point and surrounds more pleasant, but finally, at the end of July, we managed to escape the civilisation that has been our life (under circumstances both under and out-of our control) for this extended period of time. The 2020 sailing season is fast disappearing. Finally we are in a position to start enjoying it. Aboard Sengo July 2020 is 4.3 Meg.