Welcome to La Scandell's travel page!

Our journey started on the 7th May departing Brisbane, we did an overnight sail to the Sandy Straits. Presently, we are cruising the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and plan on staying in the area for several months before returning to Brisbane then Sydney.

We are members of the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC) and often see other members while cruising. It is easy to identify ourselves by using our little 'burgee'.

The club is growing rapidly and we are all looking forward to the Montes Reef Resort & Dingo Beach fancy dress August party week. So far the club has attacted over 2595 members and growing.

The crew of La Scandell thoroughly recommend the cruising life because you meet so many great people and have a million dollar view from your own boat everyday!

We had a great time in the Whitsunday Islands, had the greatest time at the SICYC Rendezvous 2011, met and made so many great new friends. Now its all over for another year and we are heading South to go an a P&O Cruise.

Mark & Susan

Magic view from "La Scandell" when we were at anchor in Earlando Bay
Sailing with good friends of ours over to Armit Island north of Airlie Beach
Simon and I slaving over the BBQ again on Grassy Island
Leigh & Mark
enjoying sundowners on Leigh's yacht "Mi Querida". Leigh spent 12 years building his vessel, quite an achievement.
Leigh likes to keep fit rowing his dingy and yes, he built that too!
John from Alana Rose(left), Mark and Sue exploring Black Island
Crew of Alana Rose and La Scandell viewing the coral at low tide.  Watch out for the quicksand near the waters edge!

La Scandell rafted up to Alana Rose

Crew of Goodonya and Mark outside the Aboriginal cave at Nara Inlet

A few of the SICYC members for a get together at Shingley Beach

Entertaining the shags at the BBQ
Ken accepting a donation from Mark for the Prostate Cancer Foundation