Etna Creek couple tick off bucket list item - at Yeppoon
BRUCE and Sheryl Sagnol can now tick their first wish off their bucket list.
The Etna Creek couple sailed from Southport on the Gold Coast a few weeks ago to the Rosslyn Bay marina, arriving last week.
Their catamaran, fittingly named Bucket List gave Bruce and Sheryl a great adventure but also helped them raise money for Make-A-Wish Australia.
Sheryl said it was something Bruce had always wanted to do, so they thought why not make a child's wish come true as well.
"As we are getting to make one of our wishes come true we thought this would be a good opportunity to help sick children realise their dreams and wishes as well," Sheryl said.
"We're inspired by the work that Make-A-Wish Australia does so we wanted to support them by raising money."
Sailing has been a big part of Bruce and Sheryl's life, and their adventure is one they won't forget.
"There were some adverse times, with swells and rain at times but we really do love sailing," she said.
"My husband did a lot of planning for this, so I'm very proud of him for that."
"We really like the enjoyment of just being out on the water, we do more social sailing, it doesn't always have to be competitive."
But Sheryl said returning to Rosslyn Bay marina last week was one of the most beautiful days on their trip.
"It was one of the prettiest days we had, it was a nice way to finish it off, it really makes you appreciate what we have here," Sheryl said.
Members of the Capricornia Cruising Yacht Club for many years, Bruce and Sheryl made sure they weren't going to miss out on the club's 40th Anniversary celebrations on Saturday.
Sheryl said they were still getting back to reality right now, and although they weren't completely certain of their next adventure, there would definitely be one in the pipeline.