Weekend Family Trip to the Mercs

I’m just back from three awesome days spent exploring the Mercs with my kids Bella and Oscar on Provider. I can fondly remember many overnighters with my Dad at the Mercs and have been hanging out to do the same with my kids.


The 770 Senator is perfectly set up for this, with closed in cabing, a central table which folds down to a third bunk, and lots of storage.

Over the weekend we caught and ate crays, scallops, Kina and some nice snapper.


Most of the snapper we caught were before breakfast or late in the day, the best coming while the bacon was frying in the pan!


We saw bronzies, eagle rays, seals and loads of fish and bird life. 

Bella has gone from just doing her dive ticket to spotting all the good nests for me, won’t be long until I get relegated to boat man!


The highlight was spending a magic afternoon just chilling at Whalers Cove on the south side of the Mercs out of the wind and soaking up the Mercs magic having a feed of crayfish, it doesn’t get much better! Lots more summer adventures ahead.