For our last reef anchorage of the season, we sailed from Fitzroy Reef to Lady Musgrave. With the wind on our beam, main and screecher up, it was a spirited, enjoyable sail.
As the start of the official cyclone season is fast approaching, it is time to head south. We are warned that the outlook for summer is for a very wet season with an early onset of cyclones, so we won’t hang around in the tropics for too long. We are making a late departure from…
For the last stretch of our Far North Queensland Reef Adventure, we headed close to shore to Low Isles, then Double Island. But we could not resist a last reef visit to Michaelmas Cay before sailing back to Cairns to drop Murray and Maree off for their return home.
On our slow return south from Lizard Island, we dropped down to an area less battered by howling winds and explored a couple of spots we had not been to before, discovering Hope Island and Pickersgill Reef.