We have turned back! We have taken advantage of a longer bout of light northeasterlies and gone south.
There are only so many times you can do the same walks at Magnetic Island while waiting for the 30 knot winds to ease, even if we enjoyed them. So when a break in the weather was forecast the glaring of cats had a powwow and we plotted our next reef escape offshore of Hinchinbrook…
This week we are taking you reef hopping to two sites that were new to us: Lodestone and John Brewer Reefs. Discovering new spots is always exciting. We had heard a lot of good things about those two from fellow cruisers so were hoping it would be fun and it was!
The GBR runs SE to NW about 40nm from the coast between Cape Upstart and Townsville. As you head northwards, you can choose to follow the coast or take the offshore route and hop from reef to reef. You can guess what we did!