Anchor winch problems delay our departure for Far North Queensland by two days, but allow us to catch up with our friends on Storm Boy!
Yachties often say you don’t want friends or family to stay on board too long. But we feel differently about that; we had Wade’s cousins Grant and Deb with us for 3 days, and it just was not enough. Great sailing, snorkeling, sightseeing, feasting were had!
A bit of maintenance and re-provisioning while at Airlie Beach, then we were ready to enjoy some calm conditions for snorkeling at Blue Pear Bay then the Outer Reef!
For our final post of the Southern Whitsundays Series, we take you to Lindeman Island for some scenic views, hiking and shell collecting.
We finally left Airlie Beach last Saturday, headed for Stonehaven Anchorage on the northwest shores of Hook Island, in the hope that we would go from there to the outer Reef. The weather however has slowed the pace down a little with stronger south-easterlies than we want to be at an exposed reef. So instead,…
We should have expected it… the ups and downs of cruising life. We had the ups of exploring in idyllic settings for weeks, then the downs of the furler hassles. And just as we were ready to lap up some more ups, the dinghy outboard decides to give us grief!
We have nothing but praise for Rogin Taylor, the owner of Reefurl roller reefing furling systems. We met with him on Friday at the Airlie Beach public jetty where he inspected the damage to our two furlers and advised what needed to be done. To cut a story short the furlers we have are not his…