Last days in the Whitsundays

Most cruising yachts left for their migration south a while ago. Why are we still hanging around so far north at the beginning of November? Because we are booked in at Mackay for the warranty servicing on our Yanmar engines.

Lena Reef, start of the Ribbons

Our first stop along the Ribbon Reefs was long awaited. Officially the furthest north to date we had sailed to, we were quite excited. We had an easy but slow passage from Mackay Reef, with all sails out: Screecher, jib and main.

Milln Reef

Cautious Optimism

Over two weeks have passed since getting back to Cairns from the Coral Sea! Time has flown – a week doing errands and catching up with friends, a week at the Outer Reef which filled us with cautious optimism. So here is what we have been up to.