Lodestone Reef aerial

Reef Hopping Offshore of Townsville – Part 2

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!

Stanley Reef aerial

Stanley Reef in Company

We had not been out to the Reef since the end of July and were hanging out for an opportunity to explore again with our cruising buddies on Oceaneer and Clair de Lune. It has been very blowy! But finally this last week we had a small two-day window of calm weather and we took…

Little Bugatti Reef

Paradise, then the Mackay Yoyo

I know, I know we said we were at the Reef for a few weeks… well the weather gods did not agree and neither did Yanmar. But we had some fun, first at the Outer Reef, then island hopping in the Southern Whitsundays, before returning to Mackay for more engine work!