After a week of hiding at the top end of the Whitsundays, we had four days of calm conditions, perfect for the outer reef and its crystal clear waters. We started at Bait Reef where we spent three days, then moved to Hook Reef.
What do you do when your reef hopping plan does not work out? Enjoy what you can, relish the sailing, the company and a comfortable boat.
Our article “Reef hopping – the stuff of dreams” is published in Australian Multihull World, just in time for the approaching winter season in the tropics.
While still waiting for our A frame to come back from the anodiser, we fill in time! Wade works on re-bedding the hatches and Chris compiles an underwater photography book.
Our first article for 2019 was published in the January 2019 issue of Cruising Helmsman! What a cracking way to start the new year! This relates to a few of our Outer Reef escapades and our learnings about the ideal conditions for hassle free anchoring and snorkeling at the reef.
For those of you who like to find out about the nitty gritty of our life afloat, our 2018 Coral Sea Cruise story is out. If you can’t set sail on your own boat but are partial to a bit of dreaming, or are gathering ideas for that long awaited voyage, grab a cuppa, relax…
The approach to Fitzroy Reef in totally calm weather is something to behold: deep ultramarine offshore, stunning aqua as we come in to the glasslike lagoon in the company of Bossa Nova. With the clouds reflected in the mirror of the lagoon, it hard to see where the water ends and the sky begins. It…