It is still really windy, up to 30 knots during the day, the swell wraps around the headlands even at anchor, and there are rainy spells, but nothing stops us: we explore ashore, snorkel and the Keppels do not fail to spin their magic.
Having spent a week in the Keppels, we left for the Southern Great Barrier Reef early this morning. It’s very exciting to be able to show this magnificent offshore region to our friend Sue and spend time each day exploring the cays and lagoons on our way south.
Having replaced our defunct anchor winch with a brand spanking new one, the shiniest piece of gear on deck, we were keen to put it to work. However there was the small matter of some wild weather, complete with thunder, lightning and heavy rain, which descended on the region. So we opted to spend an…
We made it back to the Keppels after three and a half days of spinnaker sailing and are now 220 nm south of the Whitsundays!
Having spent two weeks in the Keppel Isles, we wanted to share with you the best we thought they offered, both above and below the surface.
We came back to the Keppels for a break from the Reef and a choice of well sheltered anchorages behind these islands while stronger winds were blowing. We got that plus a bonus of school friends.
Corals and tropical fish have a wonderful appeal. Monkey Bay on Great Keppel Island gives a small glimpse of what awaits on the Great Barrier Reef.