South via the Southern Reefs

After a week of strong SE spent at Mackay Harbour, the easterlies then northerlies returned, and although only for a little while, it allowed us to make some progress south! But we have one complaint, it is either blowing hard in the wrong direction or not blowing much in the correct one which means more…

Wheeler Reef aerial

Reef hops towards the Whitsundays

A little like last year, we have been lucky to catch a ride south on the long-awaited northerlies. We sail little hops of 15 or so nautical miles, go for middle of the day snorkels to survey the reefs on the way down and get some relief from the extreme heat. This is a longer…