on Sun from Keppler I motored to Port Clinton then motored to Island Head Creek to wait out the blow thats expected today. Since we are way up the creek, not alotta wave action, just the sound of the wind in the rigging. Temperature dropping, might have something to do with a cold front. My 3rd Chart Plotter from B&G has been shipped to Mackay. the second one don't display charts, go figure.????
Sailed most of the way to Great Keppler Island. Light winds until the sea breeze kicked in. Spent a couple nights. Visit the resort for lunch. I must be in the tropics now, seen several naturally growing coconut trees, now if I can find a mango tree with fruit I'll be happy. This place is almost as rolly as the last. So will be moving on shortly further north looking for warmer waters. Also got a hot date with the B&G tech. in Mackay is the main reason for moving everyday.
Next 40nm day hop carried me across the Tropic of Capricorn. I'm officially in the tropics, but the temps are still in the 20's/70's and colder at night. Anchored of a placed called Cape Capricorn for the night. It's way to rolly to stay any longer then necessary. Need to move north for warmer weather as soon as the sunrise.
Picked up a mooring at the entrance to Pancake Creek after a good sail from Lady Musgrave Island. Undetermine how long we will stay here, hopefully only the night. Need to move north for warmer weather. Still in the 60's to low 70's.
Stayed almost a week at Lady M. with Silhouette, Tregoning and Bare Foot (the Americans). Had up to 2 dozen boats there at one time. After the bad weather went, so did the boats.
Anchored inside the atoll of Lady Musgrave Is. at the southern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef. 12 hour sail for 50nm mostly at night meant taking it easy and enjoy the ride. Been awhile since I've done a night sail was okay until the winds picked up to over 20, glad I alaready had the reef in the main, 'cause I would hate to do that in the rain. 100% clouds, look like rain on the way, might be stuck on the boat for awhile.
Anchored at the mouth of the Bundaburg river getting ready to sail to Lady Musgrave Is. at the souther reaches of the Great Barrier Reef. Trying to arrive at high tide means a midnight departure. Sure hope the water is warm.
Anchored of the Kingfish Resort Fraser Island for a few days. Took a land tour to visit the rainforest on a sand dune. Will be headed to Bundy soon.
Departing Scarsborough Marine in the morning. Bundy in a few days.
Finish with all major projects. Almost. Now the waiting game starts, waiting on that almost perfect weather window to sail to New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
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