Pelorus 2

Pelorus 2

Sat Mar 24 18:05 2018 NZDT
Run: 1577.7nm (2855.6km)
20.15 35.64s 148.41 45.78e
Weather: Raining and strong winds

Good holding in mud with plenty chain out

Good one buddy back on the move , im still in the solomons waiting for work
Sun Jul 30 15:07 2017 NZST
Run: 74.1nm (134.1km)
Avg: 342knts
24hr: 8208nm
14 09.648s 126 13.848e
Weather: Clear sky,sunny and light winds


Anchored behind Jar Island

in Van Sittart bay

The beach at Jar Island
The beach at Jar Island

Sorry buddy i been in area no internet but should of checked in last week as in Vantuatu, getting visa for solomons and if you send your email i tell you a long story and do you still have messager
Sun Jul 30 14:54 2017 NZST
Run: 35.8nm (64.8km)
Avg: 195.3knts
24hr: 4686.5nm
14 02.269s 127 19.760e
Weather: Sunny ,light winds

Anchored near the Twin falls

in King George river Wa.

King George river
King George river
Sun Jul 30 14:43 2017 NZST
Run: 78.2nm (141.5km)
Avg: 234.6knts
24hr: 5630.4nm
14 23.414s 127 43.267e
Weather: Warm and sunny


Anchored in Casuarina creek

Berkeley river Wa.

Casuarina creek
Casuarina creek
Sun Jul 30 14:23 2017 NZST
Run: 47.9nm (86.7km)
Avg: 159.7knts
24hr: 3832nm
15 27.753s 128. 05.783e
Weather: Hot with light winds


Anchored near Anthon's landing Wyndham Wa.

Anthon landing
Anthon landing
Sun Jul 30 14:05 2017 NZST
Run: 124.9nm (226.1km)
14 49.758s 128 23.360e
Weather: Sunny ,light winds


Anchored behind Cape Domett Wa.

Mon Jun 12 17:06 2017 NZST
Run: 927.9nm (1679.5km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.5nm
14 5.940s 126 40.894e
Weather: Sunny,20 knots E/Se

Anchored in Honeymoon bay which is part of Napier broom bay Wa.

The beach at Honeymoon bay.
The beach at Honeymoon bay.
Tue Jun 6 23:12 2017 NZST
Run: 887.1nm (1605.7km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 95.9nm
13.54 216s 127.03 794e
Weather: Sunny ,strong wind warning

Anchored in Glycosmis Bay

which is in uncharted waters.

Two sand banks to avoid to get inside and one inside.

Sun May 28 17:15 2017 NZST
Run: 36.3nm (65.7km)
14 2.269s 127 19.762e
Weather: Overcast ,wind Ne. 15-20knt.

Anchored near Twin falls in King George river Wa.


Tue May 23 10:58 2017 NZST
Run: 248.9nm (450.5km)
14 23.377s 127 43.851e
Weather: Sunny clear sky and a light Sw. Wind

Anchored near Casuarina creek in the Birkeley river Wa.


Sun Nov 27 13:00 2016 NZDT
Run: 1.5nm (2.7km)
12 26.910s 130 51.017e
Weather: Hot and humid

In Tipperary Waters Marina

Darwin . Staying here during the cyclone season

Hi Alby, just checking in to make sure everything is ok. Hope you are surviving the wet season up there let us know your plans so I can pass it on to the rest of the crew. Regards, Ross

Hi Albert , i tryed last night on iridium go somthing wrong fixing this week being in the solomons has it issue with Accounts facebook hotmail bank as can get locked out joys of leaving overseas, so when back on track will ring again as big x-mass and new year , back diving a lot every day at the moment diving a ship called the Toa Maru world war 2 Japanese transport ship the coral life is unbeleivable best coral i seen yet being 400 ft long will be a full week diving every day , i was starting to get in a hurry but if good were i am i just stay longer have lots of new freinds too talk too and the girls very good looking, i send an email end of the week " look at my page on this site and you find a web link lot more stuff going on there this week" sorry for being slack phone fixed this week . Maso

Hi Albert, my name is Bernie I meet u a few times in Airline, Iam a mate of Brett Mason I had contact with on his way to Solomons but have had no contact since, have u heard from him, could pass a message to him, as long as everything is OK, thanks Albert all the best now for 2917

Hi Dad! Hope you've found yourself a good bar to call home for the next few months. Better find one with good air conditioning! Enjoy the summer up there!

i be on the move this week Lola island still waiting on shipping warrenty parts out started shipping on 6 days ago slow here buddy , hot weather started now but lite breaze so not too bad
Sat Nov 12 13:39 2016 NZDT
Run: 2.8nm (5.1km)
12 28.215s 130 51.347e
Weather: Sunny ,lightly overcast and a light Sw. Breeze

Anchored in Darwin harbour opp. Stokes Warf where it is calm and close to city centre.

Anchorage opp. stokes Warf
Anchorage opp. stokes Warf
Sat Oct 29 12:00 2016 NZDT
Run: 104.2nm (188.6km)
12 27.082s 130 49.166e
Weather: Overcast and very humid

28-10 Darwin at last, anchored in Fannie bay out from the sailing club

Well done Alby (:

Well done Albert...........Settle in for the wet...then adventures in the Kimberlies....
Thu Oct 27 12:23 2016 NZDT
Run: 25nm (45.3km)
11 17.147s 131 47.813e
Weather: Overcast with showers

26-10 Anchored in Alcaro bay at Cape Don

Sun Oct 23 17:12 2016 NZDT
Run: 22.9nm (41.4km)
11 09.448s 132 08.490e
Weather: Windy but beautiful sunny day

23-10 After a rough ride from Palm bay safely anchored around Black point ( port Essington)

Black point anchorage
Black point anchorage
Sat Oct 22 19:11 2016 NZDT
Run: 26.9nm (48.7km)
11 07.633s 132 28.670e
Weather: Overcast ,showers and lucky it took the humidity away

22-10 anchored in Palm Bay at Croker isl.

As close in the bay as I could
As close in the bay as I could
Fri Oct 21 15:22 2016 NZDT
Run: 43.5nm (78.7km)
11 23.207s 132 46.407e
Weather: Sunny ,nice breeze but humid

20-10 anchored behind Valentia isl.

Wed Oct 19 20:52 2016 NZDT
11 39.135s 133 21.361e
Weather: Clear sky's ,sunny and a nice Ne. Breeze

Anchored in South west bay

South Goulburn isl

South west bay anchorage
South west bay anchorage
Wed Oct 19 20:30 2016 NZDT
Run: 61.7nm (111.7km)
11 39.135s 133 21.361e
Weather: Clear sky's ,sunny and a nice Ne. Breeze

Anchored in south west bay at South Goulburn isl.

A magic well protected bay

Anchorage at South Goulburn isl.
Anchorage at South Goulburn isl.
Mon Oct 17 12:56 2016 NZDT
Run: 91.2nm (165.1km)
11 57.800s 134 12.661e
Weather: Sunny ,light breeze and humid

16-10 anchored behind Entrance isl. at the Liverpool river.

Along S side of the island
Along S side of the island

Not far too Darwin now buddy picture are good , I let you now before I leave getting Fuel this week and last lot of food watching weather now.
Thu Oct 13 19:53 2016 NZDT
Run: 63.1nm (114.2km)
12 01.868s 135 33.529e
Weather: Hot and sunny with clear sky's

Anchored in an unnamed bay on the western side of Elcho isl. where the Galiwinku settlement is.

Galiwinku village in the back
Galiwinku village in the back

Hey broer, Goed te horen dat het goed met je gaat Wij volgen je via en Instagram Veel succes verder And take care! Alie

Good to see the trip going so well! Looking forward to hearing the stories from you when we're back in Australia. We'll be back in January-February before heading off again.

Way too go Albert there be no stopping you now, you can see you look after Yacht as all going well and you done some nautical miles now on this trip.
Tue Oct 11 19:51 2016 NZDT
Run: 19.3nm (34.9km)
11 33.350s 136 21.298e
Weather: Hot and humid

11-10-'16 after going thru the Hole in the wall ,anchored in an unnamed bay on Raragala isl.

Mon Oct 10 19:39 2016 NZDT
Run: 31.4nm (56.8km)
11 46.559s 136 31.888e
Weather: Overcast with sunny periods

10-10-'16 anchored in an unnamed bay behined Wigram isl. Going thru the hole in the wall tomorrow

Wed Sep 28 16:15 2016 NZDT
Run: 394.4nm (713.9km)
12 11.839s 136 42.239e
Weather: Hot and humid no rain

Anchored in Inverrel bay

Cove harbour

Inverrel bay
Inverrel bay

Allby I have mail for you what do you want me to do with it

Allby I have mail for you what do you want me to do with it

Good onya Alby glad you made it ok, hope it was a good sail for you, well done


Mon Sep 19 19:57 2016 NZST
Run: 95.6nm (173km)
10 50.920s 142 21.765e
Weather: Sunny ,light winds,no rain

Anchored at Seisia behind Red isl.

From the anchorage with the loading warf in the back
From the anchorage with the loading warf in the back

Did you get another crew and how are things going . When do you head to Darwin?

Good on you !! Your doing some miles. You'll be in Darwin soon. Hope you are traveling with company. All same same back here in Airlie. Love from us girls.
Fri Sep 16 13:58 2016 NZST
11 57.330s 143 12.600e
Weather: Sunny,15knots Se, no rain

Anchored in Kennedy inlet

Newcastle bay

Fri Sep 16 13:58 2016 NZST
Run: 98.8nm (178.8km)
Avg: 118560knts
24hr: 2845440nm
11 57.330s 143 12.600e
Weather: Sunny ,light overcast,no rain

Anchored in Margarett bay

Cape Grenville

Fri Sep 16 13:58 2016 NZST
Run: 144.2nm (261km)
10 41.573s 142 31.535e
Weather: Overcast ,no rain

Anchored in Murangi islet

Cape York

The anchorage
The anchorage
Cape York
Cape York
Thu Sep 8 13:14 2016 NZST
Run: 20.1nm (36.4km)
12 35.552s 143 24.458e
Weather: Sunny, blue sky,no rain

Anchored at Portlands road

In Weymouth bay

Tue Sep 6 17:05 2016 NZST
Run: 880.2nm (1593.2km)
Avg: 18.3knts
24hr: 439.2nm
12 52.787s 143 21.672e
Weather: Overcast,strong Se .no rain

Anchored in Lockhart river

Lloyd bay

Lockhart river anchorage
Lockhart river anchorage

Hey broer, alles ok? Reis gaat voorspoedig begrijp ik Laat eens weer wat van je horen Berdien en Marjon zijn nu in Brisbane om de camper op te halen Veel succes verder met je trip xxxxx Alie

Good too see your out of the high winds and safe have a good onward trip Buddy
Sun Sep 4 16:59 2016 NZST
Run: 678nm (1227.2km)
Avg: 31knts
24hr: 744.7nm
13.10 656s 143.34 391e
Weather: Overcast,25 knots Se.wind,2.5mtr.seas

Anchored at Night isl.

Sat Sep 3 19:08 2016 NZST
Run: 167.5nm (303.2km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 72.6nm
13.46 423s 143.37 983e
Weather: Sunny,light Ne.wind calm seas

Anchored at Wilkie isl.

Anchorage at Wilkie isl.
Anchorage at Wilkie isl.
Thu Sep 1 11:46 2016 NZST
Run: 316.3nm (572.5km)
Avg: 15.7knts
24hr: 377.4nm
14.10 496s 144.13 837e
Weather: Sunny,light winds,no rain

Sept.01-2016 Anchored in Owen channel at Flinders isl.

Wed Aug 31 15:39 2016 NZST
Run: 754.5nm (1365.6km)
Avg: 37.6knts
24hr: 903.1nm
14.15 230s 144.18 750e
Weather: Sunny ,strong Se. Wind ,no rain

Anchored in Princess Charlotte bay

Around from Bathurst head
Around from Bathurst head
Tue Aug 30 19:36 2016 NZST
Run: 131.6nm (238.2km)
14.21 141s 144.36 059e
Weather: Sunny,clear sky's,no rain

Anchored in Ninian bay

Thu Aug 25 14:13 2016 NZST
Run: 22nm (39.8km)
14 39.539s 145 27.055e
Weather: Light overcast,no wind, sea like a mirror

Anchored in Mrs.Watsons bay Lizard isl.

Hi Mr A Doesn't look like the Cooks are going any further than Cairns so you won't catch up with them. I hope you meet someone to sail with you or in tandem. We all miss you. From us 3 girls xxx

Looks like you are making great progress, Alby - as well as having time to have a good look around at the different anchorages. Enjoy it all and keep up the safe sailing!! :) Ann

As per phone call your location all updated just work out the cost on each update / have a good stay I'm booked in the Breakwater marina for September then customs all going well.
Mon Aug 22 9:52 2016 NZST
Run: 35.5nm (64.3km)
14 57.202s 145 19.649e
Weather: Clear sky's ,15 kn. Se. No rain

Anchored in Cape flattery bay

Hi Pelorus 2. This is Dani here, my husband Mike is the one who built YIT and I have done a lot of the content adding (anchorages, walks, dive sites etc.). I just wanted to thank you for the exceptional job you have been doing submitting anchorage sites all up the east coast of Australia. These will be of real value to YITsters exploring up that way in the future. Cruisers like you really add to the value of this site so thanks heaps!

Hi Danica & Mike, My name is Brett and like to thank you guys on this site as very handy for close friends and sailors to know we are save in our travels, I will be heading too the south pacific for 2 years and will update with as much information as possible have just added a waterproof drone very handy for anchorages and lot of underwater Camera gear Big thanks again Brett

Hi Brett, Mike here. Water proof drone =  very very cool! I will be watching with interest on any photos you have from that. Those things look to be perfect for yachties :D

Wow, one month into your adventure already! I hope the weather stays nice for you so you can have some good sailing days.
Wed Aug 17 20:35 2016 NZST
Run: 72.7nm (131.6km)
15 27.686s 145 14.740e
Weather: Overcast with light rain and windy

Anchored in endevour river


That's a good effort in the condition you had today enjoy Cooktown tomorrow
Sat Aug 13 17:56 2016 NZST
Run: 36.5nm (66.1km)
16 29.640s 145 27.344e
Weather: Clear sky' sunny no rain

At anchor in Dicksons inlet

Hello you two, How many fish, crabs, squid, crays etc ??? I would like a report (haven't been that far north yet) Us girls are with you in spirit. Will give you a call tomorrow. Xxx

Your one lucky man good spot up and go and have a good lunch tomorrow an a look around
Sun Aug 7 15:02 2016 NZST
Run: 52.6nm (95.2km)
16 55.205s 145 46.902e

In berth c-16 at Marlin marina Cairns

All secured in the berth
All secured in the berth

Congratulations Dad! I hope your crew aren't abandoning you because of seasickness this time. Good luck with the trip further north.
Thu Aug 4 18:27 2016 NZST
Run: 22.5nm (40.7km)
17 36.459s 146 07.473e

Mourilyan hbr.

Away from the big 1.5mtr. seas outside.

Beautiful calm anchorage
Beautiful calm anchorage

Hi Dad! Looks like you're making good time on your trip. I thought you were supposed to be taking it easy. The weather looks really nice in the photos. I hope it keeps up. We're in Scotland now for a month, haven't seen the sun for the last few days. Have a great trip!

That looks like a good spot never been there have fun buddy
Wed Aug 3 19:54 2016 NZST
Run: 37.5nm (67.9km)
17 56.024s 146 08.073e

Anchored at Dunk isl.

Brammo bay Dunk isl.
Brammo bay Dunk isl.

Hi Alby...made it to Maggie after not a good run from Cape Bowling Green in strong SW...had jugs with Barry this arvo at pub...not far behind so will see u further north....⛵⚓

Hi Alby!! I've just returned to Brisbane after spending 9 days on South Passage taking students to and from Townsville, Dunk and Pelorus islands. We anchored a couple of times off Haycock Island in the Hinchenbrook Channel as well as Horseshoe Bay on 1 August. Saw whales as well - lots of them around. Looks like you have had a great start to your voyage, hope it all keeps going well for you! Enjoy the rum sundowners!! Ann

Looks flat there hope it stays like that for you , good winds coming for leg too Cairns
Tue Aug 2 18:09 2016 NZST
Run: 23.3nm (42.2km)
18 28.196s 146 13.085e

Hancock isl Hinchenbrook channel

Tue Aug 2 18:09 2016 NZST
18 28.197s 146 13.086e

Anchored at Haycock isl.

Haycock isl. Hinchenbrook channel
Haycock isl. Hinchenbrook channel
Mon Aug 1 20:14 2016 NZST
Run: 38.4nm (69.5km)
18 40.083s 146 30.337e

Anchored in Juno bay

Fantome isl.

Entering Juno bay
Entering Juno bay

How are things going Albert you seem to be making good time.
Fri Jul 29 9:34 2016 NZST
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 64nm
19 6.667s 146 51.589e

Previous position still wrong on the map . Hope this one is correct.

Fri Jul 29 9:25 2016 NZST
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)
19 7.037s 146 51.649e

A few boats left ,so we moved closer in from the previous position which showed wrong on the map.

Tue Jul 26 19:47 2016 NZST
Run: 11.5nm (20.8km)
19 06-583s 146 51.490e

Arrived In Horseshoe bay 5.30 pm. after taken on 275 ltr. Fuel at Breakwater marina for the trip north enjoying the bay with 35 other boats.

Sunset at Magnetic isl.
Sunset at Magnetic isl.
At the fuel warf
At the fuel warf
Motoring into Horseshoe bay
Motoring into Horseshoe bay
Mon Jul 25 20:59 2016 NZST
Run: 60.7nm (109.9km)
19 12.650s 146 59.312e

Didn't make it to horseshoe bay , but dropped anchor in red rock bay around from Cape Cleveland just after 18.45hr. It was a long 11.37hr motorsail from Cape upstart ,so tomorrow after getting fuel going into Horseshoe bay where we stay for 5 days or more .

Sunset at Magnetic isl.
Sunset at Magnetic isl.
Cape Cleveland
Cape Cleveland

Pictures look good Buddy have you meet up with any other yachts going your way
Sun Jul 24 19:16 2016 NZST
Run: 50nm (90.5km)
19 43-212s 147 45-299e

Arrived in shark bay(cape upstart) after a 9.55hr run eating nibbles and drinking rum enjoying every minute of it .

Cape upstart
Cape upstart

Good luck Dad! I hope the weather will be good to you and seasickness doesn't bring down your crew. Enjoy your adventure and don't get too friendly with the crocs.
Sat Jul 23 18:56 2016 NZST
Run: 23.9nm (43.3km)
20 03-696s 148 26-745e

First stop on the big trip north. Monte's resort relaxing having a few rumbo's here. Just before comming into Gloucester passage three wales and calf 10 metre from the boat . Early start tomorrow for the run to Cape upstart .

Hey broer! Fantastisch die walvissen! Denk er met weemoed aan terug Deze waren dichterbij dan toen wij er waren Mooie foto s

Must fell good to get going and good weather have a good sail tommorrow
Mon Jul 11 7:10 2016 NZST
Run: 6.1nm (11km)
20 15.740S 148 43.482E

Back on anchor in pioneer bay after a day away

Sat Jul 9 16:05 2016 NZST
Run: 6.3nm (11.4km)
20 11.417s 148 40.220e
Weather: Clear sky,sunny, 20-25 kn. Se wind. 1.5 mtr. seas

Sail rally with a group of other yachts Airlie beach to Woodwark bay

Anchored in Woodwark bay
Anchored in Woodwark bay
Tue Jul 5 19:33 2016 NZST
20 15.735s 148 43.827e

Waiting for the day to go north

Tue Jul 5 0:00 2016 NZST
Run: 292.1nm (528.7km)
20 15.73S 148 43.83E

Waiting to go north and off to Darwin

Hey broer, Heel veel plezier op je tocht naar de Kimberleys Be carefull

So you think you can hide, Sop working and rest for your trip too Darwin
Wed Jun 8 2:00 2016 NZST
16 55.749s 145 59.257e

Anchored in Happy bay at Fitzroy isl.

Fitzroy isl. yetty in the back
Fitzroy isl. yetty in the back

Looks like things are going well . wishing you a safe and happy journey from the Abell Point maintenance crew

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