Tag Archives: Australia

Darwin

Darwin: a hectic five weeks of hard work, tears, sweat, laughter, swearing, heat and itchy bites. But let’s return to my last entry from the top of Arnhem Land… From Cape Stewart we sailed over to Entrance Island outside Liverpool … Continue reading

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The top end

Our journey from Seisia across the Gulf of Carpentaria was planned for Friday 1st June. Of course we’d placed an order with Huey – ESE 15/20 knots, no rain, following sea – perfect conditions for Blue Heeler. I’ve read of … Continue reading

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FNQ and around the top

Before we left Cairns, the guys from AQIS popped by Blue Heeler to inform us of the restrictions on taking dairy, meat and veggies to and from the Torres Strait’s special quarantine zone. There are a number of prohibited items … Continue reading

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Cairns

Leaving Island Head Creek with a 20/25 knot south-easterly wind was testing. Maintaining a steady course along the northern side of the entrance close to two large rocky outcrops, Blue Heeler slowly bounced forwards battling the incoming 3m seas and … Continue reading

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Lady Musgrave / Island Head Creek

After Easter we departed the anchorage at Mooloolaba and motored through the increasingly perilous harbour entrance at 4.30am – the bar now down to 0.6m LAT. The goal to reach the notorious Wide Bay Bar – entrance to the Great … Continue reading

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