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Lizard Island and the Great Barrier Reef

What a month! Lizard Island is a beautiful place to hole up until the northerlies allow us to sail back south. After leaving Port Douglas, we had an unremarkable stay at Cooktown, anchored for two days to avoid strong winds … Continue reading

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Great Barrier Reef and Port Douglas

The sail from Cairns to Green Island, some 11nm east, took only a couple of hours, arriving on Friday 26 August. On the way across we saw in the distance a brown sludge of coral spawn stretching right across the … Continue reading

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Cairns FNQ

We almost don’t have to check the weather forecast as we can pretty much guarantee a S/SE 20/25 knot wind every day! Anchored on the outer of Trinity Inlet, we’ve spent a few days here in Cairns soaking up the … Continue reading

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Fitzroy Island

By the time we’d reached the north end of the Hinchinbrook channel, the wind picked up from the east giving us a beam reach all the way to Dunk Island. Blue Heeler heeled 20 degrees soaring along at up to … Continue reading

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