Back in the Whitsundays!

By | August 20, 2018

It has been a few weeks since my last post.  We are anchored in Gulnare Inlet, near Hamilton Island, ready to collect Abbey tomorrow.

We have had such a run of great weather. Clear blue skies, warm and gentle sailing breezes.  We’ve even had super calm days without a breath of wind.  We do treasure these days as you can go anywhere, stop anywhere and simply enjoy what the Whitsundays has to offer.

On our passage south from Magnetic Island we stopped at Gloucester Passage for a few days where we met up with Gary and Annie on Chances.  We were also fortunate enough to meet Michael and Jess, friends of Gary and Annie’s, for lunch at their home.  Michael and Jess live up on the Gloucester Passage hill overlooking the passage. Great views!

We are now in the Whitsundays! We have been concerned about the state of the reef after last year’s cyclone but after talking to other yachties it sounds like there’s still plenty to see under the water albeit a bit different.

My first snorkel …

… and it’s Hamilton Island Race Week.

We were lucky enough to get a calm day … we took our dinghy out from Henning Island and found ourselves near the start line of the first race. While I tend to look for whales, sunsets and fish normally with my camera, I enjoyed snapping a different subject this time.