That reef window came! In fact, even though we have returned to the islands, the winds are still light and I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think I might be a tad snorkeled out!!
On the northern side of Hook Island are several bays – Pinnacle Bay, Manta Ray Bay, Luncheon Bay, Maureen’s Cove and Butterfly Bay where we picked up our favourite mooring buoy. These northern bays are good protection from the SE trade
Revisiting the Whitsundays region is a bit different from our other destinations. It’s familiar, it’s always social because many cruisers spend time here, it’s relatively compact with short passages between islands, it’s close to the outer reef and it has two
It was a big four days of sailing to get to the Whitsundays … then one more to get to the outer reef. But it was worth it! When we’ve been out of phone range for days and the phone suddenly starts beeping, we can’t wait. Oh how dependent we
I never thought we’d be saying “let’s get outta here” only after a few days at Great Keppel Island. But we did! We arrived at GKI after a visit to the Gladstone Marina with AQ, where we provisioned, washed and even did some sight-
After three days at Lady Musgrave we moved on to Fitzroy Reef with AQ. I have written about Fitzroy a few times so I’m not going to repeat myself other than to remind my readers that there is no coral
How lucky are we??!! It’s not Wakatobi, but being here is not such a bad ‘plan b’. We left Fraser Island and the Hervey Bay whales for a few supplies from Burnett Heads before we headed north for the Southern Reef,
The whale season in Hervey Bay is now! Many humpback whales drop in to Hervey Bay from August to October each year on their way south. Our ‘normal’ cruising season means we are usually further north at this time and while we certainly see whales further north, they do seem to be a bit more… Read More »
Well our journey this year has been anything but a “straight line”! We’ve navigated so many road blocks and detours along the way, the challenges just keep on coming!
It’s that song again! We have been at Boatworks for four weeks and yes, we had a long list of jobs to do and mostly annual maintenance, but unfortunately the list did grow and two weeks stretched in to four weeks. It was the longest stretch we’d left The Bossa out of the water since… Read More »
We have made it to Queensland, to The Boatworks and finally to The Bossa. What a crazy time it has been. Our annual March maintenance visit to The Bossa passed us by,along with our planned May departure.