Monthly Archives: March 2015

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Both Al and myself have been addressing some family matters, so Baly remains  at her marina berth in Mackay. We hope to be back onboard before Easter. Derrick

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Mackay. Day 12

6am departure saw us being chased away from beautiful Curlew Island by a rain storm, as if to say its time you left here guys!   We are steaming again, but got a bit of wind when the rain squall … Continue reading

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Curlew Island. Day 11

Departed Middle Percy Island at a civilised 7am today but had to motor again. Arrived at Curlew just after 11am, beautiful place, beautiful weather apart from the lack of wind. The iPad overheated with the sun shining directly on it … Continue reading

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Where is Bluff Island on Navionics?

While I prefer to use Navionics because it is quite intuitive we discovered a real issue today going from Middle Percy Island to Curlew Island. A significant island is missing, Bluff Island does not appear on Navionics! Check out the … Continue reading

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Middle Percy Island. Day 10

Up at 3.30am to catch the tide, no moon to guide us out of Island Head Creek so relied on radar and gps in bound track. Beautiful dawn over Hi Peak Island     Half way to Percy’s by 8am … Continue reading

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Island Head Creek and Pearl Bay. Day 9

Welcome onboard Goaty, feeling much better now after his first rolly gasper and a coffee. Early 4.30am start from Rosslyn Bay had us at Cape Manifold at 10am when the tide turned and saw us slow down to 2.6 kts … Continue reading

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Rosslyn Bay. Day 8

Baly at Keppel Bay  Marina today, you can just see a building in the background with a tarp to cover the roof blown off during  Cyclone Marcia. The marina has a courtesy car which was great to borrow so we … Continue reading

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