Monthly Archives: April 2015

Gove. Day 38

At 9 am this morning we were 35 nm from Gove after another beautiful night with clear skies and near full moon. Pic below shows “Jennyrator” the genset running some electricity back into the batteries, 48 hours of sailing and … Continue reading

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Gulf of Carpentaria, Days 36 and 37

Departed Seisia at 8.30 after Jim went up the mast to do a check. We had farewell waves from the crews of Kik n Bak and Makani Kai. They are leaving on Thursday going directly to the Wessels rather than … Continue reading

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TI. Day 35

Baly had another day at anchor in Seisia harbour while we did a day trip to Thursday Island on the ferry. It made sense not to take Baly over as we saved a days trip each way to get there … Continue reading

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Seisia. Day 34

Baly stayed at anchor today in Seisia harbour as we bunkered and victualled. The bunkering involved taking jerrycans ashore and up the road to the servo as there is no fuel at the jetty. My $30 Bunnings foldup trolley proved … Continue reading

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Seisia. Day 33

Left Cape Yorke at 8.00am after bacon and eggs for breakfast. Passed Possession Island where Captain Cook claimed possession of Australia. His monument is quite conspicuous. Arrived at Seisia at midday and hung off the jetty to fill up the … Continue reading

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Cape Yorke. Day 32

Daybreak over the mouth of the Escape River. Spent over an hour cleaning up the dead insects in the saloon prior to departing at 8.30am. Reached the Albany Passage 3 hours later. This area is famous for the Jardine family’s … Continue reading

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Escape River. Day 31

Our new friends on Kik n Back and Makani Kai left Margaret Bay at 4.00am to get Shallow Bay, some 85nm away just N of the Albany Passage. We didnt want to go that far and preferred to check out … Continue reading

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