Received what seems to be our obligatory morning rain dosage leaving Mourilyan again this morning.
Night spent there was well protected and the mosquito onslaught the port is renowned for did not eventuate. What did eventuate was a trawler anchoring nearby and running a genset all night. Not a real issue when you are as deaf as Al and me, you just turn the other deaf ear. It was also quite cold this morning, had to cover up with a doona, unusual for this far north. Checked the Bureau which said 23 degrees, seemed much colder! Had a couple of hours sailing before the SW landbreeze died out and we had to start up the detroit. Passed Ella Bay National Park just north of the Johnstone River mouth near Innisfail so took the photo below to send to Ela L’il Bear #1 daughter.
We are now at Fitzroy Island, on a marine parks mooring. Normally we don’t anchor so close to the shore but this mooring has us tucked right in.
We are only 18nm from Cairns so should be moored at Half Moon Bay Marina at Yorkeys Knob by lunchtime.