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 the Escape River so we up anchored at 7.30am.
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Jim seen above enjoying his favourite reading…technical and workshop manuals. At Cairncross Island our AIS proved its worth with 3 large ships boring down on us. The Closest Point of Approach ensured we maintained separation.
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We arrived at Escape River at 5.30pm and were welcomed by the operators of the pearling farm via VHF and advised the best anchorage. It was also where a cantankerous old female 4m croc known as Miss Piggy lives, but we haven’t seen her yet. Shepherds Pie for dinner and a wonderful sunset over the river.
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