Monthly Archives: May 2015

Joseph Bonaparte Gulf. Day 53

Between Darwin and King George River, our first stop in the Kimberley, is this 220 nm of water we need to cross known as Joseph Bonaparte Gulf (Joseph was Napoleon’s brother). Not as wide as the Gulf of Carpentaria, which … Continue reading

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Darwin. Days 50 to 52

Tuesday was genset day, it is imperative that we have a means of charging our batteries  if sailing and not motoring or the solar panels are ineffective because the sky is overcast. Our Gen Trax worked for about 12 hours … Continue reading

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Darwin. Days 48 to 49

Spent Sunday, the day after we arrived adapting our new dinghy Balakerette IX to operate on the davits, putting a new charging circuit relay on our batteries (kindly donated by Dave from XTsea) and working on the dinghy outboard.  Colleen … Continue reading

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Darwin. Day 47

Just arrived in Darwin at 7am after the overnighter from Cape Don. Very happy with the cruising guides of John Knight and Jeff Toghill, their recommendations allowed us to ride a flood tide to the Clarence Strait and then an … Continue reading

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Cape Don, Day 46

We went ashore at Black Point to see the museum and met the ranger Alan who has lived here for 16 years. We were going to head up Port Essington to the ruins of Victoria Settlement, a distance of about … Continue reading

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Port Essington. Day 45

So much for the tropical North, last few mornings have required the doona around 4am. Woke up to a cockpit covered with dead mosquitos, they certainly were ferocious last night. Jim called it a pest cemetery.  Today we are headed … Continue reading

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Croker Island. Day 44

Departed Southwest Bay on South Goulburn Island at 7.30am and Jim cooked bacon, eggs and bubble & squeak for breakfast. We had company overnight, a barge anchored off around midnight, came into the landing at 5.30am and left an hour … Continue reading

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