Monthly Archives: June 2015

Monkey Mia. Day 97

We were picked up by the tour operator Joy at 7.30am and taken across the 26 klm width of Peron Peninsula to Monkey Mia on its Eastern side to watch the dolphins being fed. This is different to what we … Continue reading

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Denham. Day 96

First light at Herald Bight, no swell waves tucked around in here. Cape Peron lighthouse below kept us company overnight. We picked up a mooring that was arranged for us by Barry Scott of the Carnarvon YC. It was the … Continue reading

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Herald Bight. Day 95

Frank and Ros came aboard Baly for sundowners last evening and remarkably they knew Prof’s father when they lived in Port Hedland. We then had a great night at the Carnarvon Yacht Club with the locals. We were treated as … Continue reading

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Carnarvon. Day 94

We pushed to get to Carnarvon and tucked into Shark Bay before the swell increased to 3.5 metres. Saw this marine warning posted by an old Tassy mate which made us glad we did, though don’t think 50 ft is … Continue reading

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Carnarvon. Days 92 & 93

Left Tantabiddi in the dark at 6.30am through the well lit channel. We shared the mooring area with a Schionning catamaran named ‘Clawdette’. Plenty of wind on the beam outside of Ningaloo Reef so averaged 8 to 9 knots all … Continue reading

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Tantabiddi. Day 91

We actually returned with Baly to where we went with the whale shark tour group on Saturday. The anchorage where the whale shark tour boats are moored is about 10 nm west north west of Exmouth as the crow flies. … Continue reading

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Exmouth. Day 90

Slept really well after swimming with the whale sharks but were woken by the Southerly change¬† coming in big end first, blowing 30 kts straight into Baly’s saloon, our loungeroom.¬† After 8am we received permission from the harbour master to … Continue reading

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Ningaloo Reef. Day 89

Baly stayed in the marina today and we were picked up by the bus and taken to Tantabiddi to do tbe whale shark tour. There are special days that you remember for the rest of your life and today’s experience … Continue reading

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Exmouth. Day 88

The major job today was fixing the steering cables on the port side. This requires entering a space behind the toilet that is about a metre cubed so I can reach another even smaller space where the steering quadrant is … Continue reading

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Exmouth. Day 87

Surprised by a 20 kt Southerly change at midnight coming through Serrurier, complete with rainshowers and not forecast. Not good in a Northerly wind anchorage as it puts us on a lee shore meaning if we drag anchor we end … Continue reading

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