Raby Bay and home. Day 174

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Morning at Currigee anchorage with plenty of campers staying for the long weekend. We are 24nm from home as the crow flies but more like 30nm once you have gone around all the corners and islands in the Broadwater. I couldn’t do boating every weekend on the Gold Coast as the lack of respect for other boaties and disregard of regulations, particularly speed in anchorages, is appalling.

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Al and me have done the route about 30 times when we were doing corporate charter work with Sentinel Sailing. We would leave around 5am,  arrive on the Gold Coast four or five hours later, do the charter and then return home at dusk. The tide floods in from the bottom at Jumpinpin Bar and from the top from Moreton Bay. If you can get a flood tide to the watershed in the middle then an ebb tide it shortens the trip dramatically as you have favourable current all the way. We have the opportunity for that today with a 2pm high tide.

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Reached home at 3pm to a great family welcome, friends and neighbours too. Frank and Marian created a sign at their place and we had streamers and blaring horns at Baly’s pontoon.

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It is taking a while to sink in that the adventure is completed. I owe so much to my crew who joined in various ports, Al, Jim, Prof, Robbie and Goat, plus the support of Jenny bear Baan.

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3 Responses to Raby Bay and home. Day 174

  1. Gregg Thorn says:

    Whoop whoop 🙂 and congratulations 🙂

    All the best from Gregg & sue Thorn 🙂

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  2. Tony Jones says:

    Welcome Home and Congratulations on completing your dream trip. Wonderful that you are all home safely and I bet that Jack Dog was beside himself!!!!! Hope you get to rest and relax today before tackling all the housework required on Baly. Very proud of you and your crew’s achievements. T & F x

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  3. Smythe says:

    Awesome trip Baan, now get the lawns mowed!!!

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