Category Archives: Brisbane to Cairns

Always keep a good lookout!

Always sad to see a vessel in trouble. This one shows a large hole just forard of where it is sitting on the rock. This incident occurred near Shaw Island in the Whitsundays and the rock had a beacon on … Continue reading

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Pause button again…

Back down to Tassy. Jim staying on Baly in the marina in Cairns and we should be back underway on Thursday.

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Cairns. Days 22 & 23

Been impressed with the local hospitality, Al’s cousin Daryl and wife Sandy giving us a tour around Cairns. We had viewed a near perfect cone mountain on the way to Fitzroy Island and ended up having lunch near it at … Continue reading

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Cairns. Day 21

Rain came as per normal as we prepared to leave Fitzroy Island for Half Moon Bay Marina at Yorkeys Knob, on Cairns Northern beaches. Passed a livestock carrier the Ocean Drover near Green Island. She was headed to Townsville according … Continue reading

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Fitzroy Island. Day 20

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 … Continue reading

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Mourilyan. Day 19

Golden dawn at Goold Island, Al created a bubble and squeak breakfast from left over rissoles, mashed potatoes and spaghetti. Had two hours sailing this morning with a landbreeze NW until it dropped out so motoring again. Today Baly went … Continue reading

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Hinchinbrook Island. Day 18

Departed Little Pioneer Bay after¬† breakfast at 7.30am. Passed the sugar ship Andromeda anchored off waiting to load at Lucinda’s long 5.6 km jetty, which apparently dips 1.2 m over it’s length due to the curvature of the earth. The … Continue reading

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Orpheus Island. Day 17

Baly at anchor at Horseshoe Bay this morning as we went ashore to get some victuals, only a small shopping exercise as the convenience store was quite expensive and we are still reasonably well stocked. No wind again so motoring … Continue reading

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Magnetic Island, Townsville. Day 16

We are anchored in beautiful Horseshoe Bay on Magnetic Island after a 60 nm run today. Departed Cape Upstart at 5am in darkness and rain, leaving in a flurry with wind associated with the rain squall pushing us along at … Continue reading

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Cape Upstart. Day 15

6am start from Cape Gloucester with scattered rain and little wind so we motorsailed. At Abbot Point the wind finally filled in so we could turn the engines off at 11am. The coal loader at Abbot Pt. extends 1.4 nm … Continue reading

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