Thursday, August 27, 2009

Heading for the reef!

We've decided as we sit here in beautiful Macona Inlet that we are heading offshore tomorrow to the outer reefs. It's situated about 16 nautical miles from the Whitsundays. It is a reef in the Coral Sea. We have a weather window as the winds have been on the light side 10 to 15 knots Ne and tomorrow expected to be 10/15 NE/SE. Saturday the same and Sunday variable 5 to 10 knots. Not sure how long we will stay out there, but we are going out to check it out. We will be up tomorrow around 4:30 to be ready to up anchor at 5 am, so we can give ourselves plenty of time to go out and come back if it doesn't feel right. I get a bit scared thinking about being anchored out in the middle of a reef in the middle of the sea. That's all part of the adventure. I bought a book yesterday about whales, dolphins & porpoises and I am looking forward to having a read about them. I'm hoping to see some more whales tomorrow! will write more when we return. ;o)

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