Sunday, November 29, 2009
Well I made it back to the boat on Thursday. We set out on Friday. Had a nice sail back to Great Keppel Island. We anchored off Long Beach due to the NE/ NW winds. Winds are blowing 15/20 to 25/30 knots for a couple of days now. Tonight we had thunderstorm warnings!
We took a walk today around Monkey Point. Photos attached. I Love the one of the Billy goat!!!!
Sunset and you can see the storm clouds around.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
After our explore of the island and creek we came back to the boat, and there were schools of fish tearing up the water. From way far out to right next to the boat. After watching for at least an hour I took heaps of photos we made out that they were some kind of tuna, and after talking to Greg & Jan from 'Outahia' there were some sharks among them as well. Tuna eating the bait fish, and sharks hunting the tuna. We also had another fab sunset. Some nature shots as well.
Bruce and I had a great walk yesterday. What started out as a little walk, as Bruce is nursing a sore foot from an old injury, turned into a 5 hour walk!!! Started from Leeks beach walked u to the homestead and then the track to the lighthouse, and back down towards Wrecks Bay. Luckly we had some good wind to keep us cool, as it was a pretty hot day. Left at 11 and returned at 4. We also had an explore of the creek here. One day we will go in and stand Tropical Soul up in there. Saw some wild goats on the island, and jellyfish in the creek. Also had my first experience of getting the dingy from the beach through breaking waves. We waited for the right time except I didn't make it into the dingy, I lost my footing and ended up under water, so we had to hold the boat through some breakers until the next set came through. Yikes was quite a learning curve.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
We did get a couple of sundowns that it wasn’t raining, so some of the people in the anchorage gathered on the beach. Bruce & I had a little explore on one of the beaches, and are hoping to have a bit of a longer explore on a walk through the bush. We are going to be in this area for the next month or two, so if not this time definitely next time we are here.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
We took some walks on the Island and one was up to the homestead. Here are some photos from the Island. The Island has a wild goat population, and there were quite a few babies. Suset from the boat on Melbourne Cup Day. We're leaving out of Middle Percy @ 3:00 a.m.
We stayed a week in the lagoon. Exploring the creek, the land, & the beach. We had a great time with our friends from Euphoria & Hurtle Turtle. We had a small weather window coming, so on Tuesday Melbourne Cup day we moved out of the lagoon. Then anchored outside, and had a Melbourne day lunch at the A frame on the beach. By the way I was a winner picking 2nd & 3rd horse! That's a photo of Tropical soul leaving the lagoon.
After leaving the Whitsundays we sailed from Shaw Island to Scawfell Island using the weather window we were given we knew we had to make tracks. Leaving Scawfell around 3 a.m to make our way to Middle Percy Island. There is a SE on it's way. We met up with Euphoria & Hurtle Turtle and together we went into the lagoon.