|Preparing to plunge ...|
|Ahh, this is the life.|
|Setting off through the Moon River leads at Yorkey's Knob.|
With the main and the Code Zero fully out we were heading south and making six knots, gliding along with the pleasing sound of the swish of water past the hulls - accompanied of course by the wind generator's whirring.
Immediately opposite Trinity Inlet the wind currents changed making it difficult to maintain a heading and gain ground so we opted for a motor sail which was OK but less quiet.
Approaching Cape Grafton we watched a rain squall obliterate the view of Fitzroy Island. It, and a 22 knot head wind, reached us about 20 minutes later but passed quickly enough.
Once it was gone the sun reappeared, the sea quietened and all was well with the world. It became a gorgeous day and we were able to anchor just off the reef at the island enabling us to snorkel straight off the boat. And of course we went ashore and bought an icecream for afternoon tea.
Snorkelling, swimming, walking and lolling around the yacht sum up today's activities which will no doubt be followed this evening by several games of Yaniv (card game) and at least one of Logo or maybe Siedler (board games).
Tomorrow we head back to the mainland for these guys to fly out early Sunday morning.
The forecast looks promising for a great sail back. Fingers crossed.
|One of the well-fed inhabitants of Fitzroy Island.|
|One who wishes he might be a well-fed inhabitant of Fitzroy Island.|