|This was the second set of whales we saw on Sunday. There are certainly plenty of them about.|
But I'll go backwards a bit to leaving the Townsville marina last Friday.
In all we spent two weeks in the marina with 25 to 30 knot winds constantly blowing for that whole time. The swell and waves looked awful so we were glad to be tucked up and even happier to catch up with lots of friends - some heading north, some south and others staying put.
We even managed to fit in a Celtic Fyre concert - rock and roll with bagpipes, mandolins, guitars, accordions, keyboards, and some of the most talented musicians around.
The wind finally subsided and we headed across to Horseshoe Bay on Magnetic Island as the first leg in our journey north. It was like the holding pool for those heading north and south. I think 33 anchored boats was the final total that night.
|Rebuilding works at Yanks Jetty on Orpheus Island.|
|Low tide at Little Pioneer Bay|
| Brook Islands - not another soul in sight.|
It was a very pleasant anchorage.
|The now-defunct Hinchinbrook resort is hidden in the trees at Cape Richards. We have happy memories of three wonderful holidays spent here with the kids in the early 1990s.|
|Sunset from Missionary Bay opposite Macushla Beach.|
Not being in a hurry we motored slowly down the channel with the increasing current until we reached Gayundah Creek, tucking Sea Piper into a valley between the craggy peaks of the island.