Thursday, 16 June 2011

13 JUNE 2011 escape river to SEISIA

leave before sunrise to get tidal flow thru albany passage.beam reach 8.8 knots-we are having fabulous sailing up far north queensland coast,with favourable tradewinds and the reef providing calm water-our overseas cruisers tell us this sailing is unusually good.
albany pass-deep green flat fast flowingwater .no wind=motor-9.9 knots with 3 knots current-quite a ride-but short.lovely scenary-orange clifs with green vegetation on top,and nice little beaches.
then barren eborac island with lighthouse,just oo cape york=we are sailing around most northern tip of mainland australia.
SEISIA-lovely anchorage between little island and wharf-yachts at anchor,trading ship Trinity Bay .at jetty.dropped anchor at midday.dinghy to beach-took jery can to start refueling-diesel not cheap.
A local called greg gave us lift to servo and on the way detoured to give us a town the servo we ran into tom and barbara with 6 jerrycans of diesel-so greg drove the women and fuel back-right onto the beach to the dinghies-nice guy
chilly mornings

big current going into albany passage

chartplotter-albany passage

albany passage


not cheap

its along way(bamaga is next to seisia)
that evening a yachties bbq on shore and we met 3 yachts from uk.

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