Thursday, 21 July 2011

DARWIN july 2011


over to ranger station to do billabong walk.booked dinner at resort.
down port essington,towing dinghy, 12nm to victoria settlement ruinsbritish garrison about 1840-lasted 11 hard yearslovely 4 km walk abeit hottest day so far.highlights-gunpowder magazine,hospital kitchen,old kiln,andespecially the married quarters with 4 remaining cornish chimneysin endwalls.

up to coral bay,shower and dinghy over to lovely remote resort-just 8 yachties for dinner

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

alcora bay to DARWIN.28-29 JUNE 2011

midnight departure to get cape don tide,using chartplotter to get safely out to deeper water.motor sailing 10 knots with 3.5 knots current but the fast ride was not long enough.then sailing with current with us till sunrise.after that variable current and wind and made good time to cape hotham so continued on,sailing overnight.wind went next day so motored on till darwin.fantastic to complete our first big trip-safely,learning so much,meeting some great yachties and having so much fun.dropped anchor in fannie bay-impressive with lots of rally yachts at anchor.that afternoon we fueled at cullen bay,then motored via darwin harbour,to bayview marina,through the lock,and tied up at berth D20.very pretty marina.over to fannie bay yacht club for a lovely celebratory dinner with friends-with spectacular sunset over all the yachts.

coral bay to ALCORA BAY .27 june 2011 30 nm

dorothy,rick and robin,kerry,melinda
3 wise men ? bruce,mike and george
off before sunset.then saw dolphins,turtle and coming into alcore bay,a large manta ray.drop anchor in nice secluded anchorage-then lunch,a short day-kerrys lovely bread.sundowners on haven-and we discussed tides and plans to get to darwin

over the top.oxley is to PORT ESSINGTON. 25JUNE11

over the top.22-23june .wessels to oxley island

two island bay,wessels,sth island walk. 21-06-2011

21 june,2011 wessels

crossing the gulf 18-20 june,2011

Horn island torres strait fri 17june2011