Sunday, 17 February 2013

outram island 16feb2013

went over to Kalypso for a chat about anchorages.3 yachts departed,then us,leaving Kalypso alone.we motored 2nm ,towing dinghy,to MIDDLE BUTTON ISLAND.pretty little island-looks deserted,alth apparently has a ranger station.dropped anchor and took dinghy for a long drift snorkel,ended on a white sandspit,then back to haven for lunch.then a lovely slow sail across to charka juru strait between henry lawrence island and outram island.the young crew were relaxing-one in salon watching the big bang,the other on fordeck ,in shade of genoa,reading latest fantasy novel.on the way kerrys bread came out of oven so we had a delicious afternoon tea.dropped anchor in 10 m off mangroves,sandy beach and low red cliffs.tooke dinghy out trolling for fish but no luck.however sunset over glassy water was superb.sundowners after sunset,on haven.we are only boat here,bright stars and half moon above,no noise,only sign of mankind is distant lighthouse blinking every 12 seconds.nice being so remote.some quiet reading,then a simple meal of pumpkin and mozzerella i worked out how to choose albums on ipod on haven sound system,so of monsters and men was changed to the animals.( this dinosaur is not extinct yet)tomorrow we move south.

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