Monthly Archives: September 2012

Almost to Darwin

We are nearly to Darwin – arriving in a few hours. We are in the southern part of Van Diemen Gulf which has had very little wind since sundown – so, we have been motoring. We had excellent sailing, for … Continue reading

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Still Sailing Towards Darwin

We haven’t stopped since we left Gove. We are now near the Goulburn Islands and are making our way to Cape Don. There we may stop to wait for the right tides to go through the Van Diemen Gulf to … Continue reading

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Made it Through Hole in the Wall

We made it through the Hole in the Wall! It was actually a pretty interesting experience. This narrow gorge has just enough room for boats to go through. But, you only want to do it near slack tide. Currents can … Continue reading

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Going for Hole in the Wall

We had a difficult decision leaving Gove to head west. There are several island penninsulas going NE-SW between us and points west. The end point to the far NorthEast (NE) is Cape Wessel. We could go all the way around … Continue reading

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Almost there

We are almost across the Gulf of Carpenteria after one of the most boring “sailing” passages we have had so far. We have motored almost the entire time since leaving Seisia. We have flown then spinnaker twice for about 1.5 … Continue reading

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Seisia Now Gove Next

We are currently in Seisia, Australia after making it around the northernmost point of the mainland of Australia – Cape York. This means we have now officially left the Pacific Ocean and are now in the Indian Ocean. Check the … Continue reading

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Margaret Bay Anniversary Stop

After our last report, we arrived at Margaret Bay as planned a bit past noon. The only incident along the way was a report by radio, from the boat ahead of us, to watch out for a pole in the … Continue reading

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Sail Repair Needed

We knew the winds were going to be up in the 20-25 knot range according to our forecast. But, we would be traveling downwind, so we expected our apparent wind would be much less. We left Lizard Island at the … Continue reading

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