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Sailng on Windwanderer.
5th Jul 2014
Saturday 5th July 2014

Saturday 5th July 2014

Wow time gets away quick, ok a little catch up here.

 On Thursday we left Dunk Island in overcast conditions, we planed to go ashore and have a walk around but it was cold and windy, so off we set, we sailed in rain almost all day, which sucks, and ended up anchoring in a river for the night called Mourilyan Harbour, it was scary coming in as it's a very narrow passage, but we made it fine, and talk about calm, we were getting blown around everywhere outside and in the harbour it was as calm as could be.
It was a nice anchorage as long as you looked up the river, if you looked down you were faced with a huge sugar mill and loader, although there was no ships in at the time.
It was still raining in the morning as we set sail once again, things around here was really starting to look water logged I tell you.
Apparently this section of the coast is known for its heavy rainfall, and it sure looked up to its name.
But with luck once we sailed past the area the rain stopped thank god.
 
Our next stop was to be Fitzroy Island, we made it a few hours before dark, but it was such a rolly anchourage, and not much room to set our anchor, there was a lot of boats around including Ferry's going back and forth.
So we made the decision to go onto a little area called Mission Bay, if we went fast enough we could get there just on dark.

Well we went faster than we thought and made it in plenty of light, but it was a shocking anchorage we rocked and rolled all night long, maybe we should of just stayed at Fitzroy instead.

So up bright and early the next day, we headed off to Cairns, it was only a few hours away, and here we are in Cairns a big milestone, most coastal cruisers only sail to here and than turn back, not us we will keep sailing on, to many more adventures I'm sure.


Well tomorrow is another day.



Next: Tuesday 8th July 2014
Previous: Wednesday 2nd July 2914


Diary Photos
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Beautiful shoreline.

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Just a tree.

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The narrow entrance.

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Sugar mill.

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Sugar mill.

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Mist over the mountain.

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Nothing but rain.

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I just live rainbows.

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What a beautiful sight after all the rain.

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