Was up early this morning again, but this time with some purpose. It was a cool night and mist drifted along the still river water.
Started getting the boat ready as the weather forecast was still favourable. Popped back to the marina, dumped off some rubbish, collected another 20 litres of water and hoped to say goodbye to Brett (the marina manager) but his boat looked closed up so I think he was still in bed.
Anchor up and headed up the river saying goodbye to Maryborough. This has been the longest we have been anchored in any one place... ever! A beautiful clear sunny day but still cool. Had to dodge debris in the river in places again, mostly branches.
We did plan to anchor at Beaver Rocks which we could see had about 20 boats in it on our way up the river a week earlier but Naomi was keen to be on our own. After only one and half hours motoring, dropped anchor at 9 am at Leslie Reach, near a catamaran and a couple of small jetties, one with a house visable. S25 30.67 E152 46.35
This gave a full day of relaxing
on the boat in the sun, mostly reading in the cockpit, surrounded by the peaceful countryside. Apart from a guy visiting the catamaran in his tinnie from one of the nearby jetties we did not see any other boats on the river !
In the afternoon went for a dingy trip. Found the creek I saw on the map but it was too cluttered with branches to explore. Crossed the river and went up the channel by Brothers Island. On the way we passed a crocodile trap. Its door was shut so maybe it had something caught. Not much else to see apart from bush but did come across a catamaran with no top... not sure if it was being built or repaired.
Returned to the boat under a beautiful sunset. Luke
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