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May 8th 2013
Published: May 18th 2013
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Had a big sail for our next anchorage, so decided to leave while there was still a lot of wind to get us there. (wind had dropped from 25-30 kts to 20-25kts) sw we left early in the morning. Actually had a pleasant day sailing, only to find out that the anchorage was very rough and rolly. Weren’t going to stay there, so continued on to Cape Melville. Arrived 9pm. Neither of us like anchoring in the dark, but at least this anchorage was protected. The next day was a short (and very lovely) sail to Princess Charlotte Bay (Bathurst Head). Here we collected the biggest oysters we have both ever seen. We stayed here a few days as once again, the winds were strong and we were in a very protected anchorage. On our last night, a fishing boat came in. We watched them put out their pots and nets just before dark. As we were preparing dinner, we heard a tinny coming close. We went up on deck and 2 guys from the boat were approaching. They were very friendly and gave us a massive barra they’d just caught. We’d been in a prime Barra spot and didn’t even know!

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18th May 2013

Great Pics
Looks like all is going well. Superb pics particularly those of the dolphin

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