Position 14°00’604S 145°00’758E
Sailing outside the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Coral Sea.
Hi dear friends, thank you for following my journey. Here is this week’s update.
As I prepare to depart Cairns for Darwin a few of my sailing family have arrived here, which in-turn calls for a few ‘sundowners’. Okay, that and shopping, the shop is about 1.5 miles away from the dock so I have been shopping two times a day, once in the morning the other during the afternoon. I fill two shopping bags and my backpack on every trip then walk back to the dock, then to the boat and stow the food.
I was hopping to leave here on Tuesday however they issued a strong wind warning, this kept me here until Saturday morning when I departed. I will sail outside the reef to make up time for there I can sail 24hrs a day. Once near the cape I will return inside the reef and sail around the cape and into the Torres Strait.
The compass light which failed during out trashing in the Tasman sea has been repaired, Paul off SV Blue Stocking, who I me during my sailing across the Pacific last year arrived here this week. He had some 5V LED, using a resistor this would work on 12V, hey presto, a compass light. A lot cheaper than the $12 it cost me in New Zealand.
Fair winds, calm seas.