The inside story on what its really like to cruise the east coast of Australia.

22 June 2008 | Airlie Beach
20 June 2008 | 'Hammo'
19 June 2008 | Hammilton Island
17 June 2008 | Mackay
16 June 2008 | Curlew Island
15 June 2008 | Middle Percy Island
14 June 2008 | Townshend Island
13 June 2008 | Pearl Bay
12 June 2008 | Yeppoon
11 June 2008 | Cape Capricorn
06 June 2008 | Bundaberg
05 June 2008 | Hervey Bay
31 May 2008 | Mooloolabah
27 May 2008 | At Mooloolaba
26 May 2008 | Tangalooma
24 May 2008 | Sanctuary Cove
15 May 2008 | Hope Harbour Marina
12 May 2008 | Ballina
02 May 2008 | Port Macquarie

Mackay to Goldsmith Island

19 June 2008 | Hammilton Island
light winds
Howard enjoys a joke with Lyn.

We left Mackay and farwelled Valhalla. We had decided to go north via different routes, basically we had to get to the Whitsundays by next Monday wheras Valhalla had more time so will be going via a much more relaxed route.

The trip to Goldsmith Island was in light winds and non-eventful. The anchorage was our first with coral bommies which meant a fair bit of weaving to find the right spot, but when we did it was secure.

We went ashore and had the whole place to ourselves.
{click here} to see Andamon resting at Goldsmith

That evening Howard cooked a great meal, including entree (first entree on the whole trip), and he would have continued with desert had we let him. You think you know someone pretty well, and they surprise you - little did we know of howards cullinary expertise. Lyn and I were so impressed we can't understand why he is still single. Howard is equally mystified.

Vessel Name: Andamon
Vessel Make/Model: Seawind 1160
Hailing Port: Cronulla, NSW, Australia
Crew: Jon and Lyn
This is a story about two really nice people who are heading north for the Australian winter. Jon has a background in IT and specialises in talking about sailing stuff to sailing friends. [...]
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Who: Jon and Lyn
Port: Cronulla, NSW, Australia