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Hamilton Island stopover for provisioning and exploring

We sailed to Hamilton Island from CID Harbour (circa 4 hr sail) and took up finger berth for 2 days to get provisioned, do some maintenance to the 3 leaking portholes - discovered during lashing rain at Nara inlet anchorage. We also charged the batteries from...

CID Harbour sunset

After two nights anchored at FALSE NARA AND NARA INLET, HOOK ISLAND, we sailed to CID HARBOUR alongside Whitsunday Island, where we spent 3 nights and days enjoying the walks and the shelter from the strong Easterly winds. We saw turtles at sea and on land we...

Dugong Inlet, Whitsunday Island, CID Harbour

We walked to Dugong inlet through the Norfolk Pine dominated forest. Saw iguanas at the campsite, along with beach stone curlews on the beach and a majestic Sea Eagle soaring above. We also swam in the aquamarine waters, but note that there have been sharks...

Whitsunday peak vista

This is a stunning walk - 2 hr return for us, not including the time marvelling at the views and accessing 4G network to download music and communications/send messages to friends and family.

Dense mature forest with the reward of stunning views...

Approaching Whitsundays

We set sail on 11/05/2020 from NELLY BAY, MAGNETIC ISLAND towards the Whitsundays. After 24 hrs of sailing and passing through these aquamarine waters - the colour of the ocean over coral sands. We anchored at False Nara overnight.

First Anchorage at Picnic Bay

Arrived at Picnic all the way from Nelly Bay..

Preparing for the Change.

Start of our blog at Magnetic Island before setting off on a new adventure.