Sailing with SALLY


Yeppoon - Percy Island - Mackay

We left Yeppoon at 6am with 15knts SE wind headed to Port Clinton, were we anchored for the night in comfort. The next day we sailed to Island Head Creek where we were greeted with heaps of turtles that came right up to the boat to say hello. The following morning, we caught the outgoing tide and headed to Hexham Island. Hexham Island is a small island with a beautiful beach and bay area, just big enough for one boat to anchor in. We then had a short 4-hour sail to Middle Percy and anchored in West Bay, where we swam in the wonderful clear waters and walked through the A-Frame shed where sailors have been leaving boat memento's for more than 60 years. Some of the cool and weird things that hang in the A-Frame are prosthetic legs, toilet seats, pictures, shirts, its endless and it makes you wonder how people get it all out there. At night we had dinner in the A-Frame were there was a BBQ/Fire pit and talked about many things with the other sailors anchored in the bay and the owners Kerri and Robin who told me that more than 1000 travelers a year now visit Percy islands (buy some of their delicious honey is a must). there is the best tree house ever which can be rented if you can get there. our 4 days at the Percy island was amazing - great place to create memories, I know we have. We then sailed to Curlew Island for the night on our way to Mackay. We reached Mackay Marina where we went shopping and serviced the boat did a bit of swimming in the pool as the temp is up around 37c. We took off from Mackay at 3am and headed for our next journey to the Whitsundays. We are now enjoying much shorter sails now that we are in amongst the islands. Don't forget to check out the photos in the blogs gallery