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Pancake Creek

30 June 2023
Stephen and Kristina Hall
We are about 40 nm south of the Tropic of Capricorn. To be precise, we are amongst a fleet of others in Pancake Creek. We were not the only one taking the one day weather window: we stopped counting after 20 yachts including launches and cats but it’s still a nice and well sheltered anchorage.
The first morning, we went up to the lighthouse and continued to “Jenny Lind Creek”. The view on the creek is pretty neat.
Due to the smoke of the bushfires though, we were not able to see the town of 1770 in the distance.
The wind has changed and after a lazy day, we will continue our journey north tomorrow. Unfortunately we cannot stop in the marina of Gladstone, because they asked for insurance, which we don’t have. That, and the fact that the visa policy of some countries make sailing in a set timeframe difficult frustrated me. Again, I was reminded of a great lesson for life: accept things as they are, when I cannot change them. It is useless to be upset, things will not change. And, as a young fellow, whom we met on a walk today, stated: sailing teaches patience. Ah, well…

photo: Sunrise at Pancake Creek (and the lighthouse - just left of the sun...)
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Vessel Name: Torea
Vessel Make/Model: Bill Couldrey
Hailing Port: New Zealand
Crew: Steve Hall and Kristina Herzogenrath
Extra: Torea was launched in 1966 as an offshore racing yacht. She was designed by Bill Couldrey and built by Keith Atkinson in triple diagonal kauri. Torea competed and finished in the 1969 Sydney Hobart race.

Who: Steve Hall and Kristina Herzogenrath
Port: New Zealand