Last time in Airlie Beach - at last
28 August 2023
Stephen and Kristina Hall
Nothing much has happened for the last days. We spent a night in Macona Inlet, South Molle, again in Airlie to pick up my glasses - and Cid Harbour. We were able to do some nice walks on South Molle as well as in Whitsunday Island.
We came back to Airlie on August 27. It was a quick trip. When we left Sawmill Bay the wind was very light with 6 knots but once we had passed Cid Island, the wind picked up and blew up to 26 knots. Luckily Steve had put in two reefs from the word go so we were well prepared for the blow. I can’t remember having seen Torea so fast, she was flying!
In Airlie, Steve varnished the teak and I helped wherever I could. But the best is, that we got everything we need for the next ten days when we head south - and everything we need for the offshore passage. The wind will change soon and therefore we will be able to leave tomorrow, not knowing though how far we will get. We hope to catch up with friends and then hopefully, mid September, we will clear out; preferably from Bunderberg. I am looking forward to the passage to Micronesia but I am also a bit nervous. Nothing but water and sky for about three weeks. Surely I will enjoy the silence, the time without distraction. But for how long? Will I get bored? And how will my body be able to adjust to the totally different sleep routine? There are so many questions and only the experience will answer them...
photo: flying Torea