From Mackay, we made a break south to get to shelter before the next bout of predicted strong winds. First to Middle Percy,
then to Hexham Island,
before sneaking inside the huge wilderness area of Shoalwater Bay. This is a military reserve that is sometimes closed for war-games, and hardly anyone goes there. The tides are huge.
We spent one night in Canoe Passage, and another up Mistake Creek. Beautiful and remote.
You may have heard the comic story of 'Marty the Mudcrab'. Hear it here. The good news is that we found Marty. The biggest crab I ever saw. 600mm from claw to claw.
Tonight we have made it to Island Head Creek, and are nicely settled in for a few days.
Coverage is extremely iffy. This is being written from up on the boom.