Monday, August 19, 2013

Hinchinbrook Island

Hinchinbrook Island, between Cairns and Townsville, is our favourite island on the east coast of Australia. It is big, beautiful and unspoilt.

A few years ago we came here with Anna, who is expecting a baby in the next week or two! 

Usually the east coast of the island faces the wind, so you can can only visit the bays on the outside for a lunch stop, and have to retreat inside for an overnight anchorage. We have struck lucky this visit, with the Pacific being more pacific than I have ever seen. So we could stay at Banksia Bay, next to the iconic Zoe Bay.

Nimrod in Banksia Bay, Hinchinbrook Island

Nina Peak

Cape Sandwich, Hinchinbrook Island

Catamaran sailing south at sunrise

Hinchinbrook Passage

Haycock Island in Hinchinbrook Passage - sunset

Reflections in the morning

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