Saturday, August 10, 2013

Lizard Island

We dithered a bit about whether to go further north to Lizard Island. Its a lovely spot, famous for fine diving and a good sheltered bay for boats. But at this time of year it is also famous for strong South-easterlies, hard to sail against when we must go south again.

But the GRIB files looked favourable for the next week, and George has wanted to sail to Lizard for many years. So, hey....

We topped up with fuel and water in Cooktown, and made an early start. After the wind picked up, we had a stunning broad reach kite sail through various islands. Just a most gorgeous sail.

We picked up a couple of small mackerel. Mrs Watson's Bay is popular. We climbed to the top of Cook's Look.

Mrs Watson's Bay, Lizard Island

Kapok flower

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