The trip north to Lizard Island was risky: lots of people had warned us that the wind blows strongly up there from the SE, and that it is hard to escape. 'Its not called Blizzard Island for nothing'.
But we got away with it and made it back to Port Douglas easily in two days with modest winds and a touch of motor as required.
Refuel, and reprovisioning as usual, and then on south to Fitzroy Island to meet up with Blue Spirit and our friends Greg and Jan Charlesworth.
George's practice nurse Malinda has been stalking us in her little cruise liner. She was waiting for us outside Port Douglas at dawn as we left.
Not all boats are luxurious.
A Seawind 1000 (a smaller sistership of ours) among the reflections.