Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Seawind regatta

We joined a week-long regatta for Seawind catamarans around the Whitsundays. Various bits of fun and games. Some racing.

 Off the beach at Long Island

 Graeme Nolan, organizer of the rally

Hawaiian night

 Racing from Long Island to Nara Inlet

 Duet, a Seawind 1200

Reflection, a Seawind 1250

 Backpacker sunrise

Friday, June 13, 2014

Climbing Whitsunday Peak

 Skink and fungi

 Daniel Point and Hook Passage

 Gulnare Inlet and Hamilton Island

Thursday, June 12, 2014


After spending the cyclone season in Mackay, we are back on board at last. We sailed Nimrod first to Shaw Island, and then to collect our friends Tiff and Dawne from the airport at Hamilton Island.

Dawne & Tiff

The weather has been pretty grim; gusty and heavy rain at times. We hid in Cid Harbour with many other boats, and had a splash out to the iconic Tongue Bay and Hill Inlet, before a brief snorkel in Cateran Bay on Border Island. We then retreated to the shelter of the deep fjord-like inlets of Nara and Gulnare.

Cid Harbour

Hill Inlet 

Nara Inlet 


Gulnare Inlet