Middle Percy Island to Island Head Creek
|The cats Seabreeze and Howzat at anchor under the pink, pre-dawn sky at Middle Percy Island's West Bay|
|We love flying our asymmetric spinnaker.|
|Fair winds, smooth seas, sunshine and a sketch pad makes Karen a very contented cruiser.|
|This would have been a very impressive land slip at Island Head when it occurred.|
|We carefully eased by close to the rocky northern side of the Island Head Creek entrance.|
Middle Percy Island to Island Head Creek – 52.6 Nautical Mile – 11 Hours 16 Minutes
Average Speed 4.7 Knots – Highest Speed 7.8 Knots
|The Google Earth image shows the shallow sandbar midstream inside the creek mouth. I often check anchorages on Google Earth before entering them but had no Wifi service in this area at all and only saw this image later.|
|We anchored well inside Island Head Creek where we were well protected if the northerly wind picked up overnight.|
|Our dinner view of the sun dipping behind the mountains.|
*The pilot guides we had on board were Alan Lucas' Cruising the Coral Coast and Noel Patrick's Curtis Coast.
|It's hard to photograph a rising moon from a moving yacht but Rob got close to pulling off. |
Good night from Island Head Creek.