Friday 17 June 2022

Why won’t our anchor hold? A sleepless night at the Great Barrier Reef’s Curlew Island. Episode 39


After leaving the beautiful Newry Islands we play dodgem cars sailing our ketch through the huge field of bulk coal carriers anchored off Mackay. You never know when one is going to up anchor and move into the dock for their turn to load at the Hay Point facility. We did catch a nice Spanish Mackerel in amongst them though.

 The northerly wind then piped up and we had a spirited 20+ knot sail to a bay on the southern side of Curlew Island. That’s where the trouble started as we just could not get our anchor to hook in no matter what we tried. In fast fading light we had some anxious moments. Please take a look at the video and leave your thoughts on what we might have done differently in the comments section below. We’re always happy to learn. To watch the Episode click here


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Thursday 9 June 2022

We discover the secret hideaway of Australia's first ever sex siren of the silver screen.- Ep 38

 After another stop in Coral Seas Marina at Airlie Beach, it's time to leave the Whitsunday Islands behind and continue our journey south through Australia's Great Barrier Reef. We make a short, upwind hop to anchor at Happy Bay on Long Island in anticipation of favourable northerly winds forecast for the next day.

No such luck as we face more upwind sailing to the Newry Islands. Here we discover the secret hideaway of Australia's first ever sex siren of the silver screen. Who? Well here's a tip. As the star of the 1916 film 'A Daughter of the Gods' she was the first major actress to appear nude in a Hollywood production. All music in this episode is by Epidemic Sound. 

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