How many people get to live their dreams? I am..........!

This is my story from the time when Capt'n John and I first decided to sail around the big block, to circumnavigate this great land of ours, AUSTRALIA.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Day 9 - Island Head creek - Moved Further Upstream

Day 9 - Thursday 24th May 2012
Island Head creek - Moved Further Upstream
NE winds coming in through the creek entrance wiping up the waterway, uncomfortable slapping of the wavelets on the hull

Sunrise in the creek
After MrJ did his weather forecast, we decided to move upstream a bit further to get better protection for the elements, further behind the large sand shoal in front with the high hill/mountains behind. Some of the other boats had done the same. There was a bit of a dilemma; Neriki’s anchor winch was still broken and would need to be pulled up by hand. This was a job better to be done with a couple of extra hand to help.

MrJ and I moved AR up into our new spot; I made sure that our anchor had set fast and then we dropped the dinghy to go back to help Ric and Shelly. Their boat Neriki is also a Leopard like AR but much bigger at45mts. Ric and Shelly were at the anchor station, MrJ was at the helm while I gave directions.

I’m very good at telling people where to go! Hahaha ;o)))))))

It did take some time to get the anchor up to water level; some 60-70mts of chain had been paid out and the strong wind was playing havoc with the direction of the boat. I think we all coped very well; I was ever so pleased to be putting that anchor back down in a nice new spot. We celebrated with tea, coffee and biscuits all round, with lots of laughter and the knowledge that it will make an interesting story to tell and that our true friendship will always be there.

The same process will happen again in a couple of days when both boats do get to sail out of Island Head Creek for parts further north and at every anchorage that we stop until Neriki gets into Mackay.

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