Through the Locks at Bayview12’26.434S – 130’51.530E
I have not been in Darwin since 1996 and am amazed at the changes that have happened over the years - sailing in, the tall buildings now dominate the skyline , they were not there before - such a cosmopolitan city these days - this is called progress.
|Rob & Alison|
MrJ picked up Alison and Rob from the boat ramp; they were going to help us through the lock.This was the first time MrJ and I have met them and now we all get on like a house on fire – that’s boating people for you.
|the Livestock Express|
|ready to sink|
Past some of the newAnd old wharfs
|new shipping terminal wharf|
|the old Stockshill Wharf is now a cafe and tourist wharf|
|look how small that gate is...................!!!|
And into the lock with only a few centermetres to spare.
|you definately need rope handlers|
All hands on deck and some more
Nearly didn’t make it through, a bit wider once inside the lock, it was just getting through that narrow gate.
|and a good Skipper to get through the lock|
The current tried to take us and the Skipper became very stressed
|Jo, the lockmaster|
Made it with a couple of scratches
|the gate is open but the paperwork first before AR can move off|
A scary moment or two
|"Babe", Rob & Alison's boat - hey there's Lockie and Kyle, Rob & Alison's two boys|
Thank goodness for the calm waters inside the waterway
Did a lap of the waterway while waiting for our berth
Now safe and sound in the marina behind the locks
|good crew is hrd to find..............! ;o))))|