Into the King George River
MrJ and I have mud maps from some people and guide notes from others, but here we were again, out in the tinny, before even having any breakfast, trying to find our way over the extreme shallow sand bars at the entrance to the King George River with our little portable depth sounder and Garmin chart plotter.
|MrJ and his make-shift depth sounder|
MrJ and I always carry the portable VHF radio so I was able to give the Great Escape a call confirming that they were too about to enter the river mouth and that it was alright for us to follow in our tinny. The tourists on board gave us a big wave; I wonder what they thought. Lucky or crazy........??? A bit of both is what I would have said.
With a new line recorded on our chart plotter MrJ and I returned to AR and proceeded to make our own entrance into the King George River. The shallowest we came across was 2mt right at the sand bar, everywhere else was 3-4-5mts with supposably another two hours before the high tide at Leseuer Island. We were in!
|The entrance to the majestic King George River|
|The first anchorage marked in the cruising guides|
|Approaching Ron's Anchorage which was just around the sharp bend to the left|
|MrJ gives me cheek while I am trolling the line|
Later that same day MrJ and I are found out in the tinny for a third time. This tinny thing is really getting to be a good thing. We were hoping to snag a fish for dinner by casting our lines around the mangrove areas and trolling past the rocky bits.
Alas, no fish! Bangers and mash for dinner!