Darwin & the Cullen Bay Marina

Darwin & the Cullen Bay Marina

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No chart or online update would have given us that knowledge so we were very lucky – once again. We had a berth at the end of the A Arm and immediately loved the whole place. Being personally walked through the whole marina with every facility and an introduction to the different restaurants and bars we felt very welcome and …

Destination :  Darwin...

Destination : Darwin…

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We got quite excited now as Darwin was our next big destination…. the last part of civilisation  before we -hopefully- reach the Kimberleys. We got quite excited now as Darwin was our next big destination…. the last part of civilisation  before we -hopefully- reach the Kimberleys. When in Darwin our boat Never Land will have brought us safely 1840 nm …

From QLD to NT - Crossing an ocean

From QLD to NT – Crossing an ocean

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Sitting around in Weipa we were discussing the pros and cons, the very windy weather gave us time…. more discussions didn’t make the decision easier… We finally said the smaller issue is the crossing as it’s quicker behind us. A couple of days later we finally had a weather windows which predicted 4 days of calm weather and waves. Off …

The first days of June

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Morris Island was where we aimed to after leaving the Flinders. The ocean wasn’t really calm, but all in all it was a comfortable ride of around 55nm. Whilst trolling we caught a shark, which was happily released, but we were unlucky for the rest of the day. Morris Island Morris is the southern most island in the Cole Island Group …

Cooktown

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With again not having the “best weather” we gave us a couple of days to go from Cairns to Cooktown. On thursday, 5th of May we left Cairns and arrived in Cooktown on the 9th. We decided to bring our push bikes on land and started to  explore Cooktown. Even if it’s called “Town”, it’s just a small village with …

Mourilyan Harbour

Mourilyan Harbour

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We got to know very lovely people, running a sailing charter out of Mission Beach, but even they couldn’t make it back home. Lisa, Stu and their son Fletcher from Big Mama Sailing had several good tips for us and we passed plenty of time together, accompanied by , and . Just checked again on the weather forecast : still …

The Hinchinbrook Channel

The Hinchinbrook Channel

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We travelled further north , now heading for the Hinchinbrook Channel, passed islands and places where we’ve never been before, and now it starts to feel like “exploring unknown places”. Until Townsville everything still was too familiar as we have been there so often by car. We saw very unexpected our first crocodile in the wild !!! No, we have …