On our first morning we circumnavigated Stanley’s Island with our dinghy.
We felt being on a lake, especially when we left the channel and were outside, on the open ocean…
The Owen Channel
It was a day with an early start at first daylight and we anchored just before sunset. It doesn’t take long to prepare the drinks and just relax on our sunroof 🙂
For the first 48h we had both Islands and the Channel just for us : more than enjoyable, then all the other boats from Lizard arrived here, but they stayed only for one day and went onto Stanley Island’s other side.
The predicted strong winds arrived in the channel but our anchorage was still quite and lovely, even the turtles didn’t stop playing around us. The beach closest to Never Land was a kindergarden for sea stars and guitar sharks : hundreds of them everywhere…
We went exploring a tiny beach on the other side of the channel. The dinghy – being pulled onto the sand – was caught by the waves which within 20 minutes filled it completely with water….we finally understood that the “floating items around” were our fishing gear…. we could save all items, but emptying the dinghy was like “one bucket of water out, the waves gets double the amount back in”. As our Tuff-Tender is quite unsinkable we took its plug out and drove it empty, coming back to Never Land completely wet and cold.
On our last day we were able to find the track which leads to aboriginal cave paintings. The access to it is a bit hidden and the footpath is hardly to see.