ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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BarraMan wrote: Wed Jul 12, 2023 12:42 am A few years ago a friend of mine and his mate over-nighted here (Haycock island in the Hinchinbrook Channel).

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They were somewhat shocked to be woken in the wee hours of the morning :doh: by a large "lizard" trying to climb over the back of the boat to join them! :help:
Today we've been watching a croc patrolling the northern face of the island.

We're anchored a little offshore to the north-east of it, and seem to be of little interest.

The companionway boards will be in place tonight though!
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Be careful GB!!!! Jeff

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Today we motored then sailed some 35 nautical miles from Hinchinbrook Isalnds's Haycock Island to its Creek 1 in Missionary Bay. Motored north then sailed east.

Will post pics tomorrow of Missionary Bay Creek 1, a mangrove Garden of Eden. :D

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Hey GB great. Can you post a picture of you under sail that would be neat. :D

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Tom, next time we're sailing I'll take a few pics. We're not moving for the next day or so.

A couple of pics from yesterday's passage:

First is of our lunch stop at Muschula Bay, Hinchinbrook Island, where we waited for sufficient tidal height to cross the sand bar into adjacent Missionary Bay Creek #1.

Second is the vista we awoke to this morning, looking out from Creek #1 across Missionary Bay. :D

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Interesting Michael. Its probably an illusion from the aerial pic but I wouldn't have picked Creek 1 (marked ?) as a good large boat anchorage.

Take care. 8O That part of the world has something of a 'dark' history! :help:

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BarraMan wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 1:40 am Image
Interesting Michael. Its probably an illusion from the aerial pic but I wouldn't have picked Creek 1 (marked ?) as a good large boat anchorage.
Ha. We learnt years ago that with Hinchinbrook Island's Missionary Bay Creek #1 entrance, the map is not the territory.

In reality, Ck #1 is the easiest for a keeler to enter - deepest water and shortest bar to jump.

And the bonus is that the mossie-like local tinnies ignore it in favour of the other eight Missionary Bay Creeks.

We've now had the creek exclusivly to ourselves for three days. :wink:

Pic below is tonight's happy hour snap. :D

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Beautiful GB!!! You guys have fun!! Jeff

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There was little to no wind this morning so we motored from our overnight anchorage at Hinchinbrook Island's Cape Richards 20 nautical miles northward to Dunk Island.

Pic is of Great Sandy entering Dunk's anchorage.

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This morning an interesting yacht ghost-sailed past us into Dunk Island anchorage. Ghost-sailed, in that there was only a zephyr of puff.

She hailed from Ketchikan, Alaska, was named Searcher, and she looked a like a legendary Perry 41.

Such exotica excites, so I rowed over to say g'day to a delightful young couple who I learned were circumnavigating our small planet.

Turns out they were sailing a Robert Harris designed and Tanya built Vancouver 42, a Perry 41 look-alike.

Then before I had the wits to take a pic, they had weighed anchor to push on with their mission to cross the equator and reach Indonesia before the pending cyclone season.

Humbling what a small and interconnected planet we live in.

Pic of a Robert Harris designed Vancouver 42 from the web below.

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