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Heading North (Sydney Whitsundays

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Created by Stockie Two weeks ago, 3 May 2019
Futurecruiser
VIC, 106 posts
15 May 2019 10:49AM
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Sharona and Night Shift leaving Pancake Creek yesterday. Nice spot.

cisco
QLD, 11063 posts
Wednesday , 15 May 2019 8:21PM
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And you are racing each other to where??

Futurecruiser
VIC, 106 posts
Thursday , 16 May 2019 5:43PM
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I wouldn't dare try and race Stockie! We are in Gladstone contemplating the Narrows.

EC31
NSW, 395 posts
Thursday , 16 May 2019 6:54PM
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Futurecruiser said..
I wouldn't dare try and race Stockie! We are in Gladstone contemplating the Narrows.


Go for it, it is well worth the effort.

Keep a camera close by. And some large buckets.......

Charriot
QLD, 763 posts
Thursday , 16 May 2019 9:43PM
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you very close to my backyard ....Keppels.....
just suggestion......anchor Humpy Isl.
really nice place to visit, walks, toilets , 2 bush shovers, reef, all for free
it might be a bit rolly, Svendsens Bay was not much better a few week ago, it's blowing here 20-25 few months with few short breaks







nswsailor
NSW, 1224 posts
Thursday , 16 May 2019 10:37PM
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Charriot said..
you very close to my backyard ....Keppels.....
just suggestion......anchor Humpy Isl.
really nice place to visit, walks, toilets , 2 bush shovers, reef, all for free
it might be a bit rolly, Svendsens Bay was not much better a few week ago, it's blowing here 20-25 few months with few short breaks








Thanks Charriot, I'll give that a go when I get there next month.

Stockie
NSW, 139 posts
Friday , 17 May 2019 6:58AM
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We are doing the Narrows this morning, got all the local assistance, approaching Black Swan Is which according to Lucas is where the fun begins! We are the guinea pig for Future Cruiser, nice!
Gladstone marina get a triple A rating from me, nice people, super clean and very reasonable $
Richard

Stockie
NSW, 139 posts
Friday , 17 May 2019 7:03AM
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nswsailor said..

Charriot said..
you very close to my backyard ....Keppels.....
just suggestion......anchor Humpy Isl.
really nice place to visit, walks, toilets , 2 bush shovers, reef, all for free
it might be a bit rolly, Svendsens Bay was not much better a few week ago, it's blowing here 20-25 few months with few short breaks








Thanks Charriot, I'll give that a go when I get there next month.


Thanks Chariot for the Tips, much appreciated, we will look out for Humpy, could be 20 kts today

Stockie
NSW, 139 posts
5 hours ago , 23 May 2019 12:07PM
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Hello, we have been out of radio wave contact, for al but the VHF.
So from GKI we did a long run and ended up in Supply Bay, it was nice to get out of the rollers from the days run, hitting the best boat speeds, surfing the swell, we were disappointed if we weren't showing +7 knots!
Next day we did a push thru to Middle Percy, very interesting place with the A Frame a sort of sailors homage!
we caught up with some you g guys in a Noelex 25, they were in the lagoon in the sand! Next day we made Scawfell Isle, looked like a good respite from the relentless SE and swell, although it has the correct orientation to guard against the swells, it was prone to bullets and back eddies. Next day we did a shorter push to Brampton, toured the near abandoned resort, nice anchorage though, then next day we ran through to last nights anchorage, Shaw Island, although the wind was blowing 20 plus during the night, we had a comfortable anchorage. So I guess I am officially in the Whitsundays group now!




BlueMoon
585 posts
2 hours ago , 23 May 2019 12:54PM
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Well done Stockie, good update.
I am heading North from the Camden Haven from Saturday, but only as far as the Gold Coast this time.

Lazzz
NSW, 418 posts
2 hours ago , 23 May 2019 3:19PM
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Stockie said..
Hello, we have been out of radio wave contact, for al but the VHF.
So from GKI we did a long run and ended up in Supply Bay, it was nice to get out of the rollers from the days run, hitting the best boat speeds, surfing the swell, we were disappointed if we weren't showing +7 knots!
Next day we did a push thru to Middle Percy, very interesting place with the A Frame a sort of sailors homage!
we caught up with some you g guys in a Noelex 25, they were in the lagoon in the sand! Next day we made Scawfell Isle, looked like a good respite from the relentless SE and swell, although it has the correct orientation to guard against the swells, it was prone to bullets and back eddies. Next day we did a shorter push to Brampton, toured the near abandoned resort, nice anchorage though, then next day we ran through to last nights anchorage, Shaw Island, although the wind was blowing 20 plus during the night, we had a comfortable anchorage. So I guess I am officially in the Whitsundays group now!


Thanks for the update Stockie - keep 'em coming :)

I was looking in your pic of Percy to see if I could see my memento from a couple of years back. I'll have to get back there next year to leave another!!



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