27 April 2007

Digby Island

Digby Island, Queensland

Just a short note as this has been such a short trip. We left Percy Island at 1pm today to catch the rising tide. When the tide is rising here inside the Great Barrier Reef, it pushes us along a few extra knots faster. We motor-sailed because there was hardly any wind on the 20 mile trip to Digby Island. We arrived here just before sunset and are anchored here with 3 other boats.

Digby Island is a uninhabited group of 3 islands with a protected anchorage between them. Like most the islands here, there are big hills with trees and lots of sand. I have to say that I am surprised that there are so many islands out here with such great anchorages. This area is not really published as a "big" cruising area. There is so many different islands that you could stop at that you could spend weeks on the same route that we are on.

We are on a schedule and will be leaving at 6am tomorrow morning to make the 44 mile run to Mackay. Our crew member Iain has a plane to catch out of Mackay on Saturday. We plan To stay in the marina at Mackay throughout the weekend before we move north again.

Amy, Tom, and Iain

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