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Date: 15 Aug 2016 00:35:29
Title: Big Hill, Kitesurfing and Starfish

Back in Union Island we stopped off at the Frigate Island anchorage so I could get another kite surfing lesson from the JT Pro Center.  We had to wait a couple of days for a good wind, which gave us the opportunity to hike up “Big Hill” and for Andrea to investigate the thousands of starfish in the bay.
 
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This is what the locals call “Big Hill”, a peak towering over Ashton harbour.  The trail winds round the back of the mountain to the saddle and then along the ridge to the peak.
 
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Great views from the top.  Anastasia in the anchorage by Frigate Island, which is a great spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
 
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A lot of work went into the construction of a 300 berth marina, but the company went bust before completing it.
 
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Andrea discovered an interesting fact about starfish.  I thought they always had 5 legs.
 
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Apparently this is not a hard and fast rule.  This one has six legs.
 
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“Five legs good, four legs better”.
 
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Finally, some good wind for me to fly my kite.  It was still an exhausting and bruising experience.
 
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But this time I was managing to spend a bit more time out of the water.
 

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