Bundaberg to Gladstone -12th June
Jeremy & Sally Paul
Fri 12 Jun 2009 18:49
Friday 12th June
After three days we left the Marina at 10:30am to potter up the coast to Gladstone were we are to pickup Annabel and her daughter Oakley. Annabel used to work on Foftein who we met in Tahiti and is currently in Auckland. Annabel and Oakley are joining us for the next week to help us explore the Whitsunday Islands.
Once we left Bundaberg we had to motor as very little wind, however it is a beautiful sunny day with calm seas so rather pleasant! By 6pm we decided to anchor in a little bay called Bustard Bay, rather an odd name but famous as there is a little town called 1770. Another odd name? But it makes more sense when you realise that it marks the spot where Captain Cook first landed in Queensland.
Saturday 13th June
3am JP having trouble sleeping, so on our way again to Gladstone... 42Nm to go so hopefully we will arrive in the marina by about 10am.
Gladstone is one of the busiest commercial harbours in Australia, so we have will need to dodge all the shipping on our way into the harbour.