The Top of Down Under - 10 40.154S 142 32.355E
Mike and Liz Downing
Wed 14 Aug 2013 12:38
At 12.45 today we passed north of Cape York, the most northerly part of mainland Australia. This is as far north as we will go as Darwin is further south. Finally, after 8 weeks of passage making and 1,901 miles, we can turn LEFT!!
In reaching the top, we entered the Adolphus Channel, part of the Torres Strait, and have now left the Coral Sea and Pacific. We entered the Pacific on 15th February 2010 (having entered the Panama Canal on Valentine's Day), so today being 14th August, that's 3 1/2 years almost to the day.
At a latitude of 10 degrees 40 minutes, it's on par with Trinidad in the Caribbean, in the Northern Hemisphere. (But it's definitely no where near as hot and humid as Trinidad.)
Darwin is still approximately 746 miles to the west.