To Cid Harbour

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Tue 31 May 2016 22:47
To Cid Harbour, Whitsunday Island
 
 
 
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We woke this morning in Tongue Bay, after a rolly ol’ night on the visitor’s buoy.
 
 
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Certainly lovely scenery.
 
 
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A classic lady coming in as we left at quarter past seven.
 
 
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This morning we have a fifteen mile journey through Hook Island Passage down the west coast of Whitsunday Island.
 
 
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Looking right Hook Island.
 
 
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Sailing with the genoa until we rounded the corner at the top. 
 
 
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Hook Passage is 0.2 miles wide and we have to keep right of centre as there are some naughty bommies sticking out from Whitsunday Island.
 
 
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Round we go, the tidal current generally flows north but the Hook Passage has the anomaly of flowing south on the ebb tide.
 
 
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Handy, the ferry showed us the track.
 
 
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We waited for him to be on his way.
 
 
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Just a couple of hundred feet from the right and we are in deep water.
 
 
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Safely through, we take in the scenery of Hook Island.
 
 
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The passage behind us begins to close once more.
 
 
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Unspoilt scenery all around us.
 
 
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Ahead Cid Harbour.
 
 
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I choose my spot by the beach, as the water shallows gently Bear asks for around two metres below. He gets two point one in pale water.
 
 
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The water really is this shade of azure blue.
 
 
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To our left Dugong Bay a vast unsurveyed area, our spuddle target after lunch.
 
 
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A lovely evening in the cockpit playing games and enjoying the sunset.
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL A LOVELY ANCHORAGE
                     A NICE DAY - MOVING ONWARDS