Position 17:46.969S 146:10.25E
After saying our goodbyes we left Townsville the following
morning and set sail to Orpheus
Island where we caught up
with Jackamy and Bionic for afternoon tea.
The tea didn’t go down too well, Paul wanted beer and
Jaime bought over a bottle of red wind and said ‘I don’t like tea’
However they did all try the banana cake and chocolate
cornflake cakes that I had made during our sail.
The next day we took the Hinchbrook channel, a beautiful 26
mile narrow route between the mainland and Hinchbrook
Island and on to Dunk Island
where we dropped anchor.
We went ashore in the dinghy and took a walk along the beach
to see the pretty little resort and then we picked up Paul & Derry to go
aboard Bionic for happy hour before settling down for the night.
An early start this morning (well 7am is early to us
retirees) and we are on route to Cairns,
a 78 mile trip.
We are hoping to arrive before dark to go into the marina
and we are looking forward to spending a few days exploring Cairns.