Position 13:29.496S 143:43.25E
After sailing overnight with good following winds we arrived
at Morris Island at 10am. On the approach, whilst
taking in the sails, we managed to break the forward furling drum and the genoa
furled itself out and flapped around wildly. We had to take down the sail and
strap it to the deck.
We were not able to repair the drum, so we have ordered a
new part for Richard from Blue Water Rallies to carry out for us to Darwin.
Luckily we have two genoa headsails so not too much of a
problem – but no twistling !
Island we were anchored
in front of a beautiful sandy beach with a lone palm tree and a big fat 12 foot
long crocodile sat at one end !
Some of the other yachts had taken their dinghies ashore for
a walk and didn’t believe us when we told them about the crocodile who
had by then slipped into the water.
We had a luxurious 8 hrs sleep last night and departed at
7.00am for another overnight sail around Cape York which is the most Northerly
tip of Australia.
The anchorage is just around the corner and we hope to
arrive tomorrow early afternoon.