Departing East Diamond Is for Willis Island

The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Tue 18 Aug 2009 06:30
Position at 1600 AEDT 17:26:04S 151:04:18E
By Sarah
Today when we took  the clothes of the rail, my FAVOURITE t-shirt fell in! So Allan(the guy who is staying with us) went in and used the dingy anchor to get it back up and it worked! Later that day(today) we went to the beach for a walk. When we got to the other side of the island we saw millions and millions of crabs! We also saw 4 moray eels!(ewwwwwww!) Allan climbed to the middle of the light tower without us! 
Our forward plan has changed a bit: we are sailing this evening around sunset and will make a passage to the Coral Sea weather stattion at South Willis Island, about 90 nm away. With the 20knot SE wind behind us, we should have a pretty quick trip, and hopefully we will arrive about 10:00 tomorrow morning. The foercast has the wind easing slightly which means that we should have a pretty good trip Thursday and Friday to arrive at Panasia Island in the Loisiades AM Saturday, hence the change in plans.
Trust all is well at home,motley crew are happy - "The health welfare and morale of the ship's company remain at thier usual high levels...."