Position 12:13.1S 136:43.2E
We sailed across the Gulf of Carpenteria and landed in Gove, known locally as Nhulunbuy. It's a bauxite mining town. Bauxite is the main raw material for alumininum production and Australia produces about 1/3 of the aluminum in the world.
The trip across the Gulf was rather tame, considering it can be quite rough on occasion. We had some bumpy conditions and motored a fair amount. We were at sea for about 2 1/2 days on the crossing.
We anchored and went to the Gove Yacht Club for drinks and to visit with the other Blue Water Rally folks.
In the afternoon we managed to find a public library with free wifi to catch up on news and communications with friends and rellies.
Later we took a taxi to the Walkabout Lodge for a good dinner with our friends on the yacht "Chisel". Afterwards visited a pub which reminded us of the Star Wars bar scene with all the interesting characters you might find in an intergalactic pub.