Airlie Beach for new radar
Saturday 30th April, 2011
We now have a new radar and apart from hitting something (very hard) on the way to Airlie Beach, where we are now, causing unknown damage but stopping the engine, all is well.
When the brand new engine went BANG and stopped I was distinctly unimpressed. Especially as there was a strong wind warning and already gusts up to 35 knots in our ‘sheltered‘ anchorage, so the marina at Airlie Beach was beckoning. After lots of checking K started it again so we didn’t have to anchor off the beach and have spent 4 really nice days here.
The engine man thinks we may have hit something and is coming today. Most of the cruising sailors we have met seem to give Airlie Beach a miss as it is touristy and expensive but as it is early in the season it is quite empty and we have really enjoyed it.
Setting off for Cairns as soon as the engine/propeller is sorted.