Across the Gulf of Carpentaria
Michael Hughes and Ger White
Sun 19 Jun 2011 04:03
Left Seisia yesterday--Saturday--just after noon. Not a lot of wind initially, so sailed slowly goosewinged, but also pushed along by a strong tide through the Endeavour Straight. The wind got up around 1630 and we had a good fast sail overnight--we're now not far short of half way to Gove--just under 200 miles to go. Now wind is down again and we're travelling more slowly. ETA Gove, around midnight tomorrow.
Hot day and all is well!
Just been overflown by customs aircraft wanting info on who we are!! Second time this has happened to us in Oz. Very polite though on the radio and wished us a good passage.