From Gove to Darwin
Michael Hughes and Ger White
Sun 26 Jun 2011 05:41
We spent a few days in Gove, after a good, fast sail across the Gulf of Carpentaria--quite a few other yachties there and there was reasonable reprovisioning a bus-ride away. Lots of warning signs about crocs, but we didn't see any--perhaps they saw us??
So yesterday early we set off with a reasonable forecast over the top towards Darwin--done over 200 miles so far--fast sailing on a broad reach and 20 knots of wind--and have another 110 miles to go to Port Essington--not really a port, just a bay with a good anchorage and a friendly hotel--where we plan to arrive tomorrow morning early and stay overnight--before the final 24 hour leg to Darwin.
All is well.