Wessel Islands

Tue 22 Jun 2010 09:33
Position  11.17S  136.43E
Rounded Cape Wessel at 8.30 this morning and anchored at Double Island Bay. It was a great relief to be in flat water after a very bumpy 48 hours. The relatively shallow waters of the Gulf and 20 to 30kt winds produced a short and very confused sea.
The landscape here is much like I remember from Rottnest Island....low lying with wide white sandy beaches and  interesting limestone rocky headlands. Soon after getting the anchor down in this remote setting a  fast outboard powered runabout appeared.  Two very polite and friendly customs officers took all our details, gave us weather forecasts and crocodile warnings and flashed off to the next bay where there were a couple of yachts at anchor.