More Whitsundays

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Mon 7 Oct 2019 08:39

Position: 20 17.53 S  149 03.17 E
At anchor off Whitehaven Beach
Wind: NE  F2 slight breeze
Sea: calm  Swell: negligible
Weather: sunny, warm
Day’s run:  20 nm

Sunday we sailed to Chalky Beach opposite the world famous Whitehaven Beach, renowned for its fine white sand. I figured we could not sail past the Whitsundays a second time without allowing Kate to at least catch a glimpse of its dazzling sand.  We were lucky to pick up a mooring for the night and enjoyed its almost equally fine white sand and a swim in its clear waters, even if the beach is nowhere near as long as Whitehaven.

Today we sailed around to White Bay but it did not look particularly attractive so we ended up sailing back to Chalky Beach. Unfortunately all the moorings were taken so we motored over to Whitehaven Beach instead. The light north-easterly puts us on a lee shore which I am never keen on, even if it is only a very light breeze, but the forecast is for near calm conditions overnight so I figure the risk is minimal. We have been for a walk ashore and and a swim but both agree that Chalky Beach is actually nicer.

Tomorrow we will start heading south to Mackay.

 All is well