Departed Airlie Beach
Noon Position: 20 05.7 S 148 37.5 E
This morning we weighed anchor at the civilised hour of 0900 and are now, once more, running wing-on-wing before a pleasant south east trade wind. Our next stop is Townsville where we expect to arrive tomorrow morning. Here we will catch up with Michael and his family. In particular I have not had the opportunity of seeing my nieces, Ella and Kaylah, for quite a few years and they are rapidly growing up. No doubt very soon, indeed probably already, they will have very little time for a grumpy grey-bearded uncle. Also, hopefully I will be able to see my brothers, John and Mark, and sister, Jenny, if they can make it up from Adelaide and Melbourne.
All is well.