Nearly There

Zipadedoda of Dart
David H Kerr
Mon 8 Sep 2008 15:19

It was more of the same today. Very “dreach” day. Not enough wind to sail, so at 10pm tonight we even stopped trying to motor sail and put away all the sails and just motored along. The aim is to cross the bar into Port Douglas at first light tomorrow, moor up in Marina Mirage and then have a kip!


The good news is that we DID see several humpback whales today. So much so, I even managed to get some (poor) photographs of them breaching……………….


    Dive, Dive, Dive!!




  Going up!




  Going Down…………..






Believe it or not these pictures were taken in colour at hi resolution. Shows you just what a miserable day the weather turned on for us. The pictures do not portray the scale of these leviathans. They are 17 metres long fully grown and weigh in at 45 tonnes. That is twice the weight of Zipadedoda, fully loaded!!!!


Current position is  16:39:33S 145:49:32E


No other excitement to report today. Hopefully we will be able to share some fun with you from Port Douglas tomorrow.