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Old 09-01-2009, 19:02   #1
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pirate Bye! We're sailin' north!

OK, we are only going 230 miles but its towards the sun!

And the place we're going to sounds nice: Surfers Paradise!

Everytime Sea Life gets her bum out of the harbour she picks up her ears, bites the bitt, and starts to sing happily!

Yippee! 36 hours of fun!


See ya's all soon


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Have a great sail Mark...Will you be in cyber range?
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I'm jealous!! Been there several times but never sailed there!!! Have a great and safe trip!! Take some shots if you can/want!! Cheers!
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Old 10-01-2009, 23:09   #5
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Have a great sail Mark...Will you be in cyber range?
Yes! The new Mobile Phone modem is working! We are 13mn's off the coast as I write this.
I just downloaded the weather (Lies, damn lies! LOL)

We will have done 60mns in 24 hours
The forecast wind 15-20 up the butt has eventuatyed as nil wind and 7kts on the nose! LOLOL

When Nic got on watch at midnight last night I showed her a lighthouse ahead of us. Well, its 5pm the next day and I can still see the friggin thing... and they aint turned the light on yet!!!!!

OH well, beats work

The weather is beautiful! Not a cloud in the sky. Full moon tonight! Got my new Christmas present fishing rod trolling a lure out the back. what more could a man want?
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Brilliant Mark. Have a great sail.
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Only two words come to mind LUCKY B------D
Sailed those waters about a month ago on way to Sth Aus.The fishing was unreal as we dragged a lure the entire trip. I meant to say we dragged / lost plenty of lures.Our fishing tackle costs were way higher than our fuel cost.Use small lures its easier to stop a 3kg tuna going the wrong way than a 100kg freight train [marlin]
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Old 11-01-2009, 21:46   #8
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Lisa & I got away on our boat for friday, Saturday & Sunday. The score was:
1 x atlantic salmon
2 x trumpeter
2 x flounder
8 x flathead
6 x abalone
3 x squid
1 x couta
Not bad... we dined like royalty all weekend!
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Old 12-01-2009, 00:13   #9
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Complaint re weather forecasting!

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Far North Coastal Waters, Point Danger to Wooli and 60nm seawards:
Sunday until
midnight:
Wind: E/SE 15/20 knots. Sea: to 2 metres. Swell: SE 1.5 to 2 metres.
Monday: Wind: S/SE 15/20 knots. Sea: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: SE 2 to 2.5 metres.
Tuesday Outlook: Wind: SE 15/25 knots.
Wednesday Outlook: Wind: E/SE 10/20 knots.
It has neen N and NNN and NN by NE every day!

As for wind speed we were becalmed for all this morning... Now have 10kts, beautiful, NNE.

So expect to finish our 230 miles late tomorrow unless we get the predicted weather LOL. 72 hours for 230 = 3kts...

See sea state in attached photo below that I took while becalmed!
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Nice shot Mark...

Hard for them to get the weather right around here as well....But You wont get much pity from me mate considering our current lot up here ...

Good woman, Good beer, good boat, good temperature..your in heaven man enjoy it.
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I can't eat a whole dolphin!! Will look out for you when you are up nth of that border.
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while you in the area...

... you may be interested in this post,its from another thread,some of the places look amazing...

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favourite spots in red

Military Training areas in Blue, Check whats on here Outside pilotage areas - current notices to mariners before entering (look for Shoalwater Bay)



Inside here
, no good for mono's but anchor out and dinghy in. Very spectacular at high tide and during whale season they are often in very close near beach
Google Maps

Behind here, again great in an easterly through to northerly as is all of that coastline, hear the whales through the hull at night, plenty of Mackeral up that coastline as well
Google Maps

Mono's can get into Musgrave easily, light multis with lifting everything can sometimes get into Fairfax if they know the way in and I aint telling.

lagoon is full of rooting turtles during the season
Anchor out and dinghy in, very nice
Google Maps

Fitzroy reef, you can get in here easily enough, good diving and as protected as Musgrave
Google Maps

You can find a sandy patch to anchor in behind most of these reefie Islands for protection from a SE wind but you dont really want to be out here if prolonged 20 knots is happenning

1770, not bad, has a fairly shallow entrance on low, but shouldnt cause any dramas, call Josie on the VHF at the local VMR
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Pancake creek is better and just a bit further, deep water access for all, just watch the reef edge half way in. Have caught some big fish and crabs in here.
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Yellowpatch, no good for monos, though I have seen Trawlers in here before. Good bolt hole for strong southerlies as is Cape Cap in general, but a swell does sometimes sweep around, wont bother a multi, but monos will roll horificaly
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The Keppels, truly beautiful and very quiet so a lot of places you will have to youself. A beach for every wind direction
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Waterpark creek, quiet, no good for Mono's
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Freshwater, lovely clean beach and water, good fish caught of norther rock patch, nice spot to spend a few days in a southerly
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Port Clinton. Well protected, Mudcrabs and rock cod abound
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Island Head Creek like Port Clinton and where most people stop, Some of the biggest (palm size shell) oysters I have ever eaten, and no, not telling where. Big crabs and fish.
All the north facing beaches around here are spectacular in the right weather
Google Maps

Then its real adventure land, no one goes in here, 30 foot tides, big sharks, crocs, crabs, fish, unexplored nirvana but get some wind against those tides and pretty scary at times. One could spent years in here exploring
Google Maps

In behind here is good protection, good fishing if you can get them onboard, Veeery sharky
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this is a nice group with the western beach of Hunter offering excellent SE protection, back beaches of Marble are good as well
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beach at Hexham is pretty
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Curlews nice as well with good southerly protection
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Middle Percy is nice, gets rolly at times and Shute Island may offer better protection. Note how close you are to some of the reef on the right
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Scawfell, nuff said
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pretty around here as well
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Goldsmith, The one spot I havent been but looks good
Google Maps

South side of Shaw is spectacular in the right weather
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And then, it turns into charterboat central, Tranquility shattered

Definitely worth getting a copy of this before heading up (Pic of Yellowpatch on cover)


http://www.whitworths.com.au/main_it...AbsolutePage=4

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