very very important notice to sailers cruising the far north Queensland
Coast of Australia
. Notice to Mariners 273T of 2015. Shoal Water
Bay Closed from 2nd October 2015 to 26th November 2015 "INCLUSIVE" !!!!!
The notice clearly defines an area that is prohibited to enter due to Military Live firing exercises during this time. These areas include but are not limited to the anchorages
around Townsend Island, Island Head
Creek, Pearl Bay and Port Clinton.
Please check the notice and amend your passage
plans accordingly as we are about to do. But first I will be sending a email
to the powers at be to advise them of what total idiots they are closing down such an important and safe anchorage for so long in the height of cruising season. This will mean either many changing plans to overnight passages or extremely long days and the reduction of safe harbours to enter in the event of adverse weather
Greg and Sue