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Old 11-06-2013, 15:23   #61
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Re: Who is heading to Qld or further north this winter?

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We are in Pancake Creek at The moment waiting for better weather and tides to go trough the Narrows and to Great Keppel from there
30 knots at the moment offshore up here
Pancake Creek is a anchorage nobody should miss
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Are the narrows still open? I heard talk of an overhead pipeline closing them off to masted vessels.
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Old 11-06-2013, 17:25   #62
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Re: Who is heading to Qld or further north this winter?

We're now in soggy Mooloolaba waiting for a few flooded gum trees to grow so they can cut them down then saw and dress a few planks.

We stayed on the public moorings at Nelson Bay. No problem - they're supposed to be 24 hour from memory. Very convenient to Nelson Bay town, easy dinghy access with somewhere to lock up the dinghy for the security obsessive.

Not a lot of water under the keel at low tide but at 2m we never touched.
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Old 11-06-2013, 19:16   #63
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Are the narrows still open? I heard talk of an overhead pipeline closing them off to masted vessels.
The narrows is still open. There are vague plans for a bridge but not in the foreseeable future. There are gas pipelines being constructed under the harbor but these will not limit navigation. There is a lot of traffic and dredging activity in the harbor between Gladstone and Grahams Creek associated with construction of the LNG plants so some caution is required. I recommend passing through the area in daylight only and be aware of overtaking vessels. Check the Notices to mariners (http://www.msq.qld.gov.au/Notices-to-Mariners/Ntm-gladstone-2013.aspx) for any dredging activity you may need to be aware of. Dredging will be winding down over the next month or two.

Having said this, it is worth the trip if only to see what several $billion in construction looks like.
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We are in Port Stephens, on a public mooring in Fame Cove. Think we will be in Port for awhile, to get the right weather to go to Broughton Island before we head further north.
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We have had a wonderful time between Gladstone and Mackay, where we just arrived. Great Kepple, Pearl Bay, Middle Percy and so many other great stops. Those of you who live along the East Coast are very lucky!

Next, the Whit Sundays!!
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Re: Who is heading to Qld or further north this winter?

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We have had a wonderful time between Gladstone and Mackay, where we just arrived. Great Kepple, Pearl Bay, Middle Percy and so many other great stops. Those of you who live along the East Coast are very lucky!

Next, the Whit Sundays!!
We are at great Keppel right now and staying for at least two weeks before trying to turn south again
Yes we are very lucky here. Our home is Moreton Bay which is a good place to sail as well
Enjoy the Whitsundays
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Re: Who is heading to Qld or further north this winter?

After we explore the Whitsundays and make it to Cairns we head north.

We will miss this wonderful coast!

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Re: Who is heading to Qld or further north this winter?

Currently in Port Douglas, heading to Thursday Is and on to Darwin in the next couple of weeks - then the Kimberly
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Re: Who is heading to Qld or further north this winter?

Hi,

Lots of experience in the Louisiades (3 seasons) and five Coral Sea crossings if anyone looking for crew up there. I know a lot of the anchorages, customs clearance options, ordering fuel, trading with locals, fishing, medical supplies needed, how much chain you need etc.

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After leaving the Marina at Woolwich in Sydney Harbour on the 1st June we have arrived in Southport, it's taken a lot longer than I thought but we have not rushed enjoying the cruise, meeting some great people and exploring the coast. Looking forward to QLD.
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Currently anchored up in Lockhart River, waiting for a weather window to head up to Thursday Island and on to Darwin, Sailing has been great.
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Re: Who is heading to Qld or further north this winter?

Was anyone sailing north past Byron today? Someone was having a great sail out there today, lucky sods. The whales were keeping them company as well, at a distance luckily.

If it was anybody on here we got a picture of you passing behind the most Easterly point of Australia sign.

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Re: Who is heading to Qld or further north this winter?

Arrived today at Runaway bay marina for a couple of days, doing a few boat jobs and catching up with laundry

Jen & Glenn (Seatrekk III) it has been a pleasure to meet you both and to share stops with you, no doubt we will keep catching up with each other as we keep on heading north.

How is everyone else's journey going ?
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Was anyone sailing north past Byron today? Someone was having a great sail out there today, lucky sods. The whales were keeping them company as well, at a distance luckily.

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Motored past Byron on Sunday, no whales or wind made up for it today with a great sail into Morton Bay, I had no idea how great the the place is!!!
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Arrived today at Runaway bay marina for a couple of days, doing a few boat jobs and catching up with laundry

Jen & Glenn (Seatrekk III) it has been a pleasure to meet you both and to share stops with you, no doubt we will keep catching up with each other as we keep on heading north.

How is everyone else's journey going ?
Same here Ines & Steve, maybe at Mooloolaba?
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