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Old 24-07-2013, 17:51   #76
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Re: Who is heading to Qld or further north this winter?

Enjoying your blog Glenn. keep it up.

We have exactly the same photo of the duck in the Basin in Pittwater !!!
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Old 25-07-2013, 02:07   #77
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Enjoying your blog Glenn. keep it up.

We have exactly the same photo of the duck in the Basin in Pittwater !!!
That duck he definitely outsmarted me! Glad you enjoy the blog, Jen enjoys updating it as well, with my occasional 2cents worth. Cheers,
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Re: Who is Heading to Qld or Further North this Winter?

We are currently at Hervey Bay Marina and have been getting firm Northerley winds, Steve was talking to a local who suggested that the sailing season is finished as these northerlies have arrive one month early and his thinking that its time to head south. We were planning to keep on going north for another month and half before turning around and head south. Whats everyones thoughts on this? your comments are really appreciated.
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We are currently at Hervey Bay Marina and have been getting firm Northerley winds, Steve was talking to a local who suggested that the sailing season is finished as these northerlies have arrive one month early and his thinking that its time to head south. We were planning to keep on going north for another month and half before turning around and head south. Whats everyones thoughts on this? your comments are really appreciated.
Hi Ines, I was thinking the same thing today. Weather is definitely strange at the moment, we will continue to head north when the trades kick in again and when anchor winch is fixed. This Friday looks good for a north sail, I doubt we will be ready. How is the starter motor coming along?.
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Hi Glenn, we got the started motor today, Steve will install it in the morning and if weather per mitting will leave for Platypus Bay around midday. This guy's opinion made us think twice about going to Lady Musgrove and beyond. Good luck with the anchor winch and will call you in the morning
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For mine you will have more southerly yet to come and grab them and move north. Even to go to lady Musgrave and bunker group is worth the trip. Yellow patch is well worthy bit of time as well. You could also go to island head creek pearl bay which is about 40 mile north of Yeppoon and great spots. By then the norther lies will be in full swing. Have sailed this part of Queensland for 45 years and norther lies are really October onwards. The bunker group is absolutely beautiful and would be ashamed not to get there and other places mentioned and weather will be great. There will be more cold snaps to come. Good cruising. We are currently in Cairns and weather great.
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Lady musgrave is a highlight of the whole coast,if you can dont miss it
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Re: Who is Heading to Qld or Further North this Winter?

Crikeys, It's only August! Don't give up now. There can always be anomalous weather, but as another has posted, northerlies usually start being useful in October... if at all!

Get yourself on north as quickly as you can... at least that's what we have done in the past. Musgrave will be there when you return, and while locally revered, isn't anything special compared to what you will find on the reef proper (IMO).

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Re: Who is Heading to Qld or Further North this Winter?

We are in the Whitsundays and the northerlies definitely havent kicked in here yet. Its been very light for the last two weeks but all from the SE.

We feel like the cruising season is only half way through, which is tragic for us because we have to go back to Adelaide in a few weeks! WAAAAA!!

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Glenn, Quintessa,dirkdig,jim Cate and Blue Sun, we really appreciate your comments, will keep you updated
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Glenn, Quintessa,dirkdig,jim Cate and Blue Sun, we really appreciate your comments, will keep you updated
Ines, there is a southerly due tonight, it will blow all tomorrow. According to my grib files there is another one due Tuesday. Season definitely not over...... We may get our new motor for anchor winch tomorrow so we will be heading north ASAP! Once installed!!!!!
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Re: Who is Heading to Qld or Further North this Winter?

Its going to be a bit windy,
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Its going to be a bit windy,
Just a sea breeze in Tassie
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Just arrived in Darwin, from Port Douglas, good following winds all the way, motored the past few days with no wind !
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Just arrived in Darwin, from Port Douglas, good following winds all the way, motored the past few days with no wind !
Well done, tell us more.
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