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Old 06-03-2009, 03:09   #1
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Who Ordered the Frikkin Cyclone?!

Great! So we have 1 great week in the Whitsundays and then a Cyclone looms...

We were at Hayman Island this morning!
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:04   #2
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Where is Hayman Island, relative to Hamish?
Good luck !!!
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:32   #3
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Where is Hayman Island, relative to Hamish?
Right in the path of Hamish.
Look at the end of the track in the tracking pic and you will see a very small .Hamyan Island

We are now a few miles south of Hamyan just near Hamilton Island in a Cyclone Hole... a bit like hurricane hole only safer I hope.

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Yesterday we were snorkeling at Hayman and below is Nicolle trying to catch dinner!
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Passageweather.com shows it hugging the coastline, and windspeeds really picking up (>50kts) about the time it gets down to Bundaberg. Looks like the winds will pretty much clock all the way around a full circle where you are, Mark. Stay safe, you two!
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Bugger off Hamish! My boat is still in a tent!
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Just saw weather on news looks like its tracking close to shore.Keep your head down and good luck.
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Be safe - our prayers are with you..
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Do you have a plan? Feel free to bounce your ideas off the assembled forumites - we're with you in spirit. Stay safe.

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Mark --

So this is why you were asking about cyclone anchorages in the Whitsundays!! Which anchorage are you in?

We're feeling pretty anxious about Insatiable II in Gladstone while we languish in San Diego. Damn, but I wihs we were there...

Hang in there and good luck, Mate

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So this is why you were asking about cyclone anchorages in the Whitsundays!! Which anchorage are you in?

We're feeling pretty anxious about Insatiable II in Gladstone while we languish in San Diego. Damn, but I wihs we were there...

Hang in there and good luck, Mate

Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II lying Gladstone !ld Oz
Yes, its all getting a bit serious.

Thats why I was asking about cyclone anchorages here. We are in one but I dont want to publiucise it as already there a a number of boats here.

The damn 5am tracking map had us in the destructive wind zone again.


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It's saying gales within 24 hours where you are. What is it like just now?
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I suppose this is the risk you take for cruising in cyclone areas during the cyclone season, Good Luck
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I suppose this is the risk you take for cruising in cyclone areas during the cyclone season, Good Luck
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It's saying gales within 24 hours where you are. What is it like just now?
Dead calm here.

100kts near the centre
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Hello Mark, Chala here.
Cyclones are a nerve wrecking experience. Hope that this one goes inland before it reaches you. What are your plans? Do you intend to go to Nara or to Macona inlets?
As necessary I will pass to you my experience in fighting cyclones. My wife and I will keep track of the cyclone and advise as necessary. So lets hope the cyclone goes inland.
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Nara is a good spot, just stay away from the trees,

Cyclones can do anything, lets hope it turns or something,

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