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Old 10-03-2011, 06:32   #16
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Re: Our First Big Trip to the Barrier Reef

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Hard to disagree with any of this but remember trickyt. has only 12 days and this being his first trip, he may well want to be a little more weather cautious than normal and thus keep a few days up his sleeve to wait out unexpected weather.

Should he go a bit further, I would have to recommend North West Island, excellent anchorage (and good protection from heavy - 30+ kts SE'lies).
Wistari also is extremely well protected with other reefs upwind in heavy SE winds & from memory it is quite a high reef also.

I agree go straight up to Musgrave outside Frazer if weather good and work way back inside.

Weather will dictate but all discussion helps.

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