Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24-12-2021, 03:46   #1
Registered User
 
Galumay's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2021
Location: Gove, NT, Australia
Boat: Fountaine Pajot Bajia 46
Posts: 46
Off to visit our Bahia!

We are off to Brisbane on Monday to have a week on our new yacht, Lumiel. We bought her at the end of October and we have to wait until March to sail her home when the winds swing round to the SE.

Our old boat sold a couple of weeks ago so we decided to leave our bubble in the NT and fly down to Brizvegas for a week on the new boat.

We will spend most of the time just getting to know the boat better and pottering around in Moreton Bay.

Happy for any local knowledge tips for quiet spots to hole up especially given I imagine it will be pretty busy with the xmas/new year crowds.
Galumay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-12-2021, 07:01   #2
Moderator
 
tkeithlu's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Carrabelle, Florida
Boat: Fiberglas shattering 44' steel trawler
Posts: 5,333
Re: Off to visit our Bahia!

Here's wishing you a most happy and rewarding time on Lumiel.
__________________
Never let anything mechanical know that you are in a hurry.
tkeithlu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2021, 04:47   #3
Registered User
 
OldGreyB's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: East Coast, Australia
Boat: Lagoon 400
Posts: 154
Images: 1
Re: Off to visit our Bahia!

Welcome to the two hull club! Here are a few not always overrun spots:

Jumpin Pin [The Pin] (South Stradbroke Island) # 2745.121'S • 15326.322'E North of Tipplers. Good holding as the tree line ends near the pin. Strong currents 5-6 knots. Can anchor close in, as the tide will swing you parallel to the beach.

Slipping Sands. (North Stradbroke Island) # 2743.191'S • 15324.203'E Self explanatory. Easy anchorage with good holding. This is the shallowest part of the Canaipa channel at its "Reds" but fine for Catamarans.

Blakelys. (North Stradbroke Island) # 2734.570'S • 15324.477'E Good holding, Sandy bottom with good holding. Strong tilde flows. Chilled out spot. Great place for sand crabs. Good spot if SE are smashing in.

The Corner (Peel Island) -# 2730.303'S • 15320.007'E South West bay on Peel. West of the old jetty. Generally, you may be the only one there.

Myora Point (North Stradbroke Island.) #2728.252'S • 15324.790'E Good holding, quiet. Favorite spot for locals for a calm anchorage. Nothing really apparently there but soft corals regeneration ongoing near the Myora Light

ST Helena National Park (St Helena Island) # 2723.971'S • 15313.760'E Anchorage is South East of Jetty if Northerly, or in the Jetty bay if South / Easterly 2723.214'S • 15313.422'E .

Kooringal (Morton Island) #2721.015'S • 15324.808'E Home of the infamous "Gutter Bar" Superb anchorage where you will definitely see, sting ray, dolphins, dugongs. This is a beautiful spot, made more so by only the strong willed and shallow drafted going there. Crowds do not apply. Need a good high tide (>2m) and updated waypoints to get into / out of The Gutter.

Raby Bay #2730.750'S • 15316.412'E. Good holding and great protection during S & SE. Plenty of cats here during any SE. Short dinghy ride into the Ray Bay Marina.

Hmm seems the thread will not show the degrees symbol, but you get the general idea of the areas from these noted points which locals talk about. You as Skipper are required to check before any navigation

PM me if you need more local information.

Get an old "Beacon to Beacon" and have fun
OldGreyB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2021, 15:17   #4
Registered User
 
Galumay's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2021
Location: Gove, NT, Australia
Boat: Fountaine Pajot Bajia 46
Posts: 46
Re: Off to visit our Bahia!

Thanks @OldGreyB thats a big help!
Galumay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-12-2021, 21:42   #5
Registered User
 
Galumay's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2021
Location: Gove, NT, Australia
Boat: Fountaine Pajot Bajia 46
Posts: 46
Re: Off to visit our Bahia!

Spent an extra night in Birkdale thanks to the wild winds! Came out this morning and have holed up in Myora Point. Nice quiet anchorage. Thanks to OldGreyB for the tip!
Galumay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-12-2021, 16:20   #6
Registered User
 
OldGreyB's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: East Coast, Australia
Boat: Lagoon 400
Posts: 154
Images: 1
Re: Off to visit our Bahia!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Galumay View Post
Spent an extra night in Birkdale thanks to the wild winds! Came out this morning and have holed up in Myora Point. Nice quiet anchorage. Thanks to OldGreyB for the tip!
Now do go and explore the fresh water river that runs into this bay, entry hidden around # 2728.129'S • 15325.389'E . The local indigenous people request you only paddle the dinghy once you get into the mangroves. But continue in pushing if needed, until you find the fresh water pools where the sea meets the fresh. The water inversion layers can make for a nice dip before sunning on the sandy beach or boardwalk. Always lots of happy local indigenous kids enjoying this spot. Myora Spring Reserve # 2728.103'S • 15325.489'E
OldGreyB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-12-2021, 16:29   #7
Registered User
 
OldGreyB's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: East Coast, Australia
Boat: Lagoon 400
Posts: 154
Images: 1
Re: Off to visit our Bahia!

Another hint while at North Stradbroke is Deanbilla Bay. # 2730.320'S • 15324.232'E Good holding. Another Chilled spot, always turtles and often Dugong around. Good spot if SE are smashing in. Dinghy to shore for swim. Walk ( 10 -15 minutes) to Dunwich for fresh bakery, or local RSL for the evening tipple and pub meal at low cost. (RSL - no hats inside, recorded Bugle Call @ 18:00 for remembrance.)

You can also dinghy North from this anchorage to the passenger ferry terminal. (3 Minute) Tie off to walkway structure. Recommend lock dinghy to structure. Walk to Dunwich centre (5 minutes) At Dunwich, opposite the Bakery, you can catch the local bus (cash only $5 PP return) to the Point Lookout/ Mooloomba. This has board walks, cafes and organic food shop etc.

Also a short and nice walk from here is to the "Little Ships Club" which has bar and great pub food. Visit the Dunwich Cemetery dating back to 1847 on the way. Its worthy of a visit and to read the headstones. Or you can run you dinghy directly to the "Little Ships Club" pontoon from Myora Anchorage or Deanbilla Bay
OldGreyB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bahia

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First time posting - Visit our site Gigi Meets & Greets 7 24-05-2011 13:59
Load capacity of a 46' cat (Bahia) Palarran Multihull Sailboats 5 19-01-2009 14:38
down to a Bahia 46 or a Leopard 47 dirkdig Fountaine Pajot 2 05-09-2008 09:56
Charter a Bahia 46 or Leopard 45 Palarran Multihull Sailboats 1 02-06-2008 05:35
Greetings from Marina Bahia Redonda captainccs Meets & Greets 2 01-01-2008 14:42

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:33.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.