|Arlie Beach Race Week 20|
It isn't always smooth sailing. Here the gimbaled stove is
swinging and I am trying to keep the food in the pan!
|Then other times, life is a beach - or aft deck!|
The passage from Mackay to Darwin is nearly 2000 nm. We had not been looking forward to it! Having Sheila join us has made it more pleasant with the watch schedule plus we have a lot of fun! She is a scuba instructor and loves the water so we find places to snorkel. I am still nursing bursitis in my right hip from that Kings Canyon trek several months ago, so I can't enjoy hiking paths and beach walks right now.
Dennis and Sheila bringing in a tuna. She will make sashimi
and Poisson cru for them. I will eat cooked tuna!
Also the rivers in Queensland and the Northern Territory are full of Crocodiles! We have been warned many times not to take a dinghy into a river or mangrove area anywhere in these territories. At least two people were taken by crocs this year. And no swimming!
|Sheila's joke on Dennis!|
We are sailing with S/Y Brizo, our British friends, so it makes it more interesting visiting places together and chatting on the VHF. They had caught two fish before we ever got a line in the water!
On board S/V Trillium, we were having a fishing contest. Before Dennis caught the first tuna, Sheila reconfigured Dennis' line with the "Catch of the DAY." We had a good laugh. Of course, Sheila was responding to the trick Dennis had played on her.
This is what it looks like at night when you can't see what
is out there is the dark. Gotta trust those cartographers!
Then when Sheila caught her tuna, she got so excited that she put on her life vest, but did not buckle it. Not much good if she had gone overboard in her enthusiasm! Her's was a blue fin.
Here we had just passed a converging shipping channel.
You can see two cargo ships coming together. We are
the black boat symbol on the chart plotter.
|Happy Sails to You, Until We Meet Again!|