|Looking out for reefs...not always easy to spot from a distance|
The sail to Margaret Bay 11 degrees 57.46 south 143 degrees 12. 38 east was an early one as usual. We could see definite changes in the sea landscape. A lot of reefs and lots and lots of little islands a bit more fish life. No we have not caught fish and no doubt we will! The perfect one is waiting for us somewhere! There were a lot of massive tankers on the way as we were travelling in shipping channel which is like a freeway for trucks. I have heard a lot of stories of how fast things happen when you first spot a large carrier on the horizon and it is surprising to witness first hand.
Margaret River anchorage was nice and a lot other boats were anchored there for the night some from the Indonesia rally. There was a great white sand beach which turned out to be mangrove heaven for crocodiles in a very short span of time. See the pictures.
This was by far the noisiest anchorage we had so far. We had the wind the waves the rigging noise and swells (very uncomfortable rocking of the boat). Everything rattled and moved in the cupboards so much so that we had to rearrange them in the middle of the night.
|Nice little beach with one sand-inviting...|
|Same beach one hour later croc country...|
|Nice and very noisy anchorage|