|Pay attention to the line on the sea surface - tide change|
|Relaxing in the early afternoon at Cape Don|
Knowing that we would be sailing trough a very narrow passage full of rocks and reef Robert decided to sail trough it during the day which meant that we would have clear line to follow on the GPS in the dark.
|Looking tired at 4 am...our last night sail before reaching Darwin|
That was indeed a brilliant idea and one that helped enormously. The plan worked in part.The tide was much stronger than anticipated and it swung the boat very strongly sometimes 90 degrees from side to side. I was getting a little concerned and in situation like this we both had to stay focused and alert. That is where experience comes in handy necessary. It can be very disorientating when faced with a situation like this at night.Robert decided to use much more power and just power trough the short stretch. IT WORKED ! The rest of the sail was reasonably fast that day so much so that a decision was made to continue to Darwin as the tides were absolutely perfect for this.
|Pay attention to the colour difference...that is tide change.|
Tides are very strong around this area.
|Once we entered the light blue water we have slowed down quite considerably.|
|Tinker tired and being supportive. Got into a little trouble for taking pictures.|
This was a self portrait.
|Robert working out the confusion in the middle of the port|
|This is the very first we could see of Darwin.Fires burning.|
|Just look at the welcome sunset The Northern Territory has put on for us.|
|Absolutely brilliant colours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and so NT|
|Darwin welcoming us - on the way to marina|
|Have a look at the big boat supposedly owned by Gerald Depardieu |
and compare the size to Golden Legend.
|The marina lock from the outside. It looked very narrow and it was very narrow.|
The lock keeps the water from flowing out of the marina
therefore keeping the water in the marina at a certain depth.