10th of June
Back on the swing mooring in Airlie Beach. After a full day of travel, we have arrived safely back to our mooring close to reality. Even though dry June is still dominating our lives, we couldn’t wait to get to land and do everything naughty. After having no food left yesterday, today was a day where we wanted to eat everything and anything. We had some left over Red Emperor from last night that I couldn’t wait to indulge in for lunch. However, when lunch time came around, all I could find was some glad wrap on the floor… Marley the cheeky bugger seems to like fish as much as me. He didn’t leave me a piece! Therefore, no lunch for the captain. This only mad me more determined to set a good pace to get back to land.
I guess mother nature didn’t get the memo about the wind being 10 knots this morning. We woke to another mirror image ocean, not a ripple in sight. So we begun the day with the motor on. The motor remained on the whole passage from the reef to the Whitsunday islands. Once we were about 3 miles off the passage between Hayman and Hook islands, within 5 minutes the wind had changed from a very light Northerly wind into 10 knots South East. Ahh, it finally arrived. So once through the channel and into the Whitsunday passage we set full sail and covered ground much faster. We cruised at a comfortable 5.5 knots all the way back. It was good to set sails again after motoring all morning. Looking at the forecast though, it was a good thing we motored as the coming days look a bit hectic. Up to 30 knots predicted.
Anyway, so we got to land and went straight to subway to destroy as much sandwich they could deliver. We ate to quick I think and how you get that second wind of “I’m still hungry”, well that guy was in full force as we walked the aisles of the supermarket. We spent 70 clams on feeds before we went out to the islands and reef for a week. Tonight we spent 50 clams on food for tonight and tomorrow before we go food shopping again. If you can’t drink, you eat like shit. That’s the thought process we had tonight anyway. You just need to have a release once you come back to the world everyone else is in. A giant size bag of m&ms later and here we are.
It has been an un forgettable week out the reef. Some truly special times had with mother nature. Pretty stoked on my catch yesterday. If you didn’t know, I speared my first Red Emperor yesterday…
My beer belly has disappeared in the last few days. Thanks dry June. But now we just got back to land, it seems to have grown again…
I guess the next few days are going to be some exciting down days if the weather does what the weather man predicts. It might get pretty rowdy on this mooring. I guess you will find out about that then.
Captain Yosh out
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