Duplicat's Diary

Airlie Beach and back out
by Rick at 02:22:51, 2021-12-04 (day 2771)

We bounced into Airlie Beach (well, the Cannonvale side as its a far more comfortable anchorage) to reprovision and also catch up with a few friends ashore. We also acted as taxi for our friends on French Curve as their dinghy was having a new set of covers made. It was nice to catch up with Graham and Jane, who I’d seen when here in the Whitsundays last, as well as G who I’ve not seen for a while. With our stop being quite brief, we couldn’t find a time that worked for Ben (from the trip across the bight).

We had a nice meal out last night, and this morning we refuelled (in the rain) before heading out to South Molle island. The wind is going to freshen over the next few days, and this is a nice protected anchorage for a couple of nights. There’s some good walking ashore, so we’ll do some of those before we leave.

We’ll try to work our way south a bit if we can (given the wind will be on the nose) as from Wednesday it calms off and we’ll make a larger hop down the coast (2 nights). We’re just keeping an eye on the weather…