Herald Bight

After dropping Gilbert off in Denham on Wednesday, we sailed around the Peron Peninsula to anchor in Herald Bight yesterday. Again, we dined with our friends from Queimarla, swapping fishing stories, favoured anchorages and secret surf spots… Such a magical evening – dolphins, turtles and lovely sunsets.

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Rounding the cape
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Sunset Cape Peron
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Herald Bight

We had a pretty lazy morning, bid adieu to Queimarla, and went to explore the mangroves about half a mile south east of where we are anchored. I was a bit freaked out with tales of the stonefish that inhabit these waters, so I was armed with the boat’s gaff hook, and my trusty reef walking shoes – that would certainly not withstand the spines of a stonefish. Have made note to purchase some cheap sneakers for all crew perhaps in Carnarvon, for such purposes… We returned intact, save a few close encounters with the local mudcrabs. We then caught a few of their cousins this evening…

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Mangroving
Crabbing
Crabbing

The plan is to stay here tomorrow, and hopefully head around toward Monkey Mia on Sunday, though we have seen plenty of dolphins thus far, having the pleasure of watching a couple riding the bow of Gonyonda as we approached this anchorage yesterday.

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