Carnarvon

After leaving the wonderful Tetrodon loop, we sailed up to Turtle Bay at the top of Dirk Hartog Island. Quite messy seas around the cape there, and the anchorage was a little bit rolly, but we managed to catch a couple of fish for tea and readied ourselves to sail to Carnarvon.

Gorgeous sunrise as we left Egg Island
Gorgeous sunrise as we left Egg Island

We left around 2 am to arrive into Carnarvon at the high tide, where luckily we were able to pick up a friends mooring. The kids were able to stretch their legs on the wonderful playground at the Fascine…

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We had a great workout carting many loads of groceries back to the boat – and to our relief – the 3 boxes of schooling for next term for the kids. I had them sent c/o Carnarvon Post Office, and as we are planning to leave on Sunday (5/7) I was devising ways to have them forwarded somehow?? Luckily, the post office has Saturday morning parcel pick up – and the boxes were waiting (kids were happy about that…) but good to know about this service for other travellers.

We have been working on our next passage plan – Waroora Station – where we will meet up again with Queimarla. The tide is starting to play a major factor in our passage plans – we feel it’s safest to leave the Fascine on high tide at Carnarvon – and we could either do an overnight sail of 110NM straight to Waroora, or split the passage into 2 day sails and anchor at either Cape Cuvier or Red Bluff. Not too keen on Cape Cuvier due to the depth and shipping movements – so we are leaning towards leaving at lunchtime on Sunday (high tide) to sail overnight to arrive at Waroora on Monday morning…

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