We left the Hunter River with the outgoing tide at lunch, with winds predicted to be south to south west. Perfect we thought, but the wind was light west (on the nose again) and it strengthened into the north west producing the most uncomfortable sail of the Kimberley. A good lesson not to get wind against tide if possible. It looked much worse that it was though.
Arrived late into a protected anchorage east of Kartja Island and we were able to get another good feed of oysters off the low tide rocks the next morning. We then moved to a bay further east and ventured up a long ravine on the incoming tide with the tender. Arrived at the end of the creek too early and struggled to get onto the rocky shore in a safe manner. After some convincing and dinghy scrapping, we got to explore a lovely stream flowing over the sandstone boulders.
From here, we left on the 3am tide and sailed around to Swift bay, dropping anchor around lunch and having some visitors, before going to explore.
The next couple of days we explored other parts of the area and were once again humbled, thinking of the lives that had been lived throughout this land and we felt amazingly lucky to be able to have experienced this place.