What an amazing trip through the Kimberley region. We departed the Berkley River on a rising tide around 1100 hours to cross the Bonaparte Gulf – arriving at Fannie Bay, Darwin around 0115 hours on the 13th September. The gulf crossing was uneventful – and I’m glad it didn’t live up to its nickname of ‘Blown-Apart Gulf’.
After being remote for a while we were pretty desperate to give the boat a bit of love, so we booked a stay at the Cullen Bay Marina. And most conveniently we happened to snag a berth about 30m from a delightful bar by the name of Lola’s Pergola. Great beers, and most necessary for the fluid replacement from an ambient humidity of about 1 gazillion percent.
It was lovely to hang out here with crew from ‘High Voltage’ and ‘No Fear’ whom we had met in the Kimberley, plus the making of a few new acquaintances. A most friendly spot!