|Pool with a View|
We motored up the Straits in superb but now windless weather to Gary's Anchorage for the night. A run ashore in the dinghy and we were met with signs warning of crocodiles so any thoughts of swimming were quickly shelved.
|Dawn at Gary's Anchorage|
The next day we continued our way through the winding and shallow Sandy Straits up to Kingfisher Bay for the night. There is a resort here and they welcome yachties so we dinghied in for a swim in the pool where we were sure of encountering no crocs!
The Sandy Straits are full of marine life with numerous turtles, Indo Pacific Humpback Dolphins and various wader birds sighted along the way.
On Monday we sailed under spinnaker up into Platypus Bay where we had an amazing encounter with some Humpback Whales. The whales here are spending time in the bay and actually swim around the boats so we had whales underneath and all around us as we drifted with the wind! This is an amazing place to see the whales as they are not travelling through the bay but instead just spending time before moving off again. Check out the video below.
|Spinnaker run up into Platypus Bay|