Thursday, 22 August 2013

Pancakes and Marshmallows

Pancake Creek was a nice stopover for us for a few days. We enjoyed the walk up to the Bustard Head Lighthouse with great views along the coastline North and South.

Bustard Head Light

Coastal View

While in Pancake Creek we also enjoyed the company from some folks on other boats who are also travelling the coast.  Of course we also had the obligatory pancakes in Pancake Creek.

Our luck at fishing didn't get much better unless you consider D'Arcy catching a Stonefish as success!!

From here we sailed up to Rosslyn Bay, arriving well after dark. The sail North was great with a good breeze and the boat sailing nicely wing and wing with the following wind. Off Gladstone we passed through the 80 odd ships offshore waiting to load coal which was pretty amazing.

Rosslyn Bay was a good provisioning stop for us with the marina providing a courtesy car to visitors that allowed us to do a monster shop to restock the boat.

From Rosslyn Bay it was off to Great Keppel Island where beautiful beaches and crystal clear water awaited. To the kids delight we met two other sailing families with children so it was a fantastic time of playing with other kids and even a birthday party ashore for one young bloke who turned 6. A fire on the beach, BBQ and toasting marshmallows along with paddle boarding and swimming led D'Arcy to declare it the best party ever!

5 kids on a paddle board

Evening BBQ

Marshmallow Toasting

We have now sailed North again into Port Clinton near Shoalwater Bay and tonight we are having our first go at catching mud crabs.

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