We had a restless night last night as there were 30 knot bullets over the hill tops. Windana was surfing around, the bridle was creaking and the drag alarm kept going off – especially when the wind swung right around to the NE, putting us on a lee shore and in 2 metres of water. In the end we slept in until we heard a knock on the hull. It was John and Sue reminding us that everyone was meeting on the beach for a wander along the rocks. Quickly got ready and went ashore too.
Yesterday was still wet and windy, so we ended up over on Blueglass for a games afternoon playing “speed scrabble” and a card game called “Kings”. All tons of fun with a crowd! The afternoon cuppa evolved into sundowners and the laughs continued. We watched the anchorage steadily fill up as the day rolled on – Cid Harbour must have been really crowded. In the end, apart from our four boats, there were another twelve anchored for the night. The kids had gone home earlier to w
This morning, we headed over to the real May’s Bay so we could go to the beach. After lunch, Tony and the kids hit the beach, while I went for a kayak. Another couple came ashore for a chat – and so we met Doug and Jeanette (Reflection)! We then met Jeff and Ellen (Blueglass) who were out kayaking too. Had a chat and they invited us all over for sundowners, along with John and Sue (Aurielle). Had a great evening as they were all really interesting people with a huge variety o
After some school and last minute running around in the morning, we upped anchor and headed off towards May’s Bay on the western side of Whitsunday Island. Sailed close-hauled much of the way. Coming from this angle, it was tricky to actually work out which of the little bays was in fact May’s Bay, so just picked one and dropped anchor. We had it all to ourselves, but the tide was low so we couldn’t get ashore (too many bommies). Lazed around reading and then enjoyed sundowne
Had breakfast at a local Airlie café with Steve and Michelle this morning, which evolved into mid-morning coffee with Mark and Meg also. Nice to do a few of these things without the kids in tow. In the afternoon, we took the kids to the lagoon for a swim, then we all donned our Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC) shirts and went to happy hour at Hoggs Breath. Met an assortment of fellow “shaggers” and enjoyed a few drinks, nibbles and conversation before walking home along
Spent the last few days running around chasing spare parts and getting the grocery shopping done. Caught up with Mark and Meg (Grace) and Steve and Michelle (Citrus Tart) around Airlie. They anchored near the sailing club and as we were to have dinner on Citrus Tart last night, we moved Windana around there too. They said the wind had dropped off since they arrived, but when we got round there, we had gusts of 27 knots while trying to anchor. So windy compared to Cannonvale.