So far Caree has covered 2306 nautical miles.
The Adventures of Sailing Yacht Caree
While on our visit to Lizard Island Andy and I came across a young couple having a drink on the beach while recording a time lapse of the sunset. We struck up a conversation and they asked us if we had snorkeled the Clam Garden. I had read about the Clam Garden in Cruising The […]
The Hole In The Wall or Gugari Rip, as it is also known, is a dead straight channel between Guluwuru Island and Raragala Island of the Wessel Islands Group. Located in the remote waters of the Arafura Sea between the Northern Territory and Papua New Guinia. It looks like a meteorite glanced through here many […]
Gove to Darwin was to be a big one, The Hole in the Wall flows at up to 12 knots so if I judged the time incorrectly it could be catastrophic, crossing Van Diemen Gulf was another long two day and one or two night trip, then the currents around Darwin would come into play. […]
The sail across the gulf started nicely after pulling anchor and heading out through the channel towards the Gulf of Carpentaria. Later that afternoon the last of the land slipped from the horizon. That would be the last time we would see land for 3 days. The autopilot clutch had given out before reaching Horn […]
A nice short sail back to the Australian main land. Seisia is a small port originally built to service the nearby aboriginal settlement. The amount of tourists coming to the cape has seen it grow into a town of its own. There are three camp grounds and unit areas along the foreshore. Claimed to be […]
We weaved our way through the many sand bars and sunken vessels into the Horn Island anchorage and joined many other power boat and yachts. The tidal flow was quite strong requiring us to anchor twice to make sure we were not going to drag the anchor. The sun sets were amazing as it sets […]