Mark, Barry Cuneo, Jane, Spot and Mark Warlow had already delivered Northerly from Brisbane to Great Keppel Island – then Barry departed and Tina and Laura Warlow joined the crew for the remainder of the trip north to Airlie Beach.
We had 5 gorgeous days:
- visited the Percy Islands and explored the “shed” full of memorabilia from visiting boats.
- A night in Butterfly Bay
- 2 nights out at the Hook/Bait Reef group – an amazing place with all the reef below the waterline except at low tide when a waterfall over the reef appears. We took the tender into the lagoon for a snorkel – beautiful coral and tons of fish.
- There were a huge number of whales – plumes everywhere. We even saw a mother whale give birth about 100m from the boat.
- A night in Nara Inlet
We berthed Northerly at Able Point Marina – fantastic marina with everything we could need.