A spot of night fishing at the Palm Island group proved a winner for Annie. A nice 4 kilo Grassie off the swim platform. It’s great to be able to catch fish from the ‘back yard’ of one’s home.

 

We had to try the cuisine at the ‘Eco Resort’ restaurant, The Oar on the way thru the Gloucester straights.

 

Annie gets a well earned break from cooking, and I get to take her out for lunch.

 

The steaks are great by the way, and the prices aren’t too bad either.

 
                                                                                              

 

 

Liberty swinging on the pick in Gayunda Creek off the Hinchinbrook Channel. Lots of mud crabs here.

 

Mount Bowen in the background on a rare day where there are no clouds floating around the peak.

 

 

 

 

 

Catching the sun climbing over Mount Bowen to start another great day in Hinchinbrook Channel.

 

A lonely Island passes by as seen out the galley window. Annie says she has the best kitchen views ever.

 

Dunk Island, showing the damage by cyclone Yasi last year. Most of the units were wrecked.

 

Windows blown out, roofs ripped off and walls smashed in. Dunk took the full fury of  cyclone‘Yasi’

 

Most of the beautiful coconut palms were ripped bare. Some were totally blown out all together.

 

The concrete jetty wasn’t spared either. The waves tore away many of the concrete and steel piers.

 

 

We managed to pick some wild bananas that the previous boatie visitors had missed.

 

Annie out fished me this day with 3 nice Coral Trout. Then again she was lucky as I chose the spot to anchor.

 

The famous Horseshoe Bay at Magnetic Island off Townsville. We moored here for a couple of days.

 

 

 

 

 

A local told me that Magnetic Island has over 300 days of sunshine each year. This was one of them.

 

 

 

 

Ralf keeping a lookout for an island with a tree!! A dogs gotta go when a dogs gotta go.

 

Julie and Annie soaking up some rays on the front deck. Green Island in the background.