CLIENT: Sail and Walk Voyage
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20210711
FROM: Townsville to Townsville
DATE: 14 July 2021
POSITION: Hinchinbrook Is
REPORT BY: Blue Watch
Today we saw most of the crew ascend Mount Kootaloo on Dunk Island. Eleven of us did the longer walk via the south of the island along the beach and then climbing to the top for spectacular views to the west.
This island is typical of many on the Queensland coast having had boom and bust periods driven by either cyclones or idyllic tourist trade. This island will hopefully have a rebirth soon.
From Dunk, we headed south into the Hinchinbrook Channel. Winds were light but perfect weather as we bathed in the winter sun! At nightfall we continued through the channel and welcomed some night navigation via the beacons.
A very tired but happy crew enjoyed another superb meal from Louise and then apart from a few state of origin hopefuls, we all crashed into bed having had a terrific day.