This week of crusing, we spent a couple of extra days at Airlie Seashore and went crusing to South Molle Island.
The primary few days of this weeks crusing noticed little of the aforementioned. Nonetheless, with nice anchor holding and shore amenities, we weren’t complaining.
Whereas ready it out in Airlie Seashore for Haylea to reach, I used to be in a position to profit from the mainland anchorage earlier than crusing out to the islands. This offered alternatives for morning runs and lap swims within the Airlie Lagoon, which is a fresh-water lap pool by the shore.
Dwelling on a ship additionally implies that you’ll by no means miss a dawn or sundown. This week, we had been lucky sufficient to witness some absolute beauties roll by way of.
Crusing to South Molle Island
After finishing work for the week, we had been once more prepared for island-life. We determined to start the journey by crusing to South Molle Island, a good looking island that we had been fortunate to have all to ourselves for a couple of days.
For these crusing to South Molle Island, the North finish, referred to as Bauer Bay, affords the most effective anchorage in developed South East commerce winds.
The East aspect of the bay has a number of buoys, which was used for guests to the resort. Nonetheless, anchoring simply beside them is an effective selection for defense and good holding.
South Molle Island Deserted Resort
The primary anchorage location on South Molle Island sits simply outdoors a as soon as bustling beachside resort.
Sadly, this resort was utterly destroyed throughout a cyclone in 2016. I’m positive that the brand new homeowners weren’t too completely happy about this, particularly contemplating that they had simply bought it for $25 million a couple of months earlier.
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Mountain climbing and Bushwalk Tracks on South Molle Island
It appears that evidently not many make the selection of crusing to South Molle Island, which suggests you’ll most likely get the complete island to your self when you resolve to cease.
There are a number of strolling tracks which can be maintained by the QLD Nationwide Parks. I’m undecided how often they do that, however after mountain climbing a lot of the open tracks, it’s clear they need to do it very often.
There are a number of island hikes and viewpoints to discover, the most effective of which is Spion Kop on the North-East nook. The hike takes roughly an hour and a half from Bauer Bay seaside, with winding grassy hills and spectacular views over each the Whitsunday Islands and Daydream Island.
South Molle Island Sunsets
Having an entire island to ourselves was too good to cross up. So we determined to spend the remainder of the week enjoyable and exploring the island.
True to the Whitsunday fame, the islands provided some unimaginable dawn and sunsets which I used to be in a position to seize with the drone.
Returning to Airlie
After crusing to South Molle Island and exploring, we returned again to Airlie to work and provision for a couple of days.
Up the mast
On account of a cussed wind-indicator, I needed to scale up the ahead mast a complete of 4 instances in a single week.
It did supply some fairly respectable views of Airlie Seashore.
After soldering on a brand new battery, enjoying with channel settings and replugging a misplaced wire, we realized the precious lesson of testing one thing earlier than mounting it on the masthead.
Onto Hamilton Island
The plans for subsequent week are to select up Haylea, who will likely be flying into Hamilton Island and becoming a member of us on our journey to the Daintree.
We’ll even be heading to Whitsunday Island and testing the world’s primary rated seaside.