|leaving the Escape River|
Friday 12th October 2012
10’50.885S – 142’21.773E
Up early once again to be on our way, this time to sail the top of Cape York and to become a “Caper”.I did feel a little sad to be leaving such a beautiful river as the Escape without having much time to appreciate its splendour a little better and not being able to enjoy the company of Rusty and Bronwyn. I bet they get a lot of passing boat that call in.
|The Albany Passage|
MrJ says that AR was doing 10knts through the passage and it seemed to be fairly calm.
|fishing in the current|
|Cape York, Eborac and York Islands|
|The very top of Australia|
|The very tip - looking between Eborac and York Islands|
|We have landed|
We go ashore for a celebration cuppa and cake, taking our Shaggers (SICYC) flag with us. We are "Capers" now! Or is that Caper Shaggers or Shagger Capers? The mind boggles....................!
MrJ thinks that he saw what could be a big croc laying low in the sand not too far away, so we pack up and leave quickly. Later, in the photo, it turns out to be just a big old log. Silly boy! But it certainly made me move fast!
Steaming away from Cape York we round Possession Island, this is where captain Cook first took possession of the east coast of Australia and is mark with a white monument that we can clearly see as we pass.
The big Sea Swift barge was pulling out just as we were dropping our anchor and a small tinny flew past with several local people on board.
Welcome to Seisia and the Cape.