South Golburn Island to Valentia Island11’23.643S – 132’47.243E
|storm clouds building|
Leaving S. Golburn we set a course straight across Aurari Bay for De Courcy Point which then took us around Cape Cockburn at 1140hs down into Mountnorris Bay to Valentia Island where MrJ and I dropped anchor on the southern side just off a beautiful stretch of sandy beach in 5mtr of water at 1350hs.
The showers never came, the cloud still hung around for hours and the morning’s temperature grew hotter. This is what you get up north in the build up to the monsoonal wet season before the rains begin.
|the northerlies had also brought the algae|
|didn't catch a thing.....!|
In our secluded anchorage AR was far enough out from the shore for us to be able to catch the coolness of the gentle afternoon sea breeze that zipped through a low valley between the thick tree covered little island. No going ashore, the sticky heat had taken away all our strength and motivation. I grabbed a couple of comfy cockpit cushion, a good book and a large bottle of refreshing cold water and stretched out under the shade of our large covers catching a beautiful breeze as I rested and refuelled my body.