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Time to leave Airlie Beach

Townsville, Australia


It's been a week since Nightmoves landed me safely in Townsville, the trip up from Airlie Beach was fairly sedate, I had an escort to the eco resort at the bottom of Glousester Island in the form of the Ardvarkians (Pete and Merralyn on thier Gulfstar 46). We both anchored up and headed for the bar on the shore for a sesson but the place was closed so we headed back to Ardvaark for an on board drink.
The Ardvarkians were heading back to the Whitsundays so I set sail for Cape Upstart, Tess was waiting for me in Townsville as she was working nightshifts so for the second time I am solo sailing back to Townsville, after a pleasant night at the Cape I set sail for Cape Bowling Green and was going to stay there for the night but the south easterly was pushing me along nicely so Townsville was my destination, I pulled into the Breakwater Marina and for the last week Tess and I have been going through the endless lists of things to do and buy.
Our departure date from Townsville is Sunday 18th. by then if there is any thing left on the lists so be it, our destination is Cairns via all the islands we come across on the way we are not on any set time limit so it could take 3 weeks,
Cheers R&T.


permalink written by  Nightmoves on April 11, 2010 from Townsville, Australia
from the travel blog: Robbie and Tess around Australia
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HELLO ROBERT, JUST HAVING A READ OF THE BLOG;LOOKS GOOD.I JUST HAD A THOUGHT ABOUT YOUR FRESH WATER SETUP,WHAT ABOUT CONNECTING THE 400 LITRE TANK UP TO A HOSE WITH A SHOWER HEAD FOR AN OUTDOOR SHOWER AND USE THE BUILT IN TANK ON MOVES FOR DISHES AND COOKING ONLY, THIS WOULD ELIMINATE THE NEED TO DECANT WATER FROM ONE TANK TO THE OTHER.(SURE THE WATERS GOING TO BE BLOODY COLD BUT YOUR TOUGH AND IT SHOULD PICK UP A BIT OF HEAT FROM THE SUN DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY)!!!!A BETTER IDEA STILL IS TO COIL THE HOSE FROM THE 400 LITRE TANK ON THE ROOF OF NIGHT MOVES THE WATER BY THE END OF THE DAY WOULD GIVE YOU A BEAUTIFUL WARM SHOWER, WITHOUT THE GAS HEATER.POINT TO NOTE: WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE LEFT THE MARINA BEFORE YOU GO STRUTTING AROUND THE BACK DECK NAKED TAKING A SOLAR SHOWER "LOL" TAKE CARE:THE AARDVARKS

permalink written by  PETER HUDSON on April 12, 2010

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