Well I’m writing on some scratchy internet, miles from anywhere at a creek called “Island Head Creek” about 120km north of Yeppoon.

After waiting out a big blow at Pancake Creek spending the day hunkering down and watching movies, we were more than ready for a day of exploring. A big beach walk/rock climb led us to some beautiful beaches again with water so clear you could sit on the dinghy and just watch the fish.

We did the walk to the lighthouse and none of the kids complained even one little bit – see what a day cooped up on a 37ft yacht with four other people will do for the attitude!!!

Bustard Head Lighthouse - just to prove we did get to the top.

Bustard Head Lighthouse – just to prove we did get to the top.

And yep walked all the way there with this crew!

And yep walked all the way there with this crew!

Beach at Pancake Creek

Beach at Pancake Creek

Back to the boat after we carry the dinghy out 300m as we were caught by the low tide!

Back to the boat after we carry the dinghy out 300m as we were caught by the low tide!

Our plan was to sail down the outside of the coast to Cape Capricorn but once we left we were making great time and so continued on for an over 70mile sail to Great Keppel Island, we like to call the rolly isles! After a night of the rolly rollies we headed into the marina for fathers day lunch and a grocery run!

Picked up and taken out for a fantastic dinner by our friends Frank and Yvonne, we were treated like royals (and also the dog) and had an awesome night, topped up by a drop off of freshly cooked banana chocolate muffins in the morning, they were yummo, couldn’t have asked for any better hospitality!

With the wind a bit more settled and the promise of a beach bbq with Blue Bayou who we met at Lady Musgrave we headed back out to Great Keppel, with the help of a stern anchor and some anchorage hopping we managed two nights quite comfortably,

Sunset Great Keppel Island

Sunset Great Keppel Island

Enough time to hit the beach bar and roast some marshmallows on the beach.

Beach fire at Great Keppel

Beach fire at Great Keppel

We left Great Keppel yesterday and sailed 55+ miles in some very active seas (but it only cost us about $4 in diesel) to where we are now and again its blowing and raining and the day has been spent repairing bits and bobs, watching movies, covering the boat in lego. Off now for a couple sundowners and a curry with the neighbouring boat. Sunday or Monday we are going to make a run for Duke or Percy Islands. Then its only just over 100miles to Airlie Beach!

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