Thursday, 23 July 2015

Airlie Beach to South Molle Island Out of Sync

The time with Elliot went by much too fast.  We didn't get to explore all the islands we would have liked to but we did travel a lot of miles and do a lot more than most.  It's time for Robert and I to get moving south again.


The season is really only beginning for many cruisers to the Whitsundays who take advantage of the south easterly winds through winter to travel north.  The northerlies kick in around October/November so we are a bit out of sync with the prevailing winds but we have a chance of picking up an occasional northerly or south westerly that could help us.  The Coastal Cruising Club of Australia has a helpful rundown of weather patterns by Roger Smith on coastalcruising.org 


Leaving Airlee Beach late in the day we made it to South Molle Island as the sun set.  

South Molle is one of the Queensland Resort islands I remember seeing so beautifully and romantically advertised many years ago.  The resort is still operating and the friendly people there confirmed we could indeed anchor safely in the bay for a very early morning departure.

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