Hi everyone we are a couple of late starters planning on heading north from Perth this month. We are seeking information and company from any other boats travelling north at this time. We are a 30+ foot Ali shallow draft monohull powered by twin volvo 200hp legs carrying 1300 litres fuel. would like to hear if anyone else is heading up around the kimberleys and territory coast. Our ultimate destination is Cooktown FNQ but not really worried when we get there.
Most people cruising the Kimberley will be there now, and the boats heading east usually head back to Darwin in Sept and Oct, with the aim of leaving Darwin to cross the Gulf of Carpentaria and down the east coast in Nov or early Dec, when hopefully the strong southeasterlies are easing in strength, or if your’re really lucky, change to northwesterly. You will likely catch up with boats heading east in Darwin.