13/02/2018 at 7:36 am #2451
I’m planning a trip from Brisbane to the Kimberley’s for 2019 or more likely 2020. I have the WA Guide which is fantastic reading (available free now from <span class=”skimlinks-unlinked”>FSC.com.au</span>) and all the brilliant information here (thanks by the way, really gets the enthusiasm going).
I have great guides for Qld coast up to Cairns, which leaves a gap from Cairns to Darwin. I’d like to run down through the gulf as well to below and around Groote Eylandt.
Any other info, sailing/wind tips, pictures or destinations from Cairns to Darwin worth a visit would be great.
We prefer the more out of the way places.
Also any advice on travelling out to Rowley Shoals
18/02/2018 at 3:46 pm #2463
18/02/2018 at 7:38 pm #2467
We sailed WA/ Kimberley to Mooloolaba in 2017. Our travels included some time at Groote Eytland. We followed the coast around the Gulf. Our blog can be found at sailblogs.com (search ‘Sojourn’) – crew Janie and Kevin. The guide by John Knight was helpful. We are heading back west in 2018 for our fifth season in the Kimberley – totally hooked on cruising and the Kimberley.
Kevin and Janie
23/02/2018 at 7:25 am #2469
Thanks Ross, sorry I should have had a better look.
Thanks Kevin and Janie, Lots of good reading there thanks, might take me a while to get through it 🙂
26/02/2018 at 12:03 pm #2471
Thanks Kevin and Janie
A good read
26/02/2018 at 12:11 pm #2472
I’m not prepared to risk it with the Cairns 2 Darwin guide based on the inaccuracy of mud maps but there is a Cairns to Darwin guide – here – https://www.boatbooks-aust.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=32090
Has anyone used this one it says it uses Google Earth overlays to support the findings which improves my confidence.
10/03/2018 at 12:47 am #2504
I’ve been reading Sojoun’s blog as I will heading back to Qld over the next few years…. On the way over I did a blog as well at http://rjpbof.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/ which may have achorages of interest. Appologies in advance for the poor spelling and dad jokes. I found the Knight book a bit unreliable with current predictions but otherwise it was the best reference available at the time. Will be getting a copy of the anchorages guide when we head east and would be interested in any feedback if anyone uses it first.
16/03/2018 at 8:24 am #2506
Attached are some sample pages from the book. It is B5 in size, the pages are glossy and appear to be sealed from moisture, a quality book. Anchorages shown from Google Maps.
The information on each anchorage is the same as the sample. There aren’t any points of interest or recommended entry/departure tracks and nothing south of Groote.
All in all, I’m glad I bought it.
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