Wreck on Eaglehawk Island
Breakfast Ozzie Style
Two days of sailing towards the western point of Australia. We're making sure we're catching most of the species that are swimming in these waters. So far we've had a Grey Mackerel, a Spanish Mackerel, A Longtail Tuna, A school Mackerel, Giant Trevally, a small barracuda which we released and this morning the captain had good fight with a medium sized Mackerel Tuna :) Fish on the menu for a few days !!!
Cheers to all :)
Fish Serial Killer
Finally arrived in Western Australia two days ago. A three day sail from Timor without any wind and we finally dropped anchor in the port of Broome, a small town almost at the northern tip of Oz. Customs came onboard and were really easy going, then the dreaded australian quarantine man finally showed and to our surprised allowed us to keep most of our food ! We'd been wondering what was going to be confiscated since Australia is really tough on things you can bring into the country. In the end, we only had to give up a few onions and a bit of chicken and we were cleared into the country and allowed to go onshore.
The first stop was of course the local pub where we got to finally enjoy drinking our first cold ozzie beer, served in a cold glass !!!! It was not the only one we got to ingest that night :) Such a good feeling to be back in Oz. this is where i first though about going sailing on a boat almost 7 years ago while camping on the west australian coast. I was on my way to Oz 5 years ago on the first Kalakuta, but sold the boat before getting here… So it's pretty special for me to finally be here, sailing down the coast of this beautiful country. And good fun to have Ozzie Tristan here with me. He jumped onboard in Timor for a ride home and he is catching so much fish i already have no more space left in the fridge or freezer : Mackerels, Tuna, we're on a rampage :) The waters in Oz are so full of life, we have to restrain ourselves from catching too much food :) The Freezer and the fridge is already full !
We're now on our way down the coast towards Exmouth and the Ningaloo reef, then down to Gnaraloo for the windsurf season.
Just living my dream :)
18deg, 30.062S 121deg, 26.980E
Broome tomorrow, back to "civilization" !