Paradise – Groote Eylandt NT, 3-12 September 2019

IMG_4987 Beautiful clear water in Groote
Groote Eylandt is the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria and the fourth largest island in Australia. It is the homeland of and is owned by, the Warnindhilyagwa who speak the Anindilyakwa language. A permit is required to go ashore as the island is generally not open to the public. We were able to visit the Aboriginal rock art sites and do some fishing. Although there are crocs in the Northern Territory, we found some beaches where the wate...
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Paradise – Crossing the Gulf of Carpentaria 2.5 days, September 2019

IMG_4714 Crossing the Gulf of Carpentaria
Crossing the Gulf of Carpentaria from QLD to the NT in 2.5 days. The Wessel Vessels gathered at Boyd Point for sundowners to have a chat about the crossing the Gulf of Carpentaria and to grab a group photo. 8 vessels are crossing together, Ian off Humpy a last-minute addition. This is our first crossing and first continuous night sail and another milestone for Paradise. We all set sail in light wind conditions at 0400hrs for what is expected to b...
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Paradise - quick trip home and Weipa area QLD August 2019

IMG_4696 Getting ready for crossing the Gulf
​ Continuing on our Lap of Australia on Paradise – I had a few days back home to see my family, puppies and to celebrate my mum's birthday. It's great to travel, but there's no place like home. The Nautilus shells made it safely home, thank goodness. Back in Weipa, the replacement G-zero arrived, and it was successfully rigged onto Paradise. John also replaced the continuous furling line for the boom, which is a Dyneema core. This was always goin...
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