It looked like an annoying mosquito from where we were.
I'm not sure of what was happening in the "out of bounds" zone, but we watched numerous fires burn through the undergrowth and down to the beach. In this huge uninhibited area no homes were in danger, unlike those in NSW at present.
Numerous fires along the coast.
After 6 hours of sail-assisted motoring the wind finally picked up. We were smiling from ear to ear. This is what gives a sailor a high. It is a most exhilarating feeling being able to slice through the waves under sail alone. It's not the speed that counts but rather the motion of the yacht through the water. It just feels right to move so gracefully with the wind.
We did hit 8 knots (14.5km per hr) at one stage but the camera person was a too slow.
Breaking the sound barrier.
We settled into Long Beach at Keppel Island for a cosy evening. We now had internet and phone coverage. A change in the weather and a strong wind warning had been issued for the next day. We knew that we would have to move Sea Trek III around to the other side of the island in daylight hours.
We were both awake well before 5.30am and treated ourselves to a fresh spring sunrise as we relocated.
The back of Glenn's head again, a spontaneous pose as we rounded the last rocky headland and back to ST3.