A Day of Island Hopping

CATEGORIES: BOATING , CAMPING , RESEARCH TRIPS | By: Emma Colfelt

There are several islands close to the mainland that just have campsites - no resorts or walking trails. We set out to to explore a few of these in one day with quick visits (10-15 minutes each). We didn’t even anchor the boat – it was easiest for one of us to stay with the boat, holding her on the beach whilst the other wandered around, then swapping over. Here's a rundown of what we

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Planning a Boat Trip around Weather & Tide in the Whitsundays

CATEGORIES: BOATING | By: Anthony Colfelt

Once you're aboard your sailing vessel in the Whitsundays, each leg of your trip will require planning as you go. This will be largely governed by two factors: weather and tide. Or, to put it more precisely, wind and current. These two elements govern whether you have a smooth, fast and enjoyable journey, or an uncomfortable or even unsafe one.Knowing your limits Every craft and crew

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Anchoring a Small Boat While Camping Onshore

CATEGORIES: BOATING , CAMPING , RESEARCH TRIPS | By: Anthony Colfelt

One of the things to consider when camping in the Whitsundays is what to do with the runabout while ashore for extended periods. You can't anchor the boat out where it’s deep and take a tender (small dinghy) ashore and drag or carry it up the beach. A 16ft old fibreglass half-cabin with a 75hp outboard doesn’t get dragged or carried anywhere unless it’s on a trailer. It’s also not really

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