Depart Brisbane, Australia
June – November:
Brisbane to Darwin, visiting Queensland coast and Great Barrier Reef. Fine tuning Acrohc’s design; discovering her qualities. Navigating by sight and dead reckoning. Lots of groundings. Love the cruising life. Getting used to being alone.
Complete overhaul and paint job in Darwin. Acquired sextant and 2 books on how to use it. Flew to Brisbane for last farewell with family. Celebrated Christmas in Darwin.
STAGE 1 - Brisbane - Darwin STAGE 2 - Darwin - Capetown STAGE 3 - Capetown - Tahiti STAGE 4 - Tahiti - Brisbane