Magnetic Island

We left Airlie Beach yesterday around midday for an overnight sail to Magnetic Island, just opposite Townsville.  We had good wind the whole way.  One-half of Magnetic Island is part of the Great Barrier Reef National Park.  The other half is a commercial tourist development with souvenir shops, jet ski rentals, and expensive eateries.

This map reflects our progress to date.  The white icon is Scarborough, where we started,  the yellow icon is Scawfell Island in the southern Whitsunday Islands where we hid from bad weather for five days, the red icon is Airlie Beach, and the green icon is Magnetic Island.  The dark patch off to the east of the icons is the Great Barrier Reef.  We still have a long way to go to get to Darwin.


Scarborough to Magnetic Island

The photo below is of the fishing harbor in Rosslyn Bay where we spent two nights.

Rosslyn Bay
Rosslyn Bay


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