Hinchinbrook Channel

We left Magnetic Island yesterday heading for Cairns via the Hinchinbrook Channel.  The Hinchinbrook Channel is a relatively narrow strait between the mainland and the high island of Hinchinbrook, which is a national park.  It took most of the day to get to the channel entrance where it is quite shallow at the entrance bar.  We anchored 10 miles up the channel in a beautiful sheltered spot.  Today we went up the remainder of the channel (about 20 miles) and then across to Dunk Island, where we are now anchored for the night.  Tomorrow we will continue north to Fitzroy Island and then arrive in Cairns the next day (Sunday).


We spent much of our last day in Magnetic Island with Mike and Lynn of “Wombat of Sydney.”  Wombat was with us at Huon and Chesterfield Reef last year, and we have known them since French Polynesia.  They are also heading to Darwin.  We will likely see them again in Cairns in a few days.



View from the Hinchinbrook Channel
Magnetic Island to Dunk Island via Hinchinbrook Channel


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