August 08, 2010
We planned that on this trip we would visit more reefs, so headed off to Walker Reef, weather forecast was good for a night in the ocean.
Arrived Walker reef at 1500 and anchored off a sand cay, beautiful setting, no other boats. Enjoyed sunset drinks and watched the tide come up and cover the coral and cay. The wind started to get up … and up … and up. Swell was throwing the boat around a bit and I could not let out any more chain as the reef was behind us. Had Lamb Shanks for dinner, had trouble keeping accompanying sauce on the plate we were being thrown around so much. Tried to get some sleep but I ended up in the cockpit most of the night on anchor watch. Experience No1 of northern reefs.
Anchored 18.18.21S 146.45.66E)