August 11, 2010
We had heard that on high tide you can get up Creek no7 via creek 6 and anchor way up in the mangroves and then by dinghy, avoiding the crocodiles, to a walk that takes you through to Ramsay Bay.
Picked our way up the creek and got to the end, very narrow, anchored but found we were swinging across the creek into the mangroves. A tourist boat came up and took up a mooring. We heard them tell the passengers it was a two hour stop. We moved back down the creek with the intention of waiting for them to leave then going up and using there mooring. Principle behind this was that the entrance to the creek is impassable after height tide so no one else was going to use it.
Picked up the mooring and dinghied down the rest of the creek to a pontoon an then walked through to Ramsay bay. Had a good walk on deserted beach. Headed back to the boat with the intention of staying overnight and leaving on the high tide next morning. By about 1600 the sand flies started to appear and we thought better to leave on the night high tide and anchor back into Missionary Bay. Had no water under us and waited till 1740 and started to work our way out of the creek. All good some shallow patches but got through to the sand bar at 1845, then ran out of water, touched bottom and had to wait 30 minutes for tide to come in some more. Anchored in Missionary Bay at 1945