Position 24 44S 153 27.5E
During the evening yesterday we had a great sail, but with the strong current which we are forced to sail into, the progress along Fraser Island is very very slow. Dinner was once again great, Julie has been doing a great job. After the meal we all relaxed to some music from our new stereo. My watch was very good,we had a nice easy breeze on the port side, sails filling nicely. We spent the first part watching the stars identifying the constellations Orion, Scorpio and the Southern Cross. Once the moon had risen the atmosphere became very quiet and relaxed, Nik sang some songs and I replied with a shanty that I knew, the watch finished with quiet conversation. We made 8 miles. By morning we had advanced 20 miles but that would be it for the day. The wind remains light and while we have steerage we are remaining in one spot. The rig is chafing severely and the work list is getting longer and longer. It is looking to be a daunting task to get on top of the work, but we cannot stop the vessel as we have to keep moving north. I found out today that we are definitely going to Port Douglas, so that is where we will be. As to when, well, we need some wind.
Glenn R. Williams