June 17 - We're over the top!!

Position: S10deg43.80min/E142deg23.23min We had an easy departure from the Escape River and were at Albany Pass at 0915. The weather was beautiful, and we went thru the pass on a dead run with 2-3 knots of current helping us; our speed hit 8.9 knots with just the mainsail in 15 knots of breeze. We rounded Cape York in flat calm water, and with the favorable current, saw 10.3 knots! We've anchored at Possession Island and can see the tide rips about 100 yards away from us. We've got protection from due North winds thru due South winds, so hope we have a quiet night here. We decided not to go to Seisha, as we're aware of at least 4 other boats that went there today to its very small anchorage; and, we're not planning on going to Thursday or Horn Islands. The sun is shining, WE'RE OVER THE TOP!!, and it's Father's Day! It doesn't get any better than this! Next stop, the Wessel Island Group.
Picture: Going through Albany Pass, notice how strong the current is closer to shore. We were flying!

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