Cruising the Queensland Coast in our motor boat Mood Swings begins!
Exhausted from all the prep and the last minute push to finish our latest course Locating Livies – we were so relieved to be underway!
And the new website only went live a day or so before as well.
Of course a northerly was due to kick in later in the day. So we high tailed it to High Island with both vessels on cruise to make up some time.
When cruising the Queensland Coast, sometimes we tow the Blue Boat. Mostly at around 8 knots, either beside or behind Mood Swings.
Sometimes, it we have to make up time, we get both boats on the plane and travel together.
If it’s super rough, Karen sits the blue boat in behind Mood Swings and lets her bigger bulk do all the work, smashing down the waves.
But not today.
CRUISING THE QUEENSLAND COAST
Years ago we always had to cut holidays short as Ryan always seemed to get booked for charters.
So in 2014 we created our online fishing courses.
For the express reason – so we could get away and begin cruising the Queensland coast.
We have done a few trips. Last year we visited Princess Charlotte Bay and Lizard Island.
This time the plan was to go much longer (for several months), visiting the Swain Reefs.
Before heading possibly as far south as Brisbane.
On day one, we reached a safe anchorage at Goold Island.
Before going ashore to explore the council operated Garden Island nearby.
Join us in Episode 2 of our trip crusing the Queensland coast from Cairns to Goold Island.
GEAR AND TACKLE
If you’d like to know more about the kind of fishing gear we take while cruisig the Queensland coast, click the link below for our gear and tackle cheat sheet.
Includes the electronics we run in each boat and our favourite lures as well.
I hope you enjoyed Episode 2 of our south to the Swains series – departure day.
Be sure and catch boat prep and provisioning in Episode 1 – simply click here to bounce back
And while you’re here, why not take a look at some of our other tips and fishing action videos below.
Oh and here are some things you might want to keep an eye on if you run an outboard.
• Water in your fuel can be costly