30/03/2011
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Dunwich is a town located on the Western side of North Stradbroke Island.  The Island is located approximately one hour ferry ride from Cleveland, it is the second largest sand Island in the world and a very picturesque place.  North Stradbroke Island has a wealth of history, from the early settlers and the local Aboriginal tribes.  There are authentic Aboriginal art galleries and an interesting museum.  We took a stroll through the old cemetery and really felt connected with the early settlers and the hardships they faced, these stories told to us by the worn inscriptions on the tomb stones some as old as the early 1800’s.

After some local fish and chips at the café we wandered into the Little Ships Club and enjoyed a few drinks, while looking at Somerset Cat at anchor in the Bay.                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the morning we had a brisk sail over Moreton Bay reaching average speeds of 8 knots with only the head sail up! Cruising into Cleveland and the Raby Bay precinct.

It was a safe haven form the 30 knot winds predicted.

Hello from Cleveland.  We have been moored here for a couple of days awaiting a change in the weather.  We have been moored at a dear friend, Tony’s place at Raby Bay so we have been exploring the Redlands  District

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