Here are some pics of the work on Curtis Island, these are more for the my investment mates still in jobs, and also for anyone that owns Origin and Santos shares so you can see what they are spending your cash on.
first mate mentioned the narrows crossing north of Gladstone, this is a very small waterway between Curtis island and the mainland, apperantley origin or Santos want to build a bridge across which would stop all small craft from using it, until we used It yesterday I would have not given it a second thought, now though after using the crossing it would be crime to close it. Sure it is one of the largest projects in Australia at present and gives gillard and swan something to crow over, I say build a bridge big enough so yachts can fit under that way everyone is happy.
the crossing was fantastic, first mate put a photo up where the cows wait to cross, and I'm still pulling the mangrove leaves out of the rigging.
I'm not confident in the main yet as the luff keeps pulling out of the track on the hoist, so we have been sailing with genoa and mizzen, which in 20 knts is a great rig anyway, giving nearly 8 knts of boat speed, I need to keep reminding myself that one of the main lowers is compromised until I pick up a new lug and replace the shroud again.
It is great to be out here especially now that I hear that we are about to enter GFC2, which is kinda of why I am here anyway, and no I'm not short!
Avagoodweekend, and keep working