Fabulous Fitzroy

Welcome Bay

Welcome Bay

In Cairns for a two-week pit stop while Matt flies back for the Sydney Boat Show, but, just to make sure we were all chill first, we had to stop at Cairn’s little island gem - Fitzroy Island - for a bit of RnR.

Anchoring in Welcome Bay - nice name right - its a quick hop in the tender to the beach and the start of a great (read energetic) 2-3 hour round island walk - taking in the top of the island which gives brilliant 360 views. You can make a loop walk out of it by then heading to the old lighthouse. Nobody complained at all (I lie)! I do highly recommend it, but you know I like a bit of a walk.

Off to the Lighthouse….

Off to the Lighthouse….

It’s not that far guys!

It’s not that far guys!

Near the top! Skipper starting to look a bit like he’s been at sea a while!

Near the top! Skipper starting to look a bit like he’s been at sea a while!

Great views on the way up (or down) over Welcome Bay. Your Welcome!

Great views on the way up (or down) over Welcome Bay. Your Welcome!

Heading to Nudey Beach

Heading to Nudey Beach

Nudey Beach

Nudey Beach

After that we couldn’t not do the walk to Nudey Beach or the Secret Garden. The names are enough, and they are both short little jaunts that repay you with plenty of beauty. After all that activity we felt we deserved the sunset drinks at the bar in Welcome Bay - and all cheers to the skipper that got us here to the end of the first leg of our journey!

I guess its what you call a tropical sunset.

I guess its what you call a tropical sunset.

Cheers Skipper!

Cheers Skipper!

Cairns - just around the corner.

Cairns - just around the corner.