Pulling into Seisia was wonderful, with some other boats anchored off the palm-lined beach.
Being on the lee side of Cape York, although the wind was still strong, having it blowing offshore was a very welcome change.
We'd found heaven!
We did some initial stocking up, had a couple of good feeds from the restaurant in the Caravan Park, and generally felt very pleased with ourselves as we started obsessing about the Gulf crossing that lie ahead of us. Over the next few days, I fussed over the engine and auto-pilot, and jury-rigged a holder for a blown fuse on the solar panels. We chatted with the crew from the yacht "Josida" who had come from Darwin and were waiting for the wind to back off before heading around to the Eastern side of the Cape. Lots of good information from them, as the "Cruising Guide" we'd bought wasn't too user-friendly, and information on the Northern Territory's coast was sketchy, to say the least. We found that friends' blogs....John & Kerryn's from the boat "Esoterica" and Tim and Leanne's from "Gemini Lady" gave us what we needed.
The Apollo Bay yacht "Dreamtime" arrived, and departed a day ahead of us, also bound for Darwin but planning an express trip, so we didn't see her again until arriving into Darwin ourselves.
We were running on tropical time, like the supermarket, which didn't actually open one day because not enough staff had shown up for work in the morning!