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Banyandah has successfully sailed across the Australian Bight once again, and although we suffered gales, calms and winds from all directions, Jack and Jude have arrived safe in South Australian waters without injury or breaking any gear on our ship. For this we feel especially thankful.

We have written up our exciting exploration of the tiny remote islands of SE Western Australia - with plenty of photos of Daw Island.

Guess you've never heard of this out of the way bit of land that pops up from the turbulent southern ocean twenty miles from Isrealite Bay. We had sailed past it five miles off when on our way west one year, but we had wind for many more miles and settled that night behind Bellinger Island where we received a welcoming gift of a fresh lobster from a lone fisherman. So, this time, we were especially keen to explore Daw Island and more so after Ted, our ex-tuna fisherman friend in Albany had told us that Daw Island once had a tuna processing ship stationed there during the fishing heyday of the 70s.

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