In the morning, we went to supermarket to get more fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs and protein so our boat was loaded with food now. At 11am we left Airlie beach and heading to Nara Inlet on Hook Island and officially started our Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail. Ngaro people lived on these islands 9,000 years ago. They used to boat around the islands with three-pieces bark canoes.

Wind was not strong today, and we were towing a dinghy behind, so the boat was not moving particularly fast. The direction of wind was not very stable, plus the Pioneer Rocks seemed to draw us their way while we were trying to get out of the Pioneer Bay. We tacked several times to reach the entrance of Nara inlet. There were already a few boats in the inlet, which seemed to be a good shelter. We sailed 15 nautical miles in five and a half hours. 

Had Tikka Masala chicken wings for dinner tonight.

When we were having our meal, I heard some big fish chasing small fish outside the boat, and some even hit the side to the boat. I couldn’t sit still. Soon after we finished dinner, I took out the fishing rod and went fishing. Two big ones were on hook. But because they were too heavy, I failed to pull them up. The first one broke the fishing line; the second one spit out the bait when I was dragging it out of the water. In a glance, I saw the fish. It had eyes reflecting rose golden light. The length of it was about a very long winter melon. It was so far the biggest fish I’ve ever got on hook in my life (yet I didn’t catch it). If it’s caught, it should be enough to for us to eat for two days