After motoring a whopping 12 NM we anchored on the northern side of Stephens Island in the South Barnard Island group. Actually don't know why these islands even deserve a name since they are very small and not much more than some rocks jutting out of the water. Stephens Island is the largest island and the only one that offers any place to anchor at all. We thought it was more comfortable than the ferry-plagued Dunk Island.
Thursday morning we motored another 5 NM to Kent Island in the North Barnard Islands. Kent is a small island and the anchorage area is quite small. Another sailboat was anchored when we arrived, but we managed to tuck up close enough to the beach and still be far enough away from the other sailboat. This anchorage is more comfortable than either Dunk or Stephens. Tomorrow we plan to sail to Fitzroy Island, about 48 miles north. Fitzroy will be out final stop before arriving in Cairns.
Zachary can't wait to get this full-arm cast off! It is starting to drive him crazy. The dead skin inside the cast is itchy and stinks and he wants it off so his arm can be cleaned properly. So that will be our highest priority when we arrive at the marina in Cairns.