Movie 9 - Australia-in the wake of Cook (subtitles)

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–How does it feel Heléne? –Extremely nice.
–It's nice to be sailing again. –Wonderful to be back.
Yes, it really is.
Arne Mårtensson was previously chairman of SHB.
He left his posts in spring 2006 to sail around the world with Heléne.
This is part 9: In James Cook's Footsteps
–Do you like Auckland, Heléne? –I think it's a wonderful city.
The only shame is that it's a 26 hour flight to get there.
–Because we'll never sail here again. –No, it's a bit far to sail.
But after being there for 5 months, it feels nice to head off.
We got the last things repaired–
–and now we were ready.
We have anchored in Paradise Bay, in the Bay of Islands–
–the lovely archipelago to the north of the North Island.
–What's for lunch today? –Spanish omelette, potato and onion–
–with anchovy and parsley.
–It's very tasty. –It looks nice.
Yaghan is in Opua in northern New Zealand.
She's ready to sail to Australia but the weather is bad.
The Tasman Sea is very windy and a nasty low pressure is on the way in.
This is our weather forecast–
–if I show the thunder and rain forecast, it looks like this–
–dreadful. There's a huge rain and thunder front over New Zealand.
And we are in northern New Zealand.
This dreadful weather has to blow over before we can head off.
We had to wait nearly two weeks more than we expected–
–but we're finally on our way.
The forecast isn't great but it's good enough.
From 12 o'clock today, 29th April, the wind will be west or southwest–
–strong, 13–20 m/s.
It will carry us on for 2–3 days.
We're being hit with the full power of the storm.
If it freshens more should we reef the mainsail or roll in the headsail.
You took a shower despite the storm. Is it my turn now?
–How is it to shower in this weather? –It's easy to slide around.
–The shower can't be too big. –Do you mean that mine is?
We're reef hopping along the Great Barrier Reef.
We've come to another uninhabited, undeveloped reef, North West Reef.
Are there supposed to be any crocodiles here, Heléne?
We'll meet crocodiles in 100 nautical miles.
–They'll swallow you whole. –Just seagulls at the moment.
We've anchored in Shark Bay in Cape Upstart, Upstart Bay.
If it wasn't called Shark Bay then I'd have taken a swim.
But I don't think I dare.
No, there's danger from both sharks and crocodiles here.
We learnt the other day that crocodiles, so–called "salties"–
–often live in river estuaries.
When the food is depleted, they swim along to the next estuary.
–They can enter marinas after food. –And there are 2 tasty morsels here!
We're passing an island of historic interest, Hope Island.
Endeavour Reef lies off Hope Island.
That was where Cook ran aground and was foundering on his first trip.
We are following in his footsteps.
We're making our way up Cook's Outlook on Lizard Island.
It doesn't look like such a good anchorage from up here.
–It's looks very dangerous, actually. –There's the Great Barrier out there.
That's where we were diving, in the Cod Hole.
It's about an hour long hike from the summit down to the beach.
They say you shouldn't land in the same place more than once.
The first time, the crocodile comes and checks out the dinghy.
The 2nd time, a pattern develops and he is waiting for you the third time.
It's just as well we know about it as we're such creatures of habit.
We're gliding into Escape River, our final anchorage–
–before we reach the top of Australia.
We glide in over a sandbank.
Those two gauges in the middle are showing depth.
It's 4.8m under the bow, and 4.7m at the rudder.
It shouldn't get any shallower than 3.5m because then something's wrong.
–3.7 –3.7
–3.6 –3.5
It looks to be getting deeper again. Do you see?
Now it's deeper. Exactly as I'd thought.
We're anchored in Escape River.
It's a mainland river with a lot of crocodiles–
–and mangrove swamps down to the water, which the crocodiles like.
We've hidden ourselves behind the mangrove swamps for the night.
How does it feel?
This is the first time we've seen a lot of crocodiles.
When we came in there was one on this side and 2–3 on the other side.
Translation: Sean Holmes PrimeText International
Textadmin.: PrimeText International