Well here we are safely in Eden. After the blow on Sunday we woke to a beautiful calm Monday morning in Huskisson. We easily picked up Ash from the beach and then had a champagne sail for most of the afternoon, out of Jervis Bay and then 180 degrees south. Sadly the wind died in the evening and so the engine went on and even more sadly stayed on all night. Despite that it was a lovely trip down and Ash even got a view of dolphins swimming through bio-luminescence when on his watch.
We arrived in Eden at about 11am this morning and tied up with the fishing boats to get a bit more diesel and a few more provisions. We then headed across the bay and are now safely anchored in East Boyd Bay, next to a big Japanese owned wood chip facility and some beautiful beaches. We have scoured the weather reports and spoken to the locals and everyone seems to agree that the next few days should be "ideal" for a Bass Strait crossing. So after a good sleep tonight we will be off tomorrow for the big leg of the trip. We are aiming to be in Wineglass Bay on the Freycinet Peninsular by Friday afternoon.
|Peaceful Anchorage - Huskisson|
|In amongst the fishing boats|
|At anchor East Boyd Bay, Eden|