Yesterday we went ashore to get provisions with the trusty trolley and also soaked up the atmosphere of the various stalls surrounding the folk festival in Cygnet. A great opportunity to people watch. Quite an amazing cross section of humanity mostly wearing washed out cotton clothes and sleeping in their vans and tents. There were even Morris Dancers! We considered staying for a sea shanty session at the local yacht club but I was persuaded it was a good idea to set off on a late afternoon sail back to Bruny Island. About two hours into the trip in 25 knot winds in the middle of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel I was beginning to wish we'd stayed in Cygnet. However after getting a reef in the main, a bit of tacking and some reliable helming from Debi we made it into a nice sheltered anchorage called The Quarries, in Little Taylor Bay. Apparently the sandstone that was used to build the Melbourne Post Office was quarried here.
Today we have chilled out. I went for a snorkel but the bay is very sandy and very shallow so not a lot to see. Debi then swam ashore whilst the rest of us went across in the dinghy to spend a few hours on the beach. We are all back on board now. Moroccan lamb for supper!
|The Quarries Beach|
|At anchor with the Oysters|
|Little Taylor Bay|