Day 35 - 38 Oyster Bay Marina, Kettering
It's been a few days since the last update. We basically left Little Taylor Bay and headed for Oyster Bay marina a few days ago. We had a good clean up of the boat and a meal ashore. On Tuesday we met up with Lewis's sister Renee and Waz and went for a day sail down the channel and then across to Quarantine Bay on North Bruny Island for lunch at anchor.
Yesterday was crew change day with Gillian and Lewis leaving us to go and stay in a little village called Snug, just outside of Hobart. Julian joined us yesterday and will be with us back to Sydney, so we are now fully crewed up and ready to go. Unfortunately the weather is not playing ball at all. We had intended leaving yesterday but 30 knot winds put us off and so we delayed with the intent of getting off this morning. We got the ferry back to Bruny island yesterday afternoon and walked to a whisky tasting centre where we spent a happy hour!
This morning, we awoke to more high winds and a horrible forecast with wind and rain so we are still in the Oyster Bay Marina. It's getting a little embarrassing going to the marina office and asking for another night!
We filled the day today by getting the bus to Hobart to visit the maritime museum. What you see what some of these guys did in the late 1800's it makes our efforts seem pretty simple. They didn't even have a decent weather forecast. We followed that with a visit to the Lark distillery where some more fine whisky was sampled and we met up with Gillian and Lewis, who we thought we had left!
We're now back onboard and pouring over various weather forecast to produce a forward plan. We now have a plan, which doesn't involve whisky, but it'll probably change again tomorrow! Oh well that's cruising!
|Safely tied up at Oyster Bay - it's always difficult to leave a marina!|