D-Day for Take It Easy

It is D-Day for our Summer 2016-17 Cruise!  D for Departure, Decompress, Discovery, Delight, Dawdle.  Hopefully not D for Danger, Disappointment, Dullness, Dread, Drips or Damage!

The weather gods are at last smiling upon us.  After spending two days in Paynesville for last minute jobs, we left the Gippsland Lakes at first light on Tuesday 29 November, bound for Wilsons Promontory. This first leg of our Tasmanian voyage is a 90 miles run in light winds.

Leg-1 Prom.png

For a look at our proposed itinerary, click on this link to our earlier post Grand Plan for our Summer 2016-17 Cruise. Only time will tell which of our cruise plans will eventuate, but the main thing is we are out in the ocean, sailing.

For those interested, you can track the boat’s location on http://www.marinetraffic.com  If you have not done this before, you have to set up an account (which is free and just means providing your email). You can then set up your ‘fleet’ so you only track the boats you want and enter our vessel’s name – you guessed it: Take It Easy (the Australian one, not the French one)! Then once set up, to check our progress, go to Vessels/My Fleet and it will show you where we are on the chart, whether we are moving, at what speed and in which direction. It will also send you an email as we enter main ports. 

Spring sail on Take It Easy

This is it for today, as we don’t want to make ourselves seasick by staring at a computer screen for too long. We will try and post on our blog twice a week so you can follow our voyage and see what we are up to. Stay tuned and we would love for you to keep in touch too… a comment or a like from you on WordPress means a lot to us!

27 thoughts on “D-Day for Take It Easy

  1. Hi Chris & Wade. Have a great trip. Smooth seas and steady winds hopefully! We just got back from our east coast 6 months on Bossa Nova. Will follow your journey as it is one that we would like to do in the near future. Looking at the New Cal rally for 2017. Amanda – Bossa Nova

  2. Whacko! Have a great time smooth seas & good winds hopefully will make for a good trip. Have fun & see lots of wonderful sights on our blue planet

  3. Enjoy and here’s hoping the weather stays in your favour. We have been lucky for the last few months but others have not, just make sure you take your time. Looking forward to your posts and catching up in Vic at the end of this adventure when you get back. Cheers Trish

    • Hi Trish – yes no rushing… if the weather does not allow the lap around Tassie, we will settle for Plan B. The weather patterns have been odd here and very unstable. So one step at a time!

  4. You are living my dream have a wonderful safe adventure will follow you all the way Cheers Di

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