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.
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.
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!