The first few days of a cruise are often a mixed bag: You are excited to be on your way, looking forward to future discoveries. But you have long passages to start with and you have not got your sea legs yet. And Bass Strait is known for its short, confused, choppy seas. So guess what? Mal de mer is afflicting us, Chris in particular.
But we have made good progress along the Victorian Coast.
We started our voyage with a long day of motor-sailing and after a 90 mile passage we spent our first night at Refuge Cove on the East side of Wilsons Promontory. Our second hop, a very nice sail of only about 16 miles was to Oberon Bay on the Western side of the Prom. Then came another long passage of 60 miles to Cleeland Bight on Phillip Island to hide from the South West change. This last leg was a bit touch and go as the forecast changed with the SW arriving a day earlier than expected. We will be hiding here for a couple of days. This anchorage is very pleasant, well protected, and we are catching up with friends which is always fun.
Not many photos to share as the expedition photographer was on strike due to sea sickness. Hopefully things will soon improve on that front, as they usually do.