Greg and Ann have only been with us for a couple of days but already they are getting a taste of the Bass Strait islands moods as well as the rhythms and routines on Take It Easy.They have experienced a hot still day when they arrived at Trousers Point, with its crystal clear, flat waters, they have seen stormy skies over the spectacular seascape at Badger Island. They have lived through a sunny but very windy day at anchor and slept through a choppy night… Wade and I were kept awake by the slap, slosh of the water against the hulls and the bouncing in the chop, but our guests were fast asleep!
We have sailed in gentle, flat seas, we have walked on the beach, managed dry dinghy rides, caught a feed of squid, had dips in the rather chilly sea and then just sat, relaxed and enjoyed our amazing surroundings.There is a deep blue sea, turquoise shallows, white sand, orange lichen on the rocks, wallabies and cape barren geese on the beach, sunshine, wind, whitecaps in the distance… the typical Bass Strait islands shades and feel.
Badger Island was a spectacular anchorage: facing the Franklin Sound, a passage between Flinders and Cape Barren Islands, with their mountainous sky line, and with the distinctive Mt Chappell Island on the side. We had two nights there, but today it is time to move on. We are sailing South to Preservation Island.