In our quest to head to the tropics, every little bit of progress north helps. We are doing small hops along the South Coast whenever the southerlies blow. But as soon as the northerlies take over, we have to stop!
And so we hopped from Eden to Bermagui, and stopped there for two nights, rafted up against our favourite fishing boat, Volution. We like doing this as we don’t have to worry about adjusting mooring lines for tidal changes.
As always whenever we are in Bermagui, we caught up with our friends Baz and Lyn, who unfortunately are not faring so well healthwise. We all feel let down by our ailing bodies and don’t like this business of getting old. But as Wade puts it, it is better than the alternative!
Bright and early on Monday 21 May, our passenger, Doug, caught his bus back to Bairnsdale and we turned our sights to Batemans Bay, some 45nm further north. But the northerly breeze soon stopped us in our tracks and there we stayed for two days!
Despite the forced pause, we always find something to occupy ourselves and some positives to focus on. We dinghied into town and did a few errants one day and lazed around on board the next.
At this time of year sunsets seem to have a particular intensity. In the shelter of Snapper Island, we witnessed another one of these magic shows of colours. Aren’t some sunsets amazing?
Now while on the subject of amazing things… You will recall that a couple of posts ago we talked about the hassles we had with the sounder/transducer. Well much to our surprise, Brook of BB Marine Electrics, who handled the replacement of our navigation gear in Melbourne, transferred some money to us to cover the cost of the new transducer. When problems occur, apologies are easy to make but reimbursements are a rarity. We are grateful for Brook’s business ethics.
Today, as we post this we are riding the southerlies towards the Crookhaven River, then Port Hacking on Friday and north of Sydney for the weekend. Beyond this, who knows!