It is still really windy, up to 30 knots during the day, the swell wraps around the headlands even at anchor, and there are rainy spells, but nothing stops us: we explore ashore, snorkel and the Keppels do not fail to spin their magic.
What do you do when your reef hopping plan does not work out? Enjoy what you can, relish the sailing, the company and a comfortable boat.
We were hoping to go to the Reef as soon as our friend Phil arrived but things never go to plan!
At last purgatory is over! Repairs done, friend on board, we are off to the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
Somehow, when you are boat bound, whether it is because you are waiting for things to be fixed or hiding from the weather, you have to keep yourself amused and engage in sanity saving activities. So here is what we have been up to.
After days at anchor fixing things, we needed a nice cruisy sail to remind us we have made the right decision in buying Anui. Despite the amount of maintenance which at times leaves us deflated, once we raise anchor and sail her, we beam from ear to ear and all woes are forgotten.
Just in case you think we are slacking off at Fraser Island, here is a reminder that boat maintenance is never ending. As we mentioned in our last post, we knew the war on drips had to continue!