It is funny how you worry about time running out, but a few days of solid sailing changes everything. We have made great progress on our southerly journey. We left Jibbon Beach last Friday and 5 days later crossed the Lakes Entrance bar – a 256 nautical mile dash!
Some days are memorable and the last few days stand out as highlights! What made it so was a relaxed pace, the abundance of wildlife and turning the corner into New South Wales!
Our leaving the Victorian coast has seemed elusive. This is a bit frustrating and proving to be an exercise in patience. We left Melbourne on 30 July, 2 weeks ago, and are still in Victoria! We keep having to remind ourselves that for us now there is no rush, so absolutely no point taking risks!…
Full of hopes for a spinnaker run all the way, based on a solid forecast of NE winds, we left Bittangabee at dawn on Thursday. Shortly after Green Cape, Big Red was flying and we were going great guns, into Victoria, past Gabo Island, Mallacoota, and Little Rame Head.