Day 6, and we are eating up some miles, heading up the east coast of Tasmania for Binalong Bay. In total it will be a 10.5 hour passage, having loitered temporarily at Wineglass to oil a squeaky anchor chain roller and clean our third fish. Another beauty, thanks Tolly.
Late yesterday the skipper and I got ashore for a brief look at Mayfield Bay, but by the time we got back it was too windy for the second shore party to take a trip. A pity, as the boat had been spotted by friends of theirs from Queensland who happened to be parked at the nearby camping area, and had given them a call.
Today has been glorious. Everybody is relaxed, and we’re happy to spend our time watching sea eagles, dolphins, diving-petrels, and keeping our eye on other boats in the fleet.
The dolphins make us all smile, they seem to radiate happiness. I tried my best to take a half-decent photo of them, and even read the manual for my camera to discover a ‘burst’ setting. Next time I buy a camera it’s going to have a proper old-fashioned view-finder, not just the massive great black screen that I can only see myself in on a sunny day! And maybe a telephoto lens too…
Barometer – rising steadily, hurrah
Grumpometer – no signal, hurrah
Tripometer – 75 miles by the time we reach Binnalong
The one I love and who makes all this possible
Touched 10.2 knots as we shot through Schouten
Just having fun alongside the bow