Saturday there was a window to get through the canal and although it meant motoring into 15-20kts of wind and 1.5-2.5m swell we took the opportunity to finally leave Orford!
We returned to Shelly Beach on Sunday and picked up the public mooring for one night of peace of mind.
We had a lovely sail up to Schouten Island and anchored in Crockett’s Bay, next to Argos of Sydney.
We dropped the mooring in Quarantine Bay at 7:45am on Tuesday morning and motored uneventfully to Norfolk Bay.
Four nights and three days… We got back to Kettering on Thursday afternoon and Anna, our housesitter, drove us home so that we could pick up our car.
We’d hoped to set off for Port Davey in mid-January, but persistent westerly winds prevented us. Finally, on 22 January we departed Kettering, fully provisioned and fueled, with our friend Lindsay as guest and crew.
Pedra Branca is one of 3 rocky outcrops south of Tasmania.
Where is Rusalka