Departed Australia

Blue Hound
Phil Marks & Rosy Jensen
Sat 29 Feb 2020 02:19
On Thursday 27th February we motored out from the Port of Eden, a clear sunny morning, which was rather a treat after all the mixed weather we have had in Australia. As we motored away the beautiful landscape of the mountains and red cliff edges, were replaced by day of wonderful wildlife. The graceful shearwaters and three albatrosses stayed with us most of the day. A sudden call of 'hard to port' from the bow where Phil was tinkering and we slid past a magnificent big greenback turtle, about 1 metre across. Hopefully he was only a bit amazed by his Blue Hound encounter.

Later a large pod of dolphins came to play, riding our bow wave and diving beneath us, until the lunch bell sounded and they were gone as quickly as they arrived. Shortly afterwards two brown seals swam lazily by - surprising since we were over 30 miles off shore.

As forecast the wind arrived overnight and we made good way until Friday afternoon.  Engine time - 'the iron topsail'!

Wind reappeared this morning and we're now gently sailing on course at about 5 kts.

More to follow in couple of days.