Rossel Island

Lars Alfredson
Sun 17 May 2015 02:45
pos 11:21.42S 154:00.55E
Rossel Island, Tryon Bay.
Sunday 17th of May, 12.30h
Friday morning we were up early to celebrate Thomas 52nd  Birthday. After a visit to the village to look at some necklaces we took off for Rossel island. I realized soon that the wind was to strong and from the wrong direction to make Rossel before dark.
We ended up anchoring on the other side of Nimoa Island. We had a good snorkling tour on the reef. In the afternoon we had a nice Birthday cake the girls had baked.
Saturday morning we left early to be able to reach Rossel island before evening. It got a bit tricky  when we passed out through the reef. A strong 6 knot current pushed us out, suddenly there was only 4 meters of water and at the same time Steve gets a fish on the line. It all sorted it self out and we passed through the standing waves and landed a nice Barracuda. The weather turned nasty after a while with heavy rain squalls and up to 40 knots of wind on the nose. We had to motorsail all the way to make it with light to spare. Barracuda for dinner.
Sunday the weather is still rainy and windy. We visited the Village and the School. The school have 325 pupils from around the Island. We were guided around by Mary the wife of the Head Master.
All is well,
Lars and crew