Sailing Large, Off Cape Capricorn

The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Sun 22 Nov 2009 06:07
Position at 1600 AEST: 23:25:71S 151:19:86E

Hi All,

Weird Al Anchorwinch arrived last night and we departed Keppel Bay Marina today at 1100. Cate and the girls are taking Al's car back to the sunshine coast and Al and I are sailing "Equinox" back to Mooloolaba, complete with new crew shirts "What Happens on Tour..."

The weather is perfect and we are making a cracking eight knots on a close reach, and the miles are falling astern at a tremendous rate. Our plan is to stop over at Lady Musgrave Is, but if this weather holds in we will be past there in the middle of the night, and so will be obliged to keep on going. We'll see how we go.

Al's fishing exploits are becoming legendary, so far today we have caught three large mackerel tuna - not much good for eating, but a great fighting fish. So, having a ball and enjoying the awesome sail!

Until tomorrow,