Bass Straits

Miss Molly 4
Bob & Peggy Wilkerson/Geoff & Merel Pettifer
Tue 4 Jan 2011 04:38
38:31.64 S
149:43.12 E

Hello all,

Finally, we are on our way for 10 hours already! The winds are from the Northeast and have filled in since this morning in accordance with the forecast till at this moment 26 knots. We are now blasting at 9.2 knots towards Tasmania, a.k.a. Tazzie. There must be some favourable current involved! The sun is out, many birds around and we have even seen a couple of seals off Cape Howe, the most South-easterly point of the Australian main land.

Two other boats who have been waiting with us in Eden for the right weather window have left as well this morning, but in good Miss Molly fashion we have already left them behind hours ago and they are well out of sight. We should be sighting land again tomorrow. The aim is still to make it to Wineglass Bay.

All is well on board and we are getting quite excited to catch our first glimpse of Tasmania, of which people have said without exception that it is just beautiful. All without further description, so we will have to see it for ourselves then!

Cheers from
Geoff & Merel