26 nm from Sydney Heads.
We had some good wind last night and a positive
current under the keel which gave us SOG of 9+ knots and we are barrelling along
I can't speak for the others but I am sure I have
put on weight this trip. The food has been fantastic. Thanks a
million to Gabby & Avelyn.
Thanks also to Ian, who solved our electrical
problem which would have stumped me on my own. Thanks to Ryan for suffering
through his first ocean voyage. His remark that the "The Tasman is a day sail"
will live on. "One days sailing and seven days motoring."
Fuel at the end was sufficient and we managed to
get the revs up to 2000 for the final leg.
Russell Radio; thanks for looking
after us all the way. If we are still at sea (unlikely) at 18:00 your time I
will check in with you, however please take this as our last position for this
The crew are going to email me copies of their
photos and next week sometime I will post a pictorial record of this last weeks
sailing (nah!) motoring. Mostly sunsets I think.
Bruce Buckley our weather man says he will be
sailing on Sydney Harbour this afternoon so we are going to look out for him.
Maybe a beer tonight if we can hook up?
Thanks for staying with us across the
John & Ian & Ryan