0830 Position: 37
35.5 S 149 53.5 E
This morning we rounded the south-eastern corner of Australia, from New South Wales to Victoria, once again. This is getting to be a habit. We have made some good time overnight, covering 124 miles in the last 20 hours. That is an average speed of just over six knots. As mentioned yesterday, a cold front is due to hit us later tonight, but I just could not bring myself to waste this nice fresh fair breeze. Looking at the forecast, I reckon we will only need to heave to for about 18 hours or so, then the winds should turn into the south and ease, and later tomorrow back further into the east again. So while we are going to have an unpleasant night tonight, I think it will be worth it in the long run.
I doubt whether RC would agree with me if he knew what is in store for him tonight.
All is well.
The south-east corner – rounding Gabo Island: