Tacking

Position: 33 13.3 S 137 46.9 E
Course: WSW Speed: 3 knots
Wind: South F3, gentle breeze
Weather: sunny, cool
Day's run: 16 nm

Today's forecast was for a gentle to moderate breeze from the east which would have been excellent for carrying us south out to of Spencer Gulf. It dawned calm but I got underway at 9.35 nonetheless, expecting the forecast wind would soon appear, then, after motoring clear of the marina, spent the next three hours drifting amongst the sandbanks off the Whyalla foreshore. At 12.45 pm a bit of a breeze appeared, but from the south east and as the afternoon wore on it veered further into the south. So now we find ourselves tacking out of the Gulf, I have just tacked Sylph in the shallows of the eastern side of the Gulf, the tide has just turned and will soon be a knot or two against us, so our exit is going to take a little longer than our entry, but not to worry, I am in no hurry to be anywhere and it is a beautiful day for a sail.

All is well.