Eastern Bass Strait

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Wed 25 Jul 2012 03:28

Noon Position: 39 10.5 S 147 42.9 E
Course: North Speed: 4 knots
Wind: North  F3  gentle breeze
Weather: overcast, mild
Day's run: 78 Nm

We successfully negotiated the traffic separation scheme south of Wilsons Promontory last night, going the wrong way through the west bound lane, but there was only one ship going that way which we remained well clear of, so no problems. Overnight we have been making slow progress against light headwinds and although we are now well south of our desired track the light steady winds made for a pleasant and restful sail. I have just tacked to make up some ground to the north. The wind is forecast to back into the north-west and freshen tonight so I expect we will tack back later this afternoon and with luck we will be on a beam reach making good speed in the right direction.

All is well.