Tue 12 Feb 2013 09:59
Position: 43 08.31 S 147 18.69 E
At anchor Alexanders Bay, d'Entrecasteaux Channel
Wind: Southeast F3 gentle breeze
Sea: calm Swell: nil
Weather: Overcast, mild
Day’s run: 30 nm
Yesterday's major goal was getting some shopping in. Today we weighed anchor at 9.30 a.m. and motored around to the Royal Tasmanian Yacht Club where I topped up with fuel and water. Then it was south out of the Derwent River and into the d"Entrecastaeux Channel. Towards late afternoon the wind freshened from the south, a head wind, but being in behind South Bruny Island the seas were relatively flat so, with a reef in the mainsail and a partially furled jib, Sylph leaned into the breeze and shouldered the short seas aside. Now we are at anchor in a nicely sheltered bay along with a few other non-descript yachts. The wind has died off and we will have a calm night.
Tomorrow we will work our way a bit further south with a view to heading out to sea again and around the bottom end of Tasmania on Thursday.
All is well.