Tue 12 Mar 2013 04:01
Alongside Apollo Bay
Wind: South east F4 moderate breeze
Day's Run: 80 nm
Unfortunately I was right, the winds were light overnight, so we ended up drifting and wallowing around in the swell, which made for a long and tiring night. At sunrise we were off Apollo Bay and while we now have fresh favourable winds, by my calculation they would have turned against us before I could make the next safe haven. Consequently I decided to make for here to shelter until the front has passed and conditions turn more favourable for continuing back to Adelaide. This leaves 410 miles to go. I shall try and get going again on Thursday. We will no doubt have to push a few headwinds, but we will just have to trim our sails to suit.
In the meantime RC and I shall enjoy the sights and sounds of Apollo Bay. But first, a little nap. RC is way ahead of me.
All is well.