Snug Cove

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Mon 27 May 2013 04:57
Position: 37 04.36 S 149 54.01 E
At anchor Snug Cove
Wind: South F1 light air
Sea: calm Swell: negligible
Weather: overcast, passing showers, mild
Day’s run: 122 nm

Apart from being a little tiring and taking one heavy roll as we rounded Gabo Island, which sent a few things flying across the saloon, a few of which are yet to be relocated, namely one rechargeable triple A battery, the last twenty four hours have been uneventful. We continued making good speed averaging close to seven knots, running wing on wing with triple reefed mainsail and number three jib. We rounded Gabo Island at eleven o’clock last night when we took our heavy roll. A short while later we gybed and dropped the jib pole so we could come up on to a reach to close the coast and Twofold Bay. At two o’clock we passed Green Cape, came closer on to the wind and, as the wind eased, started knocking reefs out of the main. By five we were tacking in light airs under full sail into Twofold Bay and at five thirty I handed all sail and started the engine to motor the last mile or so to anchor.

I have now had a good snooze, a nice hot shower, a change of clothes, done the dishes, and given the boat a tidy up. Bellbirds are chiming in the bush nearby. I might go for a leg stretch ashore.

All is well.