Adelaide or ...

Noon Position: 38 19.1 S 144 31.2 E
Course: South West Speed: 3 knots
Wind: South East, F3 – gentle breeze
Sea: slight Swell: South West 1.5 meters
Weather: sunny, cool
Day’s Run (16 hours): 45 nm

While stuck in harbour sheltering from the strong westerlies over the last few days, I took the opportunity to catch up with my brother Mark, his partner Monica, and their two children, Isabella and Archer. It was a lot of fun but now the weather has broken and we are under way again. We still have 500 miles to go to Adelaide so I did not want to waste any of the favourable winds and we got under way just before sunset last night, crossed Port Phillip and negotiated the Rip at dawn. Unfortunately my timing going out was not as good as it was going in because we got to the heads on our way out at the peak ebb stream. Fortunately there was not much wind so the overfalls were not too difficult to negotiate.

Once outside the heads we drifted about a bit but now at last a light breeze has sprung up and we are making good over three knots. Now I definitely feel the need for a LLD (little lie down).

All is well.