Variable Winds

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Wed 2 Nov 2016 01:38

Noon position: 36 08.8 S 150 13.5 E
Course: South   Speed: 5 knots
Wind: East sou’ east, F3 – gentle breeze
Sea: slight Swell: SE 0.5 meters
Weather: sunny, mild
Day’s run: 95 nm

We are off to a good start. Winds have been variable and at times light but Sylph as kept moving and we have managed a good day’s run. We are just coming up on Montague Island and Twofold Bay is only 55 nm away. If the winds continue favourable then we should be there in the wee hours of tomorrow morning. It is tempting to press on for Refuge Cove but that is a further 170 nm on from Twofold Bay and the likelihood of making it before the cold front comes through on Friday is very low, so we are going to have to cool our heels in Twofold Bay for a few days. With luck we will get a chance to get ashore and visit the delightful town of Eden.

All is well.