Prosser Bay

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Fri 2 Nov 2018 02:21

Position: 42 33.71 S  147 53.0 E
At anchor Prosser Bay
Wind: WNW   F5 - strong breeze
Sea: calm  Swell: nil
Weather: overcast, mild
Day’s run: 95nm

Towards midnight the winds fell unexpectedly fickle and frustrating. I was hoping to continue south overnight before a fresh northerly to Port Arthur as I had learned that Suzie Goodall, one of the competitors in the Golden Globe Race and also its youngest and only woman competitor, was sheltering there from a storm that is brewing to the south of Tasmania. I thought I might give her a hoy before she took off again but, in the end, I decided a bird in the hand, caution being the better part of valour, etc., and with conditions looking so unpredictable that I would make for the nearby Prosser Bay rather than risking not getting to Port Arthur before the gale hits. Also, the weather is a bit more moderate these few miles further north.

So, consequently, we dropped anchor in the easy confines of the shallow Prosser Bay at 0520 this morning.  Having rested and determined by the light of day that where we ended up in the dark will provide satisfactory shelter for the next 24 hour or so, I have put out a bit more chain, just to be sure.

All is well.