Gabo Island

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Thu 14 Jun 2018 02:48

Position: 37 35.0 S  149 55.0 E
Course: NNE  Speed: 5 Knots
Wind: NW – F3  gentle breeze
Sea: slight  Swell: SW  1 meters
Weather: sunny, mild
Day’s run:  149 nm

We spent the first part of last night comfortably heeled to double reefed main and partial jib, driven along briskly into a fresh breeze while dodging oil rigs.  By midnight the breeze was easing which allowed full sail again and clear of the oil fields, a slight easing of sheets.  This morning the day dawned clear and the breeze light.  With a gale warning in the offing we motored for a short while during the forenoon watch; however, the return of a gentle breeze had the jib unfurled and the BRM subdued after only a 30 minute run.  At noon we are close abeam Gabo Island light.  Later tonight we hope to be at anchor in Twofold Bay.

All is well.