Position: 27 09.915 S 153 22.15 E
This morning high tide was at 0700. A little bleary eyed, I put the kettle on, made a cup of tea, made sure Oli was on board, then started the engine and let go lines to commence the day’s journey through the rest of the Moreton Bay channels. We emerged from the winding waterways incident free at 1010, when we set sail, shut down the motor and set course for Tangalooma. We enjoyed a beam reach in the gentle south-easterly breeze, entering the Tangalooma channel at 1400. The wind fell light as we came under the lee of Moreton Island, but the seas were smooth so we pressed on making the most of the light breeze up until the last half mile to go to the anchorage. For this last bit we resorted to the BRM, coming to anchor in five meters of water at 1500.
Since then we (Kate and I, not Oli!) have been for a swim and a walk along the beach to the Tangalooma resort for a quiet ale as we watched the sun set over the clear blue sea and sky. We could not help but speculate on the variety of the last few days: the crazy overdeveloped high rises and noisy buzz of the Gold Coast, then the quiet family pub in the small town of Jacobs Well set among the mangrove islands of the channels, and today the luxury of a near tropical resort of Tangalooma.
All is well.