Happy Birthday, Kate

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Thu 18 Jul 2019 23:02

Position: 19 15.16 S  146 49.35 E
Alongside Breakwater Marina, Townsville
Wind: calm
Sea: calm  Swell: nil
Weather: sunny, mild
Day’s run: 18 nm

Approaching Cape Cleveland, the wind lightened so, with a desire to be in Townsville to meet up with Michael in the evening, we flashed up the BRM and motored for a short while.  Once past the Cape, the wind filled in from the east (a sea breeze, I presume) and we were once more running wing-on-wing, engine quiet, towards our destination.

At 1530 we handed sail and motored into the Breakwater Marina through its shallow channel, tying up alongside just on four o’clock. In the evening we enjoyed a meal at the Townsville Sailing Club with brother Michael, Michael’s partner, Tonya, and niece Ella. It was a very pleasant evening and I particularly enjoyed chatting (and, a little to my surprise, philosophizing) with my fifteen-year old niece, who is developing into a vivacious and intelligent young woman.

Today’s mission is to do the very large pile of laundry, chip a bit of rust, and, of course, celebrate Kate’s birthday.

All is well.