St Kilda, Port Phillip

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Sat 19 Jun 2021 07:39


Position: 37 51.54 S   144 57.81 E
At anchor off S Kilda, Port Phillip
Wind: S, F2   Sea: slight   Swell: negligible
Weather: overcast, cool
Days run: 33 nm

Despite enjoying a very good night’s sleep, I still found it took an effort to drag my weary bones out of my bunk at 0730. But I wanted to use the day to make our way to the north side of Port Phillip so as to be able to catch up with my brother, Mark, and his family on Sunday.

After a quick cup of tea, we had the anchor up at 0820 and motored in the light air up the Western Channel and out into the more open waters of Port Phillip.  The breeze played with us for the forenoon but didn’t fill in sufficiently to shut down the BRM until 1320. We were then able to run wing-on-wing with the light breeze on our starboard quarter the remaining ten miles to St Kilda, where, at 1616, we rounded into the breeze in the lee of the breakwater and let go the anchor in 3.5 meters of water about 200 meters off the beach.

All is well.