Tue 4 Oct 2022 03:37
Alongside RSAYS Marina
Wind E F5
Weather: overcast, showers, mild
Last night, as we proceeded down the eastern side of the Gulf, the wind gradually backed into the ENE allowing the sheets to be eased and to make good a course directly for Outer Harbor (for some reason some of the place names in SA use the American spelling of Harbour). Along with the backing breeze came a few spots of rain. The forecast for later in the day was strong winds of up to thirty knots. With not much in the way of shelter along the coast and nothing new to explore to the south, as we approached the entrance to the harbour the siren call of a secure berth and a good night's sleep was too hard to resist. At 0205 I flashed up the BRM, handed sail and motored through the breakwaters, along the long dormant Passenger Terminal, past a ship at the fuel berth, and then turned right into the channel leading to the Squadron's basin.
The wind was light from the east inside the basin, putting it on our stern as we approached the marina berth and making coming alongside our berth a simple matter of coasting slowly in. At 0239 we were secured alongside. I shipped the storm boards to keep the rain out and the cat in, then turned in for some sleep.
All is well.