Back at the Squadron

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Sat 10 Sep 2022 11:37
Position: 34 46.42 S 138 29.39 E
Alongside RSAYS
Wind: calm Sea: calm Swell: nil
Weather: mostly overcast, mild
Day's Run: 33 nm

This morning we weighed anchor to a light southerly breeze, running off to the NE to clear out of Port Vincent, then continued north around North Spit towards Port Alfred. We drew abeam of the beacon marking the shoal extending NE of Port Alfred at 1230 and, after a cursory inspection of the small holiday village lining the shore, altered course to the east to recross the Gulf of St Vincent and head back towards Adelaide.
The winds were light and grew lighter as the afternoon wore on. I want to be on deck early tomorrow to help John and Brigid set up for their launching ceremonies for "Brindabella Sailing" so, as Sylph's speed dropped off, I flashed up the BRM so as to be back at the Squadron at a reasonable time. The wind picked up a little towards late afternoon and we got a little more sailing in but as the sun set and the wind faded once again, we once more resorted to the BRM and motored the remaining eight miles to come alongside the Squadron maintenance dock at 1935.
It was a very short sojourn but nonetheless it was good to get away from the dock for a little while, and also to give the BRM a bit of a run after its recent overhaul.
All is well.