Departed Robe

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Wed 12 Jun 2024 01:44

Noon Position: 36 55.1 S 139 27.5 E
Course: NW Speed: 5 knots
Wind: SW, F4 - moderate breeze
Sea: moderate Swell: W 2.5 m
Weather: overcast, cool
Day's Run: 18 nm

We departed Robe this morning at 0810, low water, but having negotiated the channel into Lake Butler only a few days ago I was confident that we would have enough water to make it out again without any problems. There was a significant swell running beyond the protection of Cape Dombey and it took me a half hour to get Sylph in a position to be able to turn into the wind, out of the worst of the swell, to set the main. Once the main was set we altered course to the NW, set the jib, shut down the BRM, and have now settled down (Oli has crawled under the bunk blankets) for the hundred mile passage to Backstairs Passage.

The forecast is for the winds to ease tonight and then turn into the NE tomorrow morning, so probably a beat up the Gulf of St Vincent to our next stop, Adelaide - all going well, ETA Saturday.

All is well.