Monthly Archives: August 2015

Esperance, Day 133

So tomorrow at daybreak we depart Esperance, finally and make our way across the GAB. This will be the most demanding part of the circumnavigation and the longest.  We expect to go nonstop for 5 days and cover nearly 700 … Continue reading

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Kalgoorlie. Days 131 to 132

Jumped in our little Hyundai i20 fire engine at 7am and headed north to the place the locals call “kal”. The low and associated frontal system passed through Esperance late yesterday so the weather should settle and warm up. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Esperance. Days 128 to130

Weather is garbage for probably at least a week and when crossing the Great Australian Bight we  need to be sure as it is at least 4 days non stop. So while waiting for a weather window we plan to … Continue reading

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Esperance. Days 126 to 127

Departed Albany at 7am and are enjoying a 25 kt Northwesterly that is sending us East at 7+ knots. We passed Cape Vancouver  (pictured below) at 9am making good time. Captain Vancouver discovered Albany’s magnificent harbour 100 years before Flinders. … Continue reading

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Albany. Days 124 and 125

Sunday markets setup at the marina boatshed, so we checked out the earth mothers and aging hippies for some wholesome food. Met Bella, who reminded me so much of my JD. Went to the Albany Museum where they have a … Continue reading

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Albany. Days 122 to 123

First priority on Friday was to get a warm shower and a load of laundry followed. A few jobs to do, the photo below shows what happens when a bolt shears on your outhaul track in the Southern Ocean. The … Continue reading

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Albany. Day 121

As dawn emerged we were 80 nm from Albany, not as cold as we thought it may have been but a dark, rainy night with no moon. Passed several ships during the night, no lights visible but we could track … Continue reading

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