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 fill in some days doing a tour to Kalgoorlie.
Thursday it rained so heavily our biggest consideration when choosing where to eat was a restaurant closest to the marina to avoid being stranded by the rain. We went to the Taylors Beach Bar and Cafe which is the building just below Baly’s position on the Boat Beacon snap above. The photo below of Baly at the marina is taken from this venue.
Friday we did some jobs on the boat and then shifted her to the yacht club loading jetty to make it easy to jerry can the fuel onboard. We were assisted by Kevin from the EBYC who lent us his ute as we ran back and forwards from the servo. Did the bunkering today as it is predicted to blow and rain again on Saturday/tomorrow.
Had dinner at the yacht club and rather than mixing it with the locals as we thought we might, we met a delightful couple from Newcastle, John and Sherryn. They are yachties but are travelling by car on business.
The Esperance foreshore is quite pretty with Norfolk Island palms and white beaches.
So Saturday lived up to the forecast with rain again. According to the rain radar Albany copped a lot more rain than Esperance today. I had to get dressed in oilskins and sou’wester hat to get the hire car for the Kalgoorlie trip.
Another written off doona day. Dinner onboard tonight as it is too hard to go outside and face the blizzard.