Dawn breaks over the South Australian coast, we were due South of the Coonawarra wine district at this stage. 6am position has us 10 nm South of Robe and 65 nm away from Port McDonnell. The night was quite mild, no moon and we passed several ships. In the wee hours I was checking some social media and noticed that Craig and Kerry Margetts had been on national television yesterday talking about how they packed up the family and circumnavigated the country in a sistership to Baly. The link is http://www.9jumpin.com.au/show/mornings/videos/4477122831001/ Craig has been very helpful in giving advice for our lap of the continent and also lent us a special anchor that is best suited to the weedy and compacted seabeds on the Southern coast.
Held a good strength breeze all morning making 8 knots plus so we didn’t need to consider going into Cape Jaffa, Robe or Rivoli Bay as we can easily make Port McDonnell in daylight. Between Robe and Port McDonnell near Lake Bonney we counted over 100 wind turbines. Arrived at Port McDonnell at 3pm and were guided to a mooring by one of the local fisherman. We are now roughly halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne.