Port McDonnell. Day 154


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.


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1 Response to Port McDonnell. Day 154

  1. TONY says:

    Good morning Derrick,

    Cant remember when we last replied, but have managed to continue following your progress. Loved the dolphins – sounds like yours stayed around a lot longer than the pod we saw from the port side of QM2 about a day out of New York. They were much shorter and quite mottled compared to aussie ones. Must have been at least 50 of them racing through the waves away from the ship. Needless to say, we all loved our time on board and were very sad to get off! We are now in Whitstable with Ann, who hasn’t changed. Still threatening to come to Aus, but it will never happen. We fly home from here a week today :(. How much longer are you anticipating your trip will be? Are you going to call into Tassie? Hope all continues to go well. Love T & F x

    Sent from my iPad



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