Category Archives: Freo to Queenscliff

Melbourne. Day 161

Had a great evening at Lyn’s in Melbourne, delicious roast filet steak dinner. This morning we did the victualling and drove back to Queenscliff where it was blowing over 25 knots, raining and cold. We decided it prudent not to … Continue reading

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Queenscliff. Day 158

Since the best time to transit Port Philip Heads is the first hour of the flood we decided to do another overnighter so that we could arrive there at 8.45am which is slack low water. The other major influence for … Continue reading

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Apollo Bay. Day 157

We had considered leaving Port Fairy at 3am in order to cover the 80nm and reach Apollo Bay in daylight. But we decided to have a lazy day in Port Fairy, leave before sunset doing an overnighter and arrive in … Continue reading

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Port Fairy. Day 156

Went into town and had a shower at the shire building. Stopped by the French bread shop for some breakfast before departing Portland just after 9am. We have a good SW breeze for the short 30nm sail to Port Fairy. … Continue reading

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Portland. Day 155

Was lying in my bunk half asleep waiting for some daylight when all of this noise came from the cockpit, engines being dropped, then started. I heard prof say, “maybe that will wake you up”, he was ready to go. … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Wirrina Cove. Day 152

We were a little sluggish this morning for our 7am departure from the RSAYS. I blame Julian for the last bottle of red and then ports to finish the night off. It was a fitting final night after a very … Continue reading

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