V05/20 Geelong to Melbourne
09 Mar - 19 Mar 2020
30 00.9 S
146 26.6 E
Currently at anchor in Sealers Cove and experiencing light 5-10kt SSW winds with nil swell and the current temperature is 15 degrees.
Hi Everyone, Welcome to Day 6 of our voyage. At 0230 this morning we rounded Wilson’s Promontory’s South East Point then altered course to the south and shaped a new course for Sealers Cove. At 0400 we handed in all sail and entered the confines of Sealers Cove which much to the relief of all on board provided us with a sheltered anchorage. Once safely at anchor everyone was stood down for the morning so that they could get some much needed rest after a sleepless night battling the strong conditions experienced in Bass Strait. Following our sleep in everyone was up for lunch which was followed by an entertaining afternoon brief then a quick set of cleaning stations (Happy Hour). Once the ship was spotlessly clean the Youth Crew were ferried ashore to Sealers Cove Beach where they were given two hours to explore the area, enjoy a refreshing swim or just take a long walk along this picturesque beach. By 1630 everyone was back on board and following a short break all the watches sat down with their respective Watch Leaders and completed Mid Voyage Chat’s. Dinner followed with Chef Adam again amazing us with another one of his fantastic dinners. Once we had cleaned up from dinner the Youth Crew were back with their Watch Leaders honing their sail setting and furling drills in preparation for tomorrow’s Captains Setting and Furling Drills which will be their final activity before settling into anchor watches overnight. It’s been another great day with everyone really enjoying the picturesque Wilson’s Promontory and their time ashore in Sealers Cove. Tomorrow morning we will weigh anchor and head back into Bass Strait with all on board praying to the ‘weather gods’ for some gentler weather which I’m sure will come. Until tomorrow, take care. Yours Aye Captain Gav