Currently located 15nm to the NNE of Wineglass Bay and experiencing moderate 10-15kt WNW winds with a 1m NE swell. Our current speed is 6kts and the temperature is 16 degrees.
Welcome to day three of our voyage. During the early hours of this morning the wind strengthened to 25-30kts with a confused swell which caused a number of the Youth Crew to succumb to the ‘Sailors Curse’ of seasickness.
At morning brief I notified a very grateful Youth Crew that we would shortly be getting them out of these strong conditions and proceeding into anchor which lifted their spirits considerably. At 1030 escorted by a playful pod of dolphins we entered the spectacular Wineglass Bay which is located on the Freycinet Peninsular coming safely to anchor at 1030.
Once at anchor we conducted the first set of rope races for the voyage, then on completion of lunch ferried everyone ashore for a swim and a hike to the very scenic Wineglass Bay lookout. By 1610 everyone was back onboard and following a short break they all mustered in the café for a Navigation Brief given by Kyle the ships Navigator.
Following dinner this evening we weighed anchor, departed Wineglass Bay and in heavy rain and are now continuing our passage north. The time is now 2000 and we are currently located 15nm to the NNE of Wineglass Bay.
Our intention is to remain at sea overnight and make best speed to the north so that we can get a good overnight anchorage at Flinders Island late tomorrow.
Until tomorrow, take care