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post #11 of 14 Old 04-26-2011
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I got a message from him a few days ago: "Cracking sail, averaged just over 5kts, saw 8.5 a couple of times"..

It sounds like they actually made it this time and are safely curled up in hibernation in Port Stephens.

No doubt there'll be a formal report of their adventures upon their return to civilisation.

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The latest from the Womboat: "Weathered in. Won't get out of Port Stephens untill Saturday."

Now he's got all that extra time to work on the boat.

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Bugger working. We just sludged about the place. Good food, good company.

I'll post a proper report in due course but the Womboat is still tucked up in Port Stephens while we are back in Sydney. We'll go back up next weekend to bring her home.

Weather up there was pretty good but a south easterly change has dominated the coast for nearly a week and faced with a wet miserable slog to windward down the coast with some nasty looking seas we opted out. OK so I'm a great big flea ridden wuss but there you go.

The sail up was so pleasant with mainly 15-20knots out of the south west so we pretty much beam reached up. first couple of hours out of Sydney were drifting conditions , as were the last couple into Port Stephens but the middle section was fine sailing throught the night. Only freak out was in the middle of the night when the sounder alarms when crazy and was reporting 1 metre depth. What it was I have no idea, malfunction , whale, submarine, Atlantis or the the Loch Ness monster ? Got the juices flowing though. Better wake up call than a gallon of coffee.

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Welcome back TD! I look forward to the proper report - especially the part about the kraken.


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