The island behind the other boat is Browns Island - it is small and not anchorage friendly. But that's my backyard.
..and a nice backyard indeed!
The "other boat" is, of course, WAITANGI - but I'm sure you knew that already.
My sister lives in Melbourne but we're very infrequent visitors so I know little of Port Philip other than it's a substantial piece of water. Do you ever venture "outside" and sail French Island? I believe the current in the entrance to Port P is legendary.
You believe right... and nope, I've not endeavoured to venture "outside" yet - mainly because it's an 8-hour sail just to get down there hence heading around the corner and back needs a few days spare for me plus crew... but I have sailed Westernport (French Island) quite a bit in the Hartley.
Like I said- 50 anchorgaes within 50 miles of us. Known as the "bottom end" of Waiheke this is about a 2 hour sail from home and another 2 for the shortest sail back. Or we can return by going all the way around the island - that's a reasonably long sail.
I'm jealous already.. and you'll have many, many more to choose from once you move north.
But I may retract my invitation - you classic and heritage boat owners maintain your boats way to well for me to let you onto my boat
Just kidding - you're welcome any time.
Hah! My boat isn't maintained to anything close to the standard of floating furniture the guys have over there. They have a "secret weapon" called Uroxsys that isn't available over here (at least, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it).
..but let me know next time you're over this way and I'll take you out on Port Phillip - weather permitting..