Finally Caught up with the Blog!! Yeehaa!
After sleeping in this morning we went for a walk along the Kettering main street to the Bruny Island car ferry terminal. It’s interesting to see how many cars are lined up for the trip to Bruny Island. There are skilled ferry employees guiding the 20 or so cars to fit onto the ferry, getting them to park close to each other and fill up every available space. The car ticket price is $33 return and is probably good value to spend the day exploring the island. I wonder if Bruny Island residents get a discount.
On the walk back to the marina we stopped at what looked like an old converted petrol station, now Turkish restaurant called Pasha’s Ferry road store, for breakfast. The food was great, Evan had a turkish take on bacon and eggs and Kelly had a turkish breakfast consisting of tomato, cucumber, green olives, fetta, spinach leaves, scrambled eggs and warm freshly baked turkish bread. Kim and Andy showed up and joined us. Kim has just purchased a Catalina 387 yacht sight unseen called Dragonfly. They are berthed near Nashira and going through the discovery process.
Back at the marina Evan helped Kim and Andy sort out a few problems with Dragonfly. Kelly got the gas canister refilled at the local chandlery. Before we leave for Hobart we visit some special people who are inspirational. Jenny and John are working hard to restore a beautiful wooden ketch. The thing is they have never done this before. They left their home in Perth, which by the way they built their own hay bail home, flew to Kettering in Little Oyster Cove where they bought this vessel. They are planning on fixing it up and learning how to sail it and getting up the nerve to sail across Bass Strait back to Western Australia. They have had much stress, a lot of uncertainty but keep at it one day at a time. Their goal is to live on their boat and travel. We are sending them our best wishes and hope that things go smoothly and that their adventure is a wonderful one in whatever they choose to do. They are very brave.
Little Oyster Cove is a beautiful place, glad to have had the chance to visit it again we say goodbye for now.
The trip to Hobart was a cruisers delight, wind 10 to 15 knots SE. We passed by seals sunning themselves in their own unique way.
Once in Hobart the wind is increasing and it is tricky to get into our Berth at Derwent Sailing Squadron but we made it with assistance from the occupants of the next berth.
Now its raining!
It is a good night to eat left over spaghetti bol and watch a movie.
Remember to appreciate the little things.