Hi there – Here’s the plan for getting back to Sydney. Firstly we won’t do the head-wind thing again, that was awful. Right now the wind is blowing N, tonight at about 9:30 pm it is predicted to shift W then S by midnight so we are going to keep watching the wind and as soon as it really changes to a Westerly we will be on our way. We should have a clear 24 hours to get to Jervis Bay which should, if all goes okay, get us there in plenty of time. We are planning on heading to Hole-in-the-wall, Jervis Bay if it is still blowing a southerly then sail to Long Beach when the wind changes to the north again. Thursday is supposed to be a pumping 30+ knot Northerly so we will hang tight in Jervis Bay until that passes.
That is the plan!
[Young Endeavor moving to west side of Two-fold bay to shelter from weather front]
Today we tied up at the Snug Cove Bay Wharf and refueled, re-watered and washed Nashira down with nice clean water. I went into town to get a few more food items (and Travacalm!) and Evan picked up some lubricant and worked on the steering again as it was sounding grindy as we came into Eden.
All good we pushed off the wharf and dropped anchor in the bay. Since we will be sailing at night we decided to eat a big BBQ meal of lamb chops and eggs now.
I also have a green curry chicken cooking in the dreampot for the middle of the night. Then rest, chill, get some sleep so that tonight is an easy sail.
Unfortunately our BBQ takes a long, long, long time to cook so Evan is patiently waiting. Eventually I get the call, “Cook the Eggs!” yeehaw! Finally Breakfast/Lunch is ready and it was worth the wait, it is yum!
Once that is done and dishes washed I start the chicken curry in the dreampot and cut up carrots and celery for snacks. The curry will be ready about midnight and will last a few meals. Brilliant, no more food prep needed.
Now the relax and complete any last minute forgotten chores like lift the dinghy up onto the boat.
We realised you haven’t seen the inside of Nashira so we took some photos so you can see what our living space has been like for the past 8 weeks.
[From Galley looking into Dining area you can see doorway to V-birth in left photo]
[left: V-birth nicely packed for return trip, right: Navigation table]
[left: standing at V-birth looking at Galley, right: my office for today at the back of Nashira]
[Guard bunny in Office! Thank you Bexy]
Okay I will let you know how we went when we reach Jervis Bay. Fingers crossed the weather is polite.
xoxoxoxo Kelly & Evan