Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cleared Customs and off into the Tasman

We left Bongaree early and motored across the bay to Scarborough. A beautiful morning with hardly a breath of wind.

Coast FM interviewed Mum and I over the phone, live on their breakfast show.
The alternator was not charging so Dad organised to have someone waiting for us at Scarborough, in the end it only needed a new fan belt. We cleared customs with the same guys that cleared me into Scarborough on ' SV Serranity' earlier in the year from Vanuatu.

We got away just on 11am into the NE breeze and beat into it all the way out of Moerton Bay.
Position at 1800 hrs
27.03.1 S
153.31.1 E
NE winds gusting to 25 knots, seas 1.5 metres to 2 metres.

The afternoon storm front passed behind us but we still got plenty of squalls.
We are all sitting in the cockpit and enjoying the more comfortable temperatures.

Everyone is pretty quiet after all the preparation and excitement of getting away, it will take us a few days to settle into the routine.
Next scheduled contact is for 6.30am 31/12/08.

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