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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall charting our adventures as we sail around the world. We're sailing up and down the east coast of Australia after a summer back in Britain.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Photos from the passage to Tasmania

Here are a few photos of the voyage across the Bass Strait which we hope convey an decent idea of what it was like. Thanks to Suzie Glac for her photos:

Relaxed motor-sailing (Photo: SG)

Sunset with Albatross (Photo: SG)
Graham & Roald preparing the Irish Flag spinnaker (Photo: SG)

The Irish Flag flying (Photo: SG)

Suzie serving up lunch - chicken and Mexican salad wraps

Suzie and Roald kitted up for the wild weather as we approached Wineglass Bay; Dianne checking the chart plotter
Graham getting the odd face-full of water at the helm

The seas quickly built up

... to about 4 metres
Spray flying (Photo: SG)

...and even more so! (Photo: SG)

Beginning to find some shelter from the 40+ knot gusts as we approached the Bay
Thankfully the gale abated quite quickly and we were treated to the sight of a pod of dolphins cruising among the anchored boats in the evening:

 he following morning the scene was even more tranquil:
The anchorage in calm and sunny conditions (Photo: SG)
After a decent night's sleep we felt ready to climb the rocky hills overlooking the bay for some superb views - photos to follow soon. Tasmania is such a stunning place!

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