Welcome to the Maunie of Ardwall blog

This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Arrived safely in Tasmania

The final night of the passage saw some great sailing, first with the Irish Flag spinnaker and then reefed-down white sails.
Unfortunately we didn't quite beat the SW wind as it came through a bit earlier than forecast so we had a very entertaining (and wet) beat in for the last two hours (35 knots which a couple of huge katabatic down-squalls from the cliffs) to a really beautiful bay. The rather confused sea meant that a lot of water over the deck (and crew!). We've done a YIT update https://www.yit.nz/yacht/maunieofardwall to show our location.
Having consumed a very welcome bacon rolls and salad brunch, we are looking forward to catching up on some sleep then getting the dinghy out to explore ashore; there's some wonderful walking to be done here. Photos to follow when we get better internet.

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