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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, 17 January 2017

Resisting Temptation in Eden

We had a brilliant overnight sail down to Eden and are now here, with quite a few other boats, waiting for a reasonable weather window for the 3-day crossing on the notorious Bass Strait to Tasmania. We'll be in the Roaring Forties so it's a passage to be undertaken with some care.

In the meantime we are enjoying the beautiful Twofold Bay which has the little town of Eden at its NW corner. Like Jervis Bay, it requires a Shuffle when the wind changes direction (due to the large expanse of water within the bay) so we've moved a couple of time already and had the chance to do some walking in the Boyd National Park as well as visiting the fascinating Whaling Museum in Eden. Tomorrow a Naval Vessel (as yet unidentified) will moor alongside the jetty near us; it's used to load ammunition onto the ships so we won't be allowed within 500m of it. Photos of this and from the past few days to follow shortly.

Being in Eden means that we are trying hard to avoid temptation. We are on Day 17 of Dry January so don't go near the locker in the aft cabin that holds the wine bottles!

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