Safety First

Well there we were, boat refuelled, jerry cans filled and secured, boat loaded, even called Fremantle Sea Rescue to log our trip:


Snug and comfortable in our newly enclosed cockpit we departed, having carefully consulted all of the weather forecasts.  But sometimes the weather just does not behave.  That north-westerly front built quickly, hitting us with 25 knots of take this and not only turned the prospect of our trip to Mindarie into an uncomfortable one, but the weather window for our subsequent two day trip to Geraldton slammed shut with a resounding thud.:-(



Faced with the prospect of an uncomfortable 4 or 5 five days paying extra fees in Mindarie Marina, which is quite exposed in north-westerlies, we reviewed our options and reluctantly decided to return to Fremantle.

On the bright side we have a few extra days to stow the boat contents and complete some of the tasks left outstanding.  Weather opens up next week, so mother nature has shown us who is boss and our conservative safety policy sees us snug and safe anxiously awaiting more conducive conditions to begin our long journey.


Comments

  1. Yep, that is the way cruising goes, start with plan A andcould get to Z before you get anywhere. But the fun is in the adventure. Enjoy xx

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  2. Yep, that is the way cruising goes, start with plan A andcould get to Z before you get anywhere. But the fun is in the adventure. Enjoy xx

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  3. I wondered how you guys were faring in this weather! Hoping it clears up for you!!

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  4. Has the weather settled down this week? x

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  5. Sheila, the weather settled enough for us to undertake an overnight passage to Geraldton safely. With 4 metre swells and 20 knot winds it was uncomfortable but the boat handled it with ease. We are having a couple of days off in Geraldton before heading to Shark Bay, probably on Saturday.

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