Duplicat's Diary

Best laid plans...
by Rick at 08:26:04, 2021-02-19 (day 2483)

We were doing pretty well, reefed down for the night, made some good progress and when the wind eased, shook the reefs out around 2:45am. Alas we made it to the Backstairs Passage a little late just as the wind turned on the nose. Motoring in 3knots of current was painful!

To compound things, the Kingscote anchorage and docks are not easy for us to resupply, so back to the original plan - over to Port Lincoln which is mostly on the way anyway.

Except for another wrinkle - it turns out to be the Adelaide to Port Lincoln race and regatta week, so the marina is full. We can get fuel and then anchor off to resupply and catch up with the laundry.

The good news is that the weather is still holding for the bight, so we’ll work towards a prompt departure to make the most of the following wind and seas to get to Esperance! So its a one night stop here at Kangaroo Island, then we push on for another 18hrs to Port Lincoln...