Our last night ‘at sea’ this trip. With some additional rope on the mooring bouy, we had a bump-free night. Bliss. I have to think of a way to tie off that works because it was wonderful and we both woke refreshed.
I was up early and saw some people on the beach at Daydream out for their morning stroll. They were rugged up and looked freezing… I felt a need to jump off the cabin top and have a quick dip. Water was surprisingly warm. Colleen was unimpressed.
We upped sail and made good speed towards Airlie. Rounding Pioneer Rocks we crossed path with another cat, but they were motoring, but the race was on. By the time we got to the marina entry, we were in front and hadn’t used a sip of diesel.
Motored in, and topped up the diesel. Colleen took the helm for the close in stuff and I jumped off to tie up. Had to buy the fuel on account because the marina’s eftpos/credit card facility was out of action as they were moving between banks.
Back out to the mooring field and we hunted down one of CCY’s moorings. Grabbed rubbish and headed back in the tender to grab parts, spares, and organise a new motor for the tender as the old one was clapped out. Much expense!
A HUGE meal of leftovers and an early night. Catching the bus to Mackay late the next day for our flight back to Melbourne on Sunday.