Sunday, March 21, 2010
On the Ocean at last!
Set sail according to plan at 11AM on Thursday 18th March, it gave me a real lift to see all the supporters and well-wishers who turned up to see me head off into a stiff south-westerly and was a great start to the journey. I can't thank you all enough for the assistance I've had to get me offshore - a number of people pitched in over the last few days to get it happening and I know that as a result the boat couldn't be safer and more seaworthy than it is now. I finally set my Spot tracker properly into tracking mode, sometime after Garden Island, so you should able to see where I am pretty accurately. The going has been a bit slow as I flog it into the wind, Also needed to drag my mouldy carcass up on deck to sort out the jib sheets which took me some time to get out there and back, but it was a successful expedition. Have now rounded Cape Leeuwin and feel like I am at last getting my sea legs and into a routine.