On advice from the locals, I'm delaying leaving Albany until tomorrow morning to let the weather settle into a more favourable weather pattern. We had quite a storm down here last night so the sea state is very messy, and the south westerly is now not arriving until during the night sometime. So despite somewhat chomping at the bit to get going, I will accept the local wisdom and wait another day. Also Friday is not viewed as a favourable day to leave port, and I am not inclined to tempt fate this time around. Having taken bananas with me on the trip from Rockingham despite being advised that that was inviting trouble, I am not prepared to take such risks again. Hence no bananas from now on, and no leaving on Friday either.
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