Thursday, 19 January 2012
Arrived at King Island!
Well we finally got a suitable break in the weather to make our way to King Island. Leaving Tuesday night at about 7pm we arrived at New Year Island at about 3pm on Wednesday. The first part of the voyage was very calm but by 3AM the wind picked up to 20-25 knots and the seas followed. They weren't too big but they were all side on which made for a rolling boat motion - not too comfortable but definitely better with sails up to dampen the effect. We stayed the night at New Year Island which was very protected from the South Westerlies that were blowing all night and early in the morning we motored the three hours to Currie on the West side of the island about half way along. It's the furthest South both Caitlin and I have been. Today I had a Crayfish pie and although it cost $12 it was very nice. More to come soon.