My new Aussie Navy hat. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
On Friday I had an Aussie day. I was invited to a barbeque on Bondi Beach. Then we went to watch New South Wales lose at rugby. On to a house party. Which was broken up by a neighbor at 2300 because “you are making too much noise.” Then to Bondi Junction to go clubbing. But we faded quickly and went home. A fun day. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
My mornings are always disturbed by voices. Being on a mooring buoy at the edge of a group mostly empty boats it is very quiet. The only sounds I hear are wave slap, rigging motion (from the swell) and XO s morning greeting. (Meow, meow. I was nice and warm cuddling with you in the bunk, why did you get up?) And I hear voices. The Aussie s have a remarkable number of early morning exercisers: kayakers and paddle boarders. But the most remarkable are the swimmers. I am not close to shore. Every morning groups of swimmers come by Reboot. They swim a couple of miles. I recognize some who do it every day. Sometimes in the rain. Impressive. I got to thinking (always a bad idea.) Can I hear them better in the morning? It turns out the answer is yes. (Nick C already knows this, but after all he is a retired Senior Chief Sonarman.) For the reason see the third block of information in the following link: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Sound/refrac.html. Fair winds and following sea
I was sitting on Reboot reading. She is rocking 30 degrees (15 a side.) XO unhappy and needy. He doesn t like the continual rocking at anchor. Rain coming and going, “heavy at times.” Like most of the day. Heavy.I look North and what did I see? A fleet of racing sailboats headed for me. Turns out the mark was only 1,000 yards away. Watched them come and round all day. “A man s gotta do what a man s gotta do.” Crazy, but fun to watch.Fair winds and following seas :)Roger sv Reboot
I forgot to mention – when Ryan and I were trying to pick up a mooring buoy in the strong current we lost our boat hook overboard. It apparently drifted to shore and was found by a local gentleman. He found Reboot s web site, sent me an email, and this morning brought it down to the shore next to Reboot. What a nice guy. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
It has been a trying week. First, my radar breaking loose from the mast on the way into Scarborough. Then getting hammered in Morton Bay by the thunderstorm. Discovering that almost all my dinghy fuel had sloshed out during the storm. Getting some dinghy fuel and a crew member from the VMR in Scarborough. Heading down to Brisbane only to have the steering fail. Going all the way up the Brisbane River to the Botanical Gardens and finding no place to anchor. Heading back down the river until we found an anchorage about 1 1/2 miles from the dinghy dock. Ryan getting sick and having to drop him off so back to solo sailing. Then finding out that the nearest place to purchase fuel on the water was 3 1/2 miles away. And realizing that I might not have enough fuel in the dinghy to make it.Enter the Aussies. First, the nearby marina agreed to receive my repair parts. (Remember that with XO on board I can t go into a marina.) No worries!As I was standing on deck this morning I noticed a beautif
They have the right side!