Why you never say goodbye.

I am in Port Dickson, Malaysia. I have had a fun week: met some fellow cruisers, enjoyed the music and company of the current band at the Sailor s Bar; and got some work done on Reboot. My plan was to head off this morning to Pangkor, a plan I had shared with a number of people. The trip is pretty short but with adverse winds and currents will take two days. (I learned to just anchor when the adverse current exceeds 1 knot, otherwise I burn a lot of fuel and don t make much progress.) During my final workup I checked the weather and discovered that severe thunderstorms are in the forecast for tomorrow. Thus I will wait until Monday to depart. I am just waiting for the “I thought you left” comments.”¬†Fair winds and following seas:)
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Tasman Sea

Goodbye to the Tasman sea. Hello again Coral Sea. I was told that the trip to Sydney was pretty easy and the trip back not so much. Sage advice. I left Sydney with two crew. After several days of miserable conditions we decided to go into Scarborough to refuel. They decided to bail as one of them was seasick for the entire trip. I got fuel. The forecast was for strong Southerly winds. Rather than getting beaten up anchored off Scarborough I decided to continue North. Decent trip until I reached the top of Fisher Island. Made the turn and headed for Bundaberg. Which of course was directly upwind. I made it across Hervey Bay in 25 to 30 knot winds and 6 to 9 foot seas. I ended up about 20 nm north of the harbor entrance as that was the best course I could hold. I anchored overnight and rolled and pitched. In the morning the wind had not abated and the forecast was for at least 3 more days of strong southeastern winds. I gave up and decided to head down wind to Gladstone. This of course
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