Monday, 11 June 2012

Cullen Bay

Hi everyone,
We're anchored back in Darwin tonight, off Cullen Bay marina.  We had a pleasant day motor-sailing and  sailing back from Crab Claw Island after a great couple of days there.  Last night we joined the crews of 16 or so Darwin Sailing Club yachts ashore at the resort for dinner.  Good food and great company.

Crab Claw Island
Today the Easterlies were very light and we motor-sailed most of the way out of Bynoe Harbour.  Only when we passed Tapas Bay did we get a decent sailing breeze, and that was of course on the nose.  Nevertheless we had a good sail tacking our way past Charles Point, and then a reach down the harbour to Darwin.

Ocean Road
Scot Free
Our little shakedown cruise lasted from 29 May to 10 June and we logged 388nm during 69 hours underway giving an average speed of 5.6knots.  We ran the engine for about 14 hours.  Only a few items added to the to-do list, and nothing broke!

Trust all's well where you are...

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