Sunday, 3 June 2012

Kennedy Bay

Hi everyone,
This morning we motored from Black Point to Kennedy Bay on the western side of Port Essington. We motored mainly to give the engine a proper run (the first since its recent servicing), and also to charge the batteries. We arrived and anchored just in time to join our regular(ish) skeds with Better Than Shares and Skellum. The former is cruising East Timor and the latter the Kimberleys. We're getting quite good communication to/from East Timor on the 12MHz marine band.

Zen Again Track
We've had a fairly lazy day here after cleaning up the boat and ourselves. The solar shower works a treat! We were visited by a huge turtle this morning, and while viewing the shore through the binoculars we saw a BUFFALO! Yes, really. Seems the tracks we saw at Alcaro Bay really were cloven.

Anchored in Kennedy Bay
We declared Happy Hour at 1600 and had very nice "dark and stormy" (rum and ginger beer) drinks. The ginger beer was made with our SodaStream carbonator and ginger beer concentrate. One of our better recent investments. Another success has been the Balmar smart charger and 120A alternator which are charging our house battery bank very well.

Tomorrow we'll probably head further south into Port Essington. The weather is forecast to be similar to today, which started with 15-18 knot SE, moderated to 10 knots by early afternoon before a 5-10 knot NE sea breeze.

Trust all's well where you are.

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