Monday, 2 June 2014

Home at FSC

Hi everyone,
At 0030 this morning we secured Zen Again alongside the collector jetty at Fremantle Sailing Club.  Home at last!  Here's our track which is quite direct apart from one "kink" due to lightening winds forcing us to head up and eventually gybe...

Zen Again track
Zen Again Speed
 The passage from Geraldton took 1 day 18 hours.  We logged 198nm through the water and 215nm over the ground.  Twas nice to get a little help from current.  Happily we only had to motor for about 14 hours, one third of which was the final run into Fremantle after the wind died yesterday evening.

Today we carried two car-loads of gear home from the boat.  Not sure if she's floating higher but there's much more room in all the lockers!

Zen Again at FSC
Our arrival back in Fremantle completes our second circumnavigation of Australia.  This one had a slight diversion through Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand!  And this one was carried out in two boats - Degrees of Freedom from Fremantle to Sydney and Zen Again from Batemans Bay onwards.  In Zen Again we have logged 9775nm since departing Batemans Bay in May 2011.  Here's an overview of our track...

Zen Again Track - Batemens Bay to Fremantle
Needless to say, just 'cos we're home the to-do list hasn't shrunk.  We're booked to be hauled out on Wednesday and plan to replace the shaft seal and clean off and re-key the CopperShield antifoul.  Back in the water we'll realign the engine.  After these first jobs there are plenty more waiting but we'll be getting in plenty of sailing too.

The lovely Degrees of Freedom
No more need to get on a jet plane to go sailing.  Huzzah!!!

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