Monday, 29 September 2014

Pig Trough

Hi everyone,
We had a great day sail today.  We had hoped to sail to Hillarys and Rottnest over the long weekend with the FSC Cruising Section but they cancelled due to the bad weather on Saturday.  Pity they didn't arrange anything for the rest of the long weekend but a few of us got together yesterday and decided on a day sail to Pig Trough Bay today.

On the beach
We had a great sail over to the anchorage which is the northernmost bay on the east coast of Garden Island.  The wind was 15-20 knots from the WSW.  Some cloud but no rain.  We sailed in company with Beluga, Divided Sky and Aqua Vitae.  Kayden had left FSC a little earlier and was first to the anchorage.

Zen Again track
Zen Again speed (FSC to Pig Trough)
Pig Trough was a perfect sheltered spot for the WSW wind.  We picked up one of the FSC moorings in the bay.  The mooring was in 3-4m of water and in good condition.

Kayden, Beluga and Aqua Vitae at Pig Trough
Zen Again at Pig Trough
View from the beach
We joined everyone ashore for lunch at the BBQ area just off the beach.  First time we've used the dinghy since Dampier and first use of the outboard motor since its recent service.  The motor ran very well.

The sail back was in light winds and a couple of light rain showers.  Looking forward to getting out on the water more frequently as the weather improves!

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear the outboard is working again, we'll need to get ours sorted out as well. Could do with some of your nice weather, a real wintry blast here this coming weekend!