Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Denham to Broadhurst Bight

Hi everyone,
Today we sailed from Denham to Broadhurst Bight.  We are anchored at 25 32.2s 113 29.4e in 5m over sand.  We are immediately offshore from a conspic dirt track cutting through the sand dunes.  The coastline here at Cape Peron is spectacular with a mixture of sandhills and red rocky outcrops.

We logged 48nm today.  We started in a 6-8 knot E breeze which back NE then NNE and built to around 18 knots.  In the afternoon it gradually died out until we only had 2 knots of boat speed so motored for the last 2 miles.  The sea was glassy as we anchored.  Here are out track and speed plots...

Zen Again track
Zen Again speed

Perfect sailing conditions
We spent much of yesterday ashore exploring Denham.  It is a very nice little town.  The foreshore is being "done up" with a new recreational jetty to be built over the next year or two.  We took a (cool) shower at the public facilities between the two main jetties.  Had a coffee at one of the cafes, explored the well stocked Caltex servo, had lunch at another cafe then did the shopping at the IGA.  Twas nice to stretch our legs and do a little exploring.

Denham southern foreshore
Dredger at work near site of future recreational jetty
We arrived at Broadhurst Bight about 20 minutes before sunset.  Cape Peron was quite spectacular in the late afternoon light and some cirrus clouds added to the scene.  We had started the passage with a great beam reach NW from Denham.  By the time we had to turn north the wind had backed and we were close-hauled for the rest of the day.  It was a great sail.

View of Cape Peron from anchorage
Just another sunset
Slightly amazingly there is good mobile phone coverage here.  Hence this blog with photos.

Tomorrow we expect to round Cape Peron and head south to Monkey Mia.

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