Yesterday we had a lazy day anchored at Shelter Bay. Winds were light for most of the day. Although it was sunny the air was quite cool. Last night was a little uncomfortable due to a wind over tide situation putting the boat beam-on to a slight swell. Rolly.
It was interesting watching the 2m swell breaking on the SW side of Dirk Hartog island. Despite the relatively low swell the spume was thrown high in the air and there was a distinct hazy area which extended several hundred meters aloft.
|Low swell breaking on Dirk Hartog|
Approaching Meade Island we stayed well offshore until ENE of the island. Even then we went across shallows of about 2.2m (reduced to chart datum). Once over the shallows the bay E of the island had about 2.5m, allowing us to anchor in 3m of actual water depth.
We are at anchor at Meade Island at 25 59.9s 113 11.9e in 3m over sand/rock. Here's today's track...
|Zen Again Track|
|Dirk Hartog station homestead|