We went alongside in a berth at Port Bundaberg Marina this morning at 0900 hours with the tide ripping out and the wind trying to blow us off the dock made it interesting but being placed on the end of the finger makes life a little easier as we did not have to worry about another boat alongside. This marina always has someone on dockside to help you tie up its one of the few marinas to offer this service without being asked.
Once secure we went to book in and the staff are always friendly and it was good to catch up with them again. We popped in to say hello to Kirsty in the chandlery, of course Richard and Sam are no longer there as they are now in New Zealand. We did learn some bad news regarding them from a fellow yachty, Sam has got terminal cancer of the curvex and that is sad, they had such plans selling the business and going sailing, our hearts go out to them both.
Once settled Nancy went to do the laundry and I gave the boat a wash down and went to the chandlery for my fix, love chandlery shops. I renewed our lifebuoys as the old ones were looking a little shabby.
4 May 2012
Nancy went shopping for stores this morning and I stayed aboard to do some small maintenance items we are having a quiet day the weather is not that great it is cool with scud showers coming and going. This afternoon Wayne from the yacht brokers here is hosting the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club's monthly get together so we will attend that.
Tomorrow we are sailing for Lady Musgrave Island approximately 50 NMS north of us, the weather is supposed to be fine with very little wind on Sunday through to Wednesday ideal weather for there. We will be out of phone and internet range for that period of time, we will sail from there on Tuesday of Wednesday for Great Keppel Island. So this will be the last scribbles until then.