This blog is about my wife and I sailing our 13m sailing catamaran around Australia during 2012 2013 and 2014. We will sail from Brisbane at the end of April 2012 and slowly head north anticipating that we will arrive in Darwin for the cyclone season and head west when safe to do so and complete the circumnavigation.
No we are not sailing today we are off tomorrow. There is an
old seadog superstition regarding starting a transit on Fridays and my wife
won't sail on a Friday. We sailed once crossing the Pacific starting on a
Friday and we got hit pretty hard by a storm that was not predicted so it is
now banned. It's OK to go out for a day sail or a weekend starting on Friday
but not a large trip transit. So we go tomorrow on the outgoing tide at 1100
hours. Our first day will take us to Tapa Bay and then over the next two days
we will reach Port Keats. This is going to be all new to us so we do not know
what to expect.
We are not sure when or where we will be able to update the
blog or get any phone or internet service, it may be weeks before you hear from
us, there may be a few places in the next couple of days but there will be
nothing in the Kimberley's. Our outside communication will be the HF radio for
weather etc. I am still trying to carry out adjustment to get sailmail via the
HF radio so we can send out emails, no luck so far.
Well very busy yesterday and we will be sailing at 1100
hours today, next time I post on the blog we should have some great pictures.