Of course, as soon as we rounded the cape, the wind freshened and blew well into the night, rocking us around a bit at anchor.
Upstart was a lot busier (land-wise) than when we anchored here back in May. It's
We had planned to stay here for a couple of days but a look at the forward weather forecast showed us that, if we wanted to sail north, yesterday was the day. From today the wind is predicted to drop away before swinging to the north for the next few days.
We hoisted the main sail and hauled up the anchor at around yesterday. As we passed the headland we had enough breeze to put out the Code Zero and we were away.
As the sun slowly emerged over the horizon, we spotted what was to be the first pod of whales going south. By the time we reached
|Freighter-watch replaced whale watch|
|The one that didn't get away|
The catch made up for the previous day when, on two occasions, we'd lost good size mackerel within a few metres of getting them into the boat.
|Just in case you couldn't figure the size from the previous photo|
We're due over at Breakwater marina next week where Sea Piper will have a rest while we fly down to