We tacked up the harbour in strange sea conditions; there was a large rolling ocean swell, piling up into 3-4 metre waves in shallow areas, with a strong incoming tide and a chop on top, and wind around 15-20 knots. The boat felt like it was sluggish, though we actually made good time to Camp Bay. We had intended to tie to a buoy there and wait for Chris Hutching to join us in his little bilge keeler Henry Salad, but we couldn't find the club mooring. We sailed back down to Purau, and sailed into the bay where we could see Chris still rigging his sails. We had a rather circular time there, trying to pick up a buoy, as this close-up of our GPS track shows.
|Grab the buoy! Oops, missed it, |
we'll have to go round again!
We had the boat packed away by 3.30pm, and were home by 4, ready to shower and go out to Darren and Amber's party. Needless to say, we didn't stay late; after a day of sun and sea air, a few drinks had me yawning. Heather had been busy gathering treasures from the garden at River Road, so she was weary too - it was home for an early night.
Some photos of Chris and Henry Salad, to finish.