We left Mooloolaba for Tangalooma (Moreton Island) on Friday – both of us keen to get away from the confines of the marina and Mooloolah River (although we were grateful for a few days of breeze when anchored in the river over New Year). It was a brisk sail, and the boys and I had to acclimatize ourselves to the swell of waves again, but it was wonderful to be under sail and feeling the boat fly along.
We sailed into the Tangalooma anchorage late in the afternoon and all jumped off the back of the boat and enjoyed the late afternoon sunshine.
Despite Saturday’s morning rain we enjoyed an afternoon of counting starfish, climbing huge sand dunes and watching the sunset.
It’s great to be on the anchor again (and good old Gerhard has put a stern anchor out too to minimize the rolling).