What a day of contrasts and surprises! Getting two anchors out turned out to be quite a mission. I had the chain between the two anchors stretched tight, so getting the two unshackled at high tide proved difficult. I lost the shackle, but no fingers – always a good move!
Once we were outside, it looked like we were going to have to motor straight into a south-easterly all day, then it went east, and then east-north-east. A day of close-hauled sailing in 10 to 15 knots awaited, making sixes and sevens on a flat sea… The gods were smiling on us.
We sneaked into Bundaberg Port Marina just after 6PM and tied up on the end of one of the arms. Bliss!