Well, you have to face it and bite the bullet when you’re beaten! Checked the 7-day forecast this morning in three places (Brisbane Times, seabreeze.com.au as well as the 7-day GRIB model from GRIB-US), and there is no way I can sail out of Mooloolaba until at least next weekend…
graph courtesy of seabreeze.com.au
The low off the Queensland coast is set to remain, with winds further boosted by a high pressure system pushing in south of it. Winds will remain above 20 knots with rain, heavy at times. This does not sound like fun in the sun!
I’ve booked a flight back to Sydney for 1300 today – no point hanging around – and now I’m off to sort out what I do with Sunny Spells… Must try and dry her out a bit first!
At least Mooloolaba is an inexpensive place to leave a boat. Anchoring out front, free of charge, is an option, but I might try and strike a deal with John at the marina.