The weather continued to be overcast and we overnighted at Hawks Nest/ St George’s Bay at a lovely , sandy beach on the north coast of KI. From there , it was a sail then motor to Christmas Cove where a much needed( by me) marina berth was to be had for the overnight blow C/- cyclone Kelvin. We , again, hired a car, bid farewells to Halina, went to Bay of Shoals Winery to get more yachties discounted wine and then on to American River. We shook of the sloth and did a little walk to the old fish cannery. It must have been very old and the was little left but the views over the estuary were pretty. We returned to the jetty to find the buoy from the mooring that had let go, tied up ignominiously . Onward we went in pursuit of the high life at American River, to the Shed. Friday night is the big deal with volunteers providing three choices of meal.
We met Alan and Janet from the Adelaide yacht, Blue Dog and had a bit of a chin wag. The excitement was too much and we retreated to the boat . After the big shop at Penneshaw IGA we had sundowners with our neighbours Ryan and Lisbet on Riversea, a Beneteau Oceanus 43 . They are heading east and up the east coast in the next 18 months but Lisbet has yet to do an overnighter we so was a bit apprehensive.
Backstairs Passage behaved itself and we had a pleasant passage to Wirrina Cove then a motor sail to CYCSA and back into our old pen.
On arrival we were greeted by shouts of “Look Mum, we have neighbours!”.
Three boys were jumping around on their 55 ft Outremer Classic , Singa. They are from Margaret River but got a delivery crew to get the boat across the Bight and here, where they are setting off for their year or more up the east coast. Mum and Dad , Maria and Craig , are waiting for their daughter, who has been working in the Barossa, to jump on board and they are off up the east coast. Laurel and Dick from the Melbourne yacht Capricorn 2 and fellow members of CYAV joined us for sundowners before they head off to Spencer Gulf. They are on their last leg of a 2 year Aussie circumnavigation.
We’re waiting for Don, Barb and Mel to arrive in 2 days then we’ll be off to Robe and back to Melbourne.
Did I mention that we made it to the Spinners and Weavers shop at Kingscote. Couldn’t resist this lovely hand spun.
Singa… from Singapore of course!