We’ve been home for 5 days now.
I got 2 lovely crayfish which we devoured the second day. We then set off in a much more settled sea for Portland. The wind , did not play ball and we mostly motored into it. On arriving at Portland we met our new friends, Ryan and Elizabet from Adelaide , on Riversea, who had sailed, tacking way out , and , to their delight, nearly bumping into a big whale. We also met a couple, Steve and Jenny , in their big steel Roberts 53 , Ellebo. They had sailed across from Albany to Kangaroo Island , in one big jump, despite storms . After a great sundowners, we got up early and again motored to Port Fairy where we got a berth on the wharf , a few hundred meters from the entrance to the Folk Festival. We met up with lots of friends and got to see some of the acts.
From Port Fairy onward, we were able to sail . The 3 m swells were no problem until consideration was given , by the somewhat sea sick captain, to entering Apollo Bay harbour. Good judgement got the better of the need for relief and we forged on to the heads, entering at 2 am at slack. It was perfect timing.
After catch up snoozes we sailed up the bay and back into the waiting pen.