Back in Bundy

We’re are back in Bundaberg, or many folks refer to it as “Bundy”. We had a delightful sail up the east coast of Fraser Island, ending up with a downwind wing-on-wing as the sun set. And then, about 9PM, we crossed the northern spit and were on a straight line for Bundy on a beam reach under a full moon. There were just a few scattered white fluffy clouds, lit up by the moon, and the light was ahead of us in the west as we sailed magically across the calm seas of the bay. The water was glistening white, we could see almost as well as daylight, and the breeze was pleasantly cool as we ghosted along at 7-8 knots for nearly 50 miles. We reached the shore breeze about 6 miles from shore which took away our wind so we dropped sails and motored the final few miles. We finally arrived at the Bundaberg Port anchorage at 4 AM.

After a few hours of sleep at anchor, we got up and moved the boat to our slip reserved at the marina. We parked right next to our friends on s/v LeuCat. Now a busy week of finishing work on the boat and preparing for our trip to the US begins. But, at least the goal of making it to Bundy by the 7th was achieved as planned months ago. A miracle considering what happened with our spinnaker sail delivery last week, and with the way the weather has been so far here in Oz. Whew!

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4 Responses to Back in Bundy

  1. Conor says:

    East coast of Fraser Island or west? Your previous posting said you were going round Fraser.

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