From the top of Curtis Island we sailed to Great Keppel Island. Thought we were going to have a few days of relaxation here as the beach looked amazing but the swell picked up at sunset and it became so topsy turvey. I actually started writing this blog last night but had to abandon as I was feeling pretty sick. Mark had to take over cooking dinner as I couldn't face the galley. Ali and I ate a small dinner not knowing if it was going to stay down !!!! I doubt whether we got more than 3 hours sleep it was so noisy with all thhe saucepans and plates rattling, not to mention the non-stop Disney ride we were taking part in.
Today we set off very early to get out of the mess. Brasher we sailed past Pumpkin Island in the 2 metre swell, but didn't stop as at that stage Ali was really sick and me not much better. It wasn't such a good day. I was insisting to Mark we head over to the Marina at Rosslyn Bay as just wanted to get on land and a good sleep. Mark insisted we keep heading north to a sheltered spot about 4 hours away. It was an awful day as Ali and I lay horizontal in the cockpit and Mark had a lonely sail up to Port Clinton. We found a nice spot to put down anchor and the first thing Ali and did was make toast and vegemite. Yummo, so good for eating after sea sickness.
We had a lovely afternoon on the beach, sun baking until Mark decides he should move the boat as he reckons it's too close to the sand bar. So off he goes and moves the boat, Take 1. When we got back to ES at 5pm the swell is starting to come in, so we move the boat Take 2, all so we can get a decent nights sleep.
|Ali @ Port Clinton|
So thats it for today. We are now sitting back in the Rockefeller Lounge, watching a DVD and drinking a nice bottle of wine. Probs will spend another day here at Port Clinton to avoid all that swell. Nighty night. K xx