With an empty berth next to us and no wind, we took advantage of the conditions to spin ERIK around and paint the rub rail on the port side.
After a big omelette breakfast, we got stuck into it, because the weather this Easter is looking very average.
There’s a CYCT cruise to Maria scheduled for this Easter, but I think they won’t get much further than Taranna. Regular readers will know that Chinaman’s Bay on Maria Island isn’t much fun in a sou’westerly.
With rain forecast for the afternoon, we got two coats of paint on and decided she looked lovely. Early afternoon rolled around and still no rain, so I took our dinghy BONNIE out for a sail to check out a new neighbor, the South African research vessel LADY AMBER, tied up outside the CSIRO wharf.
As Ratty said, is there anything quite so worthwhile as messing about in boats? I had a very relaxing hour or two, drifting about in a few knots of breeze, leaning against one side of the dinghy with my grubby feet dangling over the other. There’s something very peaceful sailing a small boat that is difficult to achieve in a large one.
Worried about the increasing building cloud condition, I got back and saw a barometer nosediving from 1024 down to 1010 inside three hours and continuing to fall. I then checked the rain radar…
Looks like we can expect plenty at around 2030 to 2100 tonight!