We left Adelaide on Tuesday and arrived at Kangaroo Is yesterday looking for a weather window to head east towards Portland in Victoria on route to Tasmania. While in Adelaide we decided to buy a new anchor as we had experienced some problems with our Sarca anchor in the sea grass and wanted something with more holding power before we get to Tasmania. As everyone is closed over the holiday period we could not get it to Adelaide until Jan 14. So we flew back to Brisbane to catch up with family and see the accountant so that he can lodge our tax returns etc.
While we enjoyed our time in Adelaide, it is good to be out of the marina environment and on our way again. There is something special in anchoring in a new little bay after a day making passage. We spent our first night at Myponga Beach about 30 nautical miles south of Adelaide – just beautiful.
Then at Rapid Bay and last night we were in Eastern Cove just outside American River on Kangaroo Island.
We left Kangaroo Is late this morning for possibly Robe or if the weather holds we will go on to Portland. Unfortunately, the weather is fairly rough clearing Kangaroo Is so it looks like a long slow trip.