We set sail for Deal Island from Killiecrankie Bay in a light breeze which was very relaxing and after about 6 hours sailed into Murray Pass between Deal Island to our starboard and Dover and Erith Islands to our portside.
|Fifi with another outfit on for lighter breezes(bigger blade)|
|Wright Rock on the way to Deal island|
The scenery on entering the pass was spectacular and made more dramatic by the light rain and misty atmosphere. We were greeted by the profile of a striking face on the cliff along with grassy and wooded hills, the disused lighthouse up on the hill(the highest in the southern hemisphere), and the sturdy keepers cottage, white and comforting.
|Glenshiel VII entering Murray Pass|
|An imposing face in the cliff greeted us as we entered Murray Pass(at least he is smiling!)|
|The Keepers cottage now a little museum looking south west.|
|GlenshielVII and Sorcerer in East Bay Deal Island with Dover Island(left) and Erith Island(right)|
|A celebratory stout thanks to the wonderful DMI nurses|
|Damaged genoa from the trip up the east coast of Tassie|
|A stitch in time...|
|View from the lighthouse overlooking the keepers cottage and East Bay|
|A bit of surgery on the compressor mount(I was scrub nurse for this operation!)|
Feeling pretty satisfied that we had found one of the most beautiful places on the planet, we headed to bed to prepare for another night of wind and waves and finally crossing the main body of Bass Strait to Lakes Entrance.