Finally got around to an update...
11th March we left Lakes Entrance 0915 on an outgoing tide. Very rapid ride between the breakwalls, over a couple of standing waves and out into Bass Straight heading East. We were greeted by an oily sea and gentle swell.
|Glenshiel VII leaving Lakes Entrance across the bar|
|Old navigation techniques|
|Boyds Tower just south of the entrance to Eden|
12th March we arrived in Twofold Bay, Eden at 0900. Jed and Jude were already tucked up and sleeping by the time we got there. We dropped anchor in Snug Cove, had a quick breakfast and slept for a couple of hours. 140nm in 24hours. Spent the next couple of days exploring Eden, swimming, walking and helped John remove all our ST50 wind and depth instruments yesterday(Friday 16th) and sent them off to Sydney. Most likely a 'Code Lock' problem(inbuilt security setup). Luckily we will manage with our charts and GPS/plotter between here and Sydney.
|The elderly really know how to get around in style in Eden!|
|Two potential crew members...|
|...then word got around there was a free ride to the Pacific!|
|...serious fenders (these were for the navy ships that come into Ben Boyd Bay)|
|Mr Boyd was very wealthy...|
|While waiting for whales the men used to play draughts. This stone was outside the tower.|
|...and thought so much of himself he put his name everywhere!|
|Inside the tower|
|Lots of logging in this area. Tourism working with industry? Really makes you want to go and stay there, doesn't it?|
|At least with all the heavy logging going on around the area, the locals are still happy!|
|Looking north from Boyds Tower across the bay to Eden.|
|An anticlinal fold just below the tower|
|Looking south from Boyds Tower|