|7am In our berth Bobbin Head Marina|
It took about 40 mins to stir the marina staff and fill and I added 1 L of fuel doctor.
|Just left the marina, still in the 4 knot and no wash zone|
We arrived at RMYC BB at 10.30am into a tricky gusting 15 knots southerly and managed to back into a 20 M berth first go. There were several marina hands available to assist including the dock master, Doug Taylor.
Being a member I get one night free per month and it was $60 for every night thereafter.
As the weather had blown up and the seas were 2 to 3 meters ,I booked into a coastal navigation ( using charts only ) and electronic aids course for the Monday and Tuesday nights. I am not sure what electronic aids was all about, but assumed it was something to do with navigation.
I had organised with Ray Gent ( travelled sea captain and philosopher ) to visit Monday with the intention of spending a couple of hours examining the various bar entrances to sea ports and river entrances we may visit on our way north, and we ( I ) practiced with the electronic ruler, way points and using the panoramic / overhead picture overlays and looking up tide information. All good, and so was the terrific lunch Julie organised. Ray loaned Julie his Merc to visit Avalon shopping centre for some last minute shopping and lunch provisions. Julie was gone for about an hour (30 mins of which consisted of Julie trying to work out the Mercs automatic column shift ).
The coastal navigation course turned out to be fairly basic, but it was good to do the refresher given our circumstances.
|Desert at Jonah's|
Of course the food , wine and company was terrific.
We were driven back to the marina in time for me to attend my navigation course.