Back on the Big Island.

The passage from Wineglass Bay to Bermagui was, in two words, fairly tolerable. In another word, straightforward. Frankly, as I write this, it’s all a blur of soup, celery, shifts – and a replica of the messy water at the intersection of Flinders Island, and where the swell from the strait met the swell from the east coast. However, it was a vomit-free journey, and for that I give thanks.

Small Z stayed in her bed, glued to her iPad screen. Small DB made up her ‘nest’ on the couch the night before we left and remained in situ until we reached Bermagui, eating only frozen peas and shredded parmesan…

358 nautical miles [or] 663 kilometres
= 50 hours

This is all we saw of her for many many hours…

Tied up at Bermagui after our sail from Tasmania.
Tied up in Bermagui and SO HAPPY to have made it.

I was MORE than happy to tie up at Bermagui at 8am on Thursday 11 April 2019. It’s one of my very favourite towns – and I’m so glad we were able to show GonYonda around it – we both tied up to the fishing wharf. Really, I could have stayed for a week, but M is a bit toey about getting up the coast to have Bella Luna in a snug safe spot for his month of liveaboard single-parenting…

Rafted up with GonYonda at Bermagui
Rafted up together! Boatkid heaven…

Bermagui, how much do I love thee? Let me count the ways… I love you for your:

  • Gluten free chips 30 second from the jetty
  • Playgrounds
  • Walking paths
  • Unobtrusive supermarket
  • Excellent library
  • Fantastic Thursday farmer’s market
  • Har Bar
  • Bulk Food shop (best of the MANY I have seen)
  • VIew from the pub
  • $4 MayTag front loader
  • Enormous stingrays

It was quite a wrench to have to leave…

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