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Sailing with Nine of Cups
Getting ready for departure & crays
08 March 2012 | Port Davey, Tasmania
Cold and chilly again this morning, but fair and bright. The anchorage cleared out again this morning. We, on the other hand, finished up boat chores and made ready for an early morning departure tomorrow. David finished up the anchor light...quite innovative and works well. We'll try it out tonight. Marcie did backups on the computer, copying files and pix to an external hard drive, which took up a good portion of the day.

It warmed up enough to leave the ports and hatches open and let the sunshine in which was quite pleasant. Mid-day, we moved to Bramble Cove to position ourselves for an early morning departure. Only 6 miles west from Clytie at the entrance to the Bathurst Channel, there were three other boats at anchor with similar ideas in mind. Around 7pm, we had a knock on the hull. A 40-year veteran fishermen and boatie of the Southwest Wilderness area, Morgan offered us two huge crays from his craypot on the deck of his tinnie. The craypots here are woven reed affairs, reinforced with wire mesh. They're quite traditional and obviously do the job. Tomorrow night's dinner?