Fine & Sunny
27 October 2011 | Pancake Creek
Up at 4.30am [we must be mad]! To get to Pancake Creek before tomorrow, when a S Easter is forecast, means a very long haul today. We will pass Cape Capricorn at about 10am before sailing down the outside of Curtis Island and Gladstone etc.
At 7.45am, the wind is on the nose at 7kts [not forecast], and we are motor sailing again!
It is now 14.30pm and at last we have 8kts NE which is helping a lot. However the wind did not increase so in the end we motor sailed ALL day to get into the creek before dead low tide.
We just scraped in with only inches to spare under the keels!
It is now 28/10 and we are resting a day in Pancake Creek. The wind is SE again, so no point in flogging ourselves. We should , however leave early on Saturday for Bundaberg.