S/V Bluebottle


18 November 2010
Dropped anchor 10 minutes ago, 3:30pm. Averaged 6 knots, which is better than motor alone, got a good push from the tidal stream. The tide is still running in, I notice the anchor chain has its own little bow wave. White cliffs, gray skies, metallic gray water, a few other yachts here, it's quiet, a wilderness. But even in the wilderness, though, take note there is mobile phone coverage and internet!
Vessel Name: BLUEBOTTLE (ex-Aura)
Vessel Make/Model: Lidgard 49' steel ketch
Hailing Port: Hobart
Crew: Adrienne Godsmark and Joe Blake
We have completed our trans-Pacific voyage - from Panama to Hobart via Ecuador, Mexico, French Polynesia, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and Bundaberg, and are now pausing before resuming land life. [...]
When the port authorities here were approached to renew our Panamanian boat registration, they said "You can't call your boat Aura - that's taken" so we decided to call her Bluebottle! If you know the Goons, you know of Bluebottle, that little twit! He was always getting into trouble with his thin [...]
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Who: Adrienne Godsmark and Joe Blake
Port: Hobart