27 May 2008 | At Mooloolaba
really warm - no wind again
Birthday boy Pete and Jane with Caloundra in the background - what happened to the wind?
After an attempt at fishing in the morning (unsuccessful again - why ruin a perfect record?) we slipped out of Tangalooma for the trip to Mooloolaba. At first we followed the shipping lanes in Moreton Bay, but after a while just headed straight across the various banks and shoals. The water is suprisingly beautiful, I had previously thought Moreton Bay was all mud, but the mid and northern areas are sandy bottomed with fantastic water clarity - we could have been in Fiji.
Despite the warm weather and clear water, we had no wind. Another day of motoring - not happy Jan! We did get the sails up for about 1 hour but never got over 4 knots.
We slipped into Mooloolaba, a harbour we know well becaue we've sailed here a few times in the Etchells mid-winter regattas. The Bar has recently been cleared so there were no problems.
Most important thing today is that Peter turns 51 , still a youngster, so we are heading out to a nice seafood restaurant to celebrate.