TCYC, Rockingham Beach
14 October 2011
Friday we left a very rolly Thompson Bay and headed to TCYC, Rockingham on a westerly breeze and 4m swell. Whaahoooo... We've never seen Success Bank and surrounding shoals breaking before but the seas were very wild today! As we were leaving Rotto Drina was below and made a comment to Uncle FOS that she would make a colouring for him but not until we made the anchorage as it was 'rolling its box off out there'. Inside the sheltered waters of Cockburn Sound it was flat waters and eased sheets dodging tug boats in the channel until we reached the mooring area of TCYC at Rockingham Beach. A short dinghy ride ashore where we met Grandma who was joining us for the night and to enjoy the beach front restaurants for lunch. Later we paid our account at TCYC ready for the start of Kieran's junior sailing the next day. Back on board it wasn't long before we recognised a fellow sailor coming into the mooring area and were joined by Stuart from Fremantle, a long time friend from early offshore days. TCYC have meals and a band for dinner so after we enjoy the use of their showers we plan on looking forward to a meal at the Club. With both FOS and Stuart joining us this could be a messy night!
For those who are wondering our imminent arrival at Mandurah (you can stop asking now), we plan on spending tomorrow (Saturday)at TCYC for Kieran's junior sailing and Sunday we will head for Mandurah along with Illusion and pray that the North Easterly breeze in the forecast holds to give us a nice run home. With the Boat Show at the Club in Mandurah we are unsure where exactly we'll end up but we're hoping that by Monday there will be a little room on the jetty or somehwere in the Marina so that we can unload and move back in home sufficiently so we can get ready for the kids to go to school on Tuesday. Not long now until we are 'Home Sweet Home'! Its been a really long ride, but as a family it is one that we will be forever grateful and appreciative to those who helped us make it happen!