The first day was Lunch at the Rathmines Bowling club which over the past 12 weeks has become home away for home (if we had one that is) needless to say I won another meat tray just to round off a good thing.
The next day group headed South on Lake Macquarie yesterday morning in a forecast light 8-12 knots from the aft. At one stage the fleet had over 20 knots of true wind on a very spirited beam reach going past Pulsar Island. You have to love the BOM.
We all assembled at Sandy Bay down the Southern end of the Lake Macquarie, where the crews made there way ashore for a BBQ Lunch.
This was followed by fun and games, the names of the games elude me, but one of them involved poking and prodding a large pile of wood till it fell down then picking it up.
The next game involved flinging two golf balls tied together with string at a rail. The third had teams throwing large wooden battens at small wooden blocks placed in front of the opposing team. Is it just me or is there a bit of a theme to these games.
We then all headed back up to the Northern end of the lake for the evening. I promised not to mention that one yacht arriving at Wangi Wangi finally noticed the dinghy that was following them when they departed the lunch stop was no longer following them.
A few miles of back tracking and another member had salvaged the dinghy and had it in tow. After a brief discussion on salvage rates and value, the dinghy was re-united wit the owners. Did I mention that "SV Heather Mist" has a very nice dinghy (still).
As the sun set over the Wangi Power station (decommissioned) a small group ended up at the Wangi Wangi Workers Club for
their Monday Chicken Snity special $10 including a glass of beer. (We must have looked very hungry) as each plate came out with 3 schnitzel per person. Another great day enjoyed by all.