Smooth Operator (SB-509)

"I haven't seen such a scruffy bunch of men as you for ages" one of the sailors laughed. "You'll all need a good scrub up before they'll let you lot out on the town. " (Of Guns, Revenge and Hope. -David Lawrence Young)

Port Stephens to southport QLD

24 June 2016
Pt 5

Out of the marina and off to -
a) Port Macquarie, no too late and not a great entrance.
B) Coffs Harbour, no it's been destroyed
C) Yamba - see a) above
D) Ballina - see a) above

F#*k it, that damm blue can devil we're going to Qld. On kapitano's insistence we had to get rid of all the devils in the fridge. ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ. ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐ŸŽค๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบโš”๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค

Aaaahh we cross the border, no the blue can devil hasn't finished with us yet. Large flotsam coming our way, lucky sharp eyes Eilist saw it, a big black trough floating in our path. Next the blue can devil has another crack at us but sharp eyes Eilist is onto it. The crack 'A' team jump into action dodging a fish net getting caught in the prop. In hindsight it was probably cray pots or sensors. Cross the border and the blue can Devils have been finished.
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Vessel Name: Smooth Operator (SB-509)
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 509
Hailing Port: Martha Cove Marina, Port Phillip, Australia
Crew: Kapitano, Jock (away in Siberia for the winter) Juzzy, Cupboards, Grumpy, Grunter, The Principal, Fairweather, The Bitch, Di & Eileen, plus ring-ins
About: "I haven't seen such a scruffy bunch of men as you for ages" one of the sailors laughed. "You'll all need a good scrub up before they'll let you lot out on the town. " (Of Guns, Revenge and Hope. - David Lawrence Young)
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