Goodbye Bundy, Hello Sea
17 November 2010 | Hervey Bay
Thursday November 18
Underway, upped anchor about a quarter to five, dawn. Dawn is before sunrise, when light is gathering. Motoring now at 6 knots, headed for Kingfisher bay, in behind Fraser island. Distance: 51 miles. We have consulted the tide book, and have got an ebb tide to get us out - and across Hervey Bay - and when it turns to flood it will pull us in to the passage by Great Woody island.
Tomorrow we need the high tide, 7am, to get us past some very shallow patches. Then - by Friday night - the wind is going to kick in, hard, from the southeast, and blow 20 - 25 for 4 or 5 days. This puts our "back home for Christmas" plans in doubt.
We will hole up in Garry's anchorage until the southeasterly blows itself out. Beyond that, I can't predict, even that I can't really predict!