Here we are again. Stuck…
We have been trying everything about selling our loved bus froth but through circumstances we can't control, its still here. Because its still here in SA, so are we…
We had received a deposit from people and we did a little happy dance and drank some some beer but the celebration was a little too premature. Their finances fell through, so unfortunate for us, and them, froth is still ours.
We had planned on leaving two weeks ago now, but not to dwell on the negative as there are always positives amongst the bad. Like positive number one, we can see friends and family for longer...
A real positive though was that we got to have an easter adventure with our friends we met during our time in Exmouth last year. We hung out with these guys a lot and found they are very like minded crew. They were kicking around in a coaster as well so we quickly became bus buddies. It was with these guys that really pushed us into buying Nandji in the first place. We would sit around most arvos, drinking a few ales, solving the worlds problems when someone mentioned about buying a yacht. Through a few months of afternoon ales, we both proceeded in pushing each other towards this common goal. Anyway, they bought a yacht too. Yay!! Their vessel happens to be in South Australia as well. How convenient. So over the past couple months we have been doing some practicing on board their yacht. One of these times happened to be over the easter break.
We had a solid three days of sailing and made our first ocean passage crossing! We left Australia and headed across back stairs passage to Kangaroo Island (KI). The first day we covered 40 odd nautical miles from glenelg to wirrina cove. Followed by a great sailing day of 10 to 15 knots down wind sailing across the passage to Kingscote on KI. We even had a play flying the spinnaker a couple of times as this proved to be quite exciting and nerve racking for the cautious captain. The third and final day we were expecting different winds according to the forecasts but instead it only increased from the previous day and in the same direction. So we spent a solid ten hours hammering across the 30 nautical miles into the 20+ knot wind back across to Australia. But we loved every second of it.
We didn't film much of it but check out this short little vid showing our journey. Just click on the link below. Cant wait for the warmer waters!
Sailing to Kangaroo Island >>
Captain Yosh out
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