18 Feb 2011 – Jervis Bay

Wayne enjoying the view of Cape St George

We had a great sail yesterday from Bateman’s Bay to Jervis Bay. With little wind we departed at 0600 and by 0830 hoisted the spinny and enjoyed a pleasurable six hour spinnaker run all the way to St George Head, just south of Jervis Bay entrance, with winds up to 15 knots from the southeast. We arrived at Point Perpendicular at the northern side of Jervis Bay at around 1700.

Anchoring in seagrass is illegal in NSW so we were careful to drop the anchor in a sand patch in some 5m of water. After we set the anchor I freely jumped into the water for a swim to cool down and wash away the day’s sweat. I grabbed the goggles and flippers and swam along the anchor line to be certain the anchor was properly set in the sand, which it was.

We’re anchored at Cabbage Tree Point in the north east of the bay as northeasterly winds up to 30 knots are expected today. A “vigorous” cold front is expected on Monday so we’ll move to the southeastern side of the bay tomorrow and possibly leave Jervis Bay on Tuesday.

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One Response to 18 Feb 2011 – Jervis Bay

  1. Jenny Stone says:

    Great progress. Jervis Bay is a lovely spot and you can’t be too careful anchoring amongst that sea grass. It blew like stink all day at Brighton today so we had cruising friends for lunch in the marina rather than getting out for a sail.
    Jenny & John

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