Norwegian Bay

After a good night on anchor at Point Cloates, we decided to venture a little further to Norwegian Bay, as the wind forecast remained from the north. We decided to take the passage inside the reef – consulting the cruising guide informed us that the passage was suitable for ‘fearless skippers’. Okaaaay. ‘Twas all good with a little help from Google Earth – a few shallow bommies (no, they were not turtles) around Point Cloates, but at least 2m under us for pretty much the whole passage.

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Bommie watch

 

Dropped the pick fairly close to the beach in sand at Norwegian Bay, next to ‘Interceptor’, time for a stretch and some exercise, and a nosy at the ruins of the old whaling station…

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The boys checking out the old machinery
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Freya more interested in the botanical surrounds?

 

We decided we would stay another night at Norwegian Bay, as there was around a 25kn NW forecast, and we would have the best protection where we were situated.

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Sunrise Norwegian Bay


Stefan made the most of the conditions in the bay…

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And we spent a bit of time combing the beaches for wood – and found quite a lot of coal too – presumably left from the whaling times. That enabled one of these to happen:

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Forgot marshmallows! Can just see Gonyonda and Interceptor anchored behind

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