FROM 1-34. Hobart-Sydney + Coming Home Party

Jan 03, 2006 - 2030hrs EDT

2030hrs 03 Jan 2006 EDT 43’20”S 148’00”E Ref 683

Abeam Cape Raoul 03/2030 and about 3 miles south heading out past Tasman Island which we will also leave well to the north. Steady 45 -55 knots down the Derwent and until half an hour – now down to 35 – 45, big southern ocean waves coming in – looking upwind to the SW and into the sun in Storm Bay, the sea appeared to be a deep bilious frothy green – the ferals would have loved it – and slate grey down sun. Motion now reasonable easy – long rolling slide forward with the seas on the stbd quarter.

Has the makings of being a lovely sunset, reflecting off Tasman Island and the cliffs around the entrance to Port Arthur – one of my favourite bits of scenery. Don’t often see it in such wild conditions but it adds a smoky storm haze to the atmosphere that softens the detail but seems to enhance the grandeur

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