Time zone: 10

2017 02 04 - 2056 hrs
43° 21.386' S 147° 11.37' E
Departed DSS late morning for a pleasant sail in variable winds 10-24kts down the D'Entrecasteaux Channel to anchor in The Quarries off Simpsons Pt/ Pt Ventenat on Brunie Is. Beautiful peaceful afternoon in the lingering twilight. Denis

2017 02 01 - 2044 hrs
42° 53.953' S 147° 20.096' E
Berthed at DSS marina for a few days catching up on repairs maintenance and getting to know our boat. Good marina with pleasant bar and dining. Lots of active sailors on the marina.

2017 01 27 - 2020 hrs
42° 10.46' S 148° 18.671' E
Tucked into S corner of Wineglass Bay with about 8 other boats enjoying the wonderful serenity of this marvellous Bay, never fails, quite the contrast to yesterdays Bass Strait Bash! Still got a worklist but where would I be without one? cheers D&L

2017 01 27 - 0300 hrs
41° 16.5' S 148° 47.8' E
Forecast did hold some challenges with not quite enough W to give us a broad reach across Bass Strait. Boisterous WSW conditions to 35kts gave Ariki Tai a good workout, 2 reefs and reduced staysail 50deg app 10-11kts boat speed Now motorsailing 50mls WG

2017 01 25 - 1500 hrs
37° 6.5' S 149° 55.676' E
East Boyd Bay Eden where we sat out the S winds coming through after a very fast run from Sydney, went out wide for one gybe for a 25hr run to Eden. Forecast has some challenges but we are pressing on to Tassie today Cheers D&L

2017 01 18 - 2115 hrs
33° 52.45' S 151° 13.918' E
Hectic 10 days since last report. New sails New clutch in sail drive rigging work and more Exciting forecast for fast sail to Eden Sun-Mon then wait for next N window and straight to Hobart for a few days cruising before WBFD&L

2017 01 07 - 1418 hrs
33° 52.45' S 151° 13.918' E
New Year in and now to finalise preparation for Tasmanian Cruise. Very excited and hope to get away about 20th Jan Macquarie Harbour top of the list for this trip. Question is before or after WBF? New sails and improved running rigging for fun!!