Southern Coastline Day 178 - Rockingham to Esperance

Sunday, Jan 17, 1999 at 01:00

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

We awoke to an overcast day, which was very disappointing. There was also a light 5 knot southerly blowing which didn't hold much promise of a good sailing day. We went sightseeing in the car for a while until we noticed rain in the distance to the direction we were headed. The township completely shut down trading today, including the dive shops and so we returned to our tent to read the paper. I had some work to do to keep the diary up-to-date and David decided to replace the rear brakes on the car. Just after our sandwich lunch the wind picked up and we carried David's gear to the beach and went sailing. A few people came and watched and then another man rigged up his gear (exactly the same board as David's) and sailed with him. I sat on the beach for a while and then gave in and put on my wetsuit. It was so cold I was tempted to put on my steamer but it was at the bottom of the trailer and I couldn't be bothered. I had a little sail, but the wind was dropping. We carried it all back over to our tent site, washed it and let it out to dry while we had hot showers.

David's is trying to light me a fire to cook the roast (really, it’s a lamb mince thingy in a filo pastry wrap). He's out there stressing because the BBQs provided do not allow enough air to get around the wood and all we've got is lots of smoke. In the end we've put the camp oven on our gas cooker to finish it off with hot coals on top to cook the pasty top.
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
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