Well, Kingscote turn out to be a big nothing so its on to Penneshaw.
And what a little slice of paradise it is too. Squeezed Freespirit into the tiny marina called Christmas Cove. Very shallow and well protected.
Fortunately I didn’t touch bottom (yet) and its a floating dock so easy access is a welcome sight. My thoughts on getting supplies and fillups in Kingscote quickly evaporated when I saw the condition of the dock I’d need to tie up to to get to town.
The cruising guides I had mentioned a small floating dock near town that would have been ideal. Heard later that it had been washed away by the constant battering of Easterly wind, chop and swell that Kingscote is subseptible to. A quick spirited sail across the bay to Penneshaw and I’ve got everything I need. Arrived here at midday and by 3 pm I’d filled up my fuel and water jerry cans, replaced the gas cyclinder, bought some groceries and had a long relaxing (hot) shower.
Not only that but here I sit in the tourist information building in total comfort tapping away for the outrageous cost of WiFi at $2 per hour…. love ya Penneshaw.
Will stay tonight in my snug little marina and early next morning head out to tackle the Southern Ocean once more to get to my next destination… Port Fairy.
The weather forecast looks favourable for the trip so far.. a nice mix of quarter, then beam and finally pointing as we near our destination. Wish me luck.