Thursday, November 18, 2010

Video of arrival at Coff's Harbour, Australia

These videos are time consuming to publish, so that is my excuse.

Today is Thursday, I have about four more days of freedom before I return to the J.O.B. and become a wage drone for my boss once again. My tasks for the day are to visit the boat yard and dispute a small bill, vacuum and clean the floors of the house and finally, take a nap with Mao Cat and his sisters Malli and Saffy.

Looking forward to the nap.

I have a number of videos from the trip, some are crappy due to weather or are just plain stupid. The weather ones are dull from being nothing new. Bad weather is bad weather, its just that if you are in the ocean you tend to get wet from inclement skies. No running home to a dry warm hearth, we have to learn to endure the motion and dampness and hope to get a dry berth for the too short period of rest.

We were tied to the Customs and Marina Office Pier

Stewart the Customs Dude lectures Skipper while Bear lurks

GPS view of Coff. Bear is still lurking

After we cleared customs we went to the fuel dock and filled up. We would depart from Coff's Harbour at 0300 the next day for the final 200 miles of fun.

Have a nice Thursday!


Ken n Cheryl said...

Oh, what a feeling it must be to arrive in another piece of paradise! Cool bear, too.

Barco Sin Vela II said...

K&C; The great feeling, indeed. Especially after ten days of nothing but ocean.

These long sailing voyages are no problem. The ocean is quite safe... it's the hard parts that surround the water that are dangerous.

Thanks for coming by!

Buck said...

I certainly appreciate the time you spend putting these vids together, Darryl.

Question: What does the yellow flag beneath the Australian flag signify?

Barco Sin Vela II said...

"What is the yellow flag?", Buck asks.

Very good question! It is the "Q" Flag (Quebec) which is a boat acknowledging that it is a "Quarantined" and requesting Pratique after inspection by local officials. After you clear quarantine and customs/immigration they give you a form which allows the crew to disembark in the foreign port.