Cruise Report – 11 October 2008
Saturday 11 October turned out to be a spectacular day ! the following 8 boats and crew joined the cruise to Bayshore – a short cruise to prepare all for upcoming cruises to various parts of the dam :
Caprice Theta 26
We left the jetty in very light wind and headed for the south end of Groot Island to set up for lunch. The wind was favourable and we were able to use our sails. (I think there may have been a few moths in some of the sails !!!)
A few anchors were dropped and a good old raft- up happened. Simon tried out his latest toy – a braai off the back of the Elf. A few brave persons jumped in the dam and had a cooling off period, myself included.
We weighed anchor at around 15h00 and headed for Bayshore. There was only 1 small issue getting into Bayshore - the very wide Twiggy. Geoff eventually used up 2 walk- on moorings to get in.
We all chilled out for a while and then went up to the restaurant for dinner. The food was good and the beer was cold. I brought along 3 breathalisers to check on some of the cruisers. 2 were over the limit and had to be poured into their boats, and Jaco ( luckily) was under.
After a good nights rest, we departed Bayshore at around 10 ish and headed for Rose Bay for another lunch raft- up.
A testament to the glorious weather was some of the sun tans / sun burns being displayed on Sunday morning. One person was not content to roast just the front of herself, and tanned her back on our return journey. Eina !!!
At Rose Bay, we all had lunch and a few more swims. We upped anchor at about 2 ish and set our engines for LDYC. (No wind).
All arrived safely at LDYC and packed up.
Next cruise to be advised, but anchoring skills will be utilised.
See you on the next cruise…..