Rotamah Island Delights

Our last few trips to the boat have been hard work…  But our most recent visit to the Gippsland Lakes was to finish off the last little bits on Take It Easy and at last after the Anzac Day long weekend, we can actually say the boat is as good as can be. We had time…

Summer 2016-17 Cruise Review

For our 24th and last post on our Summer 2016-17 Cruise, we thought we would do a recap of this very satisfying voyage right around Bass Strait. We were away for 11 weeks, the longest we have ever been on board Take It Easy. We covered about 1000 nautical miles during this circumnavigation of a…

Flat out on Bass Strait

Red sky in the morning at Killiecrankie, sailors’ warning!  Only we got a surprise, not the mean old Bass Strait we know and love, but a sedate, slightly boring, flat as a tack crossing, requiring both engines!  This was our 24th Bass Strait crossing and the most benign of all.

Farewell to the Furneaux

It is with mixed emotions that we move to the final stage of our 11 weeks cruise and the shared adventure with Greg and Ann over the past 12 days. In our last post the weather was deteriorating and we were unsure whether to stay put at Roydon Island or move onto Killiecrankie at the…

From one end of the Furneaux to the other

We had been hoping the wind would switch from the west to the south, to enable us to sail North from Preservation Island. But as often happens the SE was forecast to arrive in the middle of the night and Preservation is exposed in a southerly breeze. So to get some protection, we had to…

Sheltered at Preservation Island

If you ever wondered where the predominant wind comes from in the Furneaux, the answer is from the west and typically blowing at 25 to 30 knots. So for the past few days we have been sheltering at Preservation Island. We had a lively sail south, from Badger Island. Why south we hear you ask? Because…