Originally Posted by Ann T. Cate
You may indeed get a chewing out. And likely will never hear what happened to the officer who said, "Fire!", either. That will be a strictly Navy
affair. Good luck with it, I think maybe they'll accept the "honest error" and not be too hard on you. I don't know if it scared you, but it sure as heck would have scared me! I don't know what to make of their missing you, that could be a problem, too, for them, just getting the range, you know.
And congratulations on your safe arrival.
Ann & Jim
Thank you Ann, that there 'rip' was as smooth as a babies bum with the odd pimple. Just came straight on in. Vic has sure put some pretty weather
on for us. And it's warm.
The loudness of it both my son and eye were convinced it was coming from my exhaust
. We were leaning over and couldn't see anything and as it was rapid fire noise
I went to run down stairs when I saw about half a dozen splashes about 2m in height just off my port bow running forward. That's when I yelled out to my son to get down, someone's shooting at us. That's when I admit to being a touch scared.
I suddenly suspected we were in a 'range' and check my plotter which simply read zoom in to see danger
I got my son to turn back and I got on the radio
and sheepishly asked how to go around the range. They asked me to confirm I was the yacht that had just come around from Flinders. They had tried to warn me apparently, though didn't stop them from shooting at me
Queenscliff is buzy. We accidentally fell against the diesel
wharf whilst trying to find a 'public jetty', so decided to pick up some fuel
. The folks there wen't that pleased to tell us where the free public jetty was but eventually told us it's the floating one near the bridge. When I found it wasn't going to attempt it as it was too close to the bridge with the current
. But, then we 'accidentally' found a public parks mooring
so we tied up to that for the night. Docklands tomorrow.