Add to the all of the above between Melbourne and Adelaide, the only section I know.
Robe is a bit of a wiggle to get into, you must have good charts
, but well worth a visit. Lovely place, terrific people. Did not enjoy Portland
at all, but I hear it is better now.
Leaving the run late in the lobster season can help, we had no problems with the lobster pots when we came round and I found out later that was because it had been a good season and the quota had been filled early. I assume the same applies for the end of the lobster season.
I had the latest Pilot Guides for the sections we travelled, but they were no substitute to a phone
call to the harbour beforehand. If I had phoned ahead I would have known to go to Port Fairy instead of Portland
, which was a pity as former is a superb town.
is problematic (between KI and Cape Jervis), try to find some good notes on that section, there are plenty available if you Google
around. It was the only point on the journey that I felt real fear, we got caught by currents meeting wind
. If I had better understood the problems beforehand I would never have attempted the passage
when I did, on paper the conditions looked perfect, in practice, they were terrible and if the engine
had conked I probably would have lost