We arrived an hour ago at Great Keppel Island after a 51 hour sail from Scarborough. We had light to moderate winds the first day followed by 30+ knot winds the second day. It was a pretty good sail, although all that wind on day 2 made it a bit wearing. The occasional large wave would give Sabbatical III a good toss, making the boat roll deeply and sending anything even remotely loose knocking against whatever was next to it. During the night, whoever was off watch was protected by 6 or 8 pillows placed against the lee board of the sleeping berth. There was quite a bit of freighter traffic coming into Brisbane and Gladstone/Rockhampton, but we saw them all on our AIS display and they never came too close.M.
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