Saturday was one of those "over the top" summer's days. A hot gusty westerly wind which fries your eyeballs. A forecast Southerly buster was due to hit in the late afternoon. We picked up a buoy at Towlers Bay on Friday evening and made an early start for Maitland Bay, lunch time destination for an Australia Day weekend cruise with "Alfreds".
Leaving Towlers' at 0830 hrs, there was already a nice breeze and we had a very enjoyable sail all the way. While Maitland Bay has a couple of reefs at its entrance, with common sense and a chart it's no problem. We anchored without incident a little after 1000 hrs. We have no temperature gauge on Te Moana, but soon the temperature was surely up 40 deg C.
So into the water we went, However, Jake prefers dry land (or boat), so he survived with a wetsuit (a damp tea towel).