On a mooring, Thompsons Bay, Rottnest Island


Position: 32,00.00S , 115,55.00E

After a miserable night of squalls and swells on the beam the ship is snug on a mooring waiting for the forecasted front to come through. Right now it's a windy but gorgeous day with the bay bathed in brilliant sunshine, but that shouldn't last.

The feelings are mixed for the crew as we sit here just 10 miles from our final port after five months and 5000 miles of voyaging.

What a great little ship she is, and what wonderful people have sailed her thus far.

Matthew Bolton
Master, Duyfken