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JERVIS BAY – 1st FEBRUARY ‘05

 

Kiama to Jervis Bay is about 27 miles going south and Tsunami sailed along in good time with a strong north/nor’westerly (up to 25 knots late in the day, a warning, looking back, of bad weather to come) pushing us along at 6-8 knots.  Jervis Bay is a massive inland area of water (9 by 5 nmiles) and as everyone knows the home base for the Australian Naval fleet.  Not a ship to be seen when I arrived, although a little one arrived during the night. 

* The Northern Head to Jervis Bay ... very imposing and a good rock to stay away from. *

The entrance to the bay is spectacular; well at least the northern headland is (Pt Perpendicular.)  My Charter operator skipper (Brett) from Kiama had advised me to sail to the south eastern corner of the bay (called `Hole in the Wall’) as there were public moorings and good cover from a north/easterly.  That may have been the case, only the breeze turned around to a northerly and came belting down the bay at 30 knots … very unimpressive and perfect for making rough water.  My third night of very bad sleep!!

* My next trip to Jervis Bay found the Warship population can increase rapidly and with great stealth! *

Got out of Jervis Bay at 07:00 the next morning and headed for Batemans Bay about 52 miles south!

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