Well lets just say, getting the boat ready for a potential cyclone was a MISSION !!!!
reversing back and fourth up a tiny creek with 0.4m of depth and things got a little intense. We took out a few too many mangrove trees and even a bank at one point. Our beast does not reverse, she may be able to sail up wind reasonably good, but ask her to reverse in a straight line and she will not do it.
The girls laughed hysterically, as I reversed into the mangroves, the leaves and half the trees exploding into the cockpit. I couldn’t help but laugh myself. The morning just wasn’t going to plan. The current kept catching us, swinging the bow around, wedging the boat between two banks.
But finally after two hours we got it sorted, dropped the bow anchor, deployed the stern anchor and tied ourselves into the mangroves. We made sure not to tie up where I had already damaged the mangroves 🙂 . We are anchored in a nice 4m deep hole, snuggly surrounded by peaceful, tranquil nature. Its so calm up here its almost creepy .
Beany is very excited, I am not sure she is aware of what is about to potentially happen. All she is excited about is the “special cyclone food” we will get to eat. Wouldn’t you love to be 5 !
By thursday midnight we should be seeing the edge starting to come through. On friday we will bunkered down cause it’s going to be blowing a dog off its chain !