It's 4.30 and we're finally heading around the corner! The shearwaters are gliding past us in the wind and skimming over the waters choppy surface. It's a bit rolly with a southwest swell of 3 meters but everyone's in good spirits and looking forward to the adventure ahead. After leaving from Southport wharf we're heading towards Rechearche Bay. A wide and quiet bay with lots of cozy corners to shelter in from the weather. It's also where you'll find the site of a garden that was established by a French research expedition in 1792 who had friendly interactions with the local indigenous community. This is where the bay gets its name!
It's been a big day of packing but tomorrow we're looking foward to get stuck into picking up some rubbish.