Cape Woolamai 18-Oct-2017

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Cape Woolamai 18-Oct-2017

Postby mingle » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:54 pm

Made a trip down to the Island and arranged to meet up with Tas.

The plan was to take his A.I. for a proper shake-down sail around the end of Cape Woolamai.

I hit the water at about 11:00am. There was a stiff (and strengthening) NW breeze, which bode well for decent sailing conditions.

While waiting for Tas I trolled a lure around (took one rod and a lure and a squid-jig only - this was mainly a sailing trip). There were lots of smallish (up to 50cm) couta busting up and hitting anything thrown in front of them. Buy the time Tas caught up with me, the wind was starting to drop.

After a quick chat we decided to head around the end of the Cape. The breeze was just enough to push us along at a comfortable 7km/h.

In no time at all were were around the end and out in front of the surf life-saving club at Woolamai surf beach. We spent a while playing chicken with the breakers and then made our way back around to Cape Woolamai.

By this time (3:45pm) the wind had dropped and there was no swell at all - in 25 years, this is the flattest I've ever seen Bass Strait.

It was truly magical around the Cape. We were hugging the cliffs and exploring all the nooks and crannies that are totally off-limits for 99.99% of the time. The water was crystal clear. We lamented the fact that we didn't bring any snorkelling and offshore fishing gear as conditions do not get any better than they were today.

We stopped in Cleeland Bight for a while and chucked a couple of squid jigs. I was the lucky one today and managed a couple of good squid, before we managed to catch a light breeze all the way back to the launch spot.

A few pics from the day (and a few gratuitous ones from the previous day when I walked along the shoreline from Churchill Island past Rennison Bight!)

Parked-up, waiting for Tas to hit the beach...
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Hanging around, behind the breakers on Woolamai surf beach...
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Some of the sea caves along the south of Cape Woolamai...
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As flat as it's ever been - magical...
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The GPS plot of the trip...
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Walking long the shoreline near Churchill Island...
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An egret flying by...
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A hobby watching from the shade...
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A flock of coots in the Churchill Island wetlands...

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Re: Cape Woolamai 18-Oct-2017

Postby Sinsemilla » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:59 pm

How good is our coast..

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Re: Cape Woolamai 18-Oct-2017

Postby Scraglor » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:11 pm

Some incredible pics there mate, sounds like a great day out!

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Re: Cape Woolamai 18-Oct-2017

Postby Lightningx » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:26 pm

Nice pics :thumbsup:

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Re: Cape Woolamai 18-Oct-2017

Postby smile0784 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:38 pm

Sound like a.wonderful trip

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Re: Cape Woolamai 18-Oct-2017

Postby Nude up » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:03 am

One of my favourite places Cape Woolamai looking at your track you did not go quite wide enough to pass over the pinicles I was going to ask if anything was holding on them. Great pictures I always take my binoculars and bird book with me on the boat



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Re: Cape Woolamai 18-Oct-2017

Postby mingle » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:14 am

@Nude up - yep, didn't head out to the Pinnacles, but if anything was holding-up there, it probably would've been couta!

Didn't see any bird-activity anywhere within eyesight and visibility was awesome

Mike.

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Re: Cape Woolamai 18-Oct-2017

Postby KeenAds » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:12 am

Top pictures mate, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Cape Woolamai 18-Oct-2017

Postby Broomstick » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:17 am

Great snaps Mingle, looked absolutely magic out there.


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