Land ho!

At four days and 21 hours, Jamie sighted the coast of Australia. Poetically enough, it rose from pink clouds at sunrise. I was off watch sleeping (and happy to stay that way), but he woke Niall up for a bleary first look at our destination.
landfall: the coastline emerges at sunrise
Australia emerges from the pink morning haze

Later that morning, as the shore came into focus, we all sat giddily in the cockpit. It’s hard to describe the excitement of the moment, but it all feels right. I’m grateful for the safe completion of another major passage, and ready to rest.

5 Responses to Land ho!

  1. Anonymous November 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

    Glad to know you arrived safely at your next destination! Enjoy and Happy (early) Thanksgiving from Michigan!

  2. Jeromy November 20, 2010 at 11:06 pm #

    G’day mates. Happy you are all safe (and sane?). Does the tooth fairy still visit on the high seas?

  3. Behan November 20, 2010 at 11:47 pm #

    Jeromy, T.F. not only still visits, but deals in local currencies! It’s astounding! There have been a lot of lost teeth the last few months, so the crew is understandably relieved.

  4. Pekka Aalto November 21, 2010 at 4:11 am #

    Thanks also for nice pictures and interesting daily report from the trip.

  5. HarryWS November 22, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    Welcome to Australia. Hope you have a great time and see the country

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