16 October 2015
|Ships on the horizon, a large swell about to sweep under the stern of the boat and a very happy Karen with her catch.|
|Not quite up to Our Dreamtime's usual culinary levels but a cup of hot noodles was the perfect lunch in the bumpy sea.|
|From here one nautical mile away this ship traveling at 10.6 knots could potentially run us down in less than five minutes. Many ships travel much faster further reducing the timeframe.|
|Our AIS display provides all the data needed to make informed decisions to avoid potential disasters including the name and call sign of the other vessel so we can call them on radio and verify each others intentions.|
|Thrasher punching into the swell and passing safely astern of us after we sped up and it altered course to starboard.|
|Curlew Island to St Bees/Keswick Islands - 48.3 Nautical Miles - 7 Hours 49 Minutes|
Average Speed 6.0 knots - High Speed 8.0 knots
|At anchor in the passage between Keswick and St Bees Islands.|
|We anchored just out of the approach to the airstrip and were over flown a few of times.|
|The BBQ baked mackerel was very nice after our slightly more basic lunch on passage. |
You can find many of Karen's recipes in the Our Galley page of our blog.
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