The good ship Nimrod is off cruising again, after the summer of floods and cyclones was spent safely tucked up in Southport.
We had a refit done at the Gold Coast City Marina, a very impressive place indeed, with lots of different subbies on tap. There was a lift-out and anti-fouling as well as service of the diesels, and various repairs and improvements. Nimrod has a nice new Rocna anchor system, and fresh, longer chain. There are few things more scary than dragging anchor in a squall in the middle of the night.
So Monday Feb 28th we set off with a brilliant sunny day and 20 knot NE wind for a vigorous broad reach to Tweed Heads in time to cross the bar.