There are now 7 boats joining the convoy to Mindarie with at least 2 adults on each boat, some of the boats will have 4 adults, so it is going to be a great weekend, great weather, meeting new friends and fantastic boating, hope we see lot’s of dolphins.
2 boats are coming from Mandurah we are going to have tea on Friday night and travel in the dark, our friend has a thermal camera and we have a forward facing sonar, so one would hope that we have a clean and clear trip to Mangles.
The trip to Mangles, where we have a mooring should take us no more than an hour, however, if we tonk, (go slowly approx 8 knots) it will take a couple of hours.
Given that we are going to get there in the dark, we won’t bother using our mooring, we will just pick up one of the new public ones.
We won’t put the dinghy down as we will only be there over night, we will go over to the jetty first thing in the morning, tie up and let the dog off to do her business, and we will go and get our groceries from the IGA.
We love going to Mangles bay as there is everything there that you could want.
We don’t go to Rotnest as we have the dog, you are not allowed to have dogs at Rotto, even on the boat.
Grumpy checked the weather again this afternoon and he said that it looks like it is going to be a perfect weekend for boating.
A few years ago, we did a similar trip with 3 boats, from Mandurah on the Friday, up to Hillarys where we stayed overnight, we were going to stay for 2 nights, but we found out that Hillarys doesn’t like dogs, we then went up to Mindarie, didn’t stop, just pulled into the Marina to have a look, we then tonked up to Two Rocks, didn’t stop there either, just thought that given that we were up that far we should call in and check out the marina.
We then headed back to Fremantle where we tied up against the Kailis boardwalk and had fish and chips for lunch, after a lovely lunch, we headed back to Cockburn where they have a magnificent floating jetty, we tied up overnight, the guys went up to the Cockburn club as one of the guys is a member.
When the guys had finished with their drinks at the club, we heated up our quick and easies (pies, sausage rolls, dips & crackers) and had a lovely evening.
That weekend was the best weekend weather wise that we have had for a trip in 15 years, the water was like a millpond the whole weekend.