Having failed to find the forecastle of Kelloe last week we have
another go. We departed this week from Foreshore drive and having
to navigate the new channel we had a long trip out of Botany Bay.
We anchored at the Kelloe, took the reel, determined to use it this
time. At the bottom we found the anchor about 20m NE of the
boiler. But when we went to unreel the reel, the line jammed and
we wasted precious minutes trying to untangle it. Giving up on
that we tied together a few different ropes that we carry (about 4m in
all). We attached this to the anchor and with me at the extreme
end of it and Wayne remaining in sight of me, we did a sweep around the
area. At the extreme Wayne could just see the boiler to the SW but
nothing in NE direction where we were told the forecastle is.
So again it has escaped us. There's always a next time.
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