Blog Post 38 by Jon Sanders: Shark Bay to Home
My last blog was yonks back. So, before I forget where I went I better complete the journey’s end (well Kelly Scott, my boss at Royal Perth Yacht Club told me to, she is a bit like that – just as well or nothing would get done, not today or tomorrow).
I last described sailing non-stop from Tasmania to Shark Bay. To do that one must pass Rottnest Island (Rotto) without stopping. Rottnest is 10 Nautical Miles west of Perth’s Port of Fremantle. Bad idea to go past Rottnest without stopping (not good for Rottnest’s economy). If one does accidentally pass Rotto, there is only one thing to do. ‘Slam the skids on and turn back.’ I did that!
All that aside, October 2016 I sailed with my crew from Fremantle to Shark Bay (Dr. Robin Morritt, Gareth Owen-Conway, Vera Walby and me).