“It was as flat as a tack,” says Derek. “We weren’t in any hurry and on the way sat between 8 to 10 knots with the occasional 15-knot run to mix things up. We cooked ourselves a barbecue breakfast and it was the perfect cruise.”
Before taking the boat south, Leone had driven her car down to have handy at Dunsborough and ‘visit all the lovely wineries’.
“We had no definite thoughts about how long we’d be away for, as long as the weather stayed lovely,” says Leone.
They quickly relaxed into luxury boat life under ‘absolutely beautiful’ autumn skies. Early in the month, they invited friends aboard for a few nights. Later they met up with friends who came on their own boat. Then they cruised solo.
“We were a world away from it all and chose not to watch too much news. That’s the whole point of being on the boat, to relax and enjoy.”Leone Harris
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