1st February 2011
Rosslyn Bay Marina
TC Tasi is looking very menacing and the news ay that it is the biggest cyclon eto have ever hit the Queensland Coast. A Category 5 it should make landfall tomorrow night. We have decided to stay in Rosslyn Bay until it is over.
We have an alternator problem so I spent the moring calling every auto electician in Rockhampton to try to get someone to come here. In all over a dozen, not one had the time to look at the boat. finally I took the alternator off myself. It's a standard Bosche and realsitically I new one would be cheaper than trying to get this one fixed so we went to Repco and the replacement will be here tomorrow.
Rosslyn Bay have a courtesy car that they will lend guests free of charge. We used this to go into Yeppoon for provisions and then walked over to the yacht Club for dinner.
Dinner is a very DIY affair. They sell you a pack of 4 sausages for $6.00, you cook them yourself on their BBQ and then have them with bread and onions. After last nights dinner it seemed an excellent idea. We were introduced to Steve and Dulce ex SY Farrgo Express and now from SY Monique and Meg and Mitch from SY Arjuna. We spent the eving in their company telling sailing stories and keeping up with the news as the horror of Cyclone Tasi unfolded.