Report prepared by: Lindsay E. Smith
Records by: L.Smith, T.Palliser, N.Waugh B.Whylie
Location: 110 NM N/E of Ulladulla
Wind: 30 - 35 Knots SSE
Sea conditions: 3.5 - 4 meres SE
An Inaugural Exploration of Discovery
Departed Ulludulla Harbour 2130hrs.
Beyond the Continental Shelf
Once clear of the harbour we set a course E/NE and motored 10-12 knots all night. The sea conditions running to 3- 3.5meters and a strong wind coming in from the SW at approximately 25 to 30 knots. The MV Banks handled the conditions well and our plan was to drift south during daylight hours to give maximum exposure to the birds under varying conditions.