Moji to Oshima in Rough Waters

We said goodbye to Nack this morning before departing Moji continuing on towards Oshima. It was a great time that we spent together and we look forward  to seeing him again.

Day 60 – May 2nd. 

We all had breakfast before Mr Nack left to make his way back to Osaka as his time on Big Elle for this trip was over, he had work commitments.

Breakfast by Yumi before we depart

Breakfast by Yumi before we depart

 

With some fresh supplies purchased last night we enjoy a healthy filling breakfast today. We have plenty of dry produce on board but need to buy fresh when we get the chance.

Captain manouvers Big Elle into open waters that are slightly bumpy.

Leaving Moji

Leaving Moji in chopy waters

 

Only the slight bumps began to get bigger, and it was not long before we were getting splashed about.

The day started pretty smooth but slowly the swell grew

The day started pretty smooth but slowly the swell grew

 

The shallow water depth of only the 20m was the cause of the swell.

And it just got worse

And it just got worse

 

Captain decides to call it quits against battling the elements for today. So the planned next destination of Yobuko had to change. 

It got to the point where captain decided to call it a day

It got to the point where captain decided to call it a day

 

The nearest port for us was Oshima and as soon as we made it to calmer waters it was a relief, to have gone on for another three hours like that would have been tough.

Images from Oshima

Images from Oshima

 

At Oshima we relaxed and a few of us went for a walk to the Munakata shrine.

Our visit to the shrine

Our visit to the Munakata shrine

 

Before walking back along the water front to Big Elle where we had Blow fish for dinner.

Some blury images from dinner

Some blury images from dinner

 

We all were tired after the past few days and were happy to just chill out and relax.

This is the map from today’s short journey.

Todays shorter than desired trip, thanks again to Big Elle blog

Moji depart at 08:26 – Oshima 30.7Nautical Miles arrive at 13:10

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