We left Mooloolaba at 9.30pm for Frazer Island. The full moon was out and the plan was to have a romantic full moon sail. Mother Nature had something else in store for us. A big thunderstorm came through bringing a massive downpour with it. It is believed or maybe it is a myth that in order to protect your electronics from being fried one should put them into the oven whilst there is thunder. As the thunder was above us and the weather gods truly not happy, we complied with that myth or truth.
Getting out of Mooloolaba was not as bad as coming in as we made sure leaving not only at high tide, we also checked out the bar prior leaving with the knowledge of being happy we will only have a quarter of space leaving the entrance due to the dredging vessel.
We certainly got massive waves on this trip for several hours and Cool Change handled the rough seas very well so did the skipper and 1st mate (medication Kwells did the job). The rain eventually stopped and the full moon showed its glory. It is magical sailing with a full moon and rather romantic.