Vardo slipped away from the Wooden Boat Centre dock at high tide today, skippered by Peter Heading and crewed by Peter's friend Celia. They will be making their way slowly up the east coast in the hopes of catching an approaching high pressure weather system across Bass Strait next week. Final destination is Northern NSW or southern Queensland - whichever proves friendlier. We hope to see Peter again next October: apparently his stored furniture gets pitched out on the street if he hasn't collected it by then. We'll be contacting him for the launch of the Bendigo Skiff - Peter has been the supervising boat builder and has done a fantastic job.