We were an all female crew with Celia as skipper. We set out for Dennes Point, and to our surprise the sea was calm, the sun came out and there was no rain. We came out of Quarantine Bay into the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and into the path of three playful dolphins. We stayed in the lee of the land and had lunch aboard in some quiet water. We set off not knowing what to expect but having been warned that there was unsettled weather expected. We rowed, the waves got bigger, the wind got stronger, the white horses grew in number. The cox changed and we started surfing down the waves and steering towards the coast. The waves got bigger, the wind got stronger, and sadly one of the crew became too tired and a tow was requested: as it turned out we were only two hundred metres from sheltered waters and close to our destination. We rowed in to applause. We were all pleased with ourselves. A good day out in Tassie waters.