Hot day ahead. Possibly the smoke will keep the temperature down a little. The pictures were taken this morning here in McCarrs Creek. Looks like fog but it’s smoke! Quiet day on board.
Quick motor sail yesterday from Sydney Harbour to Broken Bay ( America Bay ).
In Morning Bay tonight and in the general area for a while. It’s very calm and quiet.
Lucy is still covered in red dust and ash.
Right there anchored with the
The wild Sydney storms passed us once again to the north and south. Just a few gusts and a patch of rain. Thinking about heading north to Broken Bay in the next few days. There was a twilight yacht race in the bay yesterday, we watch the jostling at the start line and two yachts collided, but all was well and they just exchanged a few expletives.
Stunning clouds with storms to the north of us. Cooling down at last. All is well.
In an effort to reclaim some small level of fitness we walked into Lane Cove. Nice view of the city as we strolled home. Very wealthy area and as such a distinct lack of laundromats. Grotty yachty !
Up at sparrows this morning to beat the heat. Quick shop then a motor back to Lane Cove. Windy day so stayed on board. All is well.
Welcome to Lane Cove, my old
Busy day today collecting spare parts for Lucy. Hired a “car next door”, to run about in. Sydney traffic is madness for folks like us who usually only travel at 5 knots. Still had time to enjoy 3 Ferry rides, jacaranda tree lined streets, street library and a beer at Kings St Wharf. Great day !
I’ve probably said it a few times now but the public transport system here is fantastic. Operation “find Kerosene”, was successful. Bus to bus to bus. Easy. Picture is of the nice little parkland, walking/running and dog walking track next to us.
Warm day, awning up! Back to Blackwattle today and a grocery top up. It gets busy here Friday-Monday so we were lucky to find a spot for Lucy. It’s only a small area that we are allowed to anchor in so it can be quite tricky. All is well.
Round the corner to the beautiful Lane Cove river. Many boats in the bays and stunning Jacaranda trees on the shore. Lazy day aboard, studying and make n mend.
Hi! Yes, wonderful. It
Wild Oats putting the hard word on Lucy!
Nice having a chat with you
Now that the wind has eased the city has filled with smoke from the NSW fires. The Beaver Moon tonight won’t be so bright with all the smoke. 37 degrees tomorrow, a rough day for firefighting.
Back in Blackwattle Bay. We are feeling like locals here, leaving Kabbage at the pontoon, walking to our favourite shops and hopping on and off the local buses. Sat out a south westerly blow yesterday and unable to go ashore so it was nice to have a walk today.
Back to Sydney today. Wild Oats crossed our bow near the Bridge, we are putting in a protest. They probably have some flimsy excuse like trying to avoid colliding with the ferry that was on our port side stern. Alls well.
Didn’t know there is
Slowly recovering from the Wooden Boat Festival. Nice quiet time in America Bay. Back to Sydney soon. All is well aboard.
RMYC Timber Boat Festival
Fun and busy time at the festival. We had many interesting people on board and visited several lovely timber boats. We were even lucky enough to have a professional blue grass banjo player onboard who played us a few songs. We are relaxing now in a quite bay recovering from the festivities
Left Lucy yesterday at the yacht club to enjoy the lovely Timber boats arriving for the festival this weekend while we went into the Big smoke ( literally) to obtain our USA visas.
Over the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Loving the fabulous NSW public transport system. Ready for a big weekend here at the RMYC Timber Boat Festival. More pictures to come.
Magic day. Went over to RMYC Pittwater for fuel and water this morning. Had a quick look around as the Wooden Boat Festival is here this weekend. Impressive club with very friendly staff. Looking forward to being apart of the festival. Lovely afternoon in Morning Bay. Stunning weather!
Sydney to Broken Bay today.
Getting ready for the Wooden Boat Festival this weekend. Nice trip to Broken Bay , 3 whales, one showing off!
Gotta love this location. Short walk through tree lined streets and beautiful old homes to fresh fruit and veggies. Constant parade of runners and dog walkers on the shore and great city lights at night.
We had a very good trip to Sydney. Had just over one knot of current against us and just enough wind to stop the sails flapping. Motor sail the whole way in 1.5-2m swell. Sunny blue sky and clear night. 2 hour watches so we are a little tired now. Currently in Blackwattle Bay on anchor. Breakfast then a catch up sleep xxxxxxx zzzzz
About 35 nm south of Sydney. Slowing Lucy down so we can be at Sydney Heads for first light. All is well.
We went over to Long Bay yesterday for the northerlies, and then back here to Vincentia this morning for the westerly winds. Still looking good for a departure for Sydney tomorrow. Of course another stunning sunset last night and blue sky today.
All is well aboard.
Nice little walk into Vincentia today.
Bit wobbly on our sea legs but enjoyed the walk. Had a chat to a local on the way, see picture.
Hi guys, we follow you when
Test update via HF.
moved to Long Bay for the north winds today. All is well aboard.
Had a fabulous day yesterday exploring the area by car, great scenery, weather and fine company. Thanks Don! Xx
Relaxing day aboard .. Both feeling a lot better after an easy day.
Sunset in Jervis Bay.
After a review of the weather and sailing conditions this morning we have decided to stay put here in Jervis. Looks like nice weather for exploring the bay from tomorrow on, we plan to do a few walks, resupply with fresh veggies and enjoy some sunshine.
Arrived here about 10.30am. Too much rain to take a picture. Catching up on some zzzz and heater is on drying out our wet weather gear. Just a little step closer to Japan. :-)
Looks like our waiting in Eden is coming to an end.... we will be off in the am, no fixed destination Jervis or Sydney see how we are going. We have had this boat along side this week filling up with logs 24/7. Mmm interesting.
Aha , now at Hole in the Wall
Will be thinking of you and
Back to south anchorage Eden. Fingers and toes crossed for a departure on Thursday. Lucy enjoyed a nice rain shower this morning to wash away the salty Bass Strait crossing. All fresh again.
It’s a nice start to the day when you see a whale frolicking in the bay! Back in the Nth anchorage. Batten down the hatches for a windy arvo. ! Small visitor on board yesterday. See picture. (We must have upset him as he gave us a good telling off. )
All is well aboard :-)
We are doing the Eden Shuffle.. back in the Southern anchorage for the southerly wind then back to the northern side of the bay tomorrow for the north winds.
T-Shirts at last and of course last night another stunning sunset.
AAH yes the "Eden shuffle" or
Into Eden this morning. We both enjoyed the walk over hill and dale into town, fresh vegetables at last and a coffee at a local cafe. Counted 10 pelicans in the bay.
Nice walk ashore yesterday see pictures.
Moved closer to Eden town ... and hot showers! Looks like we are here for a week waiting for southerlies.
Finally the wind has eased and it’s quiet again. Birds are singing ! A trip ashore is the order for the day. We have not been on land for just over a week and the sandy beach awaits.
Had a relaxing day on anchor recovering from the passage across. Met some other folks on a beautiful sailer/trawler heading South to Tasmania. Will move back to Eden docks tomorrow for a top up of fuel, water and chocolate. Looks promising for a departure to Jervois Bay on Monday first light.
We're pleased to see you have
On a mooring in Eden!
All is well onboard
Should be in Eden around 10 ish. Tonight.
We are in Wineglass Bay! Tomorrow am we will make our way to Eden, 320 nm.
Hope to get in just after midnight Thursday. Will update if we can along the way.
Bon voyage , Keeping an eye
Busy time on the slip ! Lucy painted and shiny again. 2 Seals in the bay to inspect our new anti fouling.
Survived the Easterly Gale now ready for tomorrow’s Sw gale. (Someone was actually surfing the breaking waves at the entrance to Prosser Bay this arvo!)
Stopped here to take the dinghy into Triabunna for a stretch of the legs and a small shop.
Alls well aboard!
Great to see you on another
Yesterday we moved to Maria Island, (Darlington) to sit out the Easterly weather on its way. Our 1.5 hour trip over included 2 Dolphin pods, a Whale sighting, stunning sunset and an interesting view of the harbour. Unfortunately the wind won’t allow us a trip ashore, but the weather will keep us entertained for the next 24 hours. !
Painting, reading and relaxing in the sun. The pictures are from the seaside village of Orford. Highlights for today ....seeing some fish (at last), finished painting the bulwarks and gazing into the clear water of the bay.
Sun is shining, nice dinghy trip into town.
Hello Lucy, welcome back to
Enjoying the relief of making it through Dunalley! Waiting for weather to cross the ditch..trying to remember how to use YIT again! Planning to visit Maria Island and surrounds for the next week. X
Here we are Don !
Yeah! We are snug and sound in Scarborough! Zzzzzzzzzzx
Through the wbb! Phew
Sun is shining we are on our way
Arrived Elbow point anchorage at 9am after an early get up, 3.30am! Rest day tomorrow then on to Scarborough. All is well!
Here we are at Kingfisher resort Fraser Island. What a long day! Lots or rain and the odd gusty breeze. Sharing the island anchorage with 14 other boats! Will sleep well tonight.
Back in the land of Oz!
16 miles to run to Bundaberg. Great passage 6 days from Noumea. Phew!
all is well on board still making good progress.
hope all is well on the slip C&B xx
all well on board,still making good progress hope all is well on the slip C&B xx
south of Chesterfield reef all well on board rough eta Friday arvo
all is well aboard,great sailing conditrions making good time K&G xx
Back in the lagoon. Noumea Saturday!
3 great day sails from Koumac ! we are getting close to Noumea now. Tonight in Bourail Bay then back inside the reef tomorrow, Ile Lebris or Ile Isie. All is well aboard.
Hi from Koumac marina. We are here for the next 4-5 days to let a few gales pass us by.
Hello from Ile Neba northern tip of New Caledonia. We have had some wonderful sailing the last few days along the beautiful coast of New Cal. We have rounded the tip and will slowly make our way back to Noumea by the end of this month. Neba looks stunning but it's too windy today to go ashore, maybe tomorrow. All is well aboard. Thanks for the emails hope to respond when we get back to some wifi as we continue to need our precious data for weather. SV Lucy
Hello from Hienghene, back on the main land of New Caledonia after our visit to the Loyalty Islands. We are anchored behind the big "Chicken". All is well aboard.
All is well here at Ouvea Baie De Mouly , here for a few days. X
Here we are We marina. Had our 3rd whale sighting today. All is well. Xxx
Still enjoy watching your
Just arrived Baie Du Nord , Mare. Loyalty Islands. Stocked up with fresh food this morning at the Tadine markets. Looks like a very interesting coast here and some good snorkeling tomorrow too!
Great to be kept up to date
Arrived in Mare loyalty Islands after a long nights sailing. Breakfast, sleep then ashore to the island . Clear clear water !
Early start today to walk to the lighthouse. Magic view ! We had breakfast at the lighthouse and did a bit of whale watching but none in sight this morning. All swell aboard. Getting excited about going to the loyalty Islands soon.
Majic Bay all is well xxx
Lovely 2days in the Bay Carénage. Soaking in the thermal pool and dinghy ride to the waterfall.
Casy Island today for a spot of snorkelling and walking. Très bien!
We have a boat called Lusi as
Stay in the thermal pools
Busy morning as we pass through Canal Woodin. Sighted 2 whales and 1 shark!
Sounds great. Watch out for
Away we go! An hour out of the Port Moselle marina and we saw our first turtle! Miss you alreary NB. Xx
Hello , we are enjoying Noumea and Lucy is resting at the Port Moselle Marina. All is well! Thank you for all the comments! Tres Bien
Well done you three, Well
Bonjour and congratulations
: position 23 29.210s 167 48.190e beautiful sailing conditions will overnight Wednesday Baie Ire anchorage before entering Port Moselle Thursday morning.
Cheers K & G xx
Good job you guys......bit
So proud of you both, and
: position 25 10.620s 168 25.240e all is well on board, computer back on line shorts and T shirts is the order of the day
From Dunedin that sounds
I'll take your word for your
Good to hear from you, we are
Last of position as computer out of action more to follow, expected ETA Wed morning.
All good guys. Fair
I see I have missed a few
celebrated half way with tea and sticky date pudding.
imagine how wild it could have been with red raspberry cordial !!
Start airing out those budgie
Go Lucy !!
All well aboard,charging along anticipate half way celebrations tmorrow midday.
Love to all K & G xxx
GLAD TO SEE THE PROGRESS
Wow. 6kts Ave and windy tv
At 1500 hrs We'd NZ standard time.
All is well aboard making excellent progress 130 nm/day average so far.
Gidday and best wishes from
Great to see such clear
Good to hear all well, you
Last post before we loose phone reception. All is well ! Auto helm (Steve) steering perfectly. Having a cuppa on deck! Lovely conditions.
Cleared customs away we go......
Getting ready to go.
Gerwyn Evans Kristal Berry SV Lucy
Wow how cool is that map. We
Safe trip, we will be
Lucy in Fiordland NZ 2017
Still looking good for a Monday departure.
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This is such a long shot, but