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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Test update via HF.
moved to Long Bay for the north winds today. All is well aboard.
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.
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.
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.
On a mooring in Eden!
All is well onboard
Should be in Eden around 10 ish. Tonight.
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!
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.
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
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!
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!
Busy morning as we pass through Canal Woodin. Sighted 2 whales and 1 shark!
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
: 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
: 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
Last of position as computer out of action more to follow, expected ETA Wed morning.
celebrated half way with tea and sticky date pudding.
imagine how wild it could have been with red raspberry cordial !!
All well aboard,charging along anticipate half way celebrations tmorrow midday.
Love to all K & G xxx
At 1500 hrs We'd NZ standard time.
All is well aboard making excellent progress 130 nm/day average so far.
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
Still looking good for a Monday departure.
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