Sun Dec 1 22:09 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 37.27200S 151 17.41443E
Run: 16nm (29km)
Weather: Dusty with ash falling from the sky

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.

Thu Nov 28 8:30 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 49.97932S 151 10.56618E
Weather: Sunny warm

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.

Mon Nov 25 18:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 49.99645S 151 10.57095E
Weather: Big storms north of us.

Stunning clouds with storms to the north of us. Cooling down at last. All is well.

Sat Nov 23 14:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 49.99272S 151 10.56092E
Weather: Cloudy no rain

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 !

Fri Nov 22 11:20 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 49.98714S 151 10.53975E
Weather: Spooky sunrise

Spooky sunrise

Thu Nov 21 20:30 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 49.98856S 151 10.57851E
Run: 2.8nm (5.1km)
Weather: Smokey sunset

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.

Wed Nov 20 22:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 52.36215S 151 11.19465E
Weather: Sunny of course

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 !

Mon Nov 18 21:12 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 52.35654S 151 11.18579E
Weather: Warm day today

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.

Fri Nov 15 19:50 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 52.33422S 151 11.17710E
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
Weather: Hot with a cool change on its way.

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.

Anzac Bridge.
Thu Nov 14 16:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 50.26506S 151 10.11825E
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)
Weather: 27 degrees, afternoon breeze just arrived .

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.

Tue Nov 12 9:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 50.44271S 151 10.40966E
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)
Weather: Hot hot hot

Wild Oats putting the hard word on Lucy!

Mon Nov 11 21:40 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 52.36852S 151 11.21586E
Weather: Hot and Smokey

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.

Sat Nov 9 18:29 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 52.35168S 151 11.19569E
Run: 2.2nm (4km)
Weather: Sunny and delightful

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.

Thu Nov 7 18:06 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 50.42592S 151 11.43316E
Run: 16.2nm (29.3km)
Weather: Windy

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.

Wed Nov 6 20:32 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 37.28644S 151 17.41025E
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)
Weather: Warm and delightful

Slowly recovering from the Wooden Boat Festival. Nice quiet time in America Bay. Back to Sydney soon. All is well aboard.

Mon Nov 4 17:42 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 35.90484S 151 15.64855E
Run: 4.3nm (7.8km)
Weather: Breezy but sunny

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

Fri Nov 1 8:12 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 39.10009S 151 18.05884E
Weather: Warm with smoke haze

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.

Tue Oct 29 20:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 39.12946S 151 18.03609E
Run: 2.2nm (4km)
Weather: Sunny warm delightful!

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!

Sun Oct 27 18:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 37.30648S 151 17.45051E
Run: 18.3nm (33.1km)
Weather: Light winds Nice n sunny!

Sydney to Broken Bay today.

Getting ready for the Wooden Boat Festival this weekend. Nice trip to Broken Bay , 3 whales, one showing off!

Tue Oct 22 19:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 52.31903S 151 11.15958E
Weather: Magic

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.

Mon Oct 21 11:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 33 52.31473S 151 11.14779E
Run: 38.7nm (70km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 69.7nm
Weather: Sunny quiet and delightful

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

Sun Oct 20 21:40 2019 NZDT
GPS: 34 25.87157S 151 10.35074E
Run: 52.2nm (94.5km)
Weather: Light winds

About 35 nm south of Sydney. Slowing Lucy down so we can be at Sydney Heads for first light. All is well.

Sat Oct 19 10:30 2019 NZDT
GPS: 35 4.11896S 150 40.70986E
Weather: Windy afternoon expected

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.

Wed Oct 16 22:01 2019 NZDT
GPS: 35 4.11437S 150 40.71614E
Run: 6.3nm (11.4km)
Weather: Cloudy ...but still in T-shirts and shorts!.

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.

Tue Oct 15 22:12 2019 NZDT
GPS: 35 01.828S 150 46.766E

Test update via HF.

Tue Oct 15 21:33 2019 NZDT
GPS: 35 01.828S 150 46.766E
Run: 7.6nm (13.8km)

moved to Long Bay for the north winds today. All is well aboard.

Mon Oct 14 12:01 2019 NZDT
GPS: 35 8.15369S 150 44.59856E
Weather: 23 today light winds

Had a fabulous day yesterday exploring the area by car, great scenery, weather and fine company. Thanks Don! Xx

Sat Oct 12 21:15 2019 NZDT
GPS: 35 8.16953S 150 44.63822E
Weather: Quiet in the bay.

Relaxing day aboard .. Both feeling a lot better after an easy day.

Sunset in Jervis Bay.

Sat Oct 12 9:48 2019 NZDT
GPS: 35 8.16390S 150 44.63572E
Weather: Wet light winds

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.

Fri Oct 11 18:19 2019 NZDT
GPS: 35 8.16702S 150 44.64529E
Run: 143.9nm (260.5km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 73.1nm
Weather: Rain with a patch of blue!

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. :-)

Wed Oct 9 19:05 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 6.60219S 149 55.48585E
Weather: Same as yesterday!

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.

Tue Oct 8 19:20 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 6.60345S 149 55.47738E
Run: 2.8nm (5.1km)
Weather: Everything .. windy calm rain and sun!

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.

Sun Oct 6 16:59 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 4.35185S 149 54.33100E
Run: 2.8nm (5.1km)
Weather: Warm and windy

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 :-)

Fri Oct 4 13:54 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 6.59874S 149 55.48293E
Run: 2.8nm (5.1km)
Weather: Sunny warm and a bit gusty from the SW

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.

Tue Oct 1 15:24 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 4.34981S 149 54.32458E
Weather: Blue sky, light but fresh Nth wind

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.

Mon Sep 30 9:58 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 4.35726S 149 54.31473E
Run: 2.8nm (5.1km)
Weather: 10knt. Southerly partly cloudy cool

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.

Sun Sep 29 11:08 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 6.51830S 149 55.63246E
Weather: 17 degrees, sunny and the gusts have stopped, just magic

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.

Sat Sep 28 10:15 2019 NZST
GPS: 37 6.52167S 149 55.64167E
Run: 2.8nm (5.1km)
Weather: A little gusty last night and this morning due to abate this afternoon.

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.

Fri Sep 27 3:58 2019 NZST
GPS: 37 4.33572S 149 54.25338E
Run: 46.1nm (83.4km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 93.2nm
Weather: All is quiet and calm

On a mooring in Eden!


Thu Sep 26 16:06 2019 NZST
GPS: 37 44.321S 149 55.811E
Run: 318.3nm (576.1km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 112.8nm
Weather: Calm and sunny

All is well onboard

Should be in Eden around 10 ish. Tonight.

Zzzzz xxx

Mon Sep 23 20:23 2019 NZST
GPS: 42 10.40456S 148 18.39096E
Run: 30.7nm (55.6km)
Weather: No wind fires on.

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.

Thu Sep 19 19:12 2019 NZST
GPS: 42 30.63657S 147 54.87337E
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)
Weather: Sunny and suitable for painting

Busy time on the slip ! Lucy painted and shiny again. 2 Seals in the bay to inspect our new anti fouling.

Sun Sep 8 20:03 2019 NZST
GPS: 42 31.28193S 147 55.06585E
Run: 8.4nm (15.2km)
Weather: Damn sight calmer that yesterday !

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!

Calm sea at last!
Fri Sep 6 11:20 2019 NZST
GPS: 42 34.74770S 148 3.75186E
Run: 8.6nm (15.6km)
Weather: On its way !

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. !

Tue Sep 3 15:42 2019 NZST
GPS: 42 33.96536S 147 53.67493E
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)
Weather: Sunny and delightful

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.

View to Maria Island
Entrance to Orford
Thu Aug 29 14:12 2019 NZST
GPS: 42 33.494S 147 52.337E
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)

Sun is shining, nice dinghy trip into town.

Wed Aug 28 2:00 2019 NZST
GPS: 42 33.92992S 147 53.66713E
Run: 1102.1nm (1994.8km)
Weather: 4 seasons in one day ...

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



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