We can tell that the northerlies are starting to establish themselves, but it is a little earlier than we hoped and might limit how far north we can get before we need to come back south. We have a few medical issues to attend to with our respective specialists and of course our trip to France for Christmas. But for now, we are enjoying Port Macquarie with our friends Waz and Lisa. It is so nice to be spoilt!
We had a quiet crossing of the bar and went up the Hastings River to anchor in front of our friends’ house.
Our friends have been posties, like Sue was. Remember the old twin tub washing machine drama? Well we ordered a new one which got delivered here. What we thought woud be fun and games to get the old machine off the boat and the new one on board in our dinghy on the Hastings River went just fine! Easy Peasy, literally!
Our time with Waz and Lisa has been wonderful. Between tasty meals, bike rides and trips offshore for fishing, sailing and whale watching, we have had a ball!
We are in Port Macquarie for a another day or two, and will probably head off to Coffs Harbour on Wednesday, when a day of southerly allows us to continue our trip north. We are hoping to spend some time at the Solitary Islands over the weekend for some snorkeling or diving.