Wild Run to Bermagui

Sometimes you get caught even when you think you have planned your passage well. The forecast for Wednesday 16 August was for 15-20 knot westerlies close to the shores, strengthening in the middle of the morning to 25-30, and a lot more offshore.  The plan was therefore to hug the coast closely. We got out…

Tucked in at Bittangabee

There is something about Bittangabee that is really appealing: peaceful, 100% protection from any wind of any strength right up in the creek, nice walks.  Not many yachties come here.  They favour Eden, 9 miles north.  But if you like little nooks and have a shallow draft, this is a winner of an anchorage.

Moruya to Bittangabee – Getting Close!

The ‘normal’ weather pattern in summer along the NSW coast is typified by several days of NE ahead of a southerly change, when the wind gradually shifts to SE and back to NE as the high moves into the Tasman Sea.  However the weather does not always follow the rules.  And certainly this summer, it has…

All good things come to an end!

Having left Bittangabee at dawn on Tuesday, the hardest part of the voyage was ahead of us: a 124nm (about 20 hours) passage back to the Gippsland Lakes in lumpy seas and light variable breeze, not to mention the end of our cruise.

Bittangabee Magic

What a way to end our exploration of the NSW coast!  Bittangabee, with its crystal clear inlet and georgeous little nook around the corner from the main bay would have to be the most heavenly anchorage of our cruise. You are not strictly alone here.  There is an established bush camping site on the Southern…

Getting close to Victoria

After leaving the misty Moruya River, we returned to Broulee to wait for the Northerlies, catching up again with Chris and Michelle, our boat building friends who were holidaying there.