Rainbows to Port Macquarie!

After the last anxious sail to Port Stephens, it was a relief to leave the ‘danger zone’ and relax our watch for containers and debris on the way up to Crowdy Head and Port Macquarie.

SW back with a vengeance!

The South Westerlies have returned with a vengeance, which normally would mean it is time for another big downwind run. But they are particularly mean this time! We had Port Macquarie in our sights for the weekend, but it will take a bit longer!

Fingal Bay from Yaccaba Head

Springtime in Port Stephens

During weeks of freezing temperatures and demanding sailing weather, we felt that our life afloat was a series of battles with harsh conditions. Our first weeks on board were cold and uncomfortable, and the section from Bittaganbee to Broken Bay was particularly stressful. But springtime is here now, we have reached warmer climes and it…

Smooth sailing… till the next challenge!

What a difference a 12 hour sleep makes!  The Take It Easy crew is a bit more chirpy and rested, feeling up to another overnighter!  At 7am on Saturday, they left Crowdy Head and headed out again by a bright sunny day and calm seas: spinnaker up!  Even Bengie felt brave enough to get out on deck!…

Hard Yakka!

One look at the MetEye map and you know that the guys have made huge progress northward in 56 hours! They left Bermagui on Wednesday morning, initially motoring, but the engines were turned off later that day as the wind switched to the Southeast.  More fishing of bonitos and whale watching occurred as they inched their…