Lakes Entrance at dawn

We’ve turned the corner!

When the new sounder and cable arrived on 16 May at 2.30pm it took only half an hour for us to test it, confirm it all worked, pay the nasty bill for it, and get out of Paynesville! You have never seen a crew moving that quickly!

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…

Still in Victoria!

Our leaving the Victorian coast has seemed elusive.  This is a bit frustrating and proving to be an exercise in patience. We left Melbourne on 30 July, 2 weeks ago, and are still in Victoria! We keep having to remind ourselves that for us now there is no rush, so absolutely no point taking risks!…

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…