Homely Port Macquarie

We have spent 10 days in Port Macquarie, some on a public mooring in front of town, but most of the time up the Hastings River anchored fore and aft in front of our friends Lisa and Waz’s house. Coming to Port Macquarie is like coming home: so welcoming.

Pleasures of Land and Sea

There is nothing like spending time with good friends both on land and at sea. Here are a few snippets of our activities over the past few days and lots of photos, so make yourself a cuppa and read on.

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.

A few days at Port Macquarie

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…

Gone into hiding from an East Coast Low!

Australian East Coast Lows are intense weather systems that have many of the characteristics of sub-tropical cyclones, and guess what? We have been right in the middle of one of them! Strong winds of 30 to 40 knots, heavy rainfalls that can cause floods, dangerous swells and seas making boating hazardous, all this for several days……