When the northerlies blow, we go!

We had two days of northerlies forecast, a rare opportunity on this cruise!  So we put in a big effort and have just completed a 39 hour non-stop passage to get us south.  We left Port Macquarie at 6.30am on Sunday morning and sailed till we reached Jervis Bay at 10.30pm on Monday night, 280 nautical…

We hacked our way to Port Hacking!

We often say “cruising is the art of boat maintenance in exotic places”.   As well as enjoying a forced rest in Jervis Bay, waiting for the northerlies to pass, we attended to a few jobs: fitting Hocus Pocus, the lightning protector, up at the top of the mast; changing a broken sail lug in the…

Cape Perpendicular

There’s a hole in the wall!

Don’t panic, people, the Hole in the Wall is the name of our latest anchorage at Jervis Bay, which we got to yesterday afternoon.  More on this later, but first, let’s recap on the last few days.