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…

No diving at the Solitary Islands

After a week at Iluka, we were itching to leave when the SE wind subsided enough to let us escape through the bar.  Bar crossings are sometimes daunting and this one was; the swell was big, the breaking waves impressive, but we managed a clean exit.

Iluka and Yamba Wanderings

Summer cruising makes us intensely aware of the weather and its vagaries. Each year we experience intense storms, endure extreme temperatures for long periods, get worried about severe thunderstorms, get drenched by heavy rains. It makes us conscious of the need to be prudent in our sailing, and grateful for what we are able to enjoy right…