Back to Pittwater
Sunday 17th January 2016
Distance run: 26 nmiles
We slipped the buoy at Cammeray at 0930 to allow time to stop at the fuel dock and fill up before going through the mid-morning opening of the Spit Bridge and out into Middle Harbour. By 1045 we were rounding North Head and bidding Port Jackson and Sydney harbour a fond farewell. This time as we sailed past the yellow sands of Manly beach we knew what it was like to be one of those people enjoying a day at the beach and watching boats sail by. We were a little sad to be leaving, but Australia is a very big country and there is so much more of it to see...
Just three hours later we were rounding Barrenjoey Head and making our way through the gap into Pittwater. Being a Sunday, it was very busy, and we needed to keep a sharp lookout for all types of vessels, big and small, as they enjoyed their Sunday afternoon out on the water. We had been given the number of the buoy we were to pick up, past Scotland Island and just off the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, and had no trouble finding it. So by mid-afternoon we were safely tied up in the boat’s new home, right next to Sweet Surrender.
Our task now is to get the boat ready to be left by herself for a while, and to get ourselves organised with a rental car, bags packed and off on our road trip.