Well, I had expected to be writing this blog at sea
today--as we didn't expect to get into Coffs until late afternoon---but we had a
storming fast sail up from Port Stephens --a 165 mile passage--and arrived this
morning rather than evening. The dreaded adverse current that is normal did not
materialise--indeed if anything the current was with us. And with 20 knots of
wind on our starboard quarter we faily flew along.
So our first overnight passage of the year--bit
tiring, but a good sail, albeit the night was quite cold--or at least colder
than we are used to!
And the weather in Coffs today is miserable
--raining, cool--not a hint of sun even. We must continue north towards the
We had a good 4 days in Port Stephens--2 at
anchor and 2 in the most expensive marina I've come across--barring, perhaps,
the Solent! Had a swim in the sea--still nice temperature--and the sun
Plan to stay here in Coffs for a few days before we
continue north. Hope it dries up as we have some chores to deal