Arrived Coffs Harbour

Position: 31 18.26 S  153 08.64 E
Alongside Coffs Harbour Marina
Wind:  SSW  F4. Moderate breeze
Weather: sunny, mild
Day’s Run: 88 nm

We continued to make good time before the south westerly breeze such that we arrived at the entrance to Coffs Harbour well in advance of original expectations, picking up the public mooring just before 21.00. The day had continued with clear skies and we remained close to the coast to keep the ride fast and comfortable, the land providing a lee and keeping the wave size down.  Staying in close also meant that we witnessed some more whale sightings.  This time Kate saw two large humpbacks simultaneously leaping out of the water. At Kate’s cry, I rushed on deck, camera in hand, but only got to see one whale leaping. However, this was the first time I had seen such a huge creature leap entirely clear of the water. It was an impressive sight. Unfortunately, I had left the SD card from my camera in the laptop and, unbeknown to me, it does not work without the memory card. Bother!

This morning, in the light of day, we moved from the mooring to a berth at the marina.

All is well.