A Short Sail

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Sun 18 Jun 2023 09:23

Anchored Blackwattle Bay, Port Jackson
Wind: W F3
Sea: calm Swell: nil
Weather: mostly sunny, mild

Today our tenure on the mooring in Rushcutters Bay came to an end and we had to find alternative accommodation. (Thank you Chris and Marie for the use of your mooring for the last four weeks.) So, this morning we slipped the mooring and went for a short sail out of the Heads to shake off some harbour blues and then back in and up the harbour looking for a place to stay for the night.

First I checked out Quarantine Cove just inside the Heads but all the public moorings were taken and the shore was on a lee making for an unsatisfactory overnight anchorage. Next I checked my second favourite stop, Chowder Bay, but the one public mooring there was also taken and there was no room to anchor. We continued tacking up the Harbour, past the Opera House, under the Bridge, and then eventually into Blackwattle Bay, Sydney's only designated anchorage for visiting yachts (at least they have one and it is pretty convenient to the city). Here we dropped anchor for the night and will likely stay for the remainder of our time in Sydney.

All is well.