Port Stephens

Mike Share & Sammy Byron
Wed 27 Jul 2011 10:27
We arrived in Port Stephens after a quiet and calm start from Coffs Harbour and then a hard overnight slog into SW winds. We decided to pull into Port Stephens rather than battle against it to Newcastle. We are now anchored in Shoal Bay which is beautiful.
Today we tried to sail to Newcastle but it was so foul we decided to turn back for the first time ever. On the way back in we sailed past 2 whale watching boats floating around in the big swells. We were on a mission to get back into protected waters and must have sailed right over a pod of whales which we only saw afterwards off our stern.
It was worth it though.......