Sunday, 31 May 2015

At rest for a couple of days in Coffs Harbour

The stop-over in Trial Bay was really peaceful.  Just a bit of a swell to rock us to sleep and no wind to worry the anchor.  It would be a very different story in a stiff Northerly though.

We left early-ish (7:30am) for the trip up the coast to Coffs Harbour. It's about 35nm and we expected bugger-all knots early but 10 to 15 from the West turning South in the early arvo. 
Leaving Trial Bay

It turned out to be less than bugger-all knots almost all day.  I think we had the motor off for about 30 minutes in total when we picked up a 10 knot Westerly just south of Nambucca for a while.

However, it was quite spectacular with low cloud over the hills on the coast and mirror smooth water to sail through.
The main jetty as Coffs Harbour
We'll be staying here until Tuesday or Wednesday morning as there's a bit of weather coming through.  On the bright side, it looks like we'll have some nice stiff southerlies on Tuesday to take us up to the Clarence River entrance at Yamba/Illuka.

Saw a pod of dolphins but no whales were seen today :-(

Location: Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, Australia
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