Illawarra Sailing

Although from the right direction, the breeze has not been very strong along the Illawarra coast, so no record breaking speed over the two days it took us to get south of Sydney. Just a motor sail from Batemans Bay to Crookhaven Heads, where we stopped for the night, then a spinnaker sail to Port…

Twelve Days in the Bay

We came into Port Phillip Bay a little over two weeks earlier than expected, thus with time to kill. Port Phillip Bay is huge: 1930 km2 and the shores stretch roughly 264kms. It is actually a port area made up of over 16 bays. Having always moored our boat in the Gippsland Lakes, we have…

Aerial Acrobatics

There is something about the waters around Port Stephens that is so appealing! We left Broughton earlier this week, headed for Swansea, at the head of Lake Macquarie.  What a treat of aerial acrobatics by gannets and whales alike! So we could not resist showing you the delights of our passage.

Close Encounters

When it comes to whale watching, we have hit the jackpot. Every single day we have seen several, sometimes at a distance, but at times we have had close encounters. We will never tire of seeing these magnificent creatures.

Privileged Moments

Some days you feel lucky; you experience some privileged moments: it might be a whale powerfully beating its fluke on the water surface, another breaching time and time again, or a little crested tern stopping by for a rest at our bow, or the brilliant oranges and yellows of the late afternoon sun reflected on…

Humpback Whales’ Acrobatics

The Humpback Whales‘ acrobatics are such a fantastic spectacle to witness as you sail along and so very special from your own boat. Our close sightings at Broughton Island and then along the coast past Forster-Tuncarry and Seal Rocks with small groups of 3 or 4 putting amazing displays for us, have been a delight,…