Friday, May 13, 2011

Forster Tuncurry to Coffs Harbour via Camden Haven & Trial Bay (11th - 13th May)

After much rain in Forster Tuncurry we woke to a bright sunny day with light westerly winds on the 11th May.  Our original destination was Crowdy Heads but as we were making excellent progress decided to continue on to Camden Haven (Laurieton) which is about another 10nm down the track. 

Perpendicular Point - Near entrance to Camden Haven

We arrived late into the afternoon and negotiated the bar (not much going on really) and had a fairly windy entrance we then headed to the visitors pier where we spent the evening.  Laurieton looks like a pretty little  wplace to spend a bit more time so hopefully we might get the chance to stay for a few days next time we are heading up or down the coast.
Sunrise leaving Camden Haven

Next morning we were up early again on our way to Trial Bay (~50NM).  Again we ended up having a lovely sail and arrived late in the arvo.  The weather was so delightful and the water a balmy 23.6C we all decided to go for a bit of a swim before dinner. 

The BOYS doing a bit of steering

It was a bit of a rolly night so we were all glad to get up and going on our way to Coffs Harbour.  Again we rose to a sunny morning and goods sailing breezes and made excellent progress to Coffs so managed to get in for a late lunch on deck.  We headed off to the Yacht Club for our evening meal and Leapy Lynda (now referred to as tinny) had a winning ticket in the meat raffle so we now planning a BBQ at Yamba in a few days time.

Marina at Coffs Harbour
Left Coffs this morning - the weather is certainly starting to get better and warmer as we head north.  There is apparently plenty of wind down south which is meant to be heading our way but hoping to make it into Yamba before anything nasty arrives.  We are expecting to enter the Coral Sea (Lat 30S) by 10:00H today *YAY*

The new hunter and gatherer

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