|Xmas Day @ Sorrento|
As the BOM keeps telling us that there are southerlies blowing it is going to take us a bit longer to head south from Queensland than originally thought so have now moved onto Plan B which involves a nice slow trip from Manly down to Southport via the inner passage.
|Lola and Ctrew|
Chris and Allison arrived on the evening of the 2nd and as expected we enjoyed a nice meal at the Southport YC. We headed off on Friday morning and did a heady 10NM across to Dunwich - the home of the Little Ship Club. We had a great night here and the people were very welcoming. Allison helped out as the barrel girl and did an excellent job as we ended up winning a meat tray and a bottle of wine!
After a couple of cruisy days we finally ended up at Tipplers Passage which is a really nice little spot just north of Southport only to find Annacol which is a Hunter 45CC. We had previously met Ann and Col at the Marlin Marina when they kindly grabbed our lines for us. As is usual with cruising boats we decided to catch up for sundowners at 5pm. During the arvo we managed to paddle the dinghy ashore again and went for a great walk over to the other side of South Stradbroke Island to see the surf and had a walk around the various shops and buildings that are there.
|Sally & Annacol|