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Newcastle Day Trip

Our new friend David G picked us up and gave us a day off of the boat life. We headed into Newcastle to check out this city on the water.  Next time, I’d bring my bathing suit!  There’s tons of fun places to swim in Newcastle. Yuelarbah Track Mereweather We started at the Mereweather Ocean…

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Wild Kangaroos while Cruising Lake Macquarie

We took an all day sail to get up to Lake Macquarie on January 10th. The bar crossing was easy, and we raced a few other sailboats in and snagged the last of three mooring balls in the east side of the bridge. The bridge opens on the hour during the day except for rush…

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Why We Didn’t Fall in Love with Cruising Pittwater

After our celebration day in Sydney we took off into the Tasman Sea. David’s family wanted to get some real sailing in with us, so we made the day trip to go cruising in Pittwater. Pittwater Geography The Pittwater area is located just an hour north if Sydney. While the whole area is commonly referred…

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A Celebration in Sydney

Having our floating home in Sydney, seeing New Year’s Eve on the water, and having David’s family (all four of them!) visiting us makes for a once in a lifetime experience.  The icing on the cake was celebrating Jan and Brian (David’s parents) 40th wedding anniversary in Sydney. Sydney Opera House Tour We booked a…

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The Perfect Spots for New Year’s Eve in Sydney

You may be wondering how to know you’ve got the perfect spot, like we did, for New Year’s Eve in Sydney.  Here’s how I know where the perfect spot for New Year’s Eve in Sydney is: That is the Associated Press photo that was used in a TON of press releases (like this one) regarding…

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Two Amazing Sydney Anchorages

I can’t technically say these are the BEST Sydney anchorages, because we didn’t try them all. But after discussing with our cruising friends and locals, we are pretty confident in saying that these two anchorages in the Sydney area are GREAT anchorages and should not be missed. We had a particular challenge because we had…

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Two Days in Coffs Harbour

  This small coastal city welcomed us to Australia quite easily, and we were excited to get out and about for our first taste of this huge country.  While Australia is big, Coffs Harbour is pretty small.  You can fit all these things into two days; one day walking around the shore, and one day…