We are not hard to please, we just want to be safe and comfortable. The weather offshore here has been close to dead calm this last week, and it looks like we will have a short period of very strong winds and 4 to 5 metre seas between us and favourable conditions for going to Noumea. So we are catching up with friends, doing routine maintenance, getting provisions and meeting new cruising friends. No rush!
The girls from the clinic and their guys asked us to go out to dinner last Friday at a terrific pub restaurant at the Coast Hotel - top food, good prices, and great company: everybody in Coffs seems to be so relaxed!
Back in the marina: Dale and Paula are Americans on "Sunrise" and they are hanging out for a good S to SE breeze, like us, to go to Noumea - we will probably leave at roughly the same time as they do and we are likely to travel at the same sort of speed.
We had lunch today with Bruce and Kay Gilchrist of "Plum Loco", whom we met in Port Vila two years ago. They are locals here, at Bonville, and have a really nice home in a bushland setting (Bruce is a builder) and they really looked after us well - Kay is a fantastic cook.
Other recent friends Julie and Ian on another "Destiny" just left to motor north to Southport and on to Brisbane. They were great company here in the marina.
Please excuse the time between entries - I didn't think my rough language while doing toilet maintenance and oil changes was really of much general interest!