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South Wind
Phil/ Overcast 24
30/01/2012, Greenwell Point

I give up. The wind looks to be coming from the South for days yet so we have changed our plans and will head back North. We don't really care where we go so will spend some time exploring Port Hacking for a few days then see what happens. We have had a nice time in Greenwell Point so no complaints. At this stage we will leave tomorrow morning and should have a good sail all day, although it way be a bit rough.
Tonight we have been invited onto a neighbouring yacht for a baked dinner so that's hard to refuse.

South Coast 2012
The Disappearing Bus and Salmon
Phil/ Warm and windy
29/01/2012, Greenwell Point

We are still in Greenwell Point waiting for the wind to abate but its a nice place to be. Yesterday Geoffs Niece and her husband drove from Kangaroo Valley to have lunch on board with us and it was great to meet them. The NE wind really piped up after lunch and blew all night and today.
This morning we caught the 0800 bus from Greenwell Point to Nowra for a look around and do some shopping. After lunch at the RSL I did the shopping and John and Geoff went to a fish shop we had been told about to buy some Tasmanian Salmon for dinner. When we got to the bus stop it appears we missed the bus by about 1 minute. You have got to hand it to the bus drivers for Kennedys as after John had spoken to the driver of another bus they turned around and came back for us. What great service.
When we got back on the bus we discovered the salmon was missing, left on the bus!!! No problem a phone call to the bus company and they arranged to deliver it to us at 1600, more great service.
Now there has been quite a bit of discussion as to who lost the salmon and who was late for the bus and in the pursuit of crew harmony there is no guilty party it was just another of those things that seem to happen to us as we get older.

South Coast 2012
Sun Shining Toilet blocked
Phil/ Fine and Sunny
27/01/2012, Greenwell Point

We are on a mooring at Greenwell Point after a bit of a slow trip from Kiama. The weather has improved and all is well. Yesterday we invited some other people from near bye yachts for sundowners and had an enjoyable couple of hours. Today we went for a walk then coffee on another yacht then lunch at the local bowls club. I have decided to stay here until Wednesday at least to wait for better winds for heading south. This is a very nice place and we are thinking about a bus trip to Nowra on Monday (at seniors rates)
I think we will be having a nanna nap this afternood and a BBQ for dinner.
I awoke this morning to complaints from the crew about a blocked toilet and I should say that fixing this is not my favourite job. Fortunately it was only some weed in the water intake so all was well.
Cheers Phil
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South Coast 2012
Kiama Boat Harbour
Phil/ Overcast 24
26/01/2012, Kiama

WE had a good day in Kiama and the weather cleared to a hot day. John went of on his usual walking tour and Geoff and I did a couple of little jobs on the boat until lunch time. There was a lot of people in the town as it was Australia day holiday. Lunch and a beer at the club thena relaxing afternoon. Kiama is a very nice town with lots of civic pride evident. Last night we walked to a small Vietnamese Restaurant which was good then a walk to the Kiama blowhole.
We have just left Kiama for the short run to Greenwell Point and should be there about 1300. The weather is overcast with wind on the nose so we are motoring.

South Coast 2012
Positive thinking works
Phil/Overcast and light rain
24/01/2012, Kiama Harbour

Not long after leaving Port Hacking this morning it started to rain not long after we were away and quite heavy as well. The wind was not in our favour so the motor ran for the 8 hours it took to get to Kiama. There were lots of tankers anchored off Port Kembla but we found a straight coarse through them (see Photo). We past quite close to one tanker and were surprised to se seals sitting on top of their rudders.
Kiama is a very small man made harbour with one berth for visitors on a first come basis so we were pleased to find it empty and here we are. John was convinced it would be available and he was correct. We are moored stern to a wall and you need the dinghy to get ashore but we will be here for a couple of days. After showers John went ashore and as our official minister of information will come back with all the info for tomorrow. Australia Day.
I will post photos of the harbour tomorrow

Jibbon Beach
Phil/Overcast some showers
24/01/2012, Port Hacking

We had an uneventful trip from Sydney Harbour to Port Hacking and spent a plesant afternoon relaxing. We walked into the town of Bundeena to post some mail and could not walk past the RSL Club without calling in for a beer. John and Geoff had never seen the movie Blues Brothers we watched that last night and had a few laughs. We departed Jibbon Beach at 0615 and are heading to Kiama 40 miles south. Kiama Harbour is very small and we may not find a suitable place to stay but I have always wanted to visit so we will give it a try. The weather is very overcast but no rain yet.

South Coast 2012

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