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What's that Bright Thing in the Sky?
Phil/ Fine and Sunny
03/02/2012, Gunnamatta Bay

At last we have sun! Yesterday we were anchored at Jibbon Beach in Port Hacking and it was light rain all day. We caught the ferry from Bundena to Cronulla and met Heather for lunch which was great and then the ferry back again. This morning we motored into Gunnamatta Bay and tied up to a marina. The weather improved and its a nice summers day. John and Geoff did the laundry while I did the shopping and this afternoon we spent resting or walking. Tonight we will walk up to the town for dinner.
Tomorrow we are going up the Port Hacking River(we hope as its shallow) for a couple of days.
Lets hope the weather stays OK.

South Coast 2012
Sailing
Phil/ Overcast 24
01/02/2012, At Sea

WE did not get away yesterday but left Greenwell point about 0700 this morning. Seas have about 2 meter swell but very comfortable. For once the wind is from the right direction. John and Geoff went into Nowra yesterday and visited the Navy museum which they enjoyed. I had a lazy and quite day aboard. We will be in Port Hacking about 1600 today and will spend a couple of days there.

South Coast 2012
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.
Phil

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

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