Surprisingly good sailing
09 May 2012 | Fame Cove
Shauna chuffed with her new folding bike
We had a really nice stop in Newcastle - we caught up with our friends Geoff and Helen Watt, having a meal with them at the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Restaurant. Shauna had bought us some new folding bikes and we got them out and cycled all over Newcastle - great fun!
Another bonus was catching up with Shauna's old nursing pal Paula, her husband Simon and their daughter Ciara. Paula is stressed about turning 50 but looks about 20!
We set out from the marina this morning expecting no wind, as per the Met Bureau. Well, surprise surprise we actually had a very useful and consistent breeze of 10 to 14 knots just aft of the beam, which had us skating across Stockton Bight at 6 to 7 knots. We arrived in Port Stephens without any motoring mid-afternoon and came up to Fame Cove - a pretty and isolated small bay which is protected from almost all winds and which is mirror calm. We'll stay here a day or two and try to catch the Southerlies with the next change on Friday or Saturday.