Lagoon 450 Moor R&R Kathryn Roper & Paul Rogers

Incorporating the world famous photo series East Coast Australian Walks "Paul did not do" plus the much rarer "See Paul Walk" series of photos. Although two photos hardly a series make. As for grammar, spelling and punctuation (Forgetaboutit)

We are out of here at 0500 tomorow.

18 April 2018


Final shop for food, fuel and alcohol done yesterday. Now last bit of boat prep and cloths washing, then top up the water tanks. One more sleep and we cast off at 0500 dark tomorrow to make an exit through the Swansea bridge at 0600.

Then we point the boat North.



The weather looks good for next 5 days (will see how long that lasts) up to Iluka / Yamba for a week or so on the Clarence River.



SICYC Season of Sail Lake Macquarie

16 April 2018
The first day was Lunch at the Rathmines Bowling club which over the past 12 weeks has become home away for home (if we had one that is) needless to say I won another meat tray just to round off a good thing.












The next day group headed South on Lake Macquarie yesterday morning in a forecast light 8-12 knots from the aft. At one stage the fleet had over 20 knots of true wind on a very spirited beam reach going past Pulsar Island. You have to love the BOM.



We all assembled at Sandy Bay down the Southern end of the Lake Macquarie, where the crews made there way ashore for a BBQ Lunch.



This was followed by fun and games, the names of the games elude me, but one of them involved poking and prodding a large pile of wood till it fell down then picking it up.





The next game involved flinging two golf balls tied together with string at a rail. The third had teams throwing large wooden battens at small wooden blocks placed in front of the opposing team. Is it just me or is there a bit of a theme to these games.



We then all headed back up to the Northern end of the lake for the evening. I promised not to mention that one yacht arriving at Wangi Wangi finally noticed the dinghy that was following them when they departed the lunch stop was no longer following them.
A few miles of back tracking and another member had salvaged the dinghy and had it in tow. After a brief discussion on salvage rates and value, the dinghy was re-united wit the owners. Did I mention that "SV Heather Mist" has a very nice dinghy (still).

As the sun set over the Wangi Power station (decommissioned) a small group ended up at the Wangi Wangi Workers Club for
their Monday Chicken Snity special $10 including a glass of beer. (We must have looked very hungry) as each plate came out with 3 schnitzel per person. Another great day enjoyed by all.


The Udder Clouds

14 April 2018
Mammatus , meaning "mammary cloud", is a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud, typically cumulonimbus rainclouds, although they may be attached to other classes of parent clouds. The name mammatus is derived from the Latin mamma (meaning "udder" or "breast"). According to the WMO International Cloud Atlas, mamma is a cloud supplementary feature rather than a genus, species or variety of cloud. They are formed by cold air sinking down to form the pockets contrary to the puffs of clouds rising through the convection of warm air.

This was the Southern edge of a storm that passed North of us at dusk last night.












The Shag Island Cruising Yacht Club Season of Sail kicks off today at the Rathmines Bowling Club, guess I will have one last chance at the meat trays before heading North for winter later in the week.

The next social event kicks off Sunday.

10 April 2018
Back at Styles Point, was going to say it feels like home away from home, but seeing as we have no home at present I guess it is home. Another hard to take sunset.



I noticed the spare motor dinghy cover on Clear Horizons with just the addition of a couple of lines appears to be passing a message to any body behind them.



Yesterday we headed in to Newcastle with Audra and Steve, needed some spares and oil to do next engine service.



After shopping we stopped for some lunch down on the wharf next to the Maritime Centre.





We then took a drive up to the cliff tops.







Spent quiet a bit of time watching them assemble the hang gliders, then leap off the cliff.



Yep you guessed it another "starting to be not as rare as they used to be" shot of Paul walking. In my defence I was walking towards a bar and restaurant at the time though.

Just passing time.

06 April 2018
We have been relaxing for the past few days with not a lot on. I had a Men's Secret Wine club meeting while Kathy went to the Lady's book club. At least the men do not pretend there is any other reason to go than drinking wine. The next day Kathy went off to an Art group meeting with a couple of the lady's.

Yesterday we did a run up to the top of the Lake and anchored off Warners Bay to do a bit of shopping. The anchor came up with 40 kg of clay attached, so Kathy got her gardening spade out to have a play in the mud.



We then headed across to Marmong Marina to fill up the fuel tanks in preparation for heading North in 12 days time after the Shaggers get together on the Lake starting Sunday week. On the way back to anchor spotted this boat towing what looks like a seagoing caravan.

Vessel Name: Moor R&R
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 450 2013
Hailing Port: Wherever the Boat is anchored is Home.
Crew: Kathryn Roper, Paul Rogers, Mo and Omah (Cat Cats).
About: Mo (Black cat) and Omar (White cat) Moor R&R (Fat cat) Kathy and Paul cleaners, repairers and feeders.
Extra: One Glass of Red wine = 1 hour in the Gym no wonder I am so fit.
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Moor R&R Lagoon 450

Who: Kathryn Roper, Paul Rogers, Mo and Omah (Cat Cats).
Port: Wherever the Boat is anchored is Home.
"So long and thanks for all the fish" Douglas Adams