The night at Camden Haven can best be described as awful and I was glad to drop the mooring and get moving at 0530. Wind 25 knots against tide against river flow had us doing a St Vitus dance on the mooring all night.
With numerous trips top side to see what the banging and crash was, as the mooring tried to tear the anchor of the bow of the boat. Our travel companions exit the river behind us from Camden Haven.
The trip up to Trial Bay was OK with wind and swell aft of us, but we at times where pushing into up to 3 knots of current against and the wind against current made for some rough seas around the headlands. Was glad to come around the corner into Trial bay and be greeted with a Flat stretch of very clear water. Reminded me of Keppel Island.
Very comfortable anchorage we went over to join the others on Bluglass for sundowners. Lexey the dog was very interested in anything that I ate.
The sun sets on a good day and looking forward to a peaceful nights sleep.
The next day was bad news as far as the weather goes with strong wind warnings and dangerous surf forecast, so we decided to make a dash for Coffs Harbour at 0530 instead of the late departure that had originally been planed for this short 35 mile leg. The weather was threatening with storm cells traveling up the coast and crossing in front of us.
At least I was out of the 3 knot current against me and was making 8 knots under head sail and one motor. Which we turned off to slow down and allow the rain to pass in front of us.
Arkaydes entering Coffs Harbour.
The view out the back of the breakwater we are hiding behind from the weather for the next couple of days.
The view out the window this morning wet and overcast, sitting here for another day hope to move on tomorrow. The night was OK but the anchorage is a bit bouncy but sleepable all the same.