Dransfields on the high seas

09 November 2010
03 November 2010 | Somewhere off Port Stephens
26 October 2010 | Brisbane River
01 October 2010
20 September 2010 | Bundaberg QLD
07 September 2010 | Noumea, New Caledonia
26 August 2010
11 August 2010 | Musket Cove Fiji
26 July 2010 | Fiji
17 July 2010 | Tonga
15 July 2010 | Vava'u, Tonga
30 June 2010
21 June 2010 | On passage to Tonga
25 May 2010 | Tahiti,
20 May 2010 | The Tuamotu Islands
07 May 2010 | Nuka Hiva, French Polynesia
26 April 2010 | En route to the Marquesas
19 April 2010 | The Pacific Ocean
16 April 2010 | The Pacific Ocean
05 April 2010 | Galapagos

It's not over until the Fat Lady sings!

03 November 2010 | Somewhere off Port Stephens
Skipper JD
We're just passing Seal Rocks and are not far from Port Stephens. After a quiet night where we mostly motored due to the light winds, we now have 20 knots from the east which is pretty good. We expect to arrive at Pittwater late this afternoon where we'll anchor for the night before sailing around to Sydney Harbour for the "Grand Entrance".

For those who wish to see Nika in action, we'll be sailing down past Curl Curl beach around 10:30-11:00am on Saturday 6 November and through the heads at around midday on Saturday all going well.

1:00PM at Middle Harbour Yacht Club!!!

We can now confirm that we will be coming in to berth at the end of "A" Dock which is the southern-most dock at MHYC - just turn right as you walk through the breezeway entrance to the docks. You shouldn't have to sign-in unless you want to go upstairs into the Yacht Club itself. If in doubt, ask the staff for directions to "A" Dock.

Parking will be the difficult thing. For those of you coming from the south, the easiest thing is to park in the large public carpark (pay and display) on the western side of Spit Road just before the bridge. For those coming from the north, either turn right into the same public carpark from the right hand lane (yes, it is legal) or turn left into Parriwi Road which is on your left just past the MHYC entrance and try to park on the hill. Because Saturday will be a race day, there won't be many spots left so you might have to u-turn on Parriwi Road and cross over Spit Road at the lights to gain entry to the public carpark.

We'll have a couple of bottles of champagne and some beer but it might be a good idea to bring your drinks and nibbles and cups. We're very excited about catching up with you all soon.

It's hard to believe that we have less than 100 nM to sail after sailing some 16,000 nM, but remember:

It ain't over until the Fat Lady sings...
Vessel Name: Nika
Vessel Make/Model: Bavaria 46 Cruiser
Hailing Port: Sydney
Crew: Skipper JD, Bosun Boy Jesse, Zodiac Zoe, Captain Tykes, First Mate Hels
About: Hail from Curl Curl on Sydney's beautiful Northern Beaches. Love of adventure, and the good life!
Extra: Saturday 6 November 2010 - we arrive back in Sydney at Middle Harbour Y.C. at 1:00 - the end of the voyage...

Nika Profile

Who: Skipper JD, Bosun Boy Jesse, Zodiac Zoe, Captain Tykes, First Mate Hels
Port: Sydney