It's not over until the Fat Lady sings!
03 November 2010 | Somewhere off Port Stephens
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...