May 15, 2010
Colin and Cyndy took the good weather with them…. strong wind from the south west made the mooring outside Nelson Bay Harbour very uncomfortable, so we hotfooted back to Fame Cove. Even there the wind and a bit of the swell got to us.
We have been watching the weather like hawks as it is time for us to move on. However, once the winds abated a little, the swell got up to 3-4 metres, with seas of up to 2m on top of that, so we, and a lot of others, stayed put.
Today we caught the bus to Fingal Bay to look at the big waves and swell, and walked back from there, going up Tomaree Head en route. We poked our heads into the RSL to see what the food looked like and as the TV was full of Jessica Watson’s return, we lunched there to enable us to watch her reception in Sydney. An amazing teenager.
Hopefully by tomorrow morning the swells will have abated and we will head north, tho now the wind has also abated…. so it could be a slow trip.