Weather: Really, really hot on our first day. 43 deg MooneyMooney – hottest day on record in Sydney 47 deg.
Where We Shopped & What We Bought: Cottage Point Kiosk – provisions, ice
Who We Met: Lots of waves to other skippers. We just loved being here, just the 2 of us.
Memorable Things About the Cruise: The heat – hottest day on record. In Sydney about 43 degrees on river. 1st night – Refuge Bay trying to pick up breeze. Caught crab & flathead. 2nd night – Mackerel Beach, Pittwater, uncomfortable nights sleep as very exposed to the weather. Huge storm, electrical, thunder, buckets of rain. Headed back to Hawkesbury 1st thing next morning. 3rd night – Day on Cowan Creek, up & down Smiths, Coal & Candle. Back to Refuge Bay for the night. Love Refuge Bay, love everywhere!! 4th night – more exploring, lunching at Waratah Bay and ended back there for overnight. Beautiful, quiet, lots of cicadas. 5th night – explored Jerusalem Bay, our thoughts go out to the recent plane tragedy and to those families. Onto Refuge Bay for a swim and under the waterfall, again just beautiful. Headed all the way down to Bobbin Head today and back again – moored at Halletts Beach. What a way to wake up with this small beach right on our doorstep! Stayed at Hallet the next day swam to shore a few times! Explored the beach. Relaxed, reading, sleeping, eating. 6th night – stayed at Hallets Beach again, this is the life! 7th night – our final day saw us dropping into Cottage Point (again) for ice, beers, provisions and then across to Patonga. A bit windy so headed back to Yeomans & ended up where we started our trip – Refuge Bay!! What a great week. Relaxed?? Absolutely. Great journey on Aquarius. Thanks for all the wonderful extras provided by Brad & Jane. We will return. Ahoy me hearties!