After 5 months of exploring Lake Macquarie we have upped anchor and headed back to the ocean.
We woke to a beautiful morning at Wangi Wangi
and motored over to the Swansea channel to wait for our bridge opening.
We had a great overnight sail of 19 hours before going over the barway at Camden Haven.
Laurieton is the small town just inside the barway and is about 30km south of Port Macquarie in NSW. We have sailing buddies who have spent the summer here. They have given us a tour of the area and have made us feel very welcome.
There is currently an east coast low on the NSW coast creating some pretty strong winds and swell. We will stay in our protected anchorage here at Laurieton until later in the week before heading north to Iluka. The Qld border is still shut so we are not sure when or if we will make it into Queensland.
The weather is not too cold yet so we are happy to explore the NSW coast a little longer.
Liz has been doing some drawings and watercolor painting to stay sane and Tim has been taking care of the never ending maintenance that is needed on a liveaboard boat.
Freya says ‘wash your hands regularly, breathe in, breathe out, move on.’