Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 28-05-2013, 02:29   #46
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego, currently in Greece
Boat: Hallberg-Rassy 40
Posts: 357
Images: 4
We did the jump from Pittwater to Gladstone (6 days.) But with the weather not looking great we rented a car and visited Carnarvon Gorge...what a great place! The weather looks like it may be nice later this week and we'll head north. Maybe take a couple of weeks to get to Mackay.
__________________

jim_thomsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-05-2013, 02:45   #47
Registered User
 
surfingminniwinni's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lake Tabourie Australia
Boat: Oceanic 46 (Jack Savage)
Posts: 452
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by jim_thomsen View Post
We did the jump from Pittwater to Gladstone (6 days.) But with the weather not looking great we rented a car and visited Carnarvon Gorge...what a great place! The weather looks like it may be nice later this week and we'll head north. Maybe take a couple of weeks to get to Mackay.
That was a big jump Jim, read your blog looked like you had a reasonable trip.
__________________

__________________
Glenn

http://trekkingthesea.blogspot.com.au/
surfingminniwinni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-05-2013, 05:24   #48
Registered User
 
Quintessa's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Gold Coast Australia
Boat: Powercat Stanyon 14 m
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by ozmate View Post
We are heading north, currently in Port Stephens probably leave here around 20 June. Looking forward in meeting a few cruisers
We are leaving Gold Coast about the 18 th June. Need to get north to warmer weather. Probably try to get totownsville in about a month. Need to be in Cairns by end of August as going on Louisiaide rally mid September.
__________________
Quintessa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-05-2013, 07:21   #49
Senior Cruiser
 
reiner's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brisbane
Boat: 39ft Challenger and a 16ft Scruffie " Oma Martha"
Posts: 266
Images: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by surfingminniwinni View Post
We will be leaving end of May, the plan is head north and see how far we get. Maybe louisiades or further, maybe just to Lizard island. Any others from Sydney going?
We are in Pancake Creek at The moment waiting for better weather and tides to go trough the Narrows and to Great Keppel from there
30 knots at the moment offshore up here
Pancake Creek is a anchorage nobody should miss
Cheers
Reiner
__________________
reiner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-05-2013, 19:32   #50
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego, currently in Greece
Boat: Hallberg-Rassy 40
Posts: 357
Images: 4
Re: Who is heading to Qld or further north this winter?

Hi Reiner,

We'll watch for you - maybe see you at Great Keppel. We are in Gladstone Marina and will head north in the next couple of days.
jim_thomsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-05-2013, 22:07   #51
Senior Cruiser
 
reiner's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brisbane
Boat: 39ft Challenger and a 16ft Scruffie " Oma Martha"
Posts: 266
Images: 6
Re: Who is heading to Qld or further north this winter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jim_thomsen View Post
Hi Reiner,

We'll watch for you - maybe see you at Great Keppel. We are in Gladstone Marina and will head north in the next couple of days.
Thanks Jim , we might have to spend a week or so in Gladstone replacing batteries
Did I see your boat in the Tin Can Bay Marina?
See what happens, we might get out of pancake one day :-)
Cheers
Reiner
__________________
reiner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-05-2013, 03:25   #52
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego, currently in Greece
Boat: Hallberg-Rassy 40
Posts: 357
Images: 4
Reiner,

No, not us in Tin Can Bay Marina. We did sail south though Great Sandy Strait but didn't stay in any Marinas.

If you get to Gladstone before we leave we are in F 18.

Good luck with your travels and repairs.
jim_thomsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-05-2013, 23:10   #53
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Port Stephens
Boat: Olympic 40 1980
Posts: 56
Re: Who is heading to Qld or further north this winter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by surfingminniwinni View Post
We are leaving Sydney this Saturday, weather depending could be in Port Stephens Sunday afternoon or later in week. Look out for us!
We are staying at the Anchorage Marina in Corlette, wherebouts are you stopping in Port Stephens?
__________________
ozmate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 01:23   #54
Registered User
 
surfingminniwinni's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lake Tabourie Australia
Boat: Oceanic 46 (Jack Savage)
Posts: 452
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by ozmate View Post

We are staying at the Anchorage Marina in Corlette, wherebouts are you stopping in Port Stephens?
We left Woolwich today, but didn't get to far, we had an issue with the boat. Fixed now but too late to leave, anchored in Sugarloaf bay until this front moves through. Not sure where to stay in Port Stephens?
__________________
Glenn

http://trekkingthesea.blogspot.com.au/
surfingminniwinni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 01:33   #55
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Port Stephens
Boat: Olympic 40 1980
Posts: 56
Re: Who is heading to Qld or further north this winter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by surfingminniwinni View Post
We left Woolwich today, but didn't get to far, we had an issue with the boat. Fixed now but too late to leave, anchored in Sugarloaf bay until this front moves through. Not sure where to stay in Port Stephens?
A lot of boats drop anchor at shoal bay but you need to be care full with with nw winds there are also two complimentary/visitors berths allowed for 24 hours on the south side of d'albora marina. If there is any info you need please don't hesitate to tell us. Expecting 30 knot winds tomorrow. Enjoy your journey
__________________
ozmate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2013, 18:37   #56
Registered User
 
surfingminniwinni's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lake Tabourie Australia
Boat: Oceanic 46 (Jack Savage)
Posts: 452
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by ozmate View Post

A lot of boats drop anchor at shoal bay but you need to be care full with with nw winds there are also two complimentary/visitors berths allowed for 24 hours on the south side of d'albora marina. If there is any info you need please don't hesitate to tell us. Expecting 30 knot winds tomorrow. Enjoy your journey
We will be sailing to Port Stephens tomorrow, what's the Anchorage Marina like? We will be looking for shelter from the big blow expected Thursday. Fame Cove looks good, do you know it?
__________________
Glenn

http://trekkingthesea.blogspot.com.au/
surfingminniwinni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 06:47   #57
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Port Stephens
Boat: Olympic 40 1980
Posts: 56
Re: Who is heading to Qld or further north this winter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by surfingminniwinni View Post
We will be sailing to Port Stephens tomorrow, what's the Anchorage Marina like? We will be looking for shelter from the big blow expected Thursday. Fame Cove looks good, do you know it?
The anchorage marina can get quite folly ad for fame cove we heard that its a lovely place well protected and a few courtesy moorings we have not been there yet. We had to take a road trip to Melbourne to attend some business and will be returning back to port Stephens late next week so we won't be able to catch up now however our plans are to leave port Stephens around 24 June so perhaps we can catch further north. Safe journey regards Ines and Steve
__________________
ozmate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 10:01   #58
Senior Cruiser
 
Jim Cate's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 11,461
Re: Who is heading to Qld or further north this winter?

G'Day all,

Fame cove is pretty well protected if you can find room well up in the bay. It depends on your draft... and the outer reaches are exposed to the SW with some fair amount of fetch. North Arm cove is good in those winds, and if you are just wanting to wait out a frontal passage, we like Salamander Bay... excellent protection, good holding, lots of room and it is considerably closer to the entrance... less time to get under way northward again. The public berths in Nelson Bay are seldom available, but you could get lucky.

Cheers,

JIm
__________________
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II , lying Port Cygnet, Tasmania once again
Jim Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 00:55   #59
Registered User
 
surfingminniwinni's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lake Tabourie Australia
Boat: Oceanic 46 (Jack Savage)
Posts: 452
Images: 1
Thanks Jim & Steve,

We are anchored in Salamander Bay, after one of those magic days on the water. We had a great trip from Newcastle, so many whales. We will wait out this low, before our next move north!
__________________
Glenn

http://trekkingthesea.blogspot.com.au/
surfingminniwinni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 14:13   #60
Registered User
 
salticrak's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: palmwoods qld australia
Boat: wharram tiki 26
Posts: 739
Re: Who is heading to Qld or further north this winter?

Aaahh, one day... One day i will be heading up there, keep the info coming please.

all the very best paul.
__________________

__________________
salticrak is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Distinct Activities: Shackled by a Common Name? Andrew Troup Navigation 728 23-01-2013 21:07
Route Planning with GRIB - Work in Progress PjotrC OpenCPN 208 27-08-2012 01:31
Crew Available: Two 32 Year Old Males Currently in Trinidad and Heading North Jkimbl1112 Crew Archives 1 13-01-2012 18:01
In Atlantic City, Heading North shamrock Atlantic & the Caribbean 12 17-10-2011 21:32



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:28.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.