CruisePics Log

Arriving at the Central Coast NSW

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We took just over 3 hours to reach Pittwater where we anchored to wait for the tide before continuing to Brisbane Water (Central Coast). After having brunch and scrubbing up a bit we took another hour and a quarter to get to our new home. (click on post for more photos)  

Arrived in Sydney

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Shy Alba arrived at Sydney Heads early yesterday morning. All as planned and without incident I am happy to report. However the crew have been silent. Maybe catching up on sleep! After some prodding here is today’s log entry direct from skipper Laurence.   “Departing Franklin on a full tide at 8 pm , sad looks from girls and dogs on the jetty we headed around the channel to Kettering for fuel. The fuel dock was very tight and windy so kept going. Heading across Storm Bay it soon earned…read more

Hello Montague Island

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Lots of messages in from Shy Alba this morning. She is back in communication range after crossing Bass Strait. At 6am this morning she was passing Montague Island. The photo above is of the sun rise this morning (not Montague Is which was not visible). Shy Alba approached the Victorian coast wide to avoid shipping and later came closer in. A lot of shipping was seen and one situation requiring a change of course to avoid a ship which changed course to head for Eden. All is well on board…read more

Cruising along the North East coast of Tassie

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A message received at 3pm yesterday tells us that Shy Alba was heading off shore and setting course for Eden. They should reach Eden in 36 hours; or around 3am Tuesday morning. The weather is settled and everything is in order. Check out the video of dolphins – click on the photo above to open the post then click on the video link. IMG_1610

Up anchor and heading for Sydney

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This morning, our well rested crew up anchored and left Wineglass Bay. If the weather behaves as per the forecast Shy Alba should not need to stop again until Sydney. It is a lovely sunny morning, the wind has eased and all is well. Spotted several other yachts heading north. Currently Shy Alba is under a reeled main, and number 4 jib and the engine is doing a very happy 1300rpm. It all adds up to a speed of 8kn. click for more photos

Taking shelter

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Shy Alba anchored over night at the north end of Wine Glass bay. The surrounds are dramatic and scenic with cliffs surrounding the anchorage. Photos to come tomorrow. They are remaining put today sheltering from a strong westerly blow with gusts to 40kn. The forecast says the wind will abate to 10-20k from the south east. The current plan is to leave tomorrow morning. The boys have been busy fishing. Last night’s dinner was freshly caught flat head with Couta steaks in the freezer for later