Monday, 10 December 2007

First stop Pittwater

The trip to Pittwater was fairly uneventful apart from a little rain and a fish strike. Unfortunately we were travelling to fast for the haul in and whatever it was got away. Damn.
Our first stop was to travel up Cowan Creek to Refuge Bay where we picked up a mooring.

The next day we went for a shower under the waterfall and Amanda thought it would be a good idea to hike up to the top of a hill for the view. Personally I thought that fell into the category of bad ideas.

We did a little fishing in the evenings to feed ourselves and the cats with Whiting and a Flathead. The fish heads went into the crab pots and Blue Swimmer crabs were on the menu the following afternoon before moving around into Towelers Bay to meet up with friends with gifts of Blue Swimmer.

A few supplies were gathered from Newport and off to the Basin we went bumping into our old boat neighbours, Greg and Libby on yacht Resolution from 4-5 years ago. A nice afternoon was spent on aboard Resolution recounting their experiences cruising. The next morning, Amanda, not yet over the idea of hiking thought it would be a good idea to walk up a hill and after a lot of complaining I was forced to attend.

Our mission apparently was to take an easy walk 1.8kms to some Aboriginal Rock Carvings. Boring. Anyway 1.8kms turned into 5.2kms and easy turned into very steep. The scenery was a little burnt however the exercise was probably needed retrospectively.

After hanging around for a few more days waiting for the right weather, we caught up with Stuart for dinner one evening and hit the high seas for Lake Macquarie 8 hours up the coast early the next morning.
Over and out.

1 comment:

theotherbear said...

Simon you are so full of culture. I would think the rock carvings pretty cool.
I also like the idea of a waterfall shower. However like you, I hate the idea of a hike. That quite probably does not surprise either of you.