Friday, March 4, 2011

March 2011

Hi readers,

The good ship Nimrod is off cruising again, after the summer of floods and cyclones was spent safely tucked up in Southport.

We had a refit done at the Gold Coast City Marina, a very impressive place indeed, with lots of different subbies on tap. There was a lift-out and anti-fouling as well as service of the diesels, and various repairs and improvements. Nimrod has a nice new Rocna anchor system, and fresh, longer chain. There are few things more scary than dragging anchor in a squall in the middle of the night.

So Monday Feb 28th we set off with a brilliant sunny day and 20 knot NE wind for a vigorous broad reach to Tweed Heads in time to cross the bar.

Surfers Paradise

Burleigh Heads

The next morning, there was another fair wind for making some southerly miles, so we made a dawn start and sailed fast for 12 hours south to Yamba. A beautiful day.

Leaving Tweed River at dawn

We are now hanging out in the Yamba and Angourie areas, making use of a rental car to explore, while some wet weather passes through.

Yamba trawler fleet

Angourie beach

Wallaby on Angourie cliff walk

Pandanus palm roots

Flannel flowers

Angourie headland 2011

Angourie headland 2001

Brooms Head

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you are having a good trip do far. Fair winds!