Yep we have set sail for a final destination unknown, so surely you jest that I haven't told you before now! Escape Pod and the crew have set sail on a heading North of Lake Macquarie, with a number of destinations planned on the way.
Where might we go you may ask? Definitely Broughton Island, Coffs Harbour is planned for our first overnighter, second overnighter to Gold Coast, take the inland seaway to Moreton Bay and then onto the Sandy Straights. From there we will head out to the glorious Lady Musgrave, The Percy's, The Whitsundays and well who knows from there, it isn't like we are in a hurry!
After a slightly slow start on our planned departure date, due to the 'jobs list' (read: renting the house out, moving everything out of said house, moving a zillion things onto the boat and a list of boat jobs longer than Charlottes tail) we have arrived in Port Stephens and have been enjoying a lovely few days at Fame Cove. As a sailing friend (Mr Matt) requested, we are singing along with the Eagles song ' taking it easy' and simply enjoying the ride - we have encountered 3 whales to date, numerous dolphins out to sea and enjoyed an hour of watching the dolphins in Fame Cove round up the bait fish (into the shallows).
So far on the trip the tally is 4 fish for the captain. A good size bream, a Benito (which we had as sashimi for lunch today!) and a couple of tailor (negative points there for the tally)
I would hazard a guess that I have loaded dry provisions on to the Pod weighing 2 tonne - everything from powdered wasabi we made up today, to bread mixes, to dried nuts and every Asian ingredient known to man! We definitely wont starve...
Anyway we are off to Broughton tomorrow if this light southerly stays with us and then mid week to Coffs. I will leave you with a photo of the Captains fish to enjoy - I know my tummy did!