The 600 mile sail down from Bundaberg to Sydney took us through the beautiful sandy straits, gold coast, Laurieton and Pittwater. One low pressure system after another hit the east coast, apparently the worst start to the Aussie summer in 50 years (just our luck!).
Nope, curved masts are not in.. Brit Alex Thompson’s Hugo Boss racing boat is advanced but not that advanced.. After both our digital cameras gave up the ghost, we bought the cheapest digital camera ever.. A Kodak $30 special which had an additional psychedelic feature that we didn’t pay for!
The other side of Hugo Boss was black… I thought that was pretty cool.. (I am easily impressed) As we approached Sydney on the 23rd of Dec, we started seeing many Sydney Hobart race boats practicing before the start on Boxing day.
The view from the dinghy..We were the only boat in the anchorage, and the whole experience especially at night under the skyscrapers with opera house all lit up was one of the most memorable of the whole trip!
Sudden Stops, the Opera House and me, all in one picture…it's all a little too much! We were able to get on to the botanical gardens by securing the dinghy next a break in the wall, but the park wardens in their speedy golf carts were soon on to us, shooing us away..
On Boxing day we went to see the start of the infamous Sydney Hobart ocean race with friends Connor, Tylney & Clare. Can you spot us anchored in Watsons bay on the top right of this Carlo Borlenghi photo?
Leaving Sudden Stops on the yacht broker’s mooring. She is officially up for sale now.. anyone looking for 38ft performance cruiser or racer? Gonna miss her. Had an emotional farewell party for her before I left. We had some good times over the 6 years that I owned her. At least I am leaving her somewhere warm and nice, she can't complain 😉