Elizabeth Jane II

Position Reports


Latitude Longitude Date / Time (UTC) Depth (m) Speed (kts) Course (°T) Comment
33° 51.582' S 151° 9.887' E 22 Dec 2014 00:28 None None None Sailed through the Sydney Heads at 6am and had a glorious sail through the harbour and under the bridge, just us and the ferries. We are anchored in Balmain and this is it! Home after 13,000nm and 7 countries, our first cruising experience is at its end.
32° 43.192' S 152° 7.841' E 18 Dec 2014 09:53 None None None Moored in 6m just west of Nelson Bay town centre. Looking forward to relaxing here for a few days while the strong northerly blows through, then the southerly and then, hopefully, maybe a nice northerly to take us to Pittwater early next week.
32° 10.798' S 152° 30.05' E 16 Dec 2014 21:10 None None None Anchored in 4m outside the Wallis River Fish Co-op. The bar crossing was hairy with 30kts gusting to 35 and 2m seas pushing us in. We sailed the entry with the main up which helped to stabilise the boat, as the wind was directly from behind. The anchorage is not great with wind on tide issues and a sand bar that is very close and threatens to beach us as we swing on the tide change. The southerly is due to blast through this morning, so hopefully we will not need to be here for long.
30° 18.346' S 153° 8.552' E 10 Dec 2014 05:32 None None None Anchored in Coffs Harbour after weathering the mother of all electrical storms packing 35kts of wind outside Ballina. We survived by reefing and hoving to and the seas and wind whipped up around us and we watched the brilliant purple lightning stinging the water nearby.
28° 38.76' S 153° 49.01' E 09 Dec 2014 05:23 None None None Sailing south past Cape Byron enjoying the free ride of the 2-3 kt south setting East Australian Current.


Vessel Particulars

Name: Elizabeth Jane II

Length: 13.32

Draft: 2.0