|These clouds carried plenty of rain, which was preceded by a significant increase in wind. We were kept busy with reefing and un-reefing the sails|
The wind was behind us but blew pretty consistently at between 20 and 25 knots, with gusts of around 30. With a steadily increasing SE swell, the waves were pretty impressive but, of course, always look smaller in photos!
As we moved closer up the coast towards Sydney on Thursday, we had a good view of the famous surf beach at Bondi and some valuable real estate that's probably not fully appreciated by its tenants:
|The beach at Bondi on a windy and cloudy Thursday. It'll be packed at the weekend when the sun is forecast to return.|
|A few acres of otherwise prime development land just south of Bondi is the last resting place of early settlers|
|The ferry rolls as it turns back into the harbour|
|Our sailing under the Harbour Bridge was noticed - |
more on another rather unbelievable coincidence that followed to come in the next update