We have spent two nights in the Hawkesbury River and Cowan Creek. How cold those nights have been! It was freezing this morning. The little bay we were in was beautiful and cosy. Steep embankments covered with gums and rock, the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, but no early sun! Thank god for our terracotta pot! Neville removed the thermometer from our freezer this evening, put it in our cabin to check the temp … 18 degrees. That pot does a great job.
After our coldest night and even colder morning (blue skies though) we went looking for a coffee. We stopped at the Cottage Point kiosk. They make the best muffins! We recommend the mixed berry one. Back to our mooring in Castle Lagoon (doesn’t a lagoon sound so much more idyllic than a cove or a bay) and Neville decides he’ll cook his own muffins. No berries but we had bananas on board. How good is it having a gas stove on a yacht.
We are now at Coasters Retreat having an early night before our very early departure to Newcastle. We are in good company having met up with Easy Tiger (also a Fusion 40) and we are both heading north at 5 am. Another cold morning where our beanies will come in handy. And those muffins with our coffee!