This is a summary of key events as a permanent cruiser on Poseidon, including a description of our travels from one place to another. 

20 January 2020

Moved aboard Poseidon as our home went on the market for sale. We decided this was easier in order to keep our home in pristine condition.

25 March 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all non-essential domestic travel has been banned in Australia.

30 March 2020

House settled and we’re staying in a berth in Brooklyn, NSW. There could be worse places to be stuck and hopefully we’ll be able to start our voyage up the east coast of Australia soon(ish).

07 April 2020

Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re currently staying put at Fenwick’s Marina.

The quote ‘life is a journey, not a destination’ has become even more prominent in my mind. We still have lots we can do and are never bored (although somewhat unsettled at this time), but these times will pass and we’ll be moving on. In the meantime, we’re completing many projects and supporting local businesses buying coffees and take-away meals.

28 June 2020

Left Brooklyn NSW and motored to Lake Macquarie – see blog Brooklyn to Lake Macquarie – for details and photos.  

Estimated distance: 40.1 nautical miles from first to last waypoint

Engine hours at start:

  • Port engine: 2365
  • Starboard engine: 2334

Engine hours at end:

  • Port engine: 2372
  • Starboard engine: 2341

9 July 2020

Left Lake Macquarie NSW and motored to Newcastle – see blog Lake Macquarie to Newcastle – for details and photos.  

Estimated distance: 16.4 nautical miles from first to last waypoint

Engine hours at start:

  • Port engine: 2377
  • Starboard engine: 2346

Engine hours at end:

  • Port engine: 2382
  • Starboard engine: 2350

10 July 2020

Left Newcastle NSW and motored to Port Stephens – see blog Newcastle to Port Stephens – for details and photos.

Estimated distance: 36 nautical miles from first to last waypoint

Engine hours at start:

  • Port engine: 2382
  • Starboard engine: 2350

Engine hours at end:

  • Port engine: 2387
  • Starboard engine: 2356

2 August 2020

Left Port Stephens and motored to Boat Beach (Seal Rocks) – see blog Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour – for details and photos.

Estimated distance: 40 nautical miles

Engine hours at start:

  • Port engine: 2388
  • Starboard engine: 2357

Engine hours at end:

  • Port engine: 2393
  • Starboard engine: 2362

3 August 2020

Left Boat Beach (Seal Rocks) and motored to Crowdy Head – see blog Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour – for details and photos.

Estimated distance: 40 nautical miles

Engine hours at start:

  • Port engine: 2393
  • Starboard engine: 2362

Engine hours at end:

  • Port engine: 2399
  • Starboard engine: 2368

4 August 2020

Left Boat Beach Crowdy Head and motored to Trial Bay – see blog Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour – for details and photos.

Estimated distance: 66 nautical miles

Engine hours at start:

  • Port engine: 2399
  • Starboard engine: 2368

Engine hours at end:

  • Port engine: 2408.6
  • Starboard engine: 2377

5 August 2020

Left Trial Bay and motored to Coffs Harbour – see blog Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour – for details and photos.

Estimated distance: 37 nautical miles

Engine hours at start:

  • Port engine: 2408.6
  • Starboard engine: 2377

Engine hours at end:

  • Port engine: 2414
  • Starboard engine: 2382.5