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Old 05-27-2019, 08:25 AM   #1
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Hawkesbury River moments.

1.preparing for launch - Parsley Bay
2.Hawkesbury river
3.Spencer - river side hamlet
4.riverside post office
5.colourful postboxes
6.Dangar island café
7.where we collected pure drinking water - The Tanks
8. view out towards Hawkesbury river and Danger island
9.Hawkesbury river
10. A most friendly Aussie
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Old 05-27-2019, 08:40 AM   #2
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1.preparing for launch - Parsley Bay
2.Hawkesbury river
3.Spencer - river side hamlet
4.riverside post office
5.colourful postboxes
6.Dangar island café
7.where we collected pure drinking water - The Tanks
8. view out towards Hawkesbury river and Danger island
9.Hawkesbury river
10. A most friendly Aussie
11. Woy Woy jetty
12. A fellow T F'ers backyard
13. deserves a closer look
14.interesting rock formations
15.sunset
16.rail bridge at Brooklyn
17.where the Hawkesbury meets the Pacific ocean - Broken Bay
18. heading for New Zealand....just joking !!
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Old 05-27-2019, 07:06 PM   #3
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Now you're just rubbing it in. You guys have some really nice areas down there. Makes me want to pack a bag and buy a ticket.
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Beautiful. Thanks for posting.
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Old 05-27-2019, 07:56 PM   #6
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Nice! - Thanks for sharing.

I'd love to cruise over to the east coast and do some exploring. You've got the perfect solution for bypassing some of the rough seas.
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That looks great. Thanks for posting, will have to do the big trip South in the not too distant future.
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Nice! - Thanks for sharing.
I'd love to cruise over to the east coast and do some exploring. You've got the perfect solution for bypassing some of the rough seas.
Bypassing rough seas is on point. Off Broken Bay, where the Hawkesbury river meets the sea is Pittwater, one of its first bays is called "Coasters Retreat". A little deeper in are the twin bays, "Refuge Bay" and "Americas Bay". All 3 were/are used by vessels seeking respite from the Pacific Ocean.
Refuge has a freshwater waterfall, a number of other bays have fresh water creeks entering at the head, the water comes from within Ku ring Gai National Park and is usually potable.
Great pics,bogranjac1, thank you. The tranquility offered by some of the more remote bays, often with 3-4 well maintained free 24 hour National Parks moorings in deep water, is amazing,and the "neighbours" are almost always nice people. We usually have Christmas tucked away in a quiet bay.
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Bypassing rough seas is on point. Off Broken Bay, where the Hawkesbury river meets the sea is Pittwater, one of its first bays is called "Coasters Retreat". A little deeper in are the twin bays, "Refuge Bay" and "Americas Bay". All 3 were/are used by vessels seeking respite from the Pacific Ocean.
Refuge has a freshwater waterfall, a number of other bays have fresh water creeks entering at the head, the water comes from within Ku ring Gai National Park and is usually potable.
Great pics,bogranjac1, thank you. The tranquility offered by some of the more remote bays, often with 3-4 well maintained free 24 hour National Parks moorings in deep water, is amazing,and the "neighbours" are almost always nice people. We usually have Christmas tucked away in a quiet bay.
Spent a happy 2 weeks over Easter this year in those parts. Great to see those pics to bring back the memories.
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Some beautiful shots!
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Here are some Hawkesbury River/Broken Bay pics. The depth reading shows meters.
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Nice thread and Pics.
I have sailed there quite a few times and must now find a way to return soon



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Some fine pics gentlemen, thanks for posting.
These waters are very picturesque, you could be deeply remote from first glance, but not far behind the hills is a city with 5 million people.
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The Hawkesbury River system is complex and difficult to describe, so the map may help. Often referred to as Broken Bay/Hawkesbury River system, it includes Pittwater, Cowan Waters, Akuna Bay,Smiths Creek (16M deep!), Berowra Waters, and Bobbin Head(not a headland but a head of a waterway), the old home of Halvorsen and it`s long defunct hire fleet. The river itself extends well inland to Richmond, it`s tidal, fiercely so in parts. The lower sections which have more a "Broken Bay' feel are in deep fjord like valleys, seemingly untouched, surrounded by Ku ring Gai National Park. National Parks provides free 24hr moorings in some beautiful seemingly remote places, though sometimes a traffic hum reminds there is a highway not so distant. In many areas depth makes anchoring difficult so the moorings are popular, and in some places,even prized. It`s easy to spend a week or more, exploring and relaxing.
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Thanks! The map really helps to visualize it and allows for some "exploring."
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Coba Point, Berowra Waters

Have lived at Coba Point for the last 5 years so know the area quite well.

We are on the left hand side of BruceK's map with no road access only boat, solar power and septic tank and loving every minute of it - even the all too frequent early morning fog

Great pictures posted on this thread and the area is every bit as good as they show.

We get around using two small commuter boats and a barge. My biggish boat (8m so small for some of you guys) is a Markline 800 and hoping it will be back in the water this summer.

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Have lived at Coba Point for the last 5 years so know the area quite well.

We are on the left hand side of BruceK's map with no road access only boat, solar power and septic tank and loving every minute of it - even the all too frequent early morning fog

Great pictures posted on this thread and the area is every bit as good as they show.

We get around using two small commuter boats and a barge. My biggish boat (8m so small for some of you guys) is a Markline 800 and hoping it will be back in the water this summer.

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Welcome Aboard! We`re berthed in Brooklyn, our previous neighbour had a house upriver. Another neighbour, Paul, house upriver, uses his berth to work on his boat. Just now we can visit/check our boat, that`s about all.
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For those who watch YouTube boating channels, Dangar Marine (Stu) is located on Dangar Island, pretty much right in the centre of Bruce’s chart/map, and slightly up the Hawkesbury River.
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Dangar youtube

Yes I have watched quite a few of the youtube videos by Dangar, especially around fuel problems
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This one is for bogranjac1,he started the thread, who has not posted for a little while. It`s Nina, a Finn 8 on our marina, with mast. Looks well kept, usually out on a swing mooring, currently alongside and easy to photograph.
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