As I mentioned in the previous article Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, NSW, Australia we stayed overnight in Yeomans Bay.
Usually my wife wakes up a lot if she has to sleep in a new place but this time I had to wake her up at 6:30. Looks like Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park has magic power which let my wife sleeping all night ;))
It was quite cold outside in the morning. Believe me, the water looked wonderful at sunrise. It is a great pleasure to get up at sunrise, listen to the birds and breathe fresh sea air inside one of the biggest national parks in the world. Just you and nature!
The second day of our wonderful trip had started.
We had agreed with Marina‚Äôs parents to pick them up with our son at 7:30.
To take them on board we had to return to Akuna Bay.
It was my first experience mooring the boat ;) As usual it is stressful when you have do something like that for the first time in your life. I am happy to that after my actions everybody survived, no animals were killed and no property was damaged ;)
At 8:00 we took Marina‚Äôs parents onboard and after our breakfast near the Cottage Point we decided to sail to Refuge Bay.
I found on the internet that there is a beautiful waterfall in this bay. At the beginning we did not realize where the waterfall was. Only after 10 minutes of sailing in the 4 knots zone we found it. We rowed a small boat and landed near the waterfall. From a distance the waterfall did not look so spectacular and I was surprised that up closed it was breathekeeping. We were the only ones there.
We had fishing equipment because Marina‚Äôs father likes fishing. He had just a little time to try fishing between our trips. He caught 4 small fish and he put its back to the water as fish was under the legal size. I had a chance to practice with rod and casting a line. For sure I did not catch any fish ;)
Last year we visited Ku-ring-gai lookout and I was impressed by the view to Palm Beach. We decided to sail under the lookout to see the same view from the water. View to Pittwater, Palm Beach, Lion Island and the ocean.
At the end of this leg my wife came from lower deck and asked: "What are you doing? The ocean is ahead". As we had sailed as far as we were allowed we turned back and sailed back to Akuna Bay.
We had so many great moments, experiencing the beautiful environments and views. It was unforgettable! It would be great to repeat this trip again and again. ;)