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?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby SeaLady » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:29 pm

Hi,
I am seriously thinking of selling up in Sydney and moving.
Lake Macquarie area is a serious contender as a location along with others.

Would love to have a chat to locals about the area in general, sailing etc

Thanks

Diana
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Re: ?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby Dolphin » Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:39 pm

Bloody awful place to sail, don't want any of you Sid arnee siders here mate.
Seriously though Di, that is why we moved up here. I sailed around here in 2000 and moved up in 2009. Best move we've made getting out of Sydney.

Give me a pm with your number always ready for a chat.

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Re: ?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby bearmcnally » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:07 pm

Hey Di, Greg absolutely right ! horrible ,shallow narrow channel, sand banks not to mention the pelican eating sharks razor clams to walk on,dolphins that swim around your yacht and won't leave you alone ,dreadful ? Then your engine doesn't get any use because you can sail on and off your mooring into clear open water.Tack every hour or so You can sell your mainsail because Lake Mac cruising yachts don't use them . Drink wine and and spend the afternoon on the sand or mud and wait for the tide to lift you off! .Slipping is easy and affordable mooring license cheaper .Oh all the public jetties leading to clubs and pubs bays and little inlets . We have the sand islands ,Lake Macquaries poor man' Whitsundays No I'd stay put !

Come on up I reckon there's room for one more ? you know you will never leave !The Swansea Bridge when it opens for you is the Pearly Gates to a yachties heaven

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Re: ?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby Phillip » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:32 pm

Still haven't taken your [Dad's] new yacht to sea then Bear! :lol:
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Re: ?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby Dolphin » Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:31 am

Ohh, can I use that Bear?

"The Swansea Bridge is the pearly gates to yachting heaven."

When are you coming down again Phil? You must be getting itchy feet by now?
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Re: ?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby bearmcnally » Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:32 am

Good on ya Phil ! Soon ? Taking her for a run to Sydney for NYE back to the Hawkesbury and then up to Newcastle Hunter River
Yet again Lake Mac is great for cruising

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Re: ?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby Phillip » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:43 pm

Gotta do some caravaning to raise a few brownie points, well over drawn at present Greg. :roll:

But ye,s next cruise is south to Sydney basin area.

Got a few jobs to do on SEAKA first but should get down late 2016. :D :D
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My potential move is on again. Advice welcomed

Postby SeaLady » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:17 pm

There is a house in Blackalls Park that looks interesting.
Will be looking at it on Saturday.

I welcome any information about that part of the lake.
Moorings? Depth?
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Re: ?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby Dolphin » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:35 pm

Hi Di,
Blackalls is a quiet backwater, but, it is close to Fassifern Station which is one of the main stations on the Sydney Newcastle Line.
There is a low bridge on the road to Toronto so you'd have to stay on the east side of the bridge. You can get under it with a dinghy.
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Re: ?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby SeaLady » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:54 pm

Yep. The house is on the wrong side of the bridge.
When you say backwater. What do you mean?

Calm. Not many people . .. sounds good to me. What is the area like? Nice people?
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