The photo above is from last year's Pearl Beach cruise, which was very popular and the first club cruise for Te Moana. Last weekend, after weeks of drought breaking rain, we had hoped for some sun and a return to Pearl Beach. It wasn't to be. The weather on Sunday was so-so and when we arrived at Pearl Beach, the surf was up. Rather than drowning when going ashore, the decision was to adjourn to Hungry Beach, further up the river and away from the swell.
Hungry Beach, I couldn't think of a more appropriately named spot to have lunch with some friends...
While the weather was less than glorious, there was still a good turn-up. I didn't count the boats, but there would have been around fifteen(?), about half the number in the Pearl Beach picture above.
As we headed back around 4 O'clock, the sky finally cleared. Pittwater had an erie quality about it, which I tried to capture (below) but failed. I'm simply not a good enough photgrapher to reflect such moments. But I was there and remember it.