Crescent Head is only 15 nms nth of Port Macquarie so they only managed to cover 27 nms in 18 days before they fetched up on the rocks at Crsecnt Head which does not have a port. 12nms Sth of PM is open roadstead. Urrkk. It's a wonder they got as far as they did.
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