Living on the island inspires a closer relationship with nature, as here the weather and tides play an important role in daily life. Since many residents regularly cross Pittwater to commute to the mainland, they are conscious of tides in relation to launching tinnies, of the moon in relation to night crossings, and of course the weather.
Pittwater is an open body of water which flows north from its starting point at McCarr’s Creek and other smaller estuaries to Broken Bay (‘Pittwater’, Wikipedia). It is 18.4 square kilometres in area, and in general, it is a hospitable body of which rarely experiences large waves, but in storms and high winds, boat owners must take care.
These links provide further information.
- Scotland Island Weather Station
- Weather (Terry Hills BOM)
- Sydney closed waters forecast (Sydney Harbour, Pittwater and Botany Bay)
- Lifejackets: information and regulations
- Boating Handbook
- Moon phase calendar