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Seven News’ Denham Hitchcock gets caught up in NSW’s lockdown during a sailing trip to Queensland

Channel Seven reporter Denham Hitchcock gets caught up in NSW’s lockdown during a planned sailing trip to Queensland with his family

Denham Hitchcock has revealed his plan to sail from Sydney to the Gold Coast with his family fell to pieces because of NSW’s Covid-19 lockdown.

The Channel Seven journalist, 44, said in an Instagram post earlier this week they’d departed Sydney just before the restrictions came into effect on June 26.

‘We sailed out of Sydney – bound for the Gold Coast just before the NSW restrictions started. Good timing. But the lockdown storm caught up to us anyway… No matter,’ he wrote.

Smooth sailing? Denham Hitchcock has revealed his plan to sail from Sydney to the Gold Coast with his family fell to pieces because of NSW’s current COVID lockdown. Pictured with his wife, Mari, and daughter, Kaia

Denham also shared a photo of himself doing a push-up on the boat’s deck, hovering over his one-year-old daughter, Kaia, whom he shares with his wife, Mari.

‘Tiny one and I are up to 300 push-ups every morning before breakfast and work… A lockdown proof workout… who needs a gym anyway…’ he wrote.

NSW’s strict lockdown has seen many other states, including Queensland, close their borders to Greater Sydney.

Stopped in their tracks: In a post on Instagram earlier this week, the 44-year-old Channel Seven journalist said they'd departed Sydney just before the restrictions came into effect on June 26

Stopped in their tracks: In a post on Instagram earlier this week, the 44-year-old Channel Seven journalist said they’d departed Sydney just before the restrictions came into effect on June 26

Making the most of it: Denham also shared a photo of himself doing a push-up on the boat's deck, hovering over his one-year-old daughter

Making the most of it: Denham also shared a photo of himself doing a push-up on the boat’s deck, hovering over his one-year-old daughter

Despite the disruption to his family’s plans, Denham – who describes himself as an ‘ocean explorer’ in his Instagram bio – has taken it all in his stride.

The keen sailor regularly updates his Instagram followers with photos and videos from his beloved boat.  

‘Just a few weary sailors watching the sun rise on the NSW coast. Our first overnight sail with tiny one and she was a superstar,’ he captioned a series of photos with his family on their vessel on July 7. 

'We sailed out of Sydney - bound for the Gold Coast just before the NSW restrictions started. Good timing. But the lockdown storm caught up to us anyway… No matter,' he wrote

‘We sailed out of Sydney – bound for the Gold Coast just before the NSW restrictions started. Good timing. But the lockdown storm caught up to us anyway… No matter,’ he wrote

Life at sea: The keen sailor regularly updates his Instagram followers with photos and videos from his beloved boat

Life at sea: The keen sailor regularly updates his Instagram followers with photos and videos from his beloved boat

‘Squealed at dolphins and whales all day – then slept through a rocking rushing speeding noisy sailboat all night. 6pm to 5.30am in her own room. Leaving mum and dad to take care of business through the night…’ 

On May 1, Denham revealed he ‘can’t wait’ to return to the sea with his young family whenever he’s away on work assignments.

‘No wonder I can’t wait to get home from work trips… my two girls… this little boat… and a big Harbour,’ he wrote on Instagram. 

Going with the flow: Despite the disruption to his family's plans though, Denham - who describes himself as an 'ocean explorer' in his Instagram bio - has taken it all in his stride

Going with the flow: Despite the disruption to his family’s plans though, Denham – who describes himself as an ‘ocean explorer’ in his Instagram bio – has taken it all in his stride

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