Tue Jan 26 15:19 2016 NZDT
GPS: 27 17.8596S 153 12.9162E
Run: 102.6nm (185.7km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 102.6nm

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Tue Jan 5 23:51 2016 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.62s 166 25.69e
Run: 469.3nm (849.4km)
Weather: SE 10kts, bar 1009 hPa, 15% cloud

Arrived in Noumea on Sunday, and treated ourselves to cheeses, french baking and red wine :-) Keen to get moving to Australia but watching what Ula is up to first...

Sat Dec 19 15:03 2015 NZDT
GPS: 15 31.36s 167 09.82e
Run: 1nm (1.8km)

Getting ready to leave Luganville this afternoon for Noumea by Christmas. Wind currently coming from where we want to go but forecast to change to Easterly. We are loaded up with sacks of cacao, virgin coconut oil and kava powder for our new small business 'The Little Shipping Co.'

Sat Nov 21 8:35 2015 NZDT
GPS: 15 30.98s 167 10.58e
Run: 40.3nm (72.9km)
Weather: 15-20kts SE 1008hpa

Arrived Luganville, Santo on Thursday afternoon. Not the most sheltered anchorage but hopefully sailing to the nearby Malo and Aore islands to find vanilla and cacao today.

Sun Nov 15 10:07 2015 NZDT
GPS: 16 3.4s 167 24.3e
Run: 40.8nm (73.8km)

Arrived at Port Stanley, Malekula last night. Anchored with SV Messalina in the lee of Norsup Island.

Fri Nov 13 13:37 2015 NZDT
GPS: 16 32S 167 46E
Run: 86.6nm (156.7km)
Weather: 15kts S 80% cloud 1008 hpa

Meskylnes and not a good place to be heard from !

Tue Nov 10 13:45 2015 NZDT
GPS: 17 41.5s 168 15.9e
Run: 76.7nm (138.8km)
Weather: 10 kt ESE bar 1003

At Port Vila, just about to head to Malakula Island. Should take around 18 hrs, going to sail overnight and get to the south of the island in time for the incoming tide. We'll be sailing with Jonathan and Cara on SV Messalina.

Fri Oct 30 8:57 2015 NZDT
GPS: 18 29S 169 05E
Run: 77nm (139.4km)
Weather: 12SE, 0.5m seas, 5%cc1013

3pOB from Tanna to Port Vila

Sat Oct 24 8:33 2015 NZDT
GPS: 19 31.64562s 169 29.5794e
Run: 51.9nm (93.9km)
Weather: no wind, 1016, 95%cc,

trucking to Lanekei today for a music festival

Fri Oct 16 8:55 2015 NZDT
GPS: 20 14s 169 46e

staying put until the tropical depression sorts itself out

Mon Oct 5 8:29 2015 NZDT
GPS: 20 14s 169 46e
Run: 36.8nm (66.6km)
Weather: Se 15-20, 1020, 80%cc,

arrived Aneityum 1400 Sat, and have a public holiday today monday so not yet checked in

Sat Oct 3 9:19 2015 NZDT
GPS: 20 15S 170 20E
Run: 126.4nm (228.8km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.6nm
Weather: 25-30SE, g35, 100%cc

now arriving Aneityum

Fri Oct 2 8:35 2015 NZDT
GPS: 19 51S 172 14E
Run: 148.2nm (268.2km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.2nm
Weather: 12SE, 1-2m E swell, 100%cc, 1017

160bn to Tanna. had 25 kts wind last night, and went through the axis of the trough with a wind change

Thu Oct 1 8:35 2015 NZDT
GPS: 19 18S 174 26E
Run: 150.4nm (272.2km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.5nm
Weather: 10ENE, 2m E swell, 100%cc, 1016

Wed Sep 30 8:36 2015 NZDT
GPS: 18 06S 176 21E
Run: 63.7nm (115.3km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 102.1nm
Weather: 10E, 90%cc, 1014, S swell

Tue Sep 29 17:38 2015 NZDT
GPS: 17 48s 177 16e
Run: 18nm (32.6km)
Weather: SW wind very light, 7 kts

Hoping once we get out of Viti Levu's wind shadow the wind will be a bit stronger and not coming from where we want to go! Just about to start the motor to see if we can get out the passage and get set up on our rhumbline for Vanuatu before dark.

Tue Sep 29 8:50 2015 NZDT
GPS: 17 35.915s, 177 26.391e
Run: 4.4nm (8km)

Leaving today from Fiji to Tanna Vanuatu

Thu Sep 24 16:16 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 38.6s 177 23.5e
Run: 17.4nm (31.5km)

Watching the weather for the next week as preparing for the Fiji to Vanuatu passage

Tue Aug 11 21:49 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 44.369S 177 8.808E
Run: 3.1nm (5.6km)

Happy to have found a reasonably sheltered anchorage with the friendly company of the NZ boat 'Navire' who we have up until now only known through the morning gulf harbour radio net. Planning on going snorkeling tomorrow around honeymoon island, and we are expecting an early visit from some young Fijian guys frim a local village for a lure making 'workshop'. They came by today asking us for a new fancy plastic lure but were shocked to hear Kat invite them back to make a lure out of an old rainbow umbrella!

Wed Jul 22 18:02 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 46s 177 11e
Run: 20.9nm (37.8km)
Weather: 20 kts SE

Anchored near Musket Cove

Sat Jul 18 7:37 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 04S 177 13E
Run: 130.3nm (235.8km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.1nm
Weather: 25%cc, flat seas 1015, 10NE

10nm from Navilla Passage. had 20-25 at Kadavu last night

Fri Jul 17 7:34 2015 NZST
GPS: 19 54S 177 41E
Run: 119.5nm (216.3km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.5nm
Weather: NE12, 10%cc, 1018

Now concentrating on sail trim to get as much performance heading wise as possible!

Thu Jul 16 7:34 2015 NZST
GPS: 21 30S 176 59E
Run: 117.1nm (212km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 116.7nm
Weather: 12NE 1017, sea flat 1-2m swell

are too far west for comfort as will have NE wind to contend with on arrival. Oh dear Tacking ahead!

Wed Jul 15 7:29 2015 NZST
GPS: 23 07S 177 32E
Run: 153.8nm (278.4km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.2nm
Weather: ENE15-20, seas 2m. 1025 down, lght wispy 50% cc

fantastic radio signal. Eta Fri evening lautoka

Tue Jul 14 7:33 2015 NZST
GPS: 25 19S 177 54E
Run: 143.6nm (259.9km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 143.6nm
Weather: 20-25E, 2m swell, 100%cc, 1030

will get a bit of easting in to avoid the NE winds that are coming

Mon Jul 13 7:33 2015 NZST
GPS: 27 23S 177 40E
Run: 252.1nm (456.3km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 126.1nm
Weather: e5-10, sea 1-2m, 90%cc, 1033

really hard to hear by anyone

Sat Jul 11 7:35 2015 NZST
GPS: 30 58S 176 53E
Run: 140.1nm (253.6km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.7nm
Weather: S13, 1.2m swell, 10%cc, 1030

still hard to hear

Fri Jul 10 7:31 2015 NZST
GPS: 32 40S 175 35E
Run: 129.1nm (233.7km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.1nm
Weather: 25SW, 2m swell, 1027, 30%cc

all well. Thanks Maunie for the relay

Thu Jul 9 7:31 2015 NZST
GPS: 33 44S 173 45E
Run: 111.3nm (201.5km)
Weather: 20S, 2m

Thanks to maunie for relay. Will copy them better tomorrow when they are further away from GHR

Left yesterday from Opua bound Fiji.

Sat Jul 4 21:57 2015 NZST
GPS: 35 18.78s 174 07.58e

At anchor in Opua, watching the weather figuring out if we leave for Fiji tomorrow (Sunday) or Monday

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