Fri Dec 1 11:39 2017 NZDT
Run: 181.9nm (329.2km)
In Newcastle waiting for customs. Beautiful night with stars and moon entering Australian waters. We could smell land way out at sea. We got the mainsail off and hamish will get the boom off as soon as possible. Very glad the boom held it together so we could keep sailing with the mainsail up.
Thu Nov 30 10:06 2017 NZDT
Run: 169.3nm (306.4km)
150 mile run in last 24 hours . Have mostly been motoring except for a fe hours round sunset. Auto pilot fault so allot of hand steering, whew! 160 miles to Newcastle where we have found someone to repair our cracked boom.
Sun Nov 19 13:27 2017 NZDT
Run: 10.6nm (19.2km)
Anchored at ilot amedee phare. This is the tallest lighthouse structure in he Southern Hemisphere! Built 1862 in Paris it was shipped out here and erection completed in 1865. Has 247 steps to viewing platform and is 56 meters high. Beautiful design of function and form!
Wed Nov 1 14:54 2017 NZDT
Speed: 8 nknts
Run: 139.7nm (252.9km)
we haven't had even a splash of water on deck! Woke up wondering if we were anchored :-) 10-15 knots SE winds push us steadily along. We started thinking about the tide gate at Goro..... need t be there by 8 pm tomorrow, have to average 6 knots...... come on :-)
Sat Oct 7 13:48 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0 nknts
Run: 19.4nm (35.1km)
Blue lagoon. Boats tourists hotels makes this place busy. A fire struck and we had to shift to avoid smoke and debris! Had some drinks ashore and meet other boaties and we also picked up our new guests Amanda and Peter!
Sat Sep 23 12:57 2017 NZST
Run: 16.3nm (29.5km)
Matagi island by Qamea island. A breach volcano bay. Very nice and sheltered in here . No palm trees on the beach , so almost a feeling of NZ , but with 3 little turtles swimming around it's definitely not.
Sat Sep 9 17:48 2017 NZST
Run: 2.2nm (4km)
A real beautiful island, proper "casterway island" feel. There was a village person living there alone for his last 20 years in a great hut with food and cooking shelter. He died recently and everything remains exactly as he left it on the last day of his life. He did some great planting and with four sand beaches and a hidden garden this is as close to paradise as land can get.
Sun Aug 27 18:42 2017 NZST
Run: 21.7nm (39.3km)
Made the pass at 10 am with slack current and sun behind us. Such an amazing lagoon, the best I have ever seen by far. We will be here for at least 2 weeks! Hamish had a great kite session this afternoon. Sevu sevu at the village tomorrow morning.
Fri Jun 9 12:30 2017 NZST
Run: 117.4nm (212.5km)
was an amazing passage to Ha apai! Great to be here and unwind. Will have the place to ourselves as the ICA fleet depart Sunday. Lots to explore and great kiting and surfing to be had.
Mon May 29 23:36 2017 NZST
Run: 58.2nm (105.3km)
Wind is about 8 knots from behind, so not very useful. Motoring through the night with clear beautiful skies. Saw some shooting stars and a aeroplane flying north! It's magic out here.
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