Wed Aug 21 14:30 2019 NZST
GPS: 41 6.0864s 174 52.056e
Run: 10.3nm (18.6km)

Back at Mana Marina

Mon Jun 17 12:00 2019 NZST
GPS: 41 14.915S 174 54.108E

Well its been a long journey with not many miles covered. Its been a lot larger project to get Allora ready for offshore than envisioned. Then not long after my father was in hospital my mother was admitted in critical condition; she's surviving (just). So after a bit of time at the hospital in Christchurch, I rushed back to Wellington, threw the last things on the boat. Ted and I headed off with the plan to capture the forecast change from E to SE by the time we got to Cape Palliser, giving enough time to get past the inhospital Wairarapa coast before the forecast 35 knot southerly arrived. After bashing into the wind for a day at a third our usual speed, it was apparent that this plan wasn't going to work, so returned to Seaview with tail between the legs. However, all time on the water is a valuable learning experience - the boat (where did that dampness in the fwd berth come from?), yourself (yes I threw up for the first time ever on Allora), and the weather, always the weather. The Cape Horn wind steering (non-electric autopilot) also worked really well on its first serious workout. So at this stage, getting into cold and very variable winter weather we've canned the offshore trip. As for next year - who knows. At least we have Allora well setup for more coastal sailing now.

Great to see Mirabilis (also from Mana) is about to clear Cape Reinga after their own little adventure. (Mahi on YIT also tells a great story.)

Sat May 25 16:01 2019 NZST
GPS: 41 14.915s 174 54.108e
Run: 10.8nm (19.5km)

At Seaview Marina finalising preparations while waiting for weather window north.

Tue May 21 13:03 2019 NZST
GPS: 41 13.328s 174 35.756e
Run: 16.4nm (29.7km)

On our way to Seaview

Tue May 15 13:29 2018 NZST
GPS: 41 6.0864s 174 52.056e

In marina

Tue May 15 13:29 2018 NZST
GPS: 41 6.0864s 174 52.056e

In marina

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