Mon Jun 17 12:00 2019 NZST
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
Run: 10.8nm (19.5km)
41 14.915s 174 54.108e

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

Hi guys I would love to catch up with you before you move on. We are on C pier. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you. Cheers Jan & Tony Alishan
Tue May 21 15:39 2019 NZST
Run: 14.4nm (26.1km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.6nm
41 22.608S 174 46.926E

Automated update - Terestial

Whahoo. After all that hard work, your on your way. Well done. We will watch with interest. Jan and Shaun
Tue May 21 13:03 2019 NZST
Run: 16.4nm (29.7km)
41 13.328s 174 35.756e

On our way to Seaview

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