Completed our passage to the Bay of Islands, NZ. Cleared in and now at anchor off the Russell Boat Club
all is well. still motoring. 156nm to Bay of Islands
still motoring and will do so as necessary to get into Opua on Wednesday.
all is well, wind strength is up and down, so alternating between sailing, motor-sailing and motoring. Had fresh tuna for dinner tonight!
Nice tranquil sail SW overnight waiting for the winds to back east, which they did over the past three hours. Now sailing almost towards NZ in light air. Expect the wind to continue to back and go lighter, so probably will be motoring later on today.
All is well. Had lovely sailing the past 36 hours. Last night about midnight the wind dropped to 6kn and we motor sailed for a few hours and then the wind came back up about 3am and we have been sailing again since. Last 36 hrs we are averaging 170nm/day (~7kn).
Finally some really great sailing! Was a tough first 48 hours, but the wind is now down to forecasted strength and we are having a lovely sail.
all is well, good day sailing in big wind and seas.
all is well, had a tough day yesterday motoring, sailing, beating down to the SE corner of Viti Levu in the remains of the trough. Much better now as we are having a lovely, if bumpy, sail through the Kadavu Passage,
Anchored off Matei, Taveuni.
All is well. Had an "atheletic" downwind sail from Komo to Lakeba to Vanua Balavu. Now anchored in a sheltered cove on the W side of Susui to wait out the coming weather.
At anchor in Fulanga after a 30 hour passage Thu-Fri down from Savusavu. Beautiful here! Encountered floating pumice patches on the way down as we sailed through the Lau Group. Only minor scratches to the paint on the bow. We see occasional pumice bits floating even here in the lagoon.
all is well, letting Andiamo run a bit now that the sun is up and while a bouncy ride, we are doing 8-10 kn
all is well, departed Minerva Reef this morning at 8am bound for Savusavu.
At anchor at Minerva reef. Got in yesterday morning. All is well. Gorgeous here.
all is well, had a nice sail yesterday morning and caught a Mahi Mahi after lunch. Then it has been motoring in no wind.
beautiful day sailing in light winds.
Had a good day sailing today in lighgt winds.
all is well, alternated between motoring NE and sailing NNW last night as wind was up and down.
Final preparations underway as we get ready to sail for Fiji
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