Wed Nov 20 4:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 35 16.36S 174 07.56E
Run: 188.5nm (341.2km)
Avg: 26.9knts
24hr: 646.3nm

Completed our passage to the Bay of Islands, NZ. Cleared in and now at anchor off the Russell Boat Club

Tue Nov 19 21:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 32 32.74S 174 10.50E
Run: 179.6nm (325.1km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 107.9nm
Weather: 6 knts SW, seas about 1ft over 3ft swell from WSW, 1010.9 baro, 100% clouds low cumulus with showers about

all is well. still motoring. 156nm to Bay of Islands

Mon Nov 18 5:03 2019 NZDT
GPS: 29 57.0S 174 18.2E
Run: 205.2nm (371.4km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174.9nm
Weather: 7 knts NNE, seas 1-2ft, 1018.5 baro, sky clear to south and gathering clouds to north

still motoring and will do so as necessary to get into Opua on Wednesday.

Sun Nov 17 0:54 2019 NZDT
GPS: 26 58.94S 174 25.34E
Run: 107.2nm (194km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 145.8nm
Weather: 6-10knts ESE, 1ft seas on top of 9ft long period swell, 1021.7 baro, 10% clouds

all is well, wind strength is up and down, so alternating between sailing, motor-sailing and motoring. Had fresh tuna for dinner tonight!

Sat Nov 16 7:15 2019 NZDT
GPS: 25 26.18S 174 33.88E
Run: 202.2nm (366km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 195.7nm
Weather: 9-11 kn E, 1 ft waves on top of a long, low swell, 1019.9 baro, 0% clouds

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.

Fri Nov 15 6:27 2019 NZDT
GPS: 22 54.00S 176 09.75E
Run: 150.6nm (272.6km)
Avg: 8.5knts
24hr: 203.1nm
Weather: 16knts ESE,seas about 3ft on top of long SE swell, 1014.4 baro, 80% clouds

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).

Thu Nov 14 12:39 2019 NZDT
GPS: 20 49.016S 176 51.095E
Run: 100.9nm (182.6km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 199.3nm
Weather: 14-16knts ESE, seas about 3-5ft, 1013.3 baro, 30% clouds

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.

Thu Nov 14 0:30 2019 NZDT
GPS: 19 32.200S 177 35.885E
Run: 75.8nm (137.2km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 186.6nm
Weather: 18-20knts ESE, 6ft seas on top of a big long swell, 1013.9 baro, clear sky with full moon

all is well, good day sailing in big wind and seas.

Wed Nov 13 14:45 2019 NZDT
GPS: 18 38.685S 178 16.473E
Run: 182.3nm (330km)
Weather: 16-18knts SE, seas about 3-5ft, 1012.0 baro, 20% clouds

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,

Thu Oct 17 17:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 16 40.908S 179 52.531W
Run: 75.3nm (136.3km)
Weather: Troughy weather, but most clouds are to our west. Some blue patches overhead here at the anchorage of Matei, Taveuni.

Anchored off Matei, Taveuni.

Sat Oct 5 16:30 2019 NZDT
GPS: 17 20.629S 178 58.286W
Run: 127.5nm (230.8km)
Weather: 18-22kn SE, 100% clouds, rain showers

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.

Sat Sep 7 7:12 2019 NZST
GPS: 19 08.917S 178 33.959W
Run: 153.1nm (277.1km)

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.

Tue Aug 27 9:21 2019 NZST
GPS: 21 10.389S 179 31.508W
Run: 139.6nm (252.7km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 195.9nm
Weather: 20knts ESE, still big swells from SSW about 7-9ft but diminishing with SE 3-5ft on top, 1017.2 baro, clear skies now, was overcast all night

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

Mon Aug 26 16:15 2019 NZST
GPS: 23 08.302S 179 01.101W
Run: 33.8nm (61.2km)
Weather: 15knts SE, big swell from SSW about 10ft, 1018.8 baro, 50% clouds

all is well, departed Minerva Reef this morning at 8am bound for Savusavu.

Thu Aug 22 15:36 2019 NZST
GPS: 23 37.059S 178 54.545W
Run: 178.3nm (322.7km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 79.2nm
Weather: 1 kn E, calm, 1014.8 baro, 30% clouds clear to south and cloudy to north

At anchor at Minerva reef. Got in yesterday morning. All is well. Gorgeous here.

Tue Aug 20 9:36 2019 NZST
GPS: 25 46.886S 179 32.615E
Run: 358.3nm (648.5km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.2nm
Weather: 2knts SW, flat seas with long swell, 1013.7 baro, clear sky

all is well, had a nice sail yesterday morning and caught a Mahi Mahi after lunch. Then it has been motoring in no wind.

Sun Aug 18 0:21 2019 NZST
GPS: 30 21.693S 176 47.370E
Run: 180.9nm (327.4km)
Avg: 9knts
24hr: 217.1nm
Weather: 10knts W, seas about 5ft, 1017.7 baro, clear sky

beautiful day sailing in light winds.

Sat Aug 17 4:21 2019 NZST
GPS: 32 42.727S 175 26.386E
Run: 78.2nm (141.5km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.4nm
Weather: 12knts WSW, seas about 3-5ft, 1018.3 baro, 100% clouds

Had a good day sailing today in lighgt winds.

Fri Aug 16 12:30 2019 NZST
GPS: 33 48.090S 175 04.500E
Run: 140.1nm (253.6km)
Weather: 10-13knts SW, confused seas about 3-5ft, 1018.5 baro, 50% clouds

all is well, alternated between motoring NE and sailing NNW last night as wind was up and down.

Sun Aug 11 13:49 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 44.3209S 174 20.8225E
Run: 117.6nm (212.9km)
Weather: N10 Gusting 20 and rain showers

Final preparations underway as we get ready to sail for Fiji

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