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Left Gisborne this morning, hoping to be in Wellington by Thursday afternoon.
We couldn't call in to Tairua as we had been advised not to try and pass the bar on that day -just as we were by the entrance. So we chose to head straight to Mayor Island and anchor for the night. At least we got to have a last swim there and a good walk up to the crater -great.
We left Friday 1400, heading to Gisborne. First leg across Bay of Plenty was fine, a bit of motor sailing in 10kts apparent wind.
It took us 24h to reach East Cape and from then we had the S wind bang in the nose to go down. But we eventually made it. Arrived this morning in the rain, led by a pod of dolphins (and some babies!).
We'll probably stay here tomorrow, getting some rest and leaving for the final leg on Tuesday.
We've chosen our anchorage terribly, sheltered from the wind but the swell curling around made it a horrible, sleepless night...
The bay is pretty nice, very wide and shallow -you can anchor pretty much anywhere in 4m.
We'll start heading back tomorrow...
Quite few more houses than in great barrier...
We don't often have phone coverage which is why our updates are a bit sporadic.
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