Thu Nov 20 11:01 2014 NZDT
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MADE IT! LONG night hand steering! waiting for customs! OH NO FISH!

Wed Nov 19 15:00 2014 NZDT
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SLOWLY sailing , 135 more miles under the keel ! ETA still Thursday early...THERE ARE NO FISH in the Tasman Sea!! We will keep trying 3 lines out again

Wed Nov 19 7:31 2014 NZDT
GPS: 34 15S 171 49E
Run: 157.6nm (285.3km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 157.2nm
Weather: 10 W, 1m sw swell, 10%cc, beautiful day

eta thursday/ tomorrow at 0830.

Tue Nov 18 15:29 2014 NZDT
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Another SUNNY day! slowly making our way, logged in 130 miles. ETA Thursday morn,(wed night FAMILY). 3 lines out again and fingers crossed.

Tue Nov 18 7:27 2014 NZDT
GPS: 33 45S 169 08E
Run: 167.3nm (302.8km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.3nm
Weather: Sse 8, 1010, 30%cc

Motor on soon as wind dropping. Eta Thursday am. 

Mon Nov 17 14:19 2014 NZDT
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Sailing away even have some sun today! logged in 160 more miles, I can picture hot long showers and sleeping all night! ETA late Wed 19th or we slow up and pull in at daybreak Thurs 20th :)

Mon Nov 17 7:36 2014 NZDT
GPS: 33 27S 166 15E
Run: 363nm (657km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 181nm
Weather: W24, seas WNW 2-3m, 1008, 90%cc

made it thru the front that had 35-45kts but all is well

Sun Nov 16 14:54 2014 NZDT
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Pass the half way mark WHOO HOOO,chalk up another 155 miles! Waiting for a front to pass over then all will be great.

Aretha (our autopilot) is in a mood,she often decides enough is enough and stops for a rest ERRR... Well gives us something to work on. Cuz we sure dont want to hand steer the rest of the way. In the mean time Ill keep sweet talking her just a few more days. NOT fishing so no report there.

Sat Nov 15 15:07 2014 NZDT
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Still SAILING covered 170 more miles :) No fish , lots of reading! So far so good.

Sat Nov 15 7:28 2014 NZDT
GPS: 33 15S 159 58E
Run: 131.9nm (238.7km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 191.3nm
Weather: nw20, seas 2m nw, 1016

plan to continue ene to about 166e then head for N Cape. Autopilot is a bit fractious but OK at the moment

Fri Nov 14 14:55 2014 NZDT
8 knots
GPS: 33 54.761s 157 49.061E
Run: 68.2nm (123.4km)
Avg: 9.4knts
24hr: 226.2nm
Weather: 40 cloud cover, 25 NW, bar. 1020, 3 meter MIXED sea

motor off :) SAILING for 22 hrs.. nice sail . Even had a great night to star watch. Moving along ,all good BUT no fish :( covered 177 more miles!

Fri Nov 14 7:40 2014 NZDT
GPS: 33 50S 156 38E
Run: 138.5nm (250.7km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 188nm
Weather: ind NNW 20, seas N 1.5M, 40% cloud cover, bar 1020

all well except theylost a big mahimahi on the transom yesterday, will turn NE in 40nm

Thu Nov 13 14:00 2014 NZDT
GPS: 32 57.711S 154 28.355E
Run: 62.8nm (113.7km)
Avg: 10.7knts
24hr: 257.7nm

uneventful motor sail 23 hrs we covered 180 miles. Awesome Older Adult Albatross(wow book cant just say old has to OLDER poor guy) following us for awhile. Just lost a big Mahi at the transom(bad gaffing job!!) by NEIL Not me! All good here Will check in every afternoon 2pm local NZ time

Thu Nov 13 8:09 2014 NZDT
GPS: 32 11S 153 55E
Run: 137.7nm (249.2km)
Weather: NE10, sea 1m SE, cc 10%

have a good current

Wed Nov 12 15:37 2014 NZDT
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ROUND 2: heading for Opua again will leave Coff's around 2 pm local time Wed 12th...

Mon Nov 10 16:37 2014 NZDT
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made it into Coff's Harbor, did laundry,washed the salt off Attitude & will shop tomorrow then maybe off again on Wed 12th... Weather looks BETTER

Mon Nov 10 8:18 2014 NZDT
GPS: 30 18.20268s 153 8.76954e
Run: 115nm (208.2km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.9nm
Weather: NW12

4 hours from Coffs. will try again after a short break!

Sun Nov 9 14:01 2014 NZDT
4 knots
GPS: 30 51.164S 154 58.269E
Run: 58.9nm (106.6km)
Avg: 8.8knts
24hr: 211.6nm

Beautiful full moon night, nice slow sail ,today again awesome sunny day and slow sail to get into Coff's Monday morn. Where was this weather before??? 3 lines out waiting for fish. All good here rested and Neil is baking bread.

Sun Nov 9 7:20 2014 NZDT
GPS: 31 24S 155 44E
Run: 104.4nm (189km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.6nm
Weather: 13ne

Sailing nicely to Coffs. 150nm to go.

Sat Nov 8 12:00 2014 NZDT
GPS: 32 28.541S 156 59.003E
Run: 89.9nm (162.7km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 101.8nm

Yes that position is correct! We did a u turn! We were 350 miles into our route to New Zealand when we heard a severe change in weather on our approach to NZ. It would mean 6+ meter seas and 40kt winds. There is a tropical low forming and a huge front coming North. So Back to Coffs Harbor and will try again asap.. I hope I get a day to sleep and do laundry BEFORE we head back out.. errrrrr Hey thats sailing AND its a nice sunny day today so :)

Fri Nov 7 14:48 2014 NZDT
GPS: 33 38.220S 157 41.035E
Run: 37.4nm (67.7km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.7nm

Another WET VERY ROCKY night but this time we had lots of lightening as well.. Made it through w/o a strike YIPEE! 167 miles on day 2(totally reefed in).

Sun out on this nice afternoon 11-7-14@12:30pm NZ time,reefed in so we dont hit any more yucky stuff! All well.. not nuts enough to try to fish in all this yet.

Fri Nov 7 7:28 2014 NZDT
GPS: 33 38S 157 02E
Run: 142.9nm (258.6km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 195.6nm
Weather: WSW 20, seas messy 1.5m

Have an amazing 2.5kt positive current at the moment so no cmplaints about that. All is well on board.

Thu Nov 6 13:57 2014 NZDT
GPS: 32 43.398S 154 48.952E
Run: 55.3nm (100.1km)
Avg: 10knts
24hr: 241nm

Wet long rocky night BUT 170 miles for day one. All well NO fish yet

Thu Nov 6 8:26 2014 NZDT
GPS: 32 11S 154 07E
Run: 140.6nm (254.5km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.2nm
Weather: 100%cc, N20, seas NNE 1.5m

Plan to turn east at 32 50'/ 154 50'

Wed Nov 5 11:30 2014 NZDT
GPS: 30 19.076S 153 09.911E
Run: 1.4nm (2.5km)
Weather: 20 knots of wind

1st report, Leaving Coff's Harbor(11:30 a.m. local) Australia on our journey to Opua New Zeland.

Tue Oct 28 10:38 2014 NZDT
GPS: 30 18.276S 153 08.799E

Sitting in Coff's Habor waiting for our weather window to Auckland New Zealand

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