Saw an Albartos yesterday. 68 NM to go to Opua.
lovely chilly day. 1 knot current and head winds delaying the ETA. waiting for the winds to drop or turn.
spent the night dodging lightenig, looks like a front went through at 645 this morning.
blue sky with small Cu. Waves WSW 2m. Weather has calmed down and we are motor sailing .
blue sky, wind reaching 40knots over night. 658 NM to go
will change course at 22S to take advantage of the predicted SW wind
another cal day. light winds, SW swell has taken from SE
Caught a fish using a cut up tooth paste tube todays. Smooth seas, heading to west of rhumb line as per Bob McDavits route.=20
Off to Opua
Arrived Viti Livu, Fiji. Thanks Bob for all your advice.
nice sailing, will tack mid morning north to the vavula passage. 126 NM to go. Sea state 1 m SE
interestng front last night. Wind stayed E all afternoon until the rain front approached 5 miles away. Wind went from NE to S in half an hour. Wind was 38 knots sustained for a few hours.
Sailing from Vavau to Fiji, Rain and 30 gusting 35 last night. Blue skies now with grey skies ahead to the west.
Arrived Vava'u this morning. Saw two Hump Back Whales on the way into the harbour 20 feet of the port side.
Almost to Tonga. swell 1m SE. Really enjoyed the weather tutorial on SSB yesterday, have the stream chart ready for today.
Wind varies from 5 to 10 knots true. Under engine. Swell 1m SE.
Motoring for last few hours when the wind is below 9 knots TWS. Swell 1m SE 6 seconds 307 NM to go to Tonga.
Waves 2m S. Wind between 8 to 20 kt.. at present climbing under a grey sky with low stratus cloud.
Slowly sailed for last 24 hours, now with both head wind and low winds decided to motor.
Front gone through, several hours at 30 knots gusting 35. Waves 3m still. Motoring .
correction of widn direction in last report, it shoudl have been NW
Rain last night, wind was 264 (head wind to Tonga), now is 320 deg giving a brisk sail. GHR thinks wind shud read 120 deg.
Took the pole in last night, now sailing on Port tack Gen and Main. Waves 1m SE. Lightening to the south at 1600 UTC
Clear skies with squall lines to the E and N. Swell 1 to 2 m SE. Making way North up to Turn point 2 at 16S 161 39 W
on route Bora Bora to Tonga. Waves 1 - 2 m SE. Wind 108. Will change course to NW part of route after breakfast. Difficult to sail to course as waves are crashing the sails when apparent wind is less than 15 knots.
At Mai Kai Marina on a mooring. leaving for Tonga today
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