Home Sweet Home. Arrived back into Nelson 2am Friday. The most wind we had for the voyage was from Cape Farewell around the Spit & into Golden Bay then a beat to windward from the Abel Tasman Park to Nelson early morning. Cleared Customs at 2am and enjoying Nelson ever since.
Speed 7.2kts, Course 065T, 73nm from Cape Farewell. Motoring thru the night but wind arriving for the NZ arrival, Farewell Spit & into Tasman Bay. ETA Nelson early Friday morning.
Speed 7.5kts, Course 080T, 220nm from Cape Farewell NZ. Since departing Hobart we have seen: fur seals (Tasman Island), Sooty Shear Waters, the odd Gannet at sea, Black petrel, White Faced Storm Petrel, a variety of Albatross. We sighted several sharks (variety unknown)....following us ? and Short Beaked Common Dolphins.
Gybed at midnight on SW change, motored for a few hrs now fast reaching 1 reef main & genoa. Speed 8kts, Course 082T
The wind went from SW-S-SE-E-NE-N & finally to NW all in 3hrs. Good sailing. speed 7.8kt course 084T Half way!
More motoring thru calm conditions. Course 086 speed 6kts. Have been pushing against some current. Expecting NW @ 15kts to arrive this morning
Motor sailing thru the night. Course 086T, Averaging 7kts
Smooth sailing since midnight after motoring out of Storm Bay and past Tasman Island. Breeze still holding now but expect it will die out later this afternoon. All good onboard !
On our way from Hobart, crossing the mighty Tasman to Nelson NZ
Back at Port Arthur for a couple of days. Some strong wetserlies forecast later today & Monday
anchored Cloudy Bay, South Bruny National Park, Tasmania
Arrived in Hobart. Alongside at Constitution Dock, downtown ! Nice sunny arrival on a calm day !
Anchored Safety Cove, Port Arthur. Came thru Cape Pillar Passage and into 40kts NW so a hard final beat up into Port Arthur for shelter. Storm Bay living up to its name and showing who is in charge !
Sailing down the east coast of Tasmania. Northerly breeze, poled out. Heading for Port Arthur then Hobart
anchored Spike Cove, Clarke Island. On the edge of Banks Strait
anchored Port Davies, West Coast Flinders Island
anchored East Cove, Deal Island, Bass Strait
On the wharf at Eden. Rick arrived so preparing for Bass Strait passage
Just got in before the southerly change. East Boyd Bay, Eden
Bermagui. Parked up on a new marina for a couple of days.
Batemans Bay for Friday Night. On to Bermagui Saturday
A fast run to Jervis Bay arriving at 8am Thursday. Now waiting for a southerly front to pass thru mid afternoon and then head south to Eden later on Friday
Bantry Bay. One of the surprises of beautiful Sydney Harbour
On a mooring, Manly Cove., Sydney. Manly Ferry to stbd.
Anchored Americas Bay, Hawkesbury River. A good run down the coast from Port Stephens
Anchored at Port Maquarie after a good run down from Mooloolaba. Over 2kts of current off the Byron coast helped us on our way. A thunder squall with 40kts just before we arrived Monday evening. Waiting for the southerly to pass before heading south to Port Stephens.
Arrived Mooloolaba. Here for a couple of weeks.
Anchored Pelican Bay, south of Fraser Island
Anchored last night in the Great Sandy Strait, inside Fraser Island. We had a good northerly breeze & fun sailing, navigating amongst sand bars. A peaceful anchorage with full moon and now waiting for high tide to transit the shallow channels ahead.
anchored at Bundaberg 2100hrs on Sunday
fast sail thru the moonlit night, Bundaberg 110nm ahead
bright moon thru the night, smooth sailing, all good onboard, Bundaberg ETA Monday am.
Eased sheets, good sailing with wind vane steering in lumpy seas
Motoring thru a beautiful calm starry night. Should be sailing again soon.
Heading to Bundaberg, ETA Monday 28th. A good start from Noumea, sailing, poled out in light airs.
Port Moselle Marina. Departing for Bundaberg, Australia Tuesday 22nd. Not the perfect weather window but we have a wedding to go to ! Passage plan is to stay north to avoid the worst of the westerlies from the approaching low.
Anchored Noumea, Sunday 1700hrs, checking in Monday am.
Anchored Baie Uie, Saturday 1700hrs CPT
198nm 24hr run. 8.25kt avg. A good way to spend a b'day. ETA Canal de la Havannah, New Cal 1430hrs
Light variable wind thru the night but into the new high now.
172nm run last 24 hrs, wind easing, all good onboard. New Cal 394nm ahead
Good run last night
On our way to New Caledonia, Scoot single handed by Kat Holmes abeam also heading to New Cal.
Anchored Royal Suva Yacht Club
Preparing for passage to Noumea
anchored at Fulanga
Namuka i Lau 18 50.8S 178 40.2W. A great anchorage 6M sandy well protected from ESE 20+kts.
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