Cetacea

Cetacea

Fri Nov 11 11:03 2016 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 94.5nm (171km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 79.3nm
35 48s 174 26e
Weather: 0 kts, -0 meter

As of 6:00pm Thursday. All is GREAT on board as we are tied to the quarantine dock in Marsden Cove, New Zealand. We will clear in Friday am and then go up the river to Whangarei. YEAH! Gail & Tony


Thu Nov 10 6:27 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7knts
Run: 163.7nm (296.3km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.8nm
34 29s 174 53e
Weather: 13 kts SSW, 1 meter swell from SSW, 5% cloud, BAR 1013

As of 6:30am Thursday. All is well on board. Very pleasant night and conditions are very nice now. 80 miles to go toWhangarei, New Zealand. ETA Thursday early evening.


Gail & Tony


Wed Nov 9 7:51 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 138.5nm (250.7km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.2nm
32 07s 174 59e
Weather: 22 kts SSW, 2 meter swell from SSW, 5% cloud, BAR 1014

As of 7:30am Wednesday. All is well on board. Another windy night with average 24 knots wind and 2.5 meter swell. 225 miles to go toWhangarei, New Zealand. ETA Thursday evening.


Gail & Tony


Tue Nov 8 7:27 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 139.6nm (252.7km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.7nm
30 07s 175 07e
Weather: 23 kts SSW, 3+ meter swell from SSW, 20% cloud, BAR 1013

As of 7:00am Tuesday. All is well on board. Blustery night with average 24 knots wind and 3+ meter swell. 344 miles to go toWhangarei, New Zealand. ETA Thursday afternoon.

Gail & Tony


Mon Nov 7 7:48 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4.7knts
Run: 156.7nm (283.6km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 157nm
28 08s 175 33e
Weather: 22 kts NNW, gusts 27 kts,2m from NNW, 30% cloud, BAR 1012

As of 7:30am Mon. All is well on board. Engines off, sailing through frontal system. 470 miles to go toWhangarei, New Zealand.

Gail & Tony


Sun Nov 6 7:51 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 163.3nm (295.6km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.7nm
27 34s 178 02e
Weather: 5kts SW, 1m swell, from SW, 0% cloud, BAR 1014

As of 8:00am Sun. All is well on board. Motorsailing in a bowl of soup. 626 miles to go toWhangarei, New Zealand.

Gail & Tony


Sat Nov 5 8:12 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 180.5nm (326.7km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.3nm
26 25s 179 39ww
Weather: 12kts SSW 2m swell from SSW 90% cloud, 10113

As of 8:00am Sat. All is well on board. Motorsailing 670 miles to go toWhangarei, New Zealand.

Gail & Tony


Finally I'm able to track you !!! Looks good so far !! I believe you can go all the way with no problems !!!! Gods speed . Much love , D&B
Fri Nov 4 6:18 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 153.1nm (277.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.5nm
24 17s 177 59w
Weather: 8kts W 1m swell from NE 70% cloud, 1011

All is well on board. Motorsailing 790 miles to go toWhangarei, New Zealand.

Gail & Tony


Thu Nov 3 8:06 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.3knts
Run: 133.3nm (241.3km)
22 25s 176 41w
Weather: 7kts SE 1.5m swell from SE 0% cloud, 1015

925 miles to Whangarei. Motorsailing. All is well.

Gail & Tony on Cetacea


Sat Oct 29 18:31 2016 NZDT
Run: 136.4nm (246.9km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 97.4nm
21 07S 175 09W

We decided to duck in behind Tongatapu and wait for a better weather window.


Hi there, We were wondering how your trip was going and just saw your update which mentions you are in Tongatapu. We were just wondering did you check back into Tonga? & If so, did you have any issues? We understand your decision. Hope you have a nice stay, and that it is not too much trouble raising the anchor upon your departure. Looking forward to hearing from you. Take care. Sand & Rankin, s/v Gypsea Heart (Email:  sandy@svgypseaheart.com)
Fri Oct 28 8:55 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7.4knts
Run: 73nm (132.1km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 93.2nm
19 09S 174 58W
Weather: 13kts SE 1m swell from SE 90% cloud, 1012

All is well. 1091 miles to Whangarei. Can't hear on SSB, will check backstay connection.

Ghradio has changed their latitude to 19s as their 750 mn run the last 12 hrs seems rather unrealistic! Wishful thinking.


Thu Oct 27 14:07 2016 NZDT
Run: 4.2nm (7.6km)
18 39(122)S 173 59(158)W

Leaving Vava'u, Tonga for Whangarei, New Zealand today with sunny skies and a light breeze.


I'm following you !! Prayers for an uneventful journey. I recall u talking about this part of the trip . Just returned from 2 weeks in NY for 50 th HS reunion.Visited family and friends. Had a fabulous time . Tonga 🇹🇴 sounds like u hit the jackpot with friends and things to do. Will follow your every move and send prayers. Love you . Bon Voyage. Dj
Thu Oct 20 15:46 2016 NZDT
18 42.597S 173 59.232W

Anchored, Ark Gallery


Thu Oct 20 15:45 2016 NZDT
Run: 3.5nm (6.3km)
Avg: 193.8knts
24hr: 4652.3nm
18 42.598S 173 59.234W

Thu Oct 20 15:44 2016 NZDT
Run: 3.1nm (5.6km)
Avg: 148.8knts
24hr: 3571.2nm
18 41.598S 173 56.234W

Thu Oct 20 15:43 2016 NZDT
18 42S 173 59W

anchored in Neifau, Vava'u Group, Kingdom of Tonga


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