Made it back after the tack free (well we put in a tack off Cape Brett actually) voyage . Stayed the night on Q dock at Marsden Cove and cleared by the friendly customs and MPI guys and we're safely moored up at our harbour berth now. Really a pretty flawless trip all round and the 4 of us (Claimo, Mussi, Captain Underpants, and myself who remained much to my disappointment, nickname free *I think*) got on very well and were a fantastic crew. My big thanks to these guys who taught me a lot.
Before and after shots of the crew attached!
Till next time Equinox 2 over and out.
Such a beautiful glassy moonlit night last night. Cape Brett lighthouse spotted at 3.27am and great to see NZ after so long at sea with 4 guys chomping at the bit to stand o n some steady ground. Expect to be in Whangarei approx 5pm ish. Cheers for comments haven't had the ability to reply till now. Fair winds!
Motor sailing 5kts into southerly
Everyone well and happy to see land
Expect to be in tonight
Motoring at 5.5kts, 172nm to go
Speed 6kts, heading175T
No fish but hopeful
Sailing 180T at 6.5kts
2x 150nm days, not bad.
Boat going well, so's her crew
Sailing 165T, Speed 6.5kn
From the team: "Suns out, Guns out. Groundhog Day"
Speed 5 kts
Heading 230T at 5KT
South Swell dropped
Grey and Sloppy
Heading 240T Speed 5.8KT
Planning on leaving for NZ in the morning of 16 Oct
Motored out to namuto anchored for a surf/snorkel and then hauled it back to Denerau in 2hrs. Got equinox up to 8.4kts which felt nice and smooth sailing. Can't keep the Spanish mackerel off our rods!
looking at weather and waiting for good departure which is looking at this stage like around monday
awaiting weather window
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