hook down at Coffs at sunset after a crazy day of squalls, T-storms, & a bit of fine sailing. Hello Oz!
70 nm to go to Coffs, hope landfall dinnertime, all well
Satphone min ran out, no email, can't raise main abv 2reef, but all well
Heading to Coffs for Monday checkin, all is well
motorsailing, got our sealegs finally, all well
Making good time, tummies need a break!=20
Bumpy ride but good progress. All well onboard.
Looks like rain, all is well
Still at anchor outside Port Moselle. Water tank filled so no more rain please! Wind is up and down but mostly about 15E with gusts in the low 20s. Wanting to get going for Coff's or Newcastle as soon as we can.
Wind 15 SE, bar 1013, 80% cloud cover. Chilly day.
Moored in very breezy Noumea. Wind gusting to high 20s during the day, calmer at night, bar 1013, clear and sunny.
Approaching Havannah Pass after a slow night waiting for sunrise
beautiful overnite sail in 12 kn E but now motoring. All well.
motorsailing, slow going. But going.=20
Moored in Port Vila. Hellish rain yesterday and 25 in wind squalls; this morning continuing rain but lighter. Bar 1016, no wind. Looking for a window for New Caledonia.
Anchored Aneityum late last night. Chilly right now, hoping for sun today.=20=20 =20=20
Motoring, all is well=20 =20=20
pleasant run, all is well=20 =20=20
en route Aneityum, all is well=20 =20=20
8k SSE, 20% CC, bar 1014.3 rising. Anchored in Denarau still hoping for a weather window next week for Tanna.
Now at Denarau awaiting the next good weather window for Tanna. Wind 5k E, 25% CC, bar 1015.
Blue Lagoon. 15k S, bar 1011 rising, 100% CC. Intermittent rain. 21 degrees. Need tropical weather, please!
We arrived in the Blue Lagoon from Lautoka in a steady downpour, thanks to the miracle of Google Earth. Heavy rain overnight, now intermittent. Wind 5k SE, bar 1009 steady, 100%CC.
Anchored at Lautoka. 95%CC, light rain, 1009S, calm. Looking for clear weather to sail to the Yasawas. .
Anchored in Vitogo Bay, hoping to get to the Yasawas before bad weather. Wind 3k NE, 95%CC, 1010S, eerily calm. Even the birds are subdued.
Anchored in Levuka. 95% cloud cover, 10-12k SE wind, 1015 steady. Please send sun.
anchored in Shoal Pass Vanuabalavu. Lovely. Prob leaving tom bef wx moves in.
Back in Savusavu to resupply, hoping for a wind shift that will get us down to Fulaga.
Oops on that last. We are anchored at Kioa Island in sunshine and dead calm. Heading north to Albert Cove today.
In lovely Viani Bay enjoying good weather and peace and quiet.
We're finally tied to a mooring in beautiful Savusavu, Fiji, after almost exactly 9 days from Opua. The sun is out, the birds are welcoming our safe arrival, all's right with the world.
45 nm to go. Will arrive this pm. Two cold ones, please
squally nite w/35kn gusts, steep seas.
Still bumpy but bettr thn ystrdy. Happy to see blue sky
steady 25kts ystrdy til midnite, down some ovrnite. Bumpy ride.
Safe to stop NMinerva Sun? Or should proceed to Fiji?
high 20s overnight but now eased. All is well.
bouncy night, all is well
squally night, rolly and uncomfortable but all is well
all is well, slogging along
We've joined the Wait group in Opua, hoping for a better window Tuesday or so.
Waiting for better window
Waiting with the last of the stragglers for the next decent window to Minerva/Fiji. Practicing patience.
In Opua still waiting for a weather window.
In Bay of Islands waiting for weather window for Tonga.
Boat work nearly done, ready to rumble
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