Fluenta

Fluenta

Sat May 19 11:04 2018 NZST
Run: 14.2nm (25.7km)

Alongside Whangarei Marina.

Fri May 18 17:01 2018 NZST
Run: 118.9nm (215.2km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 124.5nm
Weather: TWS 10 TWD 255T

Anchored in Urquharts Bay after a nice passage from Tauranga. Sweet weather window in the SW winds.

Thu May 17 18:06 2018 NZST
Run: 40nm (72.4km)
Weather: TWS 13 kts TWD 247T SOG 8.2 kts COG 350T

After a productive six week maintenance period in Tauranga we are heading towards Whangerei for a visit and finish up some remaking maintenance.

Mon Apr 2 16:59 2018 NZST
Run: 43.5nm (78.7km)

Alongside Tauranga Marina to start our month long (or so ...) maintenance period. Nice sail down from Slipper Island close hauled or a very close reach the whole way.

Sat Mar 31 18:06 2018 NZDT
Run: 29.8nm (53.9km)
Weather: TWS 15 TWD 260T

Anchored off Slipper Island (just past Shoe Is of course). Good sail here which especially nice as the forecast was much light winds. No fish landed but hooked something big briefly. It broke our big bungee, ripped off the beefy double hook, snapped one barb of the treble hook and broke the others. Even snapped off the dive fin off the front of the Halco lure.

Are you guys headed our way in Tauranga? Let me know if you need anything like arrangements with the marina. Rich and Cyndi
Thu Mar 29 18:11 2018 NZDT
Run: 3.3nm (6km)
Weather: TWS 10 kts TWD 325T

Move to Peachgrove Bay. Successful stop for scallops on the way - limit of 40 in about 15 min.

Sun Mar 25 16:27 2018 NZDT
Run: 18.4nm (33.3km)
Weather: TWS 6 kts TWD 340T Sunny !

Moored in Huruhi Harbour on Mercury Island. Very pretty and a friendly welcome from a caretaker as we came in. Lots of bird song. Already invited to watch the sheep shearing and given coordinates for scallops diving and snapper fishing.

Sat Mar 24 18:59 2018 NZDT
Run: 76.4nm (138.3km)
Weather: TWS 11 kts TWD 025T Baro 1020.2

Anchored in Otautu Bay.

Thu Feb 22 20:58 2018 NZDT
Run: 31.3nm (56.7km)
Weather: TWS 8 kt TWD 260T

Anchored off Mcleod Bay - yoga for Liz and camping for the kids coming up.

Wed Feb 21 18:57 2018 NZDT
Run: 43.1nm (78km)
Weather: TWS 8. TWD 280T

Anchor down in Whangaruru to stop for the night. Pretty civilized stuff this coastal cruising. Nice day passage. Dolphins came out to play.

Tue Feb 20 17:45 2018 NZDT
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
Weather: TWS 12 kts with gust to 30 kts. TWD 320T Baro 1002.7

Securely anchored for the leftovers of Cyclone Gita. Should not be too bad this far north.

Sun Feb 18 14:56 2018 NZDT
Run: 5.9nm (10.7km)
Weather: TWS 9.5 TWD 350 T

Moved to anchor off Totara North to see if we can do a minor reprovision here. Won?t be buying too much as fridge/freezer just blew a line and vented all of its refrigerant. Will move tomorrow to a more secure area to prep for the leftovers of Cyclone Gita

Fri Feb 16 11:42 2018 NZDT
Run: 4.1nm (7.4km)
Weather: 6.5 kts TWD 100 TWD. Sunny !

Moved out of Whangoroa to Stephenson Is to make water (The water in Whangoroa looks like a mud puddle after all this rain). Had a private dolphin show as we came into anchor - dolphins jumping so close the the boat that the boat was splashed. Pretty rolly in the anchorage but scenic. Spearfishing scheduled for the afternoon.

Mon Feb 12 18:24 2018 NZDT
Run: 29.1nm (52.7km)
Weather: Calm and the fog has lifted.

Anchored in Rere Bay in Whangaroa. Fairly dense fog for the last hour of the passage. Good radar refresher for the crew.

Wed Feb 7 22:17 2018 NZDT
Run: 2.2nm (4km)
Weather: TWS 15 kts Gusts in low 20?s. TWD 110T Baro 1017.1

Moved over to near Russel due a gale warning.

Mon Feb 5 12:57 2018 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Weather: TWS 7 kts TWD 020T Baro 1008.0 Sunshine !

Off the dock after repairs and anchored of Waitangi in prep for Waitangi Day !

Hello Fluenta crew, We saw your boat at the marina at Opua one day when visiting Millennium Spirit who were next to you, but you weren't home. If you are ever over on the west side of Northland come and visit us in Rawene. We are loving land life while poor Navire is languishing on a mooring at Matauwhi Bay near Russell. Cheers Janet 0211692494

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