Arrived back 1300 local time Sunday .. did not need his fuel as got a 30 kt northerly at the end. Also 3 ships within half an hour.
204 to opua eta Sunday
247 to Opua so he will sneak in before the front. All well
356 to go to Opua. All well.
385 to OPua. Will back ese thursday.
heading away from the strong winds and swell and has southerly quadrant winds to deal with for a couple of days but all is well and no rush to get to the grim NZ wx.
has 200 miles of fuel and is 340 away so not yet time to motor. May as well wait for lighter winds and better direction.
473 to Opua. Will wait up where he is until the high winds off N Cape have gone through
all well and 555 to Opua
got the front at 2am. AWOB. Will head a bit west when the wind goes S to deal with future wx.
783 to Opua but may hove to for the front so will make slow progress for a day or so. AWOB
Sounds good. AWOB, 896 to Opua
left HaAfeeva for Nukualofa
40nm to go to Tongatapu! Happy Landfall
150 to go to Nukualofa!
240 to Nukualofa
All Ok on board. Will keep this side of the date line!
got pushed back over the date line so will know it well by the end of the trip!
343 to Nukualofa. They seem to be looking forward to that!
Hmm, Minerva or Tongatapu. only 190 to Minerva which is due north. 300 to Tongatapu. They heaved to last night for a whle to deal with the sea and wind conditions. All well.
all well. 510 to go, and counting!
594 miles from Tongatapu - going there.
this via relay but no one could hear them very well
Landed opua! Phew!
57nm to Opua. 0200 tomorrow. GHRadio is wondering if there is an engine on Freedom Song. The oil companies are not making much money from Gary!
106 to Opua and hopefully he will turn on the engine and get in before the light front
137 to Opua. Yes , he did move 3 miles closer from yesterday!
Only 140nm to Go. Thanks Orfos for the relay as Gary is too close for Gulf Harbour Radio 8MHz frequency
150 to Opua . Slow and steady!
203 to Opua so must have had some wind the last 24hrs as good prgress
294 to Opua. beautiful day for a power boat!
324 nm to Opua. Winds should pick up to help them along
414 to Opua but who is counting! A front to contend with
503 to Opua so ETA sat or Sunday. Would be good to getbin Saturday as winds will be better then direction wise. Great radio signal.
Looks like Friday am eta
Have left Minerva, 5 Oct, for Opua with eta in about 6-7 days. Reasonable radio signal. GHRadio will put in the previous reports when time permits.
heading to Minerva. Glassy seas
Steering 2407 at 4 kts. 8ese, no swell and 110nm to N Minerva
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