Ivory Moon

Ivory Moon

Tue Dec 12 13:27 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 184nm (333km)
20 51.7S 149 33.9E
Weather: Sunny, windy.

Left the clear blue waters of G Keppel Island for the mud and mosquitos of the Narrows and Taginie Creek behind Gladstone. Not a good swap!

Hope you have a better run down the coast to Bunderberg ( keep off the rum ) with fair winds. Have a happy Xmas, from Jocelyn and myself.
Wed Dec 6 22:15 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 59.3nm (107.3km)
23 11.7S 150 56.8E
Weather: Wind 5 - 10 knots NE.

Motorsailed to Great Keppel Island where we are anchored in Long Bay. Lovely bright sunny day with little wind, and this is a beautiful spot.

Mon Dec 4 21:15 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 56.8nm (102.8km)
22 23.0S 150 38.65E
Weather: Wind 5 - 10 knots E.

Completed the big jump from Whitsundays to the mainland south and are now anchored in Island Head Inlet where we will stay for a day or so digesting the prosecco we drank tonight.

Sun Dec 3 20:57 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 68.5nm (124km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 66.8nm
21 39.1S 150 14.5E
Weather: Wind 5 - 10 knots E.

Anchored at Middle Island, after a long day motor-sailing in a steady 5 - 7 kn breeze! Made a relaxing change.

Sat Dec 2 20:21 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 59.6nm (107.9km)
20 51.7S 149 36.0E
Weather: Wind 10 - 15 knots E.

Anchored at Refuge Bay, Scawfell Island.

Thu Nov 30 19:54 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 15nm (27.2km)
20 15.2S 148 56.8E
Weather: Wind 10 - 15 knots SE.

Anchored over at Cid Harbour, waiting. And while waiting, another barnacle / weed scrape.

Fri Nov 24 18:39 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 22.3nm (40.4km)
20 15.6S 148 42.9E
Weather: Wind 10 - 15 knots SE.

A few more miles poddling along to Airlie Beach. Bright sunny day but unpleasant wind-on-the-nose.

Wed Nov 22 19:42 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 10.8nm (19.5km)
20 04.1S 148 26.3E
Weather: Wind 5 - 10 knots SE.

Across the bay from Bowen, where we took 2 days in the NQ Cruising Yacht Club, to anchor outside the Gloucester Channel. Very nice here.

Sun Nov 19 13:42 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 8970.3nm (16236.2km)
Avg: 223.1knts
24hr: 5355.4nm
20 02.2S 148 16.5E
Weather: Wind 10 - 15 knots SE.

Anchored off Stone Island near Bowen, after 20 hours overnight from Bowling Green Bay. A bit rolly, but very attractive surroundings.

Fri Nov 17 21:30 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 8962.2nm (16221.6km)
Avg: 36.6knts
24hr: 878.6nm
Weather: Wind 10 - 15 knots SE.

Anchored in Bowling Green Bay, after 34 hour motor sail from Hinchinbrook. A terrible anchorage, wind and tide.

Tue Nov 7 16:42 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 107.6nm (194.8km)
18 28.3S 146 13.2E
Weather: Wind 10 - 15 knots SE.

After a couple of rolly nights, we left Fitzroy with the tide and motorsailed down to Hinchinbrook, where we are anchored in the channel alongside Haycock Island. Will wait here to see what the weather brings in the next few days.

Sat Nov 4 18:36 2017 NZDT
Speed: 10knts
Run: 13.2nm (23.9km)
16 55.9S 145 59.1E
Weather: Wind 0 - 5 knots.

Anchored off Fitzroy Island, motored just a few miles here today from Cairns to remind us how ghastly wind on the nose really is. But this island is pretty and the water is beautiful.

Sun Oct 29 10:45 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 36.3nm (65.7km)
16 55.3S 145 47.1E
Weather: Wind 0 - 5 knots.

Anchored in the inlet in Cairns, across from the city, had the wind from behind yesterday for the first time in months.

Sat Oct 28 10:45 2017 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 74.9nm (135.6km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.7nm
16 25.6S 145 36.2E
Weather: Wind 5 - 10 knots SW.

Outside Cairns, 30 miles to go.

Fri Oct 27 20:06 2017 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 48.3nm (87.4km)
15 21.5S 145 24.6E
Weather: Wind 5 knots SE.

Left Lizard early to motor sail in light breeze towards Cairns. Bright and sunny.

Wed Oct 18 13:33 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 35.3nm (63.9km)
14 39.6S 145 27.1E
Weather: Wind 10 - 20 knots SE and thunderstorms overnight.

Another overnighter to get out to Lizard Island, strong winds and blinding rain on the way, but here we are anchored in Watsons Bay at Lizard Island. Its very pretty.

Tue Oct 17 19:15 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 25.3nm (45.8km)
14 29.4S 144 57.24E
Weather: Wind 10 -15 knots SE and 20 knots this evening.

Anchored off Howick Island overnight, after a nightmarish trip out from Ninian with no jib. New halyard and jib back up this morning with help from sailing buddy Jeff - off to Lizard today.

Sun Oct 15 20:18 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 13.7nm (24.8km)
14 21.3S 144 36.14E
Weather: Wind 10 -15 knots SE and 20 knots this evening.

Rounded Cape Melville to anchor in Ninian Bay. Equipment breakage today - the jib halyard chafed through and the jib fell down, fortunately in the best possible conditions to recover it.

Thu Oct 12 20:06 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 15.8nm (28.6km)
14 12.62S 144 27.77E
Weather: Sunny, windy.

This is the closest point we got to Cape Melville today - the forecast looked OK for a rounding but the wind got up to 38 knots under the Cape, we missed a tidal gate and so after a 0130 start, we are back anchored at Flinders Island.

Fri Oct 6 10:18 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 58.5nm (105.9km)
14 10.68S 144 13.78E
Weather: Dawn - sunny.

24 hours from Morris Island, rough in the afternoon, now anchored in Flinders Group.

Wed Oct 4 10:15 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 48.9nm (88.5km)
13 29.37S 143 43.38E
Weather: cloudy - wind SE 15 to 20 knots

Anchored off Morris Island.

Mon Oct 2 19:33 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 70.2nm (127.1km)
12 52.76S 143 21.37E
Weather: fine - wind SE 15 to 20 knots

30 hours from Grenville to here, anchored in Lockhart River. Bright and sunny, no-one around.

Fri Sep 29 19:18 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 93.8nm (169.8km)
11 53.78S 143 05.54E
Weather: fine - wind SE 10 to 15 knots

Anchored at Shelbourne Bay, near Cape Grenville, after 2 days and a night and a half from Possession Island.

Tue Sep 26 22:21 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 8.4nm (15.2km)
10 43.7S 142 23.3E
Weather: fine - wind SE to 20 knots

Anchored at Possession Island - left Seisia in fair weather now waiting for tide for the next leg towards Cape Yorke.

Tue Sep 5 5:00 2017 NZST
Run: 7.8nm (14.1km)
10 50.8S 142 21.8E
Weather: 5 - 10 SE

Back to Seisia - a bit of a struggle as we were very slow due to the bottom and prop heavily infested with weed and soft coral. We know a crayfish diver in Seisia who is prepared to dive with his hookah gear on the boat and give us a scrub. 4 other yachts in the anchorage right now.

Mon Sep 4 5:00 2017 NZST
Run: 8nm (14.5km)
10 44.5S 142 24.4E
Weather: Various - with wind!

For about 2 months IM was anchored off Roko Island under the eye of the good guys of Rokopearls - thanks Jason. The crew was back in Romania as Lelia's mum was unwell, and unfortunately she died. Back on board today, back to Seisia soon for much needed boat maintenance, and food.

Wed Jun 7 14:09 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 16.9nm (30.6km)
10 50.9S 142 21.7E
Weather: Wind 10 - 15 knots.

Anchored in Seisia.

Wed Jun 7 0:00 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 88nm (159.3km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 76.2nm
10 43.5S 142 34.6E
Weather: Wind 15 - 20 knots SE all day.

Anchored in Shallow Bay.

Mon Jun 5 20:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 52.6nm (95.2km)
11 53.7S 143 05.4E
Weather: Wind 20 - 25 knots SE all day.

Turned around and making our way back to Seisia to sit for a spell - the SE wind is too hard. Anchored in Shelburne Bay.

Wed May 24 12:24 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 45.7nm (82.7km)
12 35.5S 143 24.1E
Weather: Wind 20 - 25 knots SE.

Yesterday we took 22 hours to move 45 miles south, and cover 75 miles while doing it. Grenville to Portland Road, where we are now anchored off the trees, and rolling in a large swell.

Sun May 21 10:57 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 8.8nm (15.9km)
11 57.5S 143 12.3E
Weather: Wind 15 - 20 knots SE.

Moved anchor closer to Cape Grenville, which we will wait to round until the wind drops. Forecast is not good for a few days. Rolly here, later we will try to find a quieter spot.

Fri May 19 20:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 27.6nm (50km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 67.2nm
11 53.8S 143 05.5E
Weather: Wind 15 - 20 knots SSE.

Somehow the rain clouds went around us but the wind stayed all day until we anchored for the night in Shelbourne Bay at Cape Grenville. Slow progress. Peaceful here now.

Fri May 19 10:27 2017 NZST
Speed: 3.0knts
Run: 42.5nm (76.9km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 72.3nm
11 31.9S 142 55.5E
Weather: Wind 10 - 15 knots SSE.

Slow trudge through the night. Dawn has brought lots of rain clouds.

Thu May 18 20:21 2017 NZST
Speed: 3.0knts
Run: 32.2nm (58.3km)
10 55.5S 142 49.2E
Weather: Wind 10 knots SSE.

Left Possession Island anchorage 0500 Thursday and rounded Cape Yorke about 0900 - then the Albany Channel and onward SE. Light winds but not comfortable.

Wed May 17 13:48 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 8.5nm (15.4km)
10 43.7S 142 23.4E
Weather: Wind 15 - 20 knots SE.

Anchored off Possession Island after leaving Seisia to attempt Cape Yorke - wind gusting to 25 -27 knots even before we turned towards Albany channel so we dropped in here to wait for the lower winds forecast for Thursday.

Thu May 11 10:45 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 37.5nm (67.9km)
10 50.9S 142 21.8E
Weather: Wind 5 knots SE.

Anchored Seisia after another day of horribleness - strong currents around Crab Island dropping us to half a knot for several hours. Busy day ahead with fuelling and watering the boat by dinghy and gerry cans.

Wed May 10 10:06 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 65.8nm (119.1km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 67.6nm
11 19.9S 142 06.7E
Weather: Wind 5 knots SE.

Anchored here after another fine daysail, but a rocky bottom and an early morning SW swell put us on the road towards Seisia at 0400 this morning.

Tue May 9 10:45 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 32.6nm (59km)
12 12.5S 141 44.0E
Weather: Wind 8 -10 knots SE.

Anchored here, near Flinders Camp, after a pleasant daysail (for a change!) N from Weipa. Heading N again today towards Seisia.

Fri May 5 11:39 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 110nm (199.1km)
12 39.9S 141 51.4E
Weather: Wind 12 - 15 knots SE, sunny.

Anchored in Weipa - a tough crossing and still 150 miles short of turning round Cape Yorke. But good to have the Gulf of Carpentaria behind us.

Wed May 3 10:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 3.5knts
Run: 102.3nm (185.2km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 103.2nm
12 29.0S 140 14.2E
Weather: Wind 12 - 15 knots SE, sunny with rain fronts.

Rain and wind - making for the nearest piece of coast.

Tue May 2 10:30 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 146.2nm (264.6km)
11 54.5S 138 50.48E
Weather: Wind 10 - 12 knots SE, sunny with rain fronts.

On our way to Yorke Pen.

Thu Apr 27 11:33 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 78.3nm (141.7km)
12 12.1S 136 41.95E
Weather: frontal systems - rain and wind

Gove - we had hoped it would be 5 days from Darwin but the easterlies battered us to our knees and it has been almost a fortnight, along the NT coast. In the last 2 days we overnighted from Elcho Island to finish the leg to Gove in the middle of torrential rain and strong winds.

Sat Apr 22 13:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 74.1nm (134.1km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 78.2nm
12 01.6S 135 33.3E
Weather: Wind 10 - 12 knots SE, sunny.

Arrived Elcho Island 0930, anchored off settlement.

Fri Apr 21 14:33 2017 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 21.1nm (38.2km)
11 51.8S 134 28.3E
Weather: Wind 10 - 12 knots SE, cloudy.

Left Liverpool River early this morning, today is good sailing off the SE breeze towards Elcho Island.

Thu Apr 20 15:06 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 47.9nm (86.7km)
12 02.02S 134 12.79E
Weather: Wind 5 - 10 knots SE, sunny.

Yesterday we had a 4 am start to butt 17 hours into a head wind and seas to anchor off the Maningrida Settlement in Liverpool River. Still here today, onward tomorrow.

Mon Apr 17 17:00 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 17.3nm (31.3km)
11 49.85S 133 32.13E
Weather: Wind 5 knots SE, sunny.

A short hop today, to anchor in King River, not a relaxing stop as its a bit of a wind funnel.

Sun Apr 16 22:15 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 184.8nm (334.5km)
11 39.21S 133 21.31E
Weather: Wind 5 knots SE, been cloudy with rain.

Anchored at Sth Goulburn Island 60 hours after leaving Darwin. Very peaceful.

Sat Mar 18 19:21 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 4.9nm (8.9km)
12 29.15S 130 45.36E
Weather: Wind 5 knots, sunny.

Gone to Woods Inlet until Monday when the Biosecurity treatment will be completed before we go into the marina. All good - great to be back.

Sat Mar 18 13:48 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 56.8nm (102.8km)
12 27.10S 130 49.21E
Weather: Wind 0 knots, sunny.

In Darwin, tied up to the pontoon outside Cullen Bay Marina. Have already been cleared by Border Force and Quarantine. Ghastly night getting here, the last 50 miles took about 36 hours with thunderstorms and confusing currents in the Darwin Harbour.

Fri Mar 17 14:12 2017 NZDT
Speed: 3.5knts
Run: 125.3nm (226.8km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 128nm
12 08.57S 130 02.46E
Weather: Wind 0 to 5 knots, sunny.

50 miles to Darwin, against the tide.

Welcome back to Australia. Pelagic is in Cairns. Graeme and Iris
Thu Mar 16 14:42 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 152.3nm (275.7km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.1nm
11 43.19S 128 14.39E
Weather: Wind NW at 10 to 15 knots, cloudy.

Great days in nature - a whale just 10 metres away from the boat the other day, yesterday a big pod of orcas closely overtaking us on the way SW, we saw their steamy breath, their big dorsal fins and their white flashes as they swam n the waves, then last night a huge lightning display with the clouds lit up continuously and the occasional bolt spearing between the clouds and the sea. We steered away from that lot. 150 miles to Darwin.

Wed Mar 15 14:21 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 182.5nm (330.3km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 86.4nm
11 05.67S 126 05.08E
Weather: Wind SW at 10 to 15 knots, overcast clearing.

Wind up this morning and sea rough - yesterday not so much but good progress due to current once we got away from Timor.

Mon Mar 13 11:39 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 66.7nm (120.7km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 75.7nm
10 09.56S 123 34.37E
Weather: Wind light, cloudy.

Anchored at Kupang around 2200 Sunday. Fuel and water and fresh fruit to get in today, then check out.

Sun Mar 12 14:30 2017 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 112.9nm (204.3km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 110.6nm
09 49.43S 122 39.21E
Weather: Wind SW at 4 to 5 knots, cloudy.

0 wind and sea yesterday, today we've got a little wind and swell aand we are surrounded by cumulo nimbus - we might get rain later. Should be in Kupang tonight.

Sat Mar 11 14:00 2017 NZDT
Speed: 4.25knts
Run: 117.9nm (213.4km)
09 20.34S 121 04.31E
Weather: Wind currently N at 2 knots, generally l & v.

Left Komodo yesterday at dawn, now in the middle of the Savu Sea with little swell and l & V winds.

Mon Mar 6 22:24 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 115.9nm (209.8km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 84.4nm
08 35.26S 119 31.31E
Weather: Hot, breeze maybe 2 knots here in the anchorage

Anchored at Komodo after a fast run of 244 miles in 48 hours from Medana Bay, helped by a current of up to 6 knots in the channel between Komodo and Flores. We have a couple of days work to do here cleaning up the boat for Oz.

Sun Mar 5 13:27 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 126.3nm (228.6km)
07 59.65S 117 56.20E
Weather: Hot and sunny, light NE

On the move again - east towards Kupang and exit. Strong currents along the top of these islands have kept us moving fast, even with very little wind.

Mon Feb 27 1:12 2017 NZDT
Speed: tied on a buoy 0knts
Run: 156.7nm (283.6km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 112.4nm
08 21.83S 116 07.75E
Weather: Been hot and sunny light winds

Arrived Medana Bay this afternoon - almost 1,000 miles since Nongsa Pt 9 days ago. No problem getting fuel and water here.

Sat Feb 25 15:45 2017 NZDT
Speed: motoringknts
Run: 106nm (191.9km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 105.6nm
06 46.26S 114 30.12E
Weather: 4 knots SE, slight swell

Painful progress in light head winds, dodging rain squalls.

Fri Feb 24 15:39 2017 NZDT
Speed: motoringknts
Run: 95.7nm (173.2km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 96.9nm
05 51.44S 113 15.72E
Weather: 0 - 2 knots SW, glassy sea

Motoring in calm conditions. Passed Bawean Island which had been our destination but now we are pressing on for Lombok as we do not have a lot of time.

Thu Feb 23 15:57 2017 NZDT
Speed: motoringknts
Run: 99.5nm (180.1km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 101.4nm
05 01.51S 112 09.07E
Weather: 0 - 5 knts SW, seas .2 metre, sunny

Sailed for one hour this morning, then put the motor back on. Tipped in 60l diesel from jerry cans, always fun in a rolly boat.

Wed Feb 22 16:24 2017 NZDT
Speed: motoringknts
Run: 123nm (222.6km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 116.9nm
04 17.97S 110 54.27E
Weather: 0 - 5 knts SW, seas

Little wind, rain has set in

Tue Feb 21 15:09 2017 NZDT
Speed: 4 - 5 under motorknts
Run: 116.6nm (211km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.4nm
03 06.1S 109 35.14E
Weather: 0 - 5 knts NE, seas

No wind, rain in the morning

Mon Feb 20 15:54 2017 NZDT
Run: 129.2nm (233.9km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.1nm
02 00.4S 108 18.03E
Weather: 5 - 8 knts NE, seas

Light winds and still rolly.

Sun Feb 19 14:30 2017 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 121.9nm (220.6km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.8nm
00 59.36S 106 43.9E
Weather: 8 - 10 knts NE, seas 1 metre, cloudy maybe rain to come

Finally back in the southern hemisphere! On a nice reach all day, but uncomfortable pitch and roll with a confused sea. Settled down overnight. Not much speed, but we are well reefed against forecast squalls, which have not arrived yet.

Sat Feb 18 15:15 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 115.6nm (209.2km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 109.2nm
00 00.80N 105 16.8E
Weather: 10 to 15 knts NE, seas 1 - 2 metres, cloudy maybe rain to come

On the way south, crossing the equator soon, but a bit rough for any ceremonies.

Fri Feb 17 13:51 2017 NZDT
Speed: testknts
01 11.80N 104 05.83E
Weather: 5knts NE, slight seas, high cloud


Thu Feb 16 3:31 2017 NZDT
Run: 12.9nm (23.3km)
1 11.81N 104 05.84E

2 days in Sekupang then out this morning for Nongsa Pt. Another horrible bash into weather along the axis of the Singapore Strait, wish we could read the weather better.

Mon Feb 13 5:00 2017 NZDT
Run: 26.8nm (48.5km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 133.1nm
1 07.187N 103 55.595E

Called into Senkupang on the way to Nongsa Pt, after bashing along in the Singapore Strait for 11 hours. Officers in the International Ferry Teermnal were not interested in checking us in, with our new Indonesian YachtERS documents, sending us off to Nongsa Pt to get it done.

Mon Feb 13 0:10 2017 NZDT
Run: 11nm (19.9km)
1 16.96N 103 34.47E

Back at anchor, preparing to cross over to Indonesia tomorrow.

Tue Feb 7 5:00 2017 NZDT
Run: 11.6nm (21km)
1 25.081N 103 39.512E

Tied up in Puteri Hbr Marina, 12 miles N up the Johore Strait, with a few other boats.

Mon Feb 6 5:00 2017 NZDT
Run: 431.2nm (780.5km)
1 16.83N 103 33.7E

Anchored between Malaysia and Singapore after a run down from Langkawi that was straightforward except for the 6 million fishing boats and cargo ships going about their business.

Sun Nov 6 16:56 2016 NZDT
Run: 1348.1nm (2440.1km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 61.3nm
6 18.08N 099 51.01E

Tied up in RLYC Langkawi Islands Malaysia - 1,200 miles or so from Sri Lanka and 12 days, a lot of it unpleasant.

Sat Oct 15 17:24 2016 NZDT
Run: 506.3nm (916.4km)
6 01.941N 080 13.975E

Tied up in marina in Galle after 4 day passage from Uligan - some rough, some smooth. Absolutely splendid curry meal, and fine tasting beers after an abstinence of several weeks, at the Closenburg Hotel last night.

Wed Oct 5 18:03 2016 NZDT
Run: 1448nm (2620.9km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 94.4nm
7 04.49N 72 56.01E

Anchored in Maldive Islands - after long passages through Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea and now North Indian Ocean. No pirates to report on water, and lovely here in Maldives.

Tue Sep 20 9:00 2016 NZST
Run: 815.9nm (1476.8km)
16 56.145N 054 00.344E

Unscheduled visit to Salalah Oman to refuel, staying in the IRTC took lots of motoring and a lot more fuel than planned. But safe! Tied alongside a really filthy wall, some swell and a bit tide range broke a dock line. Moving on quickly.

Fri Sep 2 9:00 2016 NZST
Run: 1110.9nm (2010.7km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 101nm
11 35.92N 43 08.07E

Anchored in Djibouti - 40plus degrees most of the way down the Red Sea, and lots of motoring in the middle. Slow roasting! Hard to get through Bab el Mandeb when wind turned SE. Djibouti colourful but port is very dirty with lots of windblown dirt and coat dust.

Mon Aug 22 9:00 2016 NZST
Run: 330.6nm (598.4km)
25 32.02N 34 39.33E

Tied up in Pt Ghalib marina after downwind sail from Port Suez among the shipping. Clean well run marina but not cheap - exists mainly for the diveboat/resort trade it seems. No other yahts

Sat Aug 13 3:19 2016 NZST
Run: 47.6nm (86.2km)
29 56.85N 32 34.37E

Motored to Suez - crushingly hot! Port Tewfiq marina rather run down - will stay a couple of days to tour then go quiet for the next few legs.

Ok, following with interest. Have charts and tracks sorted, good luck with the next stages. Chris
Fri Aug 12 7:58 2016 NZST
Run: 46.5nm (84.2km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 77.3nm
30 35.09N 32 16.31E

Motored to Ismaillia

Thu Aug 11 17:32 2016 NZST
Run: 586.4nm (1061.4km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 79.7nm
31 15.417N 32 18.96E

In Egypt - Port Said.

Thu Aug 4 9:00 2016 NZST
Run: 25.5nm (46.2km)
35 36.45N 23 34.79E

One day out from Chania - anchored overnight in lovely bay off Gramvousa Island.

Sun Jul 31 1:39 2016 NZST
Run: 141.2nm (255.6km)
35 31.12N 24 1.15E

Mainly motoring south to Chania in Crete - little wind. We're in the old Venetian harbour. tied up outside a row of restaurants, all with music till late, so ear plugs were bought today. Tomorrow off to walk the Samaria Gorge.

Sun Jul 17 9:00 2016 NZST
Run: 40.5nm (73.3km)
37 30.376N 23 25.806E

2am arrival in Poros. Left Corinth early-ish but had delays around the Canal, then tried anchorages at Agistri island and Perdika that we were not happy with. Here we have been stocking provisions and did an oil change.

Wed Jul 6 17:18 2016 NZST
Run: 55.1nm (99.7km)
37 56.52N 22 56.05E

Arrived Corinth yesterday - will be here a few days while Lelia visits Buch and I fit those new sails. Some mast mods required. Actually in the yacht harbour.

jeez....what a journey you have in front of you! The most challengng yet?!
Mon Jul 4 5:54 2016 NZST
Run: 77.3nm (139.9km)
38 22.04N 22 04.57E

2 days on the road, overnighting at Trizonia Island after a stop last night at Petalas.

Sat Jul 2 16:30 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
38 41.6N 20 42.5E
Weather: 0 knts, clear sky, 1014 baro

New sails, pump parts received, leaving this morning towards Corinth.

Motor sailing I guess with no wind so you won't have a chance to use those new sails ?? Cheers, Derek
Tue Jun 14 2:49 2016 NZST
38 41.367n 20 42.128e
Weather: 1003 mbar

Waiting for parts.

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