Tue May 7 10:15 2019 NZST
GPS: 00 28.155S 130 41.538E
Run: 9nm (16.3km)
Weather: Fine and Calm

Anchored at Frewin now for over a week. Very settled weather. Catching up with boat chores and administration very chilled.

Fri Apr 12 9:19 2019 NZST
GPS: 00 34.398S 130 36.791E
Run: 48.9nm (88.5km)
Weather: Fine Calm and Clear

4 days on a mooring of Raja Ampat Dive Lodge. Nice meal and a beer or two ashore plus wonderful snorkelling around the reefs of Mansuar. Incredible fish life.

Thu Apr 4 10:07 2019 NZDT
GPS: 00 53.652S 131 14.607E
Run: 48.1nm (87.1km)
Weather: Fine and Calm

Back in Sorong after a month in Misool. Fantastic very remote environment! Great snorkelling and diving. Tie up anchorage at Balbulol for 10 days. Ready for next adventures in Raja Ampat with Madison & Nick arriving next week.

Mon Feb 18 14:08 2019 NZDT
GPS: 00 28.202S 130 41.503E
Run: 66.7nm (120.7km)
Weather: Fine

Back onboard in Raja Ampat after 5 weeks back in Auckland. planning to hang around Raja Ampat until May

Tue Dec 11 11:54 2018 NZDT
GPS: 01 23.400s 130 59.064e
Run: 247.5nm (448km)

A two day passage north to Raja Ampat in the company of Kaija Song and Cavalo who were cruising Triton Bay with.

Now anchored off a small village called Seget, 30 miles from Sorong.

Light NW head winds and the odd storm cell negotiated successfully. A relief as the NW monsoon sets in making north passages tricky.

Thu Dec 6 10:22 2018 NZDT
GPS: 03 39.572S 133 45.471E
Run: 21.1nm (38.2km)
Weather: Little wind

A wonderful time in Triton bay, amazing snorkelling,stunning anchorages, swimming with whale sharks. Have got supplies from a small town called Kaimana. Leaving today to head up to Raja Ampat

Fri Nov 30 16:03 2018 NZDT
GPS: 03 49.171s 134 01.156e
Run: 10.8nm (19.5km)

Triton Bay anchorages and snorkelling have been fantastic. Didn?t think it could get any better but now in Muawara Island..wow!

Sun Nov 18 13:42 2018 NZDT
GPS: 03 56.287s 134 07.235e
Run: 143.4nm (259.6km)

After a few busy days in Tual clearing in and stocking up. Then an over night passage, we have anchored of the Triton Bay Divers Resort. An idyllic setting welcomed by whales and manta rays on arrival. We will stay here for a few days.

Sat Nov 10 18:24 2018 NZDT
GPS: 05 32.811s 132 48.338e
Run: 15.2nm (27.5km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 71.5nm

Anchored at 1.30am local time. 5 day passage.

Sat Nov 10 13:18 2018 NZDT
GPS: 05 45.850s 132 50.508e
Run: 123.2nm (223km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 128.3nm

Great 12-20 knot breeze that lasted into the night got us to Tual Island Group early this morning(Saturday) Will anchor and check with Customs and immigration Monday

Fri Nov 9 14:15 2018 NZDT
GPS: 07 19.665s 133 42.146e
Run: 157.2nm (284.5km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.7nm

Motored last night but again lovely daytime breeze. Not as many fishing boats and also we have a better idea how they are operating. 5 miles of net off their bow . Fish landed about an hour ago as we worked out way through more fishing boats... easier in daylight. All very comfortable fish is on for tonight?s dinner

Thu Nov 8 13:33 2018 NZDT
GPS: 08 48.701s 135 26.638e
Run: 142.2nm (257.4km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.3nm

Motored last night but again lovely daytime breeze. Tough night working through a wall of fishing trawlers with 5mile long nets barely lit !! Managed to avoid nets but our buddy boat Kaija Song hit them 4 times. Lovely day out here today ... almost forgotten about last night

Wed Nov 7 11:45 2018 NZDT
GPS: 09 26.444s 137 25.637e
Run: 162.4nm (293.9km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.7nm

Wind down to 10 knots by lunchtime yesterday. Currently Drifting downwind with code zero poled out in 10 knots from East.Motor on over night and expect we will have to use again as not much wind in forecast.

Tue Nov 6 10:33 2018 NZDT
GPS: 10 02.225s 139 43.976e
Run: 174.9nm (316.6km)

Checked out of Thursday Island yesterday. Next stop Tual, Indonesia. Fast start with wind and current pushing us along. Slowed a little over night.

Currently easterly 8-12 knots flat seas and sunshine. Code zero poled out 7/7.5 knots. All well on board

Wed Oct 31 20:11 2018 NZDT
GPS: 10 35.672S 142 14.486E
Run: 40.2nm (72.8km)
Weather: Cloudy with odd shower - SE 20-25 knots

Two nice short sails yesterday and today arriving at Horn / Thursday island this afternoon. A few days provisioning and off to Tual, Indonesia and new adventures.

Tue Oct 30 10:15 2018 NZDT
GPS: 10 58.057S 142 41.760E
Run: 64nm (115.8km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 63.2nm
Weather: Cloudy 15 knot Easterly

At Anchor in Mouth of Escape River after a long pleasant day sail yesterday. Will head to Adolphus Island today (25nm) then Thursday Island tomorrow (25nm)

Mon Oct 29 9:57 2018 NZDT
GPS: 11 48.591s 143 05.416e
Run: 58.2nm (105.3km)

Left last nights anchorage at Cape Grenville early this morning for our last long leg. Escape river tonight. Then 2 small hops to Thursday Island. Cloudy and humid today with possibility of some rain. Nice 10/15 knots SE forecast.

Sun Oct 28 9:36 2018 NZDT
GPS: 12 35.539s 143 24.421e
Run: 83nm (150.2km)

Portland Road at anchor for last 2 days. A little activity , here population of 10, end of a dusty road, nice local cafe for Iced Coffee and Cake. Heading of to Cap Grenville today. Will continue day sailing and anchoring overnight. Planning on being at Thursday Island on Wednesday.

Thu Oct 25 9:21 2018 NZDT
GPS: 13 46.352s 143 38.013e
Run: 132.1nm (239.1km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 187.6nm

Got yesterday?s position wrong. Overnight at Wilkie Island. Our first Crocodile sighting talked us out of a swim and walk on the beach.

Wed Oct 24 16:27 2018 NZDT
GPS: 13 54.567s 145 35.778e
Run: 86.7nm (156.9km)

Another glorious light wind code zero sail day with flat seas and sunshine

Tue Oct 16 10:17 2018 NZDT
GPS: 15 09.461S 145 43.541E
Run: 121.7nm (220.3km)
Weather: E/Es 12-14knots fine with a little cloud

Left Cairns a few days ago with Indonesian Visa's all sorted and boat loaded with EVERYTHING. Fantastic light wind sailing in flat seas. Code Zero getting lots of use as we head north, aiming to be at Thursday Island by end of October. Nice calm reef anchorage over night. Heading to Lizard island today

Sat Sep 22 10:26 2018 NZST
GPS: 16 55.044S 145 46.944E
Run: 111nm (200.9km)
Weather: Cloudy with odd shower, windy

Arrived in marlin Marina Cairns yesterday. Carol returns Tuesday

Mon Sep 17 9:46 2018 NZST
GPS: 18 28.149S 146 12.949E
Run: 41.4nm (74.9km)
Weather: Fine Clear no wind

Anchored in Hinchinbrook Channel. Spent yesterday trying to catch the famed barramundi with Gary from Kaija Song. Sadly unsuccessful. But did notfeel so bad after locals said they had not caught a fish for 3 days!! Will troll our new "Bara" lures again today as we keep working our way through the channel

Sat Sep 15 12:21 2018 NZST
GPS: 18 52.411S 146 40.967E
Run: 27.8nm (50.3km)
Weather: Fine Clear 10/15knots SE

Murray Sailing to Cairns. Orpheus Island Today, Hinchinbrook Channel Tomorrow. Carol Still in New Zealand hoping to return in about 7/10days to Cairns

Mon Sep 10 9:24 2018 NZST
GPS: 19 15.161S 146 49.453E
Run: 141.1nm (255.4km)
Weather: Clear and Fine

In Breakwater Marina Townsville, after a great week with friends onboard. Plans on hold for a few days. Carol returning to NZ as her father is in hospital. Murray looking after Jams.

Mon Sep 3 9:23 2018 NZST
GPS: 20 15.983S 148 42.474E
Run: 16.6nm (30km)
Weather: Glorious, clear skies, light winds.

Airlie Beach to collect our friends Grahame & Prue for a Whitsunday and maybe Townsville cruise over the next 7/10 days

Sat Aug 25 10:30 2018 NZST
GPS: 20 19.403S 148 57.372E
Run: 38.5nm (69.7km)
Weather: Fine. 15 knot easterlies

Checking out the Whitsunday Islands.

Sun Aug 19 9:34 2018 NZST
GPS: 20 47.99S 149 15.89E
Run: 21.7nm (39.3km)
Weather: Glorious, clear skies, light winds.

After several weeks in Mackay undertaking some maintenance and a 2 week trip back to NZ we have left Mackay. Glorious light wind day with blue blue skies anchored at Brampton Island. Swim and Beer and listen to All Blacks beat Australia .. fall asleep .. not a bad life.

Tue Jul 17 10:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 21 06.704S 149 13.645E
Run: 110.7nm (200.4km)
Weather: Fine clear and calm

Mackay marina for a few days to haul out and sort a small problem. Will take the opportunity to anti foul

Fri Jul 13 11:32 2018 NZST
GPS: 22 09.697S 150 31.687E
Run: 74.4nm (134.7km)
Weather: Fine and clear 10 knot southerly

Drifting down wind in flat seas and sun heading to Percy Islands. New reacher/code zero poled out after practicing in ideal conditions at different angles to the wind. Very happy sailors

Now trying it poled out which is working very well so to lazy to put up MPS..

Tue Jul 10 9:53 2018 NZST
GPS: 23 09.821S 150 57.184E
Run: 78nm (141.2km)
Weather: Fine & Clear Light winds forcasr 15-20 SE

Arrived at Great Keppel after overnight from Pancake Creek. Lots of boats around as the north migration kicks in.

Fri Jul 6 9:44 2018 NZST
GPS: 24 01.825S 151 44.574E
Run: 42.5nm (76.9km)
Weather: Some Cloud Light Winds

Great half day sail From Lady Musgrave to Pancake Creek yesterday. Full sail reach, just forward of the beam flatish seas ... heaven. Nice pretty anchorage. looking forward to a long walk to light house.

Thu Jul 5 8:25 2018 NZST
GPS: 23 54.306S 152 24.074E
Run: 254.1nm (459.9km)
Weather: Easterly 10-15 knots Partly Cloudy

After a couple of fun days at Lady Musgrave, heading into Pancake Creek today

Sat Jun 23 9:23 2018 NZST
GPS: 27 28.776S 153 21.191E
Run: 17.6nm (31.9km)
Weather: Light SW Clear and sunny

Anchored on northern side of Peel Island Moreton Bay. Yesterday bussed to Point Lookout, North Stradbrooke. to checkout migrating whales. Saw lots of humpbacks from great walkways around the headland.

Wed Jun 20 20:22 2018 NZST
GPS: 27 44.054S 153 21.743E
Run: 9.3nm (16.8km)
Weather: Cool Clear and Fine South/SW winds

have left marina life and heading up the Broadwater to Moreton Bay.

Mon Jun 11 9:49 2018 NZST
GPS: 27 52.142S 153 22.508E
Run: 92.1nm (166.7km)
Weather: Clear and Fine

Arrived in In Hope Harbour Marina last week. Catching up friends and some boat jobs and purchases. will head north in about 5 days.

Mon Jun 4 9:19 2018 NZST
GPS: 29 12.123S 153 20.814E
Run: 172.4nm (312km)
Weather: Cloudy with odd shower

Back in Yamba after a week up river on the Clarence River. Checked out all the river towns and caught up with Gary and Sue long time cruisers who now live on the river. Gary did all the interior wood work on JAMS. Heading north to Gold Coast this week.

Sun May 20 20:21 2018 NZST
GPS: 31 39.122S 152 48.063E
Run: 106.7nm (193.1km)
Weather: Glorious

Camden Haven River after time at Newcastle and Broughton Island. Great autumn sun and nice SW winds to continue but swell forecast makes the river bars tricky so of to Clarence River tomorrow. The plan is to sneak in before the swell arrives and spend some time there.

Mon May 7 10:32 2018 NZST
GPS: 32 55.30S 151 45.72E
Run: 54.9nm (99.4km)
Weather: Fine, cool and clear

Started our progression north with a short hop from Pittwater to Newcastle. Plan to head slowly North to North Queensland over next month or two

Mon Mar 19 22:01 2018 NZDT
GPS: 33 35.707S 151 15.432E
Run: 415.3nm (751.7km)
Weather: Fine

Arrived today in Broken bay/Pittwater after a glorious downwind sail (apart from last nights 6 hour southerly !!) from Gold Coast 3 days 2 nights. Will hang out here for a week then head to Sydney.

Thu Nov 30 9:29 2017 NZDT
GPS: 27 52.132S 153 22.508E
Run: 83.1nm (150.4km)
Weather: Fine with showers night and morning

Mooloolaba to Southport Seaway and into Coomera River and Hope Harbour Marina yesterday. We will leave JAMS for a month to return home for Christmas New Year

Sun Nov 19 8:49 2017 NZDT
GPS: 26 41.190S 153 07.647E
Run: 140.9nm (255km)
Weather: Light Winds with Rain Showers

Left Bundaberg Wednesday checked out Fraser Island by 4wd Bus Tour Thursday. Passaged through the shallows of The Great sandy Straight Wednesday. Crossed our first bar (Wide Bay Bar) Yesterday and motor sailed in very wet conditions to Mooloolaba. Staying here for a week.

Thu Nov 9 10:05 2017 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: Cool South Easterly

Check out the photos just before the worst thunderstorm Bundaberg had seen in years. Destructive 60-70 knots for about 15 minutes. Sad to see some of the damage

Tue Nov 7 10:56 2017 NZDT
GPS: 24 45.61S 152 23.29E
Run: 64.3nm (116.4km)
Weather: Warm sunshine with a little cloud

Have been in Bundaberg since Friday afternoon.Clearance all done by Saturday morning. Lots of boats we have met previously and many new boats to met as we joined the Go West Rally which has been excellent value . Melbourne Cup Day today

Fri Nov 3 9:24 2017 NZDT
GPS: 24 15.78s 153 15.18e
Run: 154.3nm (279.3km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.4nm

Motoring this morning. 52nn to Bundaberg. Aiming for arrival mid afternoon today Friday. Midnight rendezvous with SV Mamania to transfer 20L can of fuel. They were struggling with no fuel and no wind.

Thu Nov 2 11:09 2017 NZDT
GPS: 23 58.20s 155 40.65e
Run: 182.5nm (330.3km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.8nm

Motoring this morning. Hopefully some wind latter today 190nm to Bundaberg. Aiming for arrival at 1700hrs Friday afternoon

Wed Nov 1 9:57 2017 NZDT
GPS: 23 36.82s 158 32.22e
Run: 170.9nm (309.3km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm

Motoring this morning. Passed half way last night with a guest. Seagull sleeper at top of mast all night pooing all over decks. Hose out at midnight cleaning up! 354nm to Bundaberg

Tue Oct 31 9:21 2017 NZDT
GPS: 23 19.64S 161 12.91E
Run: 172.1nm (311.5km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.5nm

Glorious afternoon and evening sailing yesterday. Flat seas. Motoring this morning. 498nm to Bundaberg

Mon Oct 30 9:33 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 50.800s 163 52.27e
Run: 168.1nm (304.3km)

Left Noumea yesterday. Glorious afternoon and evening sailing. Flat seas. Motoring this morning. 655nm to Bundaberg

Sun Oct 29 8:02 2017 NZDT
No position sent.

Back in water with new anti foul and new rudder bearing Thursday. Last days prep for passage to Bundaberg. Leaving today

Fri Oct 20 7:53 2017 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: 10 knots easterly 50% Cloud barometer 1013 Some morning showers

Still on hardstand- new rudder bearing being manufactured now. Will be ready early next week. Hull all prepared for new anti foul which we will paint Saturday Sunday.

Tue Oct 17 8:52 2017 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: 20 Knots easterly 70% Cloud Bara 1012 some light showers

On hardstand in Noumea attending to tight rudder bearing issue and anti foul.

Mon Oct 16 9:31 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.765S 166 25.912E
Run: 69.1nm (125.1km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 69.2nm
Weather: 10 knots easterly clear skies barometer 1012

At anchor Noumea. Hauling out today to attend to stiff rudder bearing.

Hopefully back in the water latter in the week

Sun Oct 15 9:33 2017 NZDT
GPS: 21 16.766s 166 25.913e
Run: 69.1nm (125.1km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 68.4nm
Weather: 10 knots easterly light 100% cloud cover Bara 1010

still in Noumea

Sat Oct 14 9:17 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.77S 166 25.91E
Weather: 15 knots East, Fine with light cloud cover

Anchored in Noumea. Catching up with lots of boats we have met over the last months

Fri Oct 13 9:16 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.77S 166 25.91E
Run: 18nm (32.6km)
Weather: 10 knots easterly clear skies barometer 1013

Anchored outside Port Moselle, Noumea

Thu Oct 12 11:14 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 23.22S 166 41.25E
Run: 11.5nm (20.8km)
Weather: 20 Knots easterly 70% Cloud Bara 1016 Fine

On route to Noumea to prepare for a haul out Monday for a week to repair sticky rudder bearing an re anti foul. Nice relaxed downwind run.

Wed Oct 11 9:04 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 18.290S 166 50.657E
Run: 6.4nm (11.6km)
Weather: No wind 50% Cloud cover very calm

Baie Du Caranage. NW Corner of Baie du Prony. lots of walks ashore one of which which we did yesterday. Then spent an enjoyable hour with Richard & Freddie authours of the Rocket Guide. Vibrant informantive couple.

Mon Oct 9 12:35 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 22.52S 166 54.51E
Run: 25.7nm (46.5km)
Avg: 9.6knts
24hr: 230.9nm

Mon Oct 9 9:55 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 37.25S 166 72.66E
Run: 9.1nm (16.5km)
Weather: 0 knots light cloud fine

Anse Majic, Baie du Proney. very nivece morning on mooring. Walked up hill to light house last night to watch sun set last night , stunning

Sat Oct 7 9:38 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 43.16S 166 78.36E
Run: 15nm (27.2km)
Weather: 10-15 knot ESE 50% cloud fine Barometer 1015

Ile Ouen, Baie Ue - BBQed the last of the NZ Lamb last night to say farewell to Masterplan

Fri Oct 6 9:23 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 38.16S 166 91.36E
Run: 48.6nm (88km)
Weather: 10-15 knots ESE 50% cloud cover

On a mooring in Anse Majic with Masterplan walked to lighthouse and observation platform yesterday and snorkelled the bay...yes busy day.!! Also met Karl & Heather and crew Pieter & Sarah, enjoying evening drinks on board Aradonna.

Wed Oct 4 11:49 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 18.1S 166 51.20E
Run: 40.5nm (73.3km)
Weather: 10-15knots Easterly 50% cloud Baro 1019

Moved to Upper reaches of Baie Du Prony this morning for walks and hot springs

Tue Oct 3 8:57 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 35.65S 166 84.17E
Run: 27.3nm (49.4km)
Weather: 50% Cloud light Easterly

On mooring with Masterplan & Distracted in Ilot Casy, Baie Du Prony after nice downwind sail yesterday from Gadji, Ile de Pins. Great to catch up with Distracted & Masterplan last night

Sat Sep 30 9:46 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 53.36S 167 41.31E
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
Weather: No wind no cloud only sunshine

Glorious morning in Gadji.

Fri Sep 29 9:06 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 53.45S 167 41.43E
Run: 10.8nm (19.5km)
Weather: 8 knots NE Clear Skies

Anchored at Gadji with Masterplan and Activa

Wed Sep 27 8:44 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 44.58S 167 44.58E
Run: 844.5nm (1528.5km)
Avg: 39.6knts
24hr: 949.3nm
Weather: 6 knots North 50% Cloud

Kuto, Ile Des Pins good morning coffee after a great music night on Shenanigans and others in the bay.

Tue Sep 26 11:23 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 689S 167 442E
Run: 127.5nm (230.8km)
Weather: Rainy

Apologies for our lack of updates. Have been enjoying Ile des Pins for a couple of weeks

Tue May 23 7:45 2017 NZST
GPS: 35 19.035S 174 07.220E

Opua marina awaiting departure to Vanuatu

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