Kimberley Rose

Kimberley Rose

Sat Nov 25 7:45 2017 NZDT
Run: 1171.3nm (2120.1km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 78.6nm
35 31S 174 118W
Weather: High over Northland NZ

We have arrived safe on Thursday at 12.30 pm after 12 days at sea in what was a very challenging crossing. We got everything Reg winds gods could throw at us. Apologies to those following us re updates but we had limited power for several days an d no motors

Safe Now 👍⚓😉

So glad that you're back and safe in NZ: this trip must be one of the most memorable for you - weatherwise. Congrats on navigating home safely, and I know one lady (starts with a 'J') who is so happy now that she knows you all landed safely. Well done! We reckon Santa Claus helped you home safely because you've been such good people. Cheers to you all for a wonderful festive season. Lynn and Harold Durant
Fri Nov 10 10:00 2017 NZDT
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
18 39.81887S 173 56.61690W
Weather: Lovely winds light from ENE

Departing today 4 POB

Paul King Skipper from Perth and Opua

Crew :

Nigel and Alana Chesterfield Evans

Barry Brown all from Busselton

Conditions looking good for 6 day sail to NZ

Next report from Opua

Hi Guys, :-) I met you while sailing around the Pacific and would rather communicate privately than on this forum. Cheers

Thank you for your updates, Paul. We hope that you and your friends have a wonderful and safe journey. Don't worry about Jane - we'll keep a good eye on her. Best wishes from Lynn and Harold Durant

Enjoy guys wishing you fair winds and calm seas , Bay of Islands next stop , have fun !!
Fri Nov 3 11:45 2017 NZDT
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)
18 39.76764S 173 57.19883W

Planning a depart around 10/11/17 for Opua via Minerva with 4 POB

Sat Jul 22 11:39 2017 NZST
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
18 39.67006S 173 57.82454W
Weather: Delightful sunny and clear

Crew all good well fed and watered and lots of snorkling

Planning a depart from Vavau around 10 November for Opua via Minerva with 4 pob

Hi there Jane! (We did write a message before this one but, oops, but I think I lost it somehow.) It's great that you're all enjoying a wonderful journey. We read about an earthquake under the waters of the Pacific and were praying it didn't reach you; plus there's been a tornado spinning around somewhere in the Pacific, but you looked pretty cosy anchored in the bays. We wish you a safe journey home, with very kind winds behind you. Any clues as to when you may be returning home 'downunder' in the Wild West? Melissa has been wonderful (like you)! We are both well. xx Lynn and Harold
Sun Jul 16 17:38 2017 NZST
Run: 11.3nm (20.5km)
Avg: 830.2knts
24hr: 19924.9nm
18 39.41879S 173 58.29575W

Sun Jul 16 17:38 2017 NZST
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)
18 43.35556S 174 7.83068W
Weather: Getting better and had sun today

Back in Neiafu Vavau provisioning tomorrow

Sun Jul 16 10:51 2017 NZST
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)
Avg: 37.6knts
24hr: 902.7nm
18 42.98243S 174 8.32249W

Sun Jul 16 10:50 2017 NZST
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
18 42.74587S 174 8.93789W
Weather: Sunny cloudy 10 knots in bay

One of our favorite Vavau bays and off to town later today r morning to renew visas

Wed Jul 12 13:02 2017 NZST
Run: 7.7nm (13.9km)
18 42.73462S 174 8.39181W
Weather: Perfect

Arrived at Blue Lagoon on high tide this morning after seeing whales yesterday

This place is heaven 👍⚓

Sat Jul 8 21:03 2017 NZST
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.3nm
18 42.19468S 174 1.34703W

Sat Jul 8 20:55 2017 NZST
Run: 8.3nm (15km)
18 41.52477S 174 1.87531W
Weather: Windy wet now still

Spent too many days in Nieafau but Kings birthday celebrations a hoot ! Now in French named bay called Port Mourelle and looking for sunshine tom

Thu Jul 6 6:52 2017 NZST
Run: 6.2nm (11.2km)
Avg: 485.2knts
24hr: 11645.2nm
18 42.79465S 173 54.36127W

At last we've worked out how to view your wonderful cruising. We hope that you're all still well and happy, and that there has been no trials or tribulations. We're well and lovely Melissa is doing a great job for you. Weather is really winter this week, but it's great to see the gardens loving the rains. The Eagles are still in the Top 8, and hopefully they have lots of luck this weekend here at home against Port Adelaide. Best wishes for a safe journey home. xx Lynn and Harold

Cheers all good here in Tonga Jane enjoying the swimming and snorkling Thanks for contact Kimberley Rose Crew
Thu Jul 6 6:52 2017 NZST
Run: 72.8nm (131.8km)
18 39.52587S 173 58.91620W

Arrived all good and safe Vavau for The Kings birthday celebrations and went for a Wednesday celebration yesterday. Crew change yesterday

Sun Jul 2 16:29 2017 NZST
Run: 10.3nm (18.6km)
Avg: 515knts
24hr: 12360nm
19 40.28115S 174 17.21819W

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Sun Jul 2 16:28 2017 NZST
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
19 48.72308S 174 20.36797W

Big day night in Lofanga Island lagoon west and don't recommend the access but lovely once over the reef

Now delightful anchorage on Ha'ano Island

Off to Vavau tomr

Fri Jun 30 16:20 2017 NZST
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
Avg: 123.2knts
24hr: 2955.8nm
19 48.62618S 174 20.92672W

Fri Jun 30 16:19 2017 NZST
Run: 3.5nm (6.3km)
19 50.80863S 174 21.57303W

Left our favourite island for Pantai provioning

Wed Jun 28 15:08 2017 NZST
Run: 2.5nm (4.5km)
19 51.01300S 174 24.83300W

These bays are just getting better. Off to the Seachange Resort this arvo for sunset drinks

Tue Jun 27 17:20 2017 NZST
19 53.14827S 174 24.69011W

Great day for the Kiwis and another nice day for us snorkling and fishing as we head slowly north

Tue Jun 27 17:18 2017 NZST
Run: 6.2nm (11.2km)
19 53.15100S 174 24.69100W

Sun Jun 25 14:06 2017 NZST
Run: 16nm (29km)
19 57.45409S 174 28.15187W

Sitting off Tofana Island WS in 7 mths crystal clear water beach camp fire tonight on typical tropical South Pacific Island

Great too watch your progress! Hope you are having a wonderful journey xx
Thu Jun 22 12:58 2017 NZST
19 56.47200S 174 42.93600W

Thu Jun 22 12:58 2017 NZST
Run: 88.1nm (159.5km)
19 56.47200S 174 42.93600W

Last night arrived in dark to a crap anchorage and very windy this morning moved to clear sandy bottom bay Ha'afeva island West and stay here till winds abate

Tue Jun 20 8:38 2017 NZST
Run: 6563.1nm (11879.2km)
Avg: 17334.7knts
24hr: 416032.2nm
21 08.32S 175 11.06W

Nuku'alofa Harbour

Tue Jun 20 8:15 2017 NZST
16 58.36446S 72 46.40625W

Arrived safe in Nuku'alofa after stop at Minerva Reef

Issues with Mastervolt unit re charging

Now heading to Fiji via Haapai and Vavau islands

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