Wed Sep 26 8:03 2018 NZST
Weather: wind 18-20 kts SSE; 2-3 meter swell; 5/10 cloud; baro 1018
First two days' run 300 nm. 499 miles to go. After a quiet night, wind and swell are back up. All is well on board. Thanks for checking on us.
Tue Sep 25 6:30 2018 NZST
Weather: wind 16-22 kts SSE; 2 meter swell; 7/10 cloud; baro 1018
left Noumea 0730 Monday local time. run first 22 hrs 141 nm. fast but bouncy with swell basically abeam. steaks for dinner last night,yea Gloria! All is well on board. Thanks for checking on us.
Sat Jun 23 7:30 2018 NZST
Run: 141.9nm (256.8km)
22 31.17S 167 37.90E
Weather: wind 14 kts; easy sea, in lee of Isle of Pines; 3/10 cloud; baro 1020
Landfall at Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, in pre dawn. Anchor expected down early this afternoon. Our last day and have been gorgeous, reminding us of why we love the sea and sailing. Weary, looking forward to a very long sleep. All is well on board. I have discovered I submitted our positions during this passage in an incorrect format, and that the positions submitted have not been included in our postings. Will try to correct when we have Internet. Apologies to you who have been checking up on us.
Fri Jun 22 7:00 2018 NZST
Run: 148.4nm (268.6km)
23 52S 169 19E
Weather: wind 10-20 kts wsw/sw; 1 meter swell,long period; 3/10 cloud; baro 1019
Home stretch. About 140 nm from Isle of Pines. Expect sheltered waters tomorrow this time, and an anchorage or marina tomorrow night. All is well on board.
Thu Jun 21 6:45 2018 NZST
Run: 125.2nm (226.6km)
25 30S 170 51E
Weather: wind 18-24 kts w; 2 meter swell, plus wind chop; 3/10 cld; baro 1016
Close hauled, lumpy ride on bumpy sea. One reef in main to keep ride tolerable. Actually heading in the general direction of New Cal, for the first time in five days. about 275 nm to go. All is well on board.
Wed Jun 20 7:09 2018 NZST
Run: 47.7nm (86.3km)
27 09S 171 41E
Weather: wind 5-10 kts w; lumpy leftover seas, but settling ;?? cloud; baro 1015
Under way motorsailing at 0200. All is well on board, some damage and lost items from boarding seas while hove to. Sailing gear is fine, motor is fine. 375nm from Isle of Pines. Will shape course to 318mag as wind permits today.
Mon Jun 18 6:09 2018 NZST
Run: 94.2nm (170.5km)
27 45S 170 35E
Weather: wind 16-20 kts nnw-n; nasty,lumpy,disorganized short period seas. can't see skys, too bouncy to go on deck. baro 1018
close hauled into nasty seas, getting bounced around. Wind in high teens, seas more than would be expected. Not large, but short period, confused. We have had these conditions off and on for the past two days. No seamounts shown nearby on charts,other than Kings Ridge, which is a ways behind us now. We plan to heave to later this morning to wait out the front forecast to pass this afternoon/evening. We are east of where we want to be, and so are getting westing the hard way. We expect it will make our final 380 nm into New Caledonia more pleasant. All is well on board.
Sun Jun 17 5:21 2018 NZST
Run: 145.9nm (264.1km)
27 53S 172 07E
Weather: wind 5-8 kts nw; no swell to speak of; 3/10 cloud; baro 1020
All is well on board. Continuing to motor. Expect to sail west starting tomorrow, and to sit out front due Tue hove to, just hanging out. May change with changing forecasts, that's the plan of the moment. Fuel adequate. Getting warmer, very nice. No rush.
Sat Jun 16 5:48 2018 NZST
Run: 126.8nm (229.5km)
29 50.41S 173 01.19E
Weather: wind 10 kts nnw; choppy seas, a little disorganized; 3/10 cloud; baro 1021
Lovely day yesterday with quiet seas. Sunrise yesterday was spectacular. Chop is recent, possibly due to local bottom topography. We look forward to it passing. Motoring. A sailing breeze is forecast for Monday, motorboat weather until then. It is a little less cold each day. It was actually warm and comfortable without a jacket yesterday, just cool overnight tonight, compared with downright cold the first night out. All is well on board.
Fri Jun 15 10:27 2018 NZST
Run: 167.8nm (303.7km)
31 29S 173 58E
Weather: wind 8 kts nnw; 1 meter lazy swell, long period; no wind wave to speak of; 3/10 cloud; baro 1023
Under power. High cloud. Beautiful day. Usual first day on passage issues dealt with. Easy now. Getting less cold, will soon be warm. All is well on board.
Thu Jun 14 9:36 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.5 motorsailing, stemming currestknts
Run: 115.4nm (208.9km)
33 54S 174 15E
Weather: wind 10 kts wsw/sw; 1 meter swell,long period; 3/10 cloud; baro 1021
Sailed all night, just turned motor on at 0915. Heading for New Cal. All is well on board.
Wed Jun 13 15:36 2018 NZST
Run: 18nm (32.6km)
35 33S 174 34E
Weather: wind 5-10 kts wnw; 1 meter swell,long period; 3/10 cloud; baro 1014
left Marsden this morning. Mostly motor sailing. Heading for New Cal. All is well on board.
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