Koa is sold! We fly back to Europe on Tuesday.
Enjoying Whangarei down town
We wish you all a happy new year with lots of great inspirations!
Last day in Bay of Islands
Provisioning in Paihia.
Meeting old friends
Visiting the ruins of an old whaling station
For Christmas we are moving north. First stop "Matapouri". What a wonderful life!
Back in the Town Basin for a few days
Arrived in Whangarei/Marsden Cove, all fine
course 120, 8 knots; Wind south 15 knots
Calm night, course 160; 4 knots
Beautiful sailing! 8-9 knots, course 170. Wind east 12 knots; Swell 1.4 m; Cloud cover 90%; Passing Norfolk Island soon.
Wind 15 knots from 130 deg; clear sky; swell 2 meters
Heading for New Zealand!
Having a nice time with Moana
Looking for Dugongs
Every time again we enjoy Koas up-wind sailing capabilities! After a perfect sailing day anchoring off Ile des Pins.
We enjoy this quiet anchorage in Baie de Prony
Exploring the great Amedee Lighthouse - built in Paris long time ago
Its a bit like southern France here
One more beautiful spot very close to Noumea
Left the city for some beach-life
Pit-stop in the marina
Short pit-stop in the marina
At anchor in Noumea
no wind, approaching New Caledonia
no wind, approaching New Caledonia
Smooth sailing to New Caledonia, course 211; 9.3 knots
ETA Tanna in about 24h
Fighting fever and cold. Wind 25 kts ESE, 35% cloud cover
Time to go to Vanuatu
Suva for provisioning and camera repair
Empire of the bats
More sun, more paradise
Turtles, baby-sharks, fruit bats, lush green jungle, wonderful world!
Time to explore the Exploring Islands
A peaceful, shallow, blue place
Last day in Fulanga
A perfect place. Good weather.
What a wonderful world!
Preparing for the leg to Fulanga in the south
We have met our friends from MV Tiger again!
A very beautiful place
nice little town
Weather grey and depressing. Quiet anchorage.
try to get further east
On our way to the east. Achor on 6 m for the night. Wind NE 12 kts. Overcast.
Provisioning in Lautoka
Time for laundry and more
grey and rainy
Seems that we have found a nicely protected spot
A very dry and windy place
Easy, sunny cruiser life
Searching for Mantas. As always sunny weather.
Its a great life
One more sunny day! And a super beautiful anchorage with great snorkeling/diving. But at least today quite rolly for monohulls.
Today first rain since weeks
We continue to enjoy nice and sunny beach life
Have seen a great cultural show today here!
One more sunny day!
Lautoka: Its dry here - since weeks. So great! Wind died down today. We do provisioning with our guests.
Sill at Kavala, Kandavu. The weather has been nearly all the time unpleasant since our arrival in Fiji. Is this El Nino? Heading for Lautoka tonight in order to pick up visiting friends. Hopefully over there it is dry and nice.
Anchoring at Kavala, Kandavu, Weather rainy and grey
Still in Dravuni. Former post was unintended email problem.
Under way to Great Astrolabe/Kandavu
Safely arrived in protected waters
all fine on our way to Suva
0336UTC - very bumpy ride but fast. Everybody fine.
Happy Sailing. 18 knots of wind from ESE.
Calm, 7 knots of wind, all fine
annyoed by waves and technical issues, everybody ok.
Arrived well in Whangarei
1834 UTC, course 226, 6.6 kts. 18 kts wind from SE, uncomfortable swell, 100% cloud cover; all well on board
Had a good time in Minerva North. Left for Whangarei yesterday late afternoon. Beautiful day, 10 knots of wind. Wind turned more to south, now from SSE. Course 230; 5.3 knots.
Leaving Tongatapu for Minerva & Opua tomorrow early morning. Looking forward to explore NZ.
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