Kozmo

Kozmo

Wed Aug 15 10:50 2018 NZST
Run: 1164.2nm (2107.2km)
Avg: 12.7knts
24hr: 304.1nm
Weather: Overcast cool building southern wind.

Had a quick visit to Magogai Island. Unfortunately the swell was wrapping around so anchorage not so great, due to winds coming up we decided to make our way over the big island of Viti Levu to the west side. Had a night at Naigani Is on the way two nights ago
Had a night here outside of Volivoli resort (Volivoli point) last night (Very cruiser friendly) Heading on our way around to Lautoka. Probably there tomorrow. Would have liked to explore more here but weather not cooperating. Very stark difference in landscape to Vanua Levu. Not many trees, lots of barren dry hills burning away to make space for sugarcane. Amazing jagged mountain range in the background looked great this morn with the sunrise on it.
All well on board. Looking forward to staying still for a few days. When we find a place to do that.
Update soon. Love from the Kozmo crew.

Hi Kozmo crew from The Soteria crew. We at the top of The Yasawas making our way VERY slowly towards the south.
Sat Aug 11 14:58 2018 NZST
Run: 40.6nm (73.5km)
16 48.525S 179 17.361E
Weather: Clear

Anchored just out from Cousteau resort. Thanks again Waitui marina in Savusavu it was great. Going to miss that place. All stocked up for another two plus weeks. Off to Makongi island (50NM) early tomorrow morning. Excited! Possible turtles to swim with and giant clams to look at.

Tue Jul 31 13:29 2018 NZST
Run: 37.7nm (68.2km)
16 45.040S 179 54..090E
Weather: Clear sky?s some light haze from fires.

Have been learnin how to relax here at Viani Bay.
Taken the tender out to the reef three times for some great snorkeling. Parts of the reef are better than others. Haven?t ventured to the outer reef. Today has been spent fixing toilet fans, making bread and clearing off our old lap top that looks ready to pack it in. Might have been due to getting a bit of salt water on it. They don?t tend to like it. It has been good to clear up the last ten years of our digital world tho. Plus side.
Sean?s next job is sorting the charging system, that means changing out the alternator. Here?s hoping the spare one works. Boat maintenance is never ending.
Will be here a few more days. Looking forward to seeing John and Maria on Soteria. They have much needed beer supplies!

Sun Jul 8 20:24 2018 NZST
16 46.64S 179 19.84E
Weather: Hot. Clear Star filled night.

Listening to classic Fijian radio (no adds!!) while playing a round of 31. Had a great snorkel at split rock with the Legacy crew. Going into town tomorrow to pay the $250 entrance fees. Ouch.
On a mooring here in Savusavu for about ten days to explore and find our feet. Loved reading all the Facebook comments today. Much LOVE from the Kozmo crew.

Fri Jul 6 7:18 2018 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 243.2nm (440.2km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.4nm
16 46.650s 179 19.849e
Weather: 100% rain warm. 20-30 knots

on mooring bouy at Savusavu! We made it! Dreadful stormy night. So glad it?s over. Taking all wet gear off and awaiting customs at 8am. Kids are so excited. Parents are so tired. 14 day trip. Whew. Bula Fiji. Legacy crew are legends. Love to you all. Next pics are from Fiji.

Wed Jul 4 19:21 2018 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 198.8nm (359.8km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174.4nm
20 10.793s 179 43.198w
Weather: 70% cloud warm. 10-17 knots

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEAN! He got his wish to sail his family to Fiji. Glad we all got to be apart of that. Decided celebrating to be delayed till Fiji arrival. Not skilled enough to bake cake on rocking boat. I?ll puke. Which is only Friday morning if all goes to plan. I?m on first night watch. It?s so surreal to be on a boat at night, when all I can see is the small red light inside the boat illuminating the inside giving me a grounding .I can just make out the horizon, legacys green starboard light in distance. And this beautiful boat rocking away under my feet as it plays with the swell. Warm breeze blowing past .Ed Sheeran on the head phones. stars! so many stars popping out. Phosphorescence sparkling in our wake. Surreal. Love to you all. Kozmo crew. AWOB.

Tue Jul 3 16:00 2018 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 47.4nm (85.8km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144nm
22 59.609s 179 04.671w
Weather: 100% cloud warm.

AWOB getting use to the swell again. Left Minerva Reef this morn. No probs. Electric auto helm doing its thing. My shift is about to start at four pm. Winds10-16 knots. Sea state moderate SE. Chat soon. Love from the Kozmo crew. Two boats out here. Midnight sun and Legacy.

Tue Jul 3 8:06 2018 NZST
Speed: 0knts
23 39.634s 178 54.348w
Weather: 80% cloud

getting ready to up anchor and motor to Minerva Reef exit. Legacy crew departing as well. Entertaining evening yesterday with Tauranga boat kittywake needing rescue on the outa Reef. Crayfish gathering was too tempting. However there little engine decided it couldn?t and soon the radio came to life with calls for help. We had just lashed down our tender so I made the call out to the others here in Minerva, most hadn?t heard what was going on. So soon a response was underway. Will from kittywake was playing it cool as usual. Such a hard case guy. Three boats and two tenders later they had him off the verge of the Reef, with foxy lady towing him back in. Just another day on the high seas. Lol.

Mon Jul 2 14:15 2018 NZST
Speed: 0knts
23 39.634s 178 54.348w
Weather: 50% cloud cover 22degrees 10knots

ok. Last day at Minerva Reef. Sail repair done. Managed to put needle through my hand. Ouch. Sean finished that job. Lol. Yes my hand is fine. And yes I was wearing the sail repair leather and metal glove. Just a funny angle. On a more awesome note Rich from legacy boat decided to make it his mission to fix our electrical auto pilot. Bless his cotton sox! Not sure how to thank him. And being an electrical engineer with a willing Sean helper he has pulled it off with out any swear words at all. Even marveled at the well made electronics, and mentioned they don?t make them like they use to! About to do a test run now. We sail outa here tomorrow at 8 am. Should be in Savusavu Fiji early Friday morn. Woot woot. Love from the Kozmo crew.

Happy Canada Day

Nice work team, what a great break for ya. We checking out of Whangarei on Wednesday see you up there somewhere ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Sat Jun 30 11:09 2018 NZST
Speed: 0knts
23 39.634s 178 54.348w
Weather: clear blue sky?s 21 knots coming from the SE

Great to spend the night at anchor and have more than two hours sleep and with out a rocking boat! Today is job day. Just turned the generator on to make fresh water out of this stunning crystal blue water we are so rounded by. Main sail repairs to make as we have three sliders that have broken. Rich is coming over to help with a laptop that got wet and getting an autopilot working. Downloading weather to search for the next good opportunity to Fiji. Everybody is great on board. Love from the Kozmo crew.

Fri Jun 29 7:54 2018 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 234.7nm (424.8km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.9nm
23 39.634s 178 54.348w
Weather: 90% cloud cover cool breeze from the SE

Just dropped anchor at Minerva reef. Followed Cyndi and Rich (Legacy) in the entrance in the weee hours of the morn. Glad to be still. Celebrating with kombutcha and beer. 6 other boats here. 8 total. Here possibly for a few days wait for good weather to Fiji. Love from the Kozmo crew.

Well done, hope leo now keeping his food down, hope its warmer there than here

Timw to go fishings for dinner then. (M&M's)

isnt it a fascinating place? So happy you are there and able to recoperate Love to all
Wed Jun 27 19:18 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.7knts
Run: 8436.4nm (15269.9km)
Avg: 159.9knts
24hr: 3838.4nm
26 34.478s 179 10.131e
Weather: 80% cloud cover with full moon peaking through. 15 knots SE 3metre S Swell with an odd bit of SE just to keep the boat rocking.

AWOB. It?s been rocky last couple of days. (Why do people do this kind of weather) Reminds me of what it must be like being on Howes moving castle. Quite the ride. Looking forward to stopping in at Minerva Reef. About 35hours to go. So far, passing squalls with hail, moonlight cloud creatures, covered in salt from some great greeners and stuff flying off shelves everywhere. Seans a legend when it comes to riding swell. I?m still learning! Ps so freekin over the swell. Thankfully it?s reducing as we go. I?ll update again after a sleep at Minerva. Probably with the other 50 boats. Love from the Kozmo crew.

Hey Team, so cool watching your journey and reading your updates, an inspiration, Enjoy the ride, take care Dave and Pam
Mon Jun 25 14:33 2018 NZST
Speed: 8knts
Run: 7924nm (14342.4km)
Avg: 265.9knts
24hr: 6381.7nm
Weather: boisterous

all ok on board. Poor Leo?s food won?t stay down tho, he?s eating well and drinking lots of coconut water and hydration salts so he?s fine. Tuli enjoying my audio books and keeping an eye on the horizon. The strong weather we were expecting has come in. We are surfing on top of 3-4 m swells. Gusting to 27-30. Yup stuff flying from shelves. 50% cloud cover. I was at the helm when we had a squall with hail stones, It was just before it hit that I considered how intelligent people take a plane to Fiji. Was exciting tho! last night not so much or this morn! Had a vhf chat with the legacy crew they are all well too. Not far from us this morn. Aiming for Minerva reef before Fiji. Sailing along with partial head sail and second reefed main. I?ll update again soon. Love from the kozmo crew.

Go Kozmo! You guys are speeding through that big blue soup!!! Watching your progress on yit, haven't had a position via iridium again. Much love to all- and even more love to Leo. Some little people here know how he might feel.... xxx

Hi Guys, Here's some moral support from Takaka!, you guys are doing awesome. Love being able to follow your adventure. Phill and Kerryn

Great to see your progress guys, keep up the good work. J and M
Sun Jun 24 8:45 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.4knts
Run: 153.3nm (277.5km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153nm
33 54.578S 176 29.044E
Weather: overcast with a little rain

fantastic nights motor sail. Wind picking up today. Fingers crossed enough to shut the engine off today. Monitor autopilot doing a great job in light winds. Just got up to 10knots of real wind. Beautiful rainbows. Rocky 2-3 meter swell last night but calmer today. With the wind it?s more comfortable. Much love Kozmo crew.

So exciting to see you travel on this first of your journeys. you are incredible, each and every one of you xxxxx

Nice work crew donโ€™t be afraid to lay off a bit as the wind heads you a stay comfortable as it will back to the south west fairly quick late Monday or early Tuesday. Happy sailing Bruce
Sat Jun 23 8:42 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.8knts
Run: 98.2nm (177.7km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.3nm
36 04.303S 175 52.710E
Weather: overcast, light changing breeze

cold night at the helm, clear starry sky?s made it worth it. Kids slept well and are enjoying the ride. AWOB. beautiful world out here. No dolphins yet.

Hi guys! Your berth is delightfully empty! So jealous :) have an awesome trip and we'll catch up at Xmas, if you decide to come back that is!
Fri Jun 22 17:01 2018 NZST
Run: 13.5nm (24.4km)
37 28.614S 176 08.487E
Weather: Stunning clear evening. Sun setting.

Over my leaving nerves. Working on all the autopilots now getting the wind vane going. Exciting times. Kids are great. Better sailors than me. Fantastic send off. Last message from mobile range. Onto iridium now.
Cleared Tauranga 2pm thanks every one you full me with such love. Kozmo crew out.

Wed Jun 20 20:33 2018 NZST
37 40.228S 176 10.731E
Weather: Low coming through. Windy at the mo. 15 knots.

Customs booked. Let?s see if this window stays open. 2pmish departure from bridge marina on Friday. ??????
All ship shape and ready to go!

Mon Jun 18 13:27 2018 NZST
Speed: 0knts
37 40.228S 176 10.731E
Weather: clear

looking forward to a Friday the 22nd departure. Fingers crossed

Safe journey
Sat Jun 9 18:54 2018 NZST
Speed: 0knts
37 40.228S 176 10.731E
Weather: clear

seeing if I can make the position pic work. Sending this one from the iridium. Identical copy and paste.

Sat Jun 9 18:48 2018 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 7227.8nm (13082.3km)
Avg: 138.3knts
24hr: 3319.9nm
37 40.228S 176 10.731E
Weather: clear

seeing if I can make the position pic work. Sending from gmail

Sat Jun 9 18:36 2018 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Weather: clear and cold

sending this from the newly installed iridium external aerial. Weather window on Wednesday this week has possibilities. Getting excited.

Thu Jun 7 14:33 2018 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 7227.8nm (13082.3km)
Avg: 100.7knts
24hr: 2417.7nm
Weather: beautiful sunny day no wind

all jobs just about ticked off. Water maker parts arrive tomorrow. Possible takeoff end of next week. Here we come Fiji!

Mon Jun 4 14:48 2018 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
37 40.228S 176 10.731E
Weather: overcast

sending this from my iridium go. GPS from furno

Fri Jun 1 16:04 2018 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
37 40.306s 176 10.347e

Watching the boys play with electrical stuff.

Wed May 30 23:09 2018 NZST
37 40.235s 176 10.342e
Weather: Clear sky?s no wind.

Practicing sailing at the dock

Wed May 30 23:09 2018 NZST
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
37 40.235s 176 10.342e

Practicing sailing at the dock

Mon May 28 23:10 2018 NZST
37 40.229s 176 10.729e
Weather: Clear and cold at the dock

Working now?

Fri May 25 22:28 2018 NZST
37 40.226s 176 10.729e

Automated update from App.

Fri May 25 18:33 2018 NZST
37 40.225s 176 10.737e

Figuring this thing out for my iridium go.

Fri May 25 18:29 2018 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
37 40.225s 176 10.737e

Getting jobs done. Ready for Fiji.

Hopefully see you before you go, maybe help you with your lines xx

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