LOCHMARIN

LOCHMARIN

Mon Sep 5 18:27 2016 NZST
Run: 65.8nm (119.1km)
03 26.135s 151 55.708e
Weather: 90% cc, light rain showers, no wind, bar. 1009, 0m swell.

Safely anchored in Kalili Harbour, lovely people, beautiful village, hornbills flying between the forest trees.


Sun Sep 4 8:33 2016 NZST
Run: 12.4nm (22.4km)
04 13.728s 152 27.337e

Anchored in Mioko harbour, Duke of York Islands. Heading NW to Kavieng in the next few days.


Tue Aug 30 10:57 2016 NZST
Run: 140.3nm (253.9km)
04 20.04S 152 18.584E

Safely anchored in Kokopo. Discharged our young crew member in order to fly back in time for his studies. Lovely safe anchorage, will stay a few days.


Sat Aug 27 17:09 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
06 19.7s 151 55.8e
Weather: 10% cc 2S, bar. 1015 0m swell.

Motoring through flat silver seas watching thousands of little wormy things squirming in the water. Whistling for some wind.


Sat Aug 27 12:09 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 129.3nm (234km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159.1nm
06 19.7s 151 55.8e
Weather: 10% cc 2S, bar. 1015 0m swell.

Motoring through flat silver seas watching thousands of little wormy things squirming in the water. Whistling for some wind.


Fri Aug 26 16:39 2016 NZST
Speed: 3.5knts
Run: 36.9nm (66.8km)
08 06.5s 151 20.9e
Weather: 40% cc 4.5ESE, bar. 1011 0m swell.

Stayed overnight at Kivitava, now headed up to Kokopo. All five sails out in light winds slowly gliding along.


Thu Aug 25 7:32 2016 NZST
Speed: 5mknts
Run: 89.3nm (161.6km)
08 38S 151 27E
Weather: E5, 80%cc, sl seas, 1008

Fantastic copy from Sara this morning. They would like more wind! It seems it is either one thing or the other up there!


Tue Aug 23 14:42 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 19.9nm (36km)
09 06.188s 152 40.082e
Weather: 100% cc Occ Rain showers, 3ESE, bar. 1009 0m swell.

At anchor near village of Boi Boi in Kwaiapan Bay on Woodlark Island PNG. Planning to leave for Kivitava in the Trobriands tomorrow.


Mon Aug 22 9:45 2016 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 16.4nm (29.7km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 182.5nm
09 13.778s 152 24.362e
Weather: 100% cc, 10ESE, bar. 1010 1m swell.

Approaching pass to Woodlark Island, planning on anchoring in Kwaiapan Bay.


Mon Aug 22 7:35 2016 NZST
Run: 131.9nm (238.7km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.6nm
09 26S 152 17E
Weather: ESE12, occ rain, 80%cc, 1008

at anchor. Water viz not great. Very 'warm'


Sun Aug 21 11:15 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
10 32.66s 150 42.44e
Weather: 90% cc, 10SE, bar. 1012

Safely through the eddies, swirls and overfalls of the China Strait.


Sun Aug 21 10:42 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 5.5nm (10km)
10 32.66s 150 42.44e
Weather: 90% cc, 10SE, bar. 1012

Safely through the eddies, swirls and overfalls of the China Strait.


Sat Aug 20 10:33 2016 NZST
10 36.5s 150 39.6e
Weather: Overcast, 15SE, bar. 1013 .

Anchored at Samarai. Failed to leave as some nasty wind and heavy rain predicted for arrival in Woodlark. Now planning a Sunday morning departure. Forced to enjoy local life and lovely snorkeling whilst waiting. Haven't checked in by radio as 5:15am a tad early for us when not on watch!


Great to hear your voice on the radio, we will keep in touch and keep an eye on you. We are in Tonga again and working on the radar so we can dash further North East if it all works out. Enjoy, talk later.
Wed Aug 17 20:30 2016 NZST
Run: 16.2nm (29.3km)
10 36.5s 150 39.6e
Weather: Overcast, 15SE, bar. 1010 .

Anchored at Samarai. Intending to sail to Woodlark Island tomorrow. Check in very easy, only the second yacht here this year. All well.


Hi my name is Brett wondering if you could help out with some information , Sailing that way Solo African Spirit end September so Check all good do you know if they will extend visas hope you are enjoying your time there thanks
Mon Aug 15 10:18 2016 NZST
Run: 1.1nm (2km)
10 41s 150 26e
Weather: 100%cc, 5SE, bar. 1009 1.5m

Anchored overnight in breathtakingly beautiful Ilo Ilo Bay. Greeted by a steady stream of dugout canoes filled with red betel nut smiles. Was too tired to eat, but slept well.


Mon Aug 15 7:37 2016 NZST
Run: 18.8nm (34km)
10 41S 150 25E
Weather: SE less than 5, o/c

at anchor - and hard to hear!


Sun Aug 14 13:24 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 166.4nm (301.2km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 182.8nm
10 54s 150 15e
Weather: 90% cc, 20SE, bar. 1011 1.5m swell.

Approaching pass through sunken barrier reef into Samarai. Intending to anchor overnight in Ilo Ilo Bay as can't make Samarai by night fall. all well.


Sat Aug 13 15:33 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 44.6nm (80.7km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 135.3nm
13 06s 151 15e
Weather: squalls, 20N, bar. 1014 2.5m swell.

Rather wet and bouncy, but all well.


Sat Aug 13 7:38 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 173.4nm (313.9km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.1nm
13 41S 151 32E
Weather: 25E, 100%cc, light rain, 2m swell

Fri Aug 12 7:52 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 126.6nm (229.1km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.8nm
16 06S 152 14E
Weather: 12-15se, 50%cc, 1m se swell, 1015

great signal and all well on board


Thu Aug 11 12:45 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.1knts
Run: 157.2nm (284.5km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.8nm
17 51s 152 48e
Weather: 70% cloud cover, 15N, bar. 1017 1.5m swell.

All well. Good progress.


Wed Aug 10 14:24 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.1knts
Run: 144.8nm (262.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.5nm
20 06s 153 09e
Weather: 70% cloud cover, 10N, bar. 1018 1m swell.

All well. Brown boobie slept on the solar panel all night. Couldn't pick up GHR this am, will try again tomorrow.


Tue Aug 9 17:24 2016 NZST
Speed: 4.8knts
Run: 65.4nm (118.4km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 172.2nm
22 11.7s 153 07.8e
Weather: 70% cloud cover, 10N, bar. 1018 1m swell.

Good start to the passage to PNG: two whales and a boobie! All well, variable winds but steady progress.


Tue Aug 9 8:16 2016 NZST
Run: 496.9nm (899.4km)
23 07S 152 54E
Weather: 12SE, less than 1m swell,

on passage from Bundaberg to Louisiades, all well. About 6day


Tue Dec 1 20:23 2015 NZDT
Run: 35.4nm (64.1km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.7nm
30 18.2s 153 08.8e

Arrived Coffs Harbour in a thunderstorm. Safely berthed and cleared in. Off to sleep now...


Tue Dec 1 14:10 2015 NZDT
Speed: 8.4knts
Run: 184.5nm (333.9km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 199nm
29 55.7s 153 33e
Weather: 30% cloud cover, 23N, bar. 1013, 1m swell.

Land Ho! 30 miles from Coffs Harbour. Great run in decent winds overnight,with current to help us.


Mon Nov 30 15:55 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 130.2nm (235.7km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 147.3nm
27 47.7s 155 22.9e
Weather: 60% cloud cover, 18N, bar. 1013, 1m swell.

Glad of our radar last night as dodging thunderstorms. Hoping to make land fall late tomorrow afternoon. All well.


Sun Nov 29 18:42 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4.7knts
Run: 171nm (309.5km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.4nm
26 21.4S 156 44.9e
Weather: Fine, 10NNE, bar. 1012, 1m swell.

Starting to get some wind again. A Pygmy Beaked Whale came across our bow, breaching 5 or 6 times in a row, amazing sight! All well.


Sat Nov 28 15:14 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.4knts
Run: 45.9nm (83.1km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.6nm
24 23.9S 158 25.3e
Weather: 10% cloud cover, 8NNE, bar. 1015, 1m swell.

Still motor sailing down the rhumb line to Coffs harbour. All well.


Sat Nov 28 8:00 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.3msknts
Run: 77nm (139.4km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 134.1nm
23 51S 158 50E
Weather: ene6, 50%cc, 1015

will be in Tuesday to avoid the wed front


Fri Nov 27 18:14 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.6knts
Run: 74.2nm (134.3km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174nm
22 58.4S 159 35e
Weather: 60% cloud cover, 3SSE, bar. 1012, 0.5m swell.

Motor sailing (well, mostly motoring) in a glassy sea. The flying fish are flying for ridiculous distances with no waves to crash into. Looking forward to the wind returning. All well.


Fri Nov 27 8:00 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4.2knts
Run: 96nm (173.8km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.2nm
22 07S 160 17E
Weather: ese6-8, 1016

great radio signal now! Propagation finally has improved for GH Radio


Thu Nov 26 16:46 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.3knts
Run: 154.4nm (279.5km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.8nm
21 00.8Ss 161 11.4e
Weather: 50% cloud cover, 10SE, bar. 1011, 0.5m swell.

Two red footed boobies stayed on board overnight and we caught a skipjack tuna this morning - all well!


Wed Nov 25 17:17 2015 NZDT
Speed: 7.4knts
Run: 70nm (126.7km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 189.1nm
19 17.9Ss 162 42.9e
Weather: 10% cloud cover, 18SE, bar. 1010, 0.5m swell.

Lovely sail, all well.


Wed Nov 25 8:24 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.6knts
Run: 102.9nm (186.2km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.6nm
18 41S 163 34E
Weather: 15SE, 0.5m swell.80%cc, 1008

eta Coffs Monday


Tue Nov 24 17:45 2015 NZDT
Speed: 7.2knts
Run: 73.2nm (132.5km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 193.1nm
18 18.5s 165 05.2e
Weather: 100% cloud cover, 20SE, bar. 1008, 1.5m swell.

All well, making good progress.


Tue Nov 24 8:39 2015 NZDT
Speed: 7.7knts
Run: 109.7nm (198.6km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 177.1nm
18 07S 166 11E
Weather: 24SE, 1.5mSE, 1009, 100%cc

light signal but readable


Mon Nov 23 17:47 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.7knts
Run: 32.7nm (59.2km)
17 51.1s 167 49.7e
Weather: 90% cloud cover, 18ESE, bar. 1008, 1.5m swell.

Finally escaped Port Vila, good to be on our way, having a pleasant sail!


Sun Nov 22 13:25 2015 NZDT
17 44.65S 168 18.75E

Went to check out on Friday but Customs was closed due to power cut. No one there yesterday or today so hoping to check out and sail direct to Coffs Harbour tomorrow.


We'll be bach December 12th. Looking forward to seeing you again. Lotsa Love Don and Jan
Fri Nov 20 7:39 2015 NZDT
Run: 665.1nm (1203.8km)
17 44.65S 168 18.75E

Plan's changed: leaving Port Vila this weekend for New Caledonia and on to Australia, Coffs Harbour.


Great to see your new plans You will enjoy Australia. all the best Alan and Jean
Sat Aug 1 10:35 2015 NZST
Run: 52.2nm (94.5km)
18 07.4s 178 25.2e

Arrived in Suva, Fiji 2pm yesterday! Had a bouncy last 24 hours, flew in under just staysail and reefed mizzen. Welcomed by Caminante with fresh bread, fruit, tomatoes and beer. Good to be safely at anchor.


Hi Sara Marion and me just came back from holidays in UK. Peter Voj. told us about your adventur trip circumnavigating the world. I checked for you on the www and found your blog. Great pictures! Best regards to you and Phil Bernward

Lovely to hear from you! We hope you're all well, I will ask the Vojaks for your contact details, Sara

Congratulation on good passage. Hope refrigerator is keeping the Fiji Bitter cold Harry on Malua in Batemans Bay Oz
Fri Jul 31 7:24 2015 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 92.9nm (168.1km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.4nm
18 48S 178 04E
Weather: 20-25NE, 40%cc, 0.5m swell, 1016

inside the passage so seas down. Looking forward to catching up on sleep over the weekend! 40nm SW of Suva so arriving today


Thu Jul 30 15:18 2015 NZST
Speed: 7.2knts
Run: 58.4nm (105.7km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 180.5nm
20 02s 177 30e
Weather: 100% cloud cover, 20sE, bar. 1014, 2m swell.

Plenty of wind, making good progress, quite a few squalls, flying fish joining us on deck now!Due in to Fiji tomorrow.


Thu Jul 30 7:32 2015 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 168nm (304.1km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168nm
20 52S 177 21E
Weather: SE20-25 g higher, rain squalls, 70%cc, 1015

Good progress as 100m south of passage entrance


Wed Jul 29 7:32 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 158.6nm (287.1km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.9nm
23 14S 176 45E
Weather: less than 8ENE but looks as if it may veer, 5m swell, 1019

18%cc so pleasant out there


Tue Jul 28 7:35 2015 NZST
Speed: 6msknts
Run: 153.4nm (277.7km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.6nm
25 31S 176 30E
Weather: ENE10, 0.5m swell, 10%cc, 1021 flat

all well


Mon Jul 27 7:46 2015 NZST
Speed: 5msknts
Run: 224.2nm (405.8km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 123.8nm
27 42S 176 03E
Weather: 10NNE, sl swell, 1024, 30%cc

have been m sailing and tacking all weekend due light head winds


Sat Jul 25 12:19 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.3knts
Run: 29.1nm (52.7km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 147.8nm
30 56s 175 45e
Weather: 50% cloud cover, 15 nne, bar. 10291, 1m swell.

Wind picked up after a couple of squalls so engine went off with the day break. Sailing nicely, well reefed with the wind on our nose.


Sat Jul 25 7:35 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 184.3nm (333.6km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179.3nm
31 21S 175 41E
Weather: 1029, 14NE

thanks to pacfic spray for relay


Fri Jul 24 6:55 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.1knts
Run: 134.8nm (244km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 189.7nm
33 56s 174 54e
Weather: 90% cloud cover, 4nnw, bar. 1031, 0.5m swell.

Motor sailed through the night. Penguins and dolphins saw us off, phosphorescence lighting up our wake through the night. All well.


Thu Jul 23 13:52 2015 NZST
Run: 6.8nm (12.3km)
35 52s 174 35e
Weather: flat calm, 2SE, 1032

Finally fixed and on our way, motoring in a millpond.


Thu Jul 23 13:22 2015 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: blowing hard here again, 15ESE, 75%cc, 1023 >

Finally fixed and on our way, motoring in a millpond.


Thu Jul 23 3:58 2015 NZST
No position sent.

Still in Marsden Marina, part for repairs arriving this morning, all going well we'll leave by midday.


Tue Jul 21 18:08 2015 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: 15S

Back in Marsden Marina - left for Fiji but autopilot hose failure had us turn back for repairs. Replacing hose in order to leave tomorrow.


Tue Jul 14 19:25 2015 NZST
Run: 41.1nm (74.4km)
35 50.21S 174 28.054E

Sheltered in Marsden Marina, hoping to depart North to Fiji Monday. Still unable to get clear reception of Gulf Harbour Radio's morning transmissions.


Yes you are too close but email if you need to discuss anything or phone. Look up details on YIT. Will listen out for you next week. Make sure you have the alt frees programmed as today we had to go to 8779 due Asian interference. Fair winds ghr
Tue Nov 4 7:44 2014 NZDT
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 81.5nm (147.5km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 76.6nm
35 18.785s 174 07.34e

Arrived safely in Opua yesterday afternoon, awaiting customs on Q dock. Many thanks for all the weather forcasts!


Mon Nov 3 8:22 2014 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: 23-28 NNW, no rain

43 to Opua so perfect timing. Great radio


Mon Nov 3 6:11 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7.0knts
Run: 184.1nm (333.2km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 183.5nm
34 13s 174 39e
Weather: 90% cloud cover, 25nnw, bar. 1016, 1.5m swell.

Well reefed, comfortable sailing - good to have the engine off! ETA Opua today afternoon. All well.


Sun Nov 2 6:06 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 215.2nm (389.5km)
Avg: 9.5knts
24hr: 228.4nm
31 45s 175 51e
Weather: 20% cloud cover, calm, bar. 1022, 0.5m swell.

At 0600 flat calm at tail end of high. Motoring and waiting for wind to fill in from the North. ETA Opua Monday lunchtime. All well.


Sat Nov 1 7:29 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5.9knts
Run: 143.1nm (259km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 133.1nm
29 35s 178 27e
Weather: 90% cloud cover, 10sse, bar. 1021, 2m swell.

Tacking our way down the rhumb line, still having to motor sail to keep up speed. All well.


Fri Oct 31 5:41 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5.8knts
Run: 160.1nm (289.8km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.2nm
27 34s 178 59e
Weather: 05% cloud cover, 5w, bar. 1017, 0.5m swell.

Motor sailing through the calm seas. All well.


Thu Oct 30 6:42 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 124.2nm (224.8km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154nm
25 27s 179 58w
Weather: 02% cloud cover, 5N, bar. 1017, 1/2m swell.

Motor sailing through the calm seas. All well.


Wed Oct 29 11:21 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 20.7nm (37.5km)
23 54s 179 02e
Weather: 02% cloud cover, 12se, bar. 1018, 1m swell.

Following the rhumb line to Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Enjoying lovely sunny sailing.


Tue Oct 28 16:32 2014 NZDT
Run: 295nm (534km)
Avg: 11.6knts
24hr: 278.3nm
23 38S 178 53E
Weather: wind 10k se ,sunny, cc 02%, bar 1017mb

Anchored in N Minerva. Will make decision to continue or stop here for a few days tomorrow. all well aboard


Mon Oct 27 15:05 2014 NZDT
Run: 124.4nm (225.2km)
22 05S 176 48W
Weather: wind 15/18k se, seas 1m s, spd 7.0kts, 216mag,cc 60%

150m from N Minerva. Will make decision to continue or stop there for a few days tomorrow.


Sat Oct 25 7:59 2014 NZDT
21 07.5126s 175 09.6931w
Weather: Wind 5kts SE, 90% cloud cover, light rain showers, bar 1012m

We are anchored at Pangaimotu, Nuku'alofa planning to head south for Minerva Reef in the next few days to await good conditions for the passage to Opua


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