Wed Mar 29 17:59 2017 NZDT
Run: 39.1nm (70.8km)
Gentle day, put into Ballina to sit out some bad weather. The tail end of Cyclone Debbie that hit hard further north. As we were coming into the river, we were obediently leaving a port mark to our left when we gently touched bottom. A boat which was a short distance away then proceeded to move the mark!
Mon Nov 7 22:25 2016 NZDT
Run: 62.8nm (113.7km)
Just got to Mooloolaba. Eventful day today. Gearbox seized, and couldn't get into forward. Fixed that, then I made Aussie Pies for lunch, and set fire to the oven. Put it out with our dry powder extinguisher, which covered everything with white powder. Coming into the marina, discovered the boat wouldn't reverse, which made parking more difficult. Ready for a beer now!
Sun Oct 23 12:48 2016 NZDT
Run: 317.8nm (575.2km)
Weather: 30kts SW
Labouring upwind under motor into Hervey Bay. Grey weather with rain. We thought Australia was supposed to be sunny!?! Not too far to go, we are looking forward to stopping. Autopilot still not working.
Mon Sep 19 17:32 2016 NZST
Run: 2.2nm (4km)
Weather: SE winds 15kts, seas 2m and rough
Anchored in a new bay, and had a look round the local village. After presenting kava to the chief, we were free to have a look around. We saw the school, and the church and were invited in for tea with a family. Tomorrow we will take the school copies of the BBC wildlife documentaries we have.
Fri Sep 16 13:53 2016 NZST
Run: 66.4nm (120.2km)
Weather: 30 kts SE
We were heading to Vitu Levu, but too windy with gusts >35kts, so we detoured to Yandua. A very pleasant island that so far seems uninhabited. We are in a beautiful anchorage surrounded by coral, and had a turtle come and say hello.
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