on the Quarantine Dock in Opua! Eating all the fresh remaining produce so it doesn't get confiscated by bio security...surprisingly the only survivors are 1 cucumber 3 onions and 6 heads of garlic...we're gonna be smelling good tonight!
40 miles to bay of islands!!! ETA 17:00 today!! There will be a great feasting of surplus supplies on the Quarantine dock tonight before we are re-released into NZ society tommorow! Thank you so much to Patricia and David for all your help with weather, keeping the family updated and generally being a familiar friendly voice whilst we were out here. Have a great summer and hopefully speak again next season if not before:)
127 miles to go, things have become rather ferrel onboard...wet weather gear is having a full outing and there is a decided fishy smell around...the ocean was kind enough to gift us a tuna and a pair of squalls at the same time last night...caused a slightly less than perfect filleting job. Interestingly tuna went for a purple and white lure moving at 1.5knots( reefed down as squall was almost on us)
127 miles to go, things have become rather ferrel onboard...wet weather gear is having a full outing and there is a decided fishy smell around...the ocean was kind enough to gift us a tuna and a pair of squalls at the same time last night...caused a slightly less than perfect filleting job. Interestingly tuna went for a purple and white lure moving at 1.5knots (reefed down as squall was almost on us)
231 miles to go, motor sailing but starting to worry re fuel supply probably have enough to motor for another 24hours so gonna turn off and save for the high...at least we have plenty food!!
330 miles to go ETA Friday 21st /Saturday , all well on board...
435 miles to go ETA Friday 21st /Saturday , all well on board... Today is the half way point so we are all getting a new water bottle...and I'm even going to treat myself to a celebratory change of underwear!!
516 miles to go ETA Friday 21st /Saturday , all well on board, no fish caught, but did break a 300lb line overnight! Nonetheless lots off food in the stores. SV Kailani zoomed past in a puff of smoke yesterday eve
614 miles to go, all well on board, lots of gluttony today-pineapple, aubergine pasta, pan au chocolate and lemon cake!
all well on board. Light copy on radio but we know this will be fixed in NZ for next trip! ETA is Nov 23rd
we have departed!! 768miles to Opua, all well on board
awaiting weather window from New Caledonia to NZ. Now in Isle de Pins, Reassessing weather window on Friday 14th which would get us in on 22nd Nov but looks like a trough in the middle of passage, If not leave 14th sounds like not be a weather window for departure until the 20th
awaiting weather window from New Caledonia to NZ. Wondering if weather window on Friday 14th will continue to look good if so expect arrival Opua 22nd November - popping in a 'fast day today'
awaiting weather window from New Caledonia to NZ enjoying last pan au chocolate. Wondering if weather window on Friday 14th will continue to look good if so expect arrival Opua 22nd November
enjoying a pirate party for belated 60th birthday of the ex-admiral of OYARAGH who is visiting with the ex-captain. Plan:back to noumea tomorrow to await weather window to NZ after marooning the ex-captain
enjoyed great two days in this anchorage, a little rolly but good kitesurfing and turtle swimming. Heading back to noumea tomorrow morning
enjoyed a few nights in noumea, out now exploring new cal, before heading back to town to pick up crew on the 29th. Thinking anchor tonight at prong bay or ilot mato
10miles from Havana pass...still no fish!
all well on board, planning on stopping at Mare overnight before continuing on to noumea to time a dawn arrival. Just turned motor on and now 10miles from anchorage
all well on board, just got soacked by a wave so now down below warming up and designing spray hoods! Heading to Noumea if wind stays east otherwise stop at loyalty islands but unsure of legality of stopping there before calling at Noumea?
Leaving for New Cal this morning. Boat jobs took longer than expected!
Boat jobs took longer than planned yesterday so planning to set sail for New Caledonia this morning
All well in port villa but very wet! planning to set sail for New Caledonia tomorrow
All well on board. At great snorkelling anchorage, planning to head down to port villa today to wait for a weather window to New Caledonia arround 14th oct
All well on board. At anchor in Epi, planning to head tomorrow down to port villa to wait for a weather window to New Caledonia arround 14th oct
All well on board. At anchor in Craig cove ambrym, planning to head to Epi today then down to port villa to wait for a weather window to New Caledonia arround 14th oct
All well on board. Robbie not too sea sick after a potent mix of max oral doses of cyclizine ondansatron and hyoscine! Plan to go in and anchor after daylight
at anchor, all well onboard planning overnight passage to south east of malekula this evening
at anchor, all well on board, thinking of going tommorow to SE end of Malekuala to sit out bad weather on Friday
at anchor in port vill, all well onboard cleaning in preparation for awaiting arrival of Robbie Stu
5 miles to Port Vila after good overnight pasage from Erromango
all well on board just had great few days at Ponamlas Bay Erromango, overnight sail to port villa this eve, plan arrival tomorrow morning
Anietyum in site! And will clean coonections!
anetiyum arrival tomorrow
spirits are high, trying to put south in course to avoid worst of sun/mon weather expect arrive mon avo to aneityum
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