Fri Nov 24 7:52 2017 NZDT
GPS: 34 35S 175 30E
Run: 166.8nm (301.9km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 169.1nm
Weather: 10E, 0.5m swell E, 90%cc,

all well. 87nm to Whangarei heads. Yipppee

Thu Nov 23 8:12 2017 NZDT
GPS: 32 26S 176 49E
Run: 174.3nm (315.5km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174.9nm
Weather: Wind SE 20kts Swell SE 2 Meters 80% Cloud Cover and Squally

At long last, a bit of a respite. Thank you David for warning us of the Cyclonic winds we indeed did encounter over the last few days. We were prepared because of his very astute warning. Cheers

Wed Nov 22 8:18 2017 NZDT
GPS: 30 43.3S 178 59.4E
Run: 81.5nm (147.5km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 81.4nm
Weather: wind 25kts SE. swell SE 4m. cloud cover 100%.

Was a boisterous night 30kts SE gusting well over 35kts. Are we still in the cyclonic flow? All Well

Tue Nov 21 8:16 2017 NZDT
GPS: 29 38S 179 31E
Run: 136.2nm (246.5km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136nm
Weather: Wind 12 Kts Swell South 1.5-2 Meters 60% Cloud Cover Bar 1012 rising. Wind dropped and went SW at net time

Alls well. Wondering when the SE wind might arrive at out location at which time we will head for Whangeri which is our new destination as well as the reason for so much Easting.

Mon Nov 20 8:14 2017 NZDT
GPS: 27 53S 178 29E
Run: 96.9nm (175.4km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179.9nm
Weather: Wind SW 10 Swell SW 2-4 long ocean swells 70% cloud cover 10

Understand there is a trough below us. Can you tell us how much wind and what direction there is in it. Cannot see it on Predict wind. Best to you

Sun Nov 19 19:19 2017 NZDT
GPS: 26 36S 177 51E
Run: 419.5nm (759.3km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 140.7nm
Weather: wind 20-25 wsw 3meter swell out of the sw 60% Cloud cover

Alls Well .

Thu Nov 16 19:44 2017 NZDT
GPS: 23 46S 171 55e
Run: 40.6nm (73.5km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 85.2nm
Weather: winds finally coming around to WNW

. Figure to Head East when the wind comes to SW which seems like soon. Very nice to be out of the woods. Will be very nice to be back in NZ.

Thu Nov 16 8:18 2017 NZDT
GPS: 24 20S 172 05E
Run: 56.2nm (101.7km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 83.6nm
Weather: ene 8-10, N 2.5m, 80%cc

course is correct as I asked again. Going north to come around the back side of the Low to get more Easting in. Hmm

Wed Nov 15 16:10 2017 NZDT
GPS: 25 05.6S 172 24E
Run: 4.3nm (7.8km)
Weather: Wind ESE 12kts 2 1/2 to 3m swell. 85% cloud cover

We tried motorsailing to make some easting. Unable to make any better than 160T @ 4.5 kts so we are now again hove to.

Wed Nov 15 7:08 2017 NZDT
GPS: 25 03S 172 21E
Run: 103.9nm (188.1km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 106.1nm
Weather: light 10 ese, 2.5m swell, 90%cc

Hi Dave and Patricia. I want to first thank you for going to all the extra trouble for us. For now We have opted to Heave too and see what it looks like in the light of day. Will look forward to talk in the Morning. Again Thanks....Kim and Jill

Tue Nov 14 7:38 2017 NZDT
GPS: 23 48S 173 16E
Run: 157.5nm (285.1km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.9nm
Weather: ESE23, swell 3.5m south, 70%cc

420nm to Norfolk. All is well

Mon Nov 13 8:17 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 00S 174 47E
Run: 234.7nm (424.8km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117.2nm
Weather: 15-20se, 3.5m s swell, 100%cc


Sat Nov 11 8:14 2017 NZDT
GPS: 19 01S 176 31E
Run: 331.5nm (600km)
Weather: SW10, 1.5nw swell, 90%cc

all well on board. 990 to go to Opua

Sat Oct 28 8:42 2017 NZDT
GPS: 16 19.20837S 172 21.21094E
Run: 414.8nm (750.8km)
Weather: Sunny here in Musket Cove

Hi Patricia and Dave. Will head in to Denerau for dental work which should be done by the 6th when we will be looking for the next weather window to head to Opua.

Have been looking over your sites and cant seem to find passage notes about this crossing. Can you give me an idea where to look....Thanks so much and really appreciate all you do....Kim

Mon Sep 25 8:33 2017 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: Wind is East 5-7 kts Cloud cover is 60%

Probably move from Muscat to lautoka today

Thu Sep 7 7:34 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 46.670s 179 20.110e
Run: 93nm (168.3km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 90nm

Arrived! Savusavu will be a better place than under a trough at sea!

Wed Sep 6 6:46 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 08S 179 26W
Run: 168.9nm (305.7km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171nm
Weather: 39se, 4m south east swell, 85%cc

All well.course looks wrong.

Tue Sep 5 7:04 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 37S 176 57W
Run: 131.5nm (238km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 134.4nm
Weather: 50%cc,, SSE20, 3-4m se swell

troughing conditition over Fiji so it will remain sprty

Mon Sep 4 7:35 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 0S 175 05W
Run: 114nm (206.3km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 186.6nm
Weather: SE3, 2mS swell

AWOB on their way to Savusavu. ETA am the 7th..

Sun Sep 3 16:55 2017 NZST
GPS: 14 35S 173 26W
Run: 124.1nm (224.6km)
Weather: Ee17, SWELL ESE 7-9', 50%CC


Fri Aug 25 7:32 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 50S 171 45W
Weather: blustery and raining, e wind

wanting, still, to get to pagopago

Thu Aug 24 7:41 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 50S 171 45W
Run: 23.7nm (42.9km)
Weather: 100%clear, 0 wind

in Apia enjoying good weather

Wed Aug 23 7:30 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 41S 172 04W
Run: 17.9nm (32.4km)
Weather: 7se

motoring. Near Apia and needs to talk to a diesel mechanic

Tue Aug 22 7:36 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 50S 172 17W
Run: 70.8nm (128.1km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 70.8nm
Weather: 25e, 65%cc

AWOB. Closing in but they are at the edge of the trough.

Mon Aug 21 7:36 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 44S 173 20W
Run: 155.4nm (281.3km)
Weather: E20 with higher gusts, 6-8' swell, 95%cc

AWOB closing on Pagopago. We are approaching The western tip of Savaii Is.

Fri Aug 18 7:31 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 56.5S 173 46.1W
Weather: sse10, o/c, 85%cc

patiently waiting to depart for Pagopago

Thu Aug 17 7:33 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 56.5s 173 46.1W
Run: 2.2nm (4km)
Weather: NW5-10, 50%cc,

Nuituputapu waiting for decent passage to American Samoa

Wed Aug 16 7:33 2017 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: NNE10-15, rain, lots o/n, g30 earlier


Sat Aug 12 7:34 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 56S 173 48W
Run: 69.3nm (125.4km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 69.4nm
Weather: 12ENE, 50%cc,

arrived at this SW corner of Nuituputapu at 2300 last night. We had 25kts easterly with higher gusts and close hauled for a quite boisterous run here. Very happy to be here and will move into the harbor later in the day. Can stay a week and look for a weather window to go to Pago Pago by the 24th when Tonga Visa runs out.

Fri Aug 11 7:37 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 52S 174 11W
Run: 124.4nm (225.2km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 95.2nm
Weather: E15, east and south swell, 95%cc

80nm to Nuituputapu. All well.

Thu Aug 10 0:15 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 39.436s 173 59.050w

guess you have my iridium email address but here it is anyway.

Thu Aug 10 0:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 39.436s 173 59.050w
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)

Neiafu Tonga checking out. Still blustery with occasional squall at midnight. Now 0100 testing iridiumand wind has dropped off. I did change out the ground ribbon as well as the connection to the backstay. Wondering if the tuner is bad. I will be testing that as I haed north. Still undecided about heading to the Northern Group or straight to Pago Pago. Sounds like weather is ok for your itinerary. I appreciate that very much. You all must have cruised that area. Thanks and I will get this old Kenwood working right one way or another. Headed to Picton I think for my Haulout at the end of the season up this way. Cheers...Kim of Philiosophy

Mon Aug 7 6:12 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 39.449s 173 58.879w
Run: 4.6nm (8.3km)
Weather: ESE Gust to 20 Cloud cover 50% and chilly. Have completely replaced my ground ribbon on sideband am looking forward to see if you recieve me any better.

Good morning Patricia and David. On the mooring here in Neiafu

Tue Aug 1 2:23 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 41.911s 174 2.239w
Run: 4.4nm (8km)

Port Maurelle Tonga. Swimming with the Whales today.

Philiosophy with a Bone in her teeth Bora Bora French Polynisia
Philiosophy with a Bone in her teeth Bora Bora French Polynisia
Marisela coming into the anchorage. Port Maurellw Tonga
Marisela coming into the anchorage. Port Maurellw Tonga
Tue Aug 1 2:23 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 41.911s 174 2.239w

Port Maurelle Tonga. Swimming with the Whales today.

Philiosophy with a Bone in her teeth Bora Bora French Polynisia
Philiosophy with a Bone in her teeth Bora Bora French Polynisia
Marisela coming into the anchorage. Port Maurellw Tonga
Marisela coming into the anchorage. Port Maurellw Tonga
Fri Jun 30 7:35 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Run: 100.9nm (182.6km)

port Maurelle. Lovely day

Mon Jun 26 7:38 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 56.3S 174 43.9W
Run: 86.6nm (156.7km)
Weather: 100%cc, ese10

anchored at HaAfeeva in the Ha'paais

Fri Jun 23 7:40 2017 NZST
GPS: 21 07.5126s 175 09.6931w
Weather: ENE 20-25, 60%cc sct

waiting for the wind to improve b4 heading north

Sat Jun 17 7:33 2017 NZST
GPS: 21 07.5126s 175 09.6931w
Weather: ESE10

at Pangamotu enjoying Big Mommas hospitality

Sat Jun 10 15:15 2017 NZST
GPS: 21 07.5126s 175 09.6931w
Run: 1166nm (2110.5km)

heading off single handed to Vavauu next week.

Thu Dec 8 17:44 2016 NZDT
GPS: 35 9.19968s 174 9.43404e
Run: 640.7nm (1159.7km)

Back in Opua since two weeks ago.

Sat Nov 19 8:39 2016 NZDT
GPS: 27 00S 179 19E
Run: 112.4nm (203.4km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 112.7nm
Weather: 30kt, 5m swell, 20%cc

report via listowell lady

Fri Nov 18 8:42 2016 NZDT
GPS: 26 25S 177 37E
Run: 131.9nm (238.7km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.8nm
Weather: wind WSW30, 5m swell, 70%cc,

all well but radio is 'unmoored". good to have back up.

Thu Nov 17 8:30 2016 NZDT
GPS: 24 56S 176 17E
Run: 34.8nm (63km)
Weather: SSW15-20, 1.5m swell, 85%cc

Wed Nov 16 8:36 2016 NZDT
GPS: 24 29S 176 32E
Run: 70nm (126.7km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 70.1nm
Weather: NE6, 2.5m seas, 10%cc

hard to hear

Tue Nov 15 8:39 2016 NZDT
GPS: 24 54S 177 33E
Run: 94.2nm (170.5km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 93.9nm
Weather: ene18, 1.5m, 30%cc

all well. Slowed to avoid strong winds

Mon Nov 14 8:34 2016 NZDT
GPS: 24 33S 179 0E
Run: 98.2nm (177.7km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 98.4nm
Weather: 8ESE, 1.5m swell

all ok on board

Sun Nov 13 8:37 2016 NZDT
GPS: 24 13S 179 29W
Run: 115.9nm (209.8km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 115.7nm
Weather: 10NW, 40%cc, 1m swell

Sat Nov 12 8:35 2016 NZDT
GPS: 22 57S 178 17W
Run: 255.6nm (462.6km)
Avg: 10.6knts
24hr: 255.5nm
Weather: ENE20, 60%cc,

all well

Fri Nov 11 8:34 2016 NZDT
GPS: 20 58S 178 21E
Run: 342.3nm (619.6km)
Avg: 14.5knts
24hr: 348.7nm
Weather: SE18, 1.5m swell, 90%cc

Thu Nov 10 9:00 2016 NZDT
GPS: 18 37S 177 01W
Run: 132.3nm (239.5km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.6nm
Weather: SE25-30, 1.5m swell, 75%cc,

Wed Nov 9 8:41 2016 NZDT
GPS: 19 04S 175 03W
Run: 75.2nm (136.1km)
Weather: SE18, 1m swell

Wed Oct 12 19:45 2016 NZDT
GPS: 18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w

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