Wed Aug 15 6:36 2018 NZST
Run: 397.9nm (720.2km)
21 58.84809S 169 17.46930W

Exploring the Haapai group. We hear whale song through the hull at night!

Wed Jul 18 12:48 2018 NZST
Run: 202.9nm (367.2km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171.5nm
21 04.6390S 175 24.1998W
Weather: winds 10 knts SE, mostly cloudy, 110% humidity

At approaches to Tongatapu. Great passage. All is well.

Hey, we are at Big Mamas. Pangaimotu. Where are you? We saw on YIT that you were coming into Tongatapu today!!!!!!! Would love to see ya,
Tue Jul 17 8:24 2018 NZST
Run: 85.4nm (154.6km)
23 05.7369S 177 42.2342W
Weather: winds 15 knts SE, mostly cloudy

Enroute to Tongatapu. All is well.

Sun Jul 15 8:33 2018 NZST
Run: 95.6nm (173km)
23 37.2670S 178 55.3629W
Weather: winds 10 knts SE, mostly clear

Enjoying our 3rd week at Minerva North. Whales are comming by the boat several times a day. All is well.

Sat Jun 30 9:27 2018 NZST
24 55.65S 179 25.23W
Weather: winds 12 knts SE, mostly cloudy

Arrived at Minerva North at 9 AM this morning. There is enough room in here for a navy! All is well.

Thu Jun 28 13:15 2018 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 266.1nm (481.6km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 176.4nm
24 55.65S 179 25.23W
Weather: winds 15 knts SSE, 2 meter seas, partly cloudy

Winds clocked around to push us straight at our destination. But alas, we can't run straight down wind without messing with the whisker pole or spinnaker. So we gibed for the last day and a half. On a nice broach reach right now surfing the back of the swell. Will pick a spot to heave-to for the night and enter the North reef in the morning. All is well.

Wed Jun 27 1:03 2018 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 248.8nm (450.3km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.9nm
28 26.16S 178 48.34E
Weather: winds 20 knts SW, 2 meter seas, scattered clouds

Winds shifted behind us for a broad reach. The "waves from every direction" mess of the first few days is replaced with swell matching the wind direction. It is getting warmer. YES!! Talked with Legacy and Cosmo on the VHF. Looking forward to meeting some new friends at Minerva.

Mon Jun 25 12:24 2018 NZST
Speed: 8knts
Run: 74.8nm (135.4km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 164.7nm
31 51.86S 177 32.31E
Weather: winds 22 knts WNW, 2 meter seas, scattered clouds

Winds picked up at 0300. Put in a second reef with the sunrise. We are moving well but the ride is a bit bumpy. All is well.

Mon Jun 25 1:30 2018 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 84.8nm (153.5km)
Avg: 23.9knts
24hr: 573.3nm
32 38.72S 176 39.11E
Weather: winds 16 knts WNW, 1.5 meter seas, light rain

Presently on a nice beam reach. All is well

Sun Jun 24 21:57 2018 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 154.9nm (280.4km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 121.7nm
33 37.97S 175 46.88E
Weather: winds variable 10-14 knts WNW, 1.6 meter seas, mostly clear skies

Had to motor all night. Winds shifted West at 11 AM and increased. Presently on a nice beam reach. All is well.

Sat Jun 23 15:24 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 15.7nm (28.4km)
35 40.75S 174 40.15E
Weather: 6knts SW, slight seas, partly cloudy

Just leaving the Whangarei Heads. Headed to Minerva Reefs.

Fri Jun 22 20:26 2018 NZST
Run: 11.1nm (20.1km)
35 50.26149S 174 28.16304E

We are clearing out tomorrow morning and headed for Minerva Reefs and Tonga.

Sun May 27 8:54 2018 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
35 43.512S 174 19.667E

Our refit is finally drawing to a close! We will start looking for a weather window in about a week.

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