Roundabout II

Sat Oct 28 0:40 2017 NZDT
GPS: 24 45S 152 23E
Run: 293.8nm (531.8km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 80.1nm

Arrived Bundaberg 0930 Thursday (26/10/2017). Will store Roundabout II On the hard while we fly hone to Canafa for 6 months to a year to deal with aging parents and the pending marriage of our youngest daughter

Tue Oct 24 8:35 2017 NZDT
GPS: 24 07S 157 0E
Run: 216.6nm (392km)
Avg: 9knts
24hr: 215.9nm
Weather: SSE9-11, 405cc, 1016.5

ETA Bundaberg Thursday midday

Mon Oct 23 8:30 2017 NZDT
GPS: 24 04S 160 26E
Run: 286.5nm (518.6km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 143.4nm
Weather: 15SSE, 1m seas, 1011, 25%cc

all well on board

Sat Oct 21 8:33 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 06S 164 24E
Run: 156.1nm (282.5km)
Weather: ene13-17, 1-2m SE swell, 1015, 70%cc

all well on board heading for Bundaberg

Fri Sep 22 7:37 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 19.24226s 166 49.63197e
Run: 130.4nm (236km)
Weather: 1016, no wind

heaing to Isle of Pines today

Thu Sep 7 7:36 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 23S 168 52E
Run: 120.7nm (218.5km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.6nm
Weather: 1SW, 1018, 70%cc

Havannah Pass and will be heading up to Noumea today

Wed Sep 6 7:35 2017 NZST
GPS: 20 42S 168 22E
Run: 109.1nm (197.5km)
Weather: 15-20SE, 1.5m se swell, 1018

eta Havannah early tomorrow

Mon Sep 4 7:10 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 32S 169 30E
Run: 51.4nm (93km)
Weather: 10%cc, SSE10, 1016.5

Anchored in Port resolution. The volcano was awesome. Waiting for more easterly winds to sail to Noumea this week, leaving as early as tomorrow.

Sat Aug 26 7:44 2017 NZST
GPS: 20 14S 169 46E
Run: 184.7nm (334.3km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 92.1nm
Weather: 1014.5, no wind

At anchor at Anelghowat Bay. Will see another boat arrive tonight.

Thu Aug 24 7:37 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 27S 172 29E
Run: 170.8nm (309.1km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.1nm
Weather: 12-15ese, 60%cc, sq,seas1-2mSE,

AWOB, 155 to Aneityum

Wed Aug 23 7:14 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 38S 174 57E
Run: 158.5nm (286.9km)
Weather: 100Cc, 20-25ese, 2-3m swe;;,1015.5

on passage to Vanuatu. 160 nm since leaving Denerau. Winds yesterday were 25-30kn with 3-4 meter seas. More comfortable now. Allwell

Tue Jul 18 6:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 46.218s 177 11.228e
Run: 82.7nm (149.7km)

On a mooring in Musket Cove

Sun Jul 9 20:24 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 6.480s 178 23.655e
Run: 110.8nm (200.5km)

On a mooring in Lami Bay/Suva

Sun Jun 25 20:46 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 56.15S 179 53.92E
Run: 38.8nm (70.2km)

Sailed to Taveuni today. On a mooring at Paradise Dive Resort for the next couple of days.

Wed Jun 7 8:04 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 46.670s 179 20.110e
Run: 13.8nm (25km)

Arrived yesterday. Enjoy

Tue Jun 6 6:03 2017 NZST
5 kts
GPS: 16 56S 179 28E
Run: 125.8nm (227.7km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.4nm
Weather: 12-16SE, 60% cloud cover, bar 1010

13 nm to the pass into Savusavu, should be in harbour by 0800 Sent from my satellite phone using OCENS OneMail.

Mon Jun 5 6:54 2017 NZST
5.5 kits
GPS: 18 43S 179 05E
Run: 272.3nm (492.9km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.3nm
Weather: 15-18kts SE now, 20-27 SSE overnight, 70% cloud cover, 1 meter sea, baro1010.5, the butter has melted!

125 miles to Savusavu, will arriveTuesday morning, All well Sent from my satellite phone using OCENS OneMail.

Sat Jun 3 7:58 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 18S 177 20E
Run: 143nm (258.8km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.1nm
Weather: s/ssw 12-14, 1m sloppy seas, 1012.5

all well

Fri Jun 2 7:39 2017 NZST
GPS: 24 14S 178 08E
Run: 142.9nm (258.6km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.5nm
Weather: 9-14NNE, 1m swell, 1014, 90%cc

Their Moody has a very successful KISS installation. A booming radio signal

Thu Jun 1 8:15 2017 NZST
4 kts
GPS: 26 18S 178 03N
Run: 3.1nm (5.6km)
Avg: 76.4knts
24hr: 1834.5nm
Weather: 10-11S, 80% cloud cover, baro 1018.5, 1 meter sea

broad reaching to the NW, had to stop yesterday to dive on the bottom and clear piece of fish net off of the prop, all well, will probably motor straight north today to get a better angle in the predicted wind shift north and then southerly, Savusavu Mondaywith luck, all well Sent from my satellite phone using OCENS OneMail.

Thu Jun 1 8:12 2017 NZST
GPS: 26 20S 178 05E
Run: 290.2nm (525.3km)
Avg: 11.6knts
24hr: 278.5nm
Weather: 10S

Wed May 31 7:12 2017 NZST
GPS: 28 02S 177 36W
Run: 345.5nm (625.4km)
Avg: 14.4knts
24hr: 346.2nm
Weather: wind 3.5 NNW, 85% cloud, baro1020

motorsailing in flat calm Sent from my satellite phone using OCENS OneMail.

Tue May 30 7:15 2017 NZST
6 knts
GPS: 30 09S 177 13E
Run: 176.2nm (318.9km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.7nm
Weather: 6-10 kts SW, 70% cloud, baro 1020.5

motorsaing in light variable winds, all well Sent from my satellite phone using OCENS OneMail.

Mon May 29 7:11 2017 NZST
GPS: 32 34S 176 16E
Run: 779.3nm (1410.5km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.9nm
Weather: 1.5m, 20SW, 1019 sct cloud

ovely broad reach marred by a contrary current for much of Sunday,all well

Wed May 24 12:24 2017 NZST
6 in
GPS: 21 18s 175 46e
Run: 1000.1nm (1810.2km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.9nm
Weather: 12-15 ESE. 1-2 meter swell. 70% cloud cover. Bar1012 Sent from my satellite phone using OCENS OneMail.

Sailing comfortably

Thu May 18 8:07 2017 NZST
GPS: 35 43S 174 21E
Run: 2.5nm (4.5km)

Planning to leave from Marsden Saturday for Vuda point, Fiji

Tue May 9 7:08 2017 NZST
GPS: 35 41.71332S 174 18.87775E
Run: 732.9nm (1326.5km)
Avg: 14109.3knts
24hr: 338623.3nm

Previous post had us on wrong side of date line

Tue May 9 7:05 2017 NZST
GPS: 37 31.62922S 172 39.66797W
Run: 368.1nm (666.3km)

Hoping to depart for Fiji on the weekend. Last minute issues may keep us in Whangarei though.

Wed Dec 28 7:48 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 40.10514S 179 15.17578W
Run: 364nm (658.8km)

We are back in Alberta enjoying family,snow, cold weather and good skiing

Sat Nov 5 13:55 2016 NZDT
GPS: 35 43.455s 174 19.525e
Run: 429.7nm (777.8km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 105.5nm

Arrived Marsden Cove at 1530 on Nov.4/2016. Now in Whangarei

Tue Nov 1 12:08 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 48S 172 05E
Run: 136.4nm (246.9km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.3nm

Course 145M. Speed 6kts. Wind N8-9kts.

Motoring in flat seas.

(updated by Sequoia)

Mon Oct 31 8:42 2016 NZDT
GPS: 27 52S 172 32E
Run: 166.8nm (301.9km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
Weather: 20-25sse, SQUALLY, 3M SEAS, 1016

Sun Oct 30 8:41 2016 NZDT
GPS: 25 45S 173 50E
Run: 327.2nm (592.2km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.7nm
Weather: 7-10e clocking sese to se, 1016.5, no cloud

sun bathing day

Fri Oct 28 8:44 2016 NZDT
GPS: 21 22S 175 47E
Run: 157.8nm (285.6km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.7nm
Weather: 12-15ese, 1012, 1.5m seas

Thu Oct 27 8:43 2016 NZDT
GPS: 19 12S 176 33E
Run: 118.5nm (214.5km)
Weather: 15-20ese, 90%CC, 1013.4, 1.5-2M SWELL

apart from the swell all is good so far

Mon Oct 24 19:51 2016 NZDT
GPS: 17 40.81908S 177 23.16915E
Run: 112.6nm (203.8km)

Tied up at Vuda Point Marina. Plan to depart for NZ on Wednesday or Thursday

Tue Oct 18 22:59 2016 NZDT
GPS: 18 58.93719S 178 25.14466E
Run: 59.6nm (107.9km)

Anchored in Kavala Bay on Kadavu Island. Sailing to Suva in the morning, Oct.19.

Thu Sep 22 19:33 2016 NZST
GPS: 18 7.20771S 178 25.25188E
Run: 348.4nm (630.6km)

At anchor in Suva Harbour

Tue Sep 13 7:36 2016 NZST
GPS: 14 17.64s 178 09.61w
Run: 335.6nm (607.4km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 83.9nm
Weather: ese 10-15, 40%cc, 1010,

a good day in Fulanga

Fri Sep 9 7:34 2016 NZST
GPS: 19 08s 178 34w
Run: 138nm (249.8km)
Weather: SE10-15, 50%cc, 1016, 26C

Everyon is telling GHRadio their temperature this morning as it is only 9C here near Auckland!

Tue Aug 30 7:34 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 11S 179 01W
Run: 112.6nm (203.8km)
Weather: 1013, no wind

a great day in the Fiji Bay of Islands

Fri Jul 22 7:09 2016 NZST
GPS: 16 46.666s 179 19.982e
Run: 54.7nm (99km)
Weather: 40% cloud cover, wind-SSE5 kn, bar 1013. Beautiful day

Back in Savusavu

Mon Jul 18 7:39 2016 NZST
GPS: 16 24.46S 179 56.25W
Run: 26.3nm (47.6km)

Albert Cove Rabi island Fiji. A great spot

Tue Jul 12 7:38 2016 NZST
GPS: 16 45.1370S 179 53.6536E
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)
Weather: 5-10SSE, 1013, clear skies but some build up to the SW

Sequoia there too.

Mon Jul 11 6:36 2016 NZST
GPS: 16 44.962s 179 53.908e
Run: 40.6nm (73.5km)
Weather: 10% cloud cover, no wind, bar-1012.

Anchored in Viani bay. Beautiful day, clear sky except for cloud bank to SE over Taveuni.

Fri Jul 8 7:04 2016 NZST
GPS: 16 48.602s 179 17.283e
Run: 3.7nm (6.7km)
Weather: 5% cloud, no wind, bar-1016

Anchored off the Cousteau resort near Savusavu. It is still being rebuilt after Winston. Scheduled to reopen Sept 1.

Fri Jul 1 6:57 2016 NZST
GPS: 16 46.637s 179 19.974e
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
Weather: 100% cloud cover, raining, no wind, BAR 1013

Raining in Savusavu. Will move on to Viani Bay when it clears up. Probably Sunday or Monday.

Tue Jun 28 6:51 2016 NZST
GPS: 16 46.720s 179 19.846e
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Weather: Scattered clouds, light breeze, Bar 1015. Temperature about 20 at night warming to 30 C midday.

Still in Savusavu. Will move over to Vianni Bay later this week and then to the Lsu

Thu Jun 16 7:11 2016 NZST
GPS: 16 46.642s 179 19.948e
Run: 242.4nm (438.7km)
Weather: Blue sky, calm, bar 1012

Still in Savusavu

Thu Jun 9 7:39 2016 NZST
GPS: 19 15S 176 43E
Run: 121.1nm (219.2km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.9nm
Weather: 18-25 NNE, 2m seas, 1014

Winds overnight ranged from 12-25

Wed Jun 8 8:00 2016 NZST
GPS: 20 56S 177 14E
Run: 139.3nm (252.1km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 190.6nm
Weather: NE20-24, 1-3m seas, 1019

has been reporting but email went into space as using a different address. Will be sorted today.

Tue Jun 7 14:28 2016 NZST
GPS: 22 53s 177 47e
Run: 492nm (890.5km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.4nm
Weather: 22-27kts ENE 1-3m swell Bar 1019

Blown west of rhumb line to Savusavu. Will get in on windshift.

Sat Jun 4 8:28 2016 NZST
GPS: 29 56S 176 41E
Run: 427nm (772.9km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159.4nm
Weather: SSE 25-30

On their way to Savusavu. This from IlSogno relay but they oomed in at the end of the net.

Wed Jun 1 16:10 2016 NZST
GPS: 35 50.059s 174 30.107e
Run: 2nm (3.6km)

Left Marsden Cove at 1530 local. Bound for Minerva. Current conditions flat calm with 5-8 knots wind. Motoring at 6.5 kn. bar1011

Tue May 31 18:23 2016 NZST
GPS: 35 50S 174 28E
Run: 10.8nm (19.5km)

Now in Marsden Cove for possible Thursdy departure for Minerva and Fiji

Sun May 22 8:57 2016 NZST
GPS: 35 43.603s 174 19.564e
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)

Still waiting for weather in Whangarei. Hope to leave for Minerva between May 26 to 31, probably May30.

Mon May 9 17:05 2016 NZST
GPS: 35 43.49673S 174 19.54530E
Run: 69.5nm (125.8km)

Still in Whangarei awaiting parts

Wed Nov 12 8:20 2014 NZDT
GPS: 34 46S 173 57E
Run: 163.6nm (296.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 164.6nm
Weather: squally all night, 35kts currently

26miles to Opua. Phew! Position about an hour ago and relayed

Tue Nov 11 8:28 2014 NZDT
GPS: 32 24S 173 57E
Run: 145.3nm (263km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.6nm

165miles to go. This via A-Train for 1 hour ago

Mon Nov 10 7:51 2014 NZDT
GPS: 30 39S 175 19E
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)
Avg: 34.2knts
24hr: 819.9nm
Weather: heavy seas 3-4m, 25-30E

eta wed as 290nm to go

Mon Nov 10 7:49 2014 NZDT
GPS: 30 38.071S 175 19.821E
Run: 105.5nm (191km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 137nm
Weather: wind 25-33E. Seas 3-4M.

290m to Opua . All well

Sun Nov 9 13:20 2014 NZDT
GPS: 29 24S 176 22E
Run: 177.9nm (322km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.7nm

Sunday at 1320 Sunday afternoonnz time

Sat Nov 8 8:38 2014 NZDT
GPS: 27 12S 177 53E
Run: 149.8nm (271.1km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.7nm
Weather: 20-30ESE, 2m seas,

dealing with conditions! eta early 11th

Fri Nov 7 11:34 2014 NZDT
GPS: 25 30.563S 179 23.795E
Run: 19.1nm (34.6km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.5nm

Fri Nov 7 8:52 2014 NZDT
GPS: 25 20S 179 38E
Run: 175.3nm (317.3km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 171.6nm
Weather: 8E

David discussed options

Thu Nov 6 8:22 2014 NZDT
GPS: 23 27S 178 30W
Run: 140.6nm (254.5km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 140.5nm
Weather: ENE 11, calm seas

Aiming for WP of 30S/175E and then on to Opua

Wed Nov 5 8:20 2014 NZDT
GPS: 22 07S 176 50W
Weather: 18-22E

light radio signal at this stage

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