Arrived at the Customs dock at Marsden Cove at 0500nz. Sitting now waiting for Customs to arrive. Long, sometimes rough, but Beautiful voyage. Good to be back in New Zealand and on to new adventures!
Land ho! We'll be arriving in Marsden Cove, Whangarei NZ tomorrow morning to check in with Customs.
Beautiful starry night, peaceful seas and great gentle beam reach:)ahhhhh. Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
0530 All well on board. Motoring.
All well on board. Sailing (still against a .5 kt current), hoping the wind bends like Beckham. Socks, we're remembering why one wears socks...
All well on board.
Yup, tacking to NZ, pinching and motorsailing. Beautiful day. All well on board.
All well on board.
Winds switched and are out of the south so we are sailing ESE and will for another day or so. Then hoping for that easterly flow to take us down to New Zealand. Matt's in the dog house today as he ate the last of the M&M's!
Lovely 24 hours reaching south. Vanuatu & New Caledonia are behind us now. We'll see what the days ahead bring.
Absolutely beautiful day yesterday,perfect sailing. Night brought out the boogymen & squalls. Dawn chased em back, charging on again. Happy belated Anzac day to all our mates. We listened to dawn service on hf and wish we were there to join you for a wee dram and two up! All good onboard.
Beautiful night, winds steady 16, seas laying down, lots of stars and moon. Dawn brought on wind drop, motor sailing till she fills. Hoping to clear New Cal and beeline NZ.
On a tack back to clear New Calidonia. Winds more steady this morning and seas seem to be laying down, all Good! Will tack back and start gaining south again in a few hours. Sleep is good, food is good, sailing is good, Life is good!
Lumpy 2.5-5 mtr swell. all well onboard.
On mooring at Port Villa, Vanuatu. Looking to head out Tuesday 23 April. Have a Happy Easter!
We are/have been sitting in Port Villa, Vanuatu awaiting better weather conditions to depart to New Zealand.
Looking like Tuesday, April 23 the waves drop and we are hoping to get out in the afternoon.
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