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Thu Aug 23 5:42 2018 NZST
Speed: 5-6knts
Run: 128.4nm (232.4km)
16 00.22S 167 38.55E
Weather: Clear skies, no wind

At the top of Malakula motoring along. Should be in Peterson Bay, Santo just after noon. Trip was lumpy and wet at first, then some nice sailing with a glowing volcano and now, hopefully, an easy slide in!


Wed Aug 15 12:09 2018 NZST
Run: 56.9nm (103km)
17 44.89S 168 18.58E
Weather: 100% overcast, light rain

Arrived in Port Vila, Vanuatu yesterday morning after a final glorious 24 hours. Good to be home.


Hi from Anchorage Alaska, been following your passage from NZ , looks like it was a good one , we are visiting family including our new Granddaughter “Mako” , Rob and Lia have relocated from Sydney to here for Rob’s work . We are back home in Melbourne 9/6 to do some maintenance on F2 . Drop us a line , as time permits, wam regards Doug & Sandra
Tue Aug 14 4:27 2018 NZST
Speed: 5-6knts
Run: 110.5nm (200km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 116.1nm
17 54.52S 169 09.47E
Weather: clear skies, wind 8-15 SSE

About 8 miles outside Port Villa. Should be inside the harbor in a couple hours. Great sail and beautiful day today, no need for diesel!


Mon Aug 13 5:36 2018 NZST
Speed: 4-5knts
Run: 127.8nm (231.3km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 134.5nm
19 29.07S 168 52.40E
Weather: Clear all night with some clouds this am. wind light 7-13 and fluky, seas good.

Been moving slowly under sail until this morning now motoring. about 110 miles to Villa but no wind and minimal fuel. Will see what the day brings. All good!


Sun Aug 12 6:48 2018 NZST
Speed: 4-5knts
Run: 273.8nm (495.6km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 133.7nm
20 09.80S 170 42.12E
Weather: mostly clear, wind SSE 10-13, small swell

Starting to move through the southern Vanuatu Islands. Looks like a beautiful day ahead. Have a great Sunday.


Sat Aug 11 5:03 2018 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Weather: 100% overcast with flash lightning all around, some sprinkles of rain, wind is out of the north at 10-14kts, seas are not too bad with a slight swell.

Sailing along nicely dodging the big black blobs. The flash lightning is beautiful yet scary. Every once in a while a glimpse of stars.


Fri Aug 10 5:39 2018 NZST
Speed: 5-6knts
Run: 155.5nm (281.5km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.1nm
23 45.28S 172 30.24E
Weather: wind (finally) SSE 15-18kts S swell 1mtr, some clouds mostly starry no rain.

All good on board, enjoying having the engine off and sailing along. Cool this evening but yesterday was down right warm if not hot out. Butter is starting to melt!


Thu Aug 9 4:57 2018 NZST
Speed: 5-6knts
Run: 150.8nm (272.9km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.2nm
25 55.27S 173 10.47E
Weather: Clear skies, very light westerly wind, seas flat

Motor sailing under a blanket of stars, beautiful out this morning.


Wed Aug 8 4:42 2018 NZST
Speed: 6 avg.knts
Run: 151.5nm (274.2km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.9nm
28 00.2S 173 54.3E
Weather: 80% overcast, winds SSW 0-5

motoring along on a magic carpet of bio-luminescence. all well on board.


Tue Aug 7 4:36 2018 NZST
Speed: 5 avg.knts
Run: 143.2nm (259.2km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.1nm
30 08.56S 174 27.13E
Weather: Mostly clear, no rain last night, winds SSW 8-12

Sailing, motor sailing, motoring, keeping pace and making all the north we can. Chilly again last night.


Mon Aug 6 5:51 2018 NZST
Speed: 5-6knts
Run: 147.1nm (266.3km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.9nm
32 12.69s 174 35.64E
Weather: 100% overcast skies with squalls, 1.5 metre seas, Wind out of W-NW 10-15kt gusting to 25.

All well aboard, getting warmer.


Sun Aug 5 6:27 2018 NZST
Speed: 5-6knts
Run: 103.7nm (187.7km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 112.1nm
34 20.32S 174 32.38E
Weather: clear skies, 1.5 metre seas, Wind out of S,SW 10-13kt

A bit rolly running almost down wind. A bit chilly!


Sat Aug 4 8:15 2018 NZST
Run: 11.2nm (20.3km)
35 50.25S 174 28.17E
Weather: clear skies, no wind.

sitting dockside at Marsden Cove, will check out and head north today.


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