Sea Whisper

Sat Jul 9 21:57 2016 NZST
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Comfortably moored in our berth at Scarborough Marina where we will leave Sea Whisper while we return home for grandchild fix

Sat Jul 9 21:55 2016 NZST
GPS: 27 13.02955S 153 7.83445E
Run: 0.9nm (1.6km)

Wed Jul 6 22:30 2016 NZST
GPS: 27 13S 153 07E
Run: 15.3nm (27.7km)
Weather: SW 10

All's well, cleared customs etc with no problems, definitely noticeably cooler. Tomorrow we start to check out Brisbane once we get into Scarborough Marine where we will leave Sea Whisper during our return to Canada for a grandchild fix

Wed Jul 6 4:48 2016 NZST
GPS: 27 04S 153 18E
Run: 126.9nm (229.7km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.1nm
Weather: clear and cold, W 12, no swell

bucking the current in the channel heading to Brisbane River for customs, Had a very ugly sail yesterday strong winds up to 40 kts on the nose, heavy rain showers at times, fast reaching at 9 kts...a full day before entering the channel at midnight and then dodging freighters in the channel coming and going to and from Brisbane. Happy to be getting in. Thank you Gulf Harbour Radio

Tue Jul 5 5:45 2016 NZST
GPS: 26 20S 155 11E
Run: 155.8nm (282km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 157.1nm
Weather: NNE 15 gusting to 25 with rain squalls, swell 1.5m, 50% overcast

Great sailing if you could turn off the occasional shower

Mon Jul 4 5:57 2016 NZST
GPS: 25 33S 157 32E
Run: 167.9nm (303.9km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.1nm
Weather: E 10, swell 1.5m, overcast, light rain shower

Some freighter traffic, very dark with no moon, starting to count the miles...250 to Moreton Bay, all's well, comfy sailing

Sun Jul 3 5:24 2016 NZST
GPS: 24 40S 160 02E
Run: 148.4nm (268.6km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.9nm
Weather: SE 10-12, swell 1 1/2m, clear sky

All's well, getting cooler by the day, long johns are on, nice to be sailing again after 22 hrs of motoring through flat calm

Sat Jul 2 6:06 2016 NZST
GPS: 23 59S 162 16E
Run: 149.8nm (271.1km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.7nm
Weather: SE 0-5, sea calm, clear starry sky,

Motoring, Wind died, calm sea, Australian yacht Orient Express 5 miles to starboard not answering VHF

Fri Jul 1 6:24 2016 NZST
GPS: 23 05S 164 25E
Run: 140.6nm (254.5km)
Weather: SE@12, swell SE 1.5m, 50% cloud

Good bye to New Caledonia, heading for Brisbane, first time we have worn socks in 15 months

Tue Jun 21 11:15 2016 NZST
GPS: 22 16.61516S 166 26.43943E
Run: 29.2nm (52.9km)

All checked in in Noumea, Filling up on wonderful French pastries and bread. Civilization is so strange after 6 months in the Solomons...a major cultural adjustment

Sun Jun 19 5:10 2016 NZST
GPS: 22 23S 166 53E
Run: 121.8nm (220.5km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 126.4nm
Weather: clear starry sky, flat calm in anchorage

Anchored in Bonne Anse part way down the Havannah canal. Will proceed to Nouema tomorrow to clear in Monday morning. Thank you for doing a great babysitting job.

Sat Jun 18 6:02 2016 NZST
GPS: 20 41S 167 23E
Run: 134.8nm (244km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 131.2nm
Weather: clear sky, wind ESE 12, swell 1m

Tacking down the eastern shore of Lifou. Enjoying the bit of sheltered tacking. Approx 110 miles to Noumea, All's well

Fri Jun 17 5:22 2016 NZST
GPS: 18 47S 167 51E
Run: 78.1nm (141.4km)
Weather: Heavy overcast, swell 2m, wind 12 ESE, some light rain squalls

a bit lumpy and sloppy, definitely cooler, all's well

Thu Jun 16 7:31 2016 NZST
Weather: calm, 20% cloud

Leaving Port Vila this afternoon for Noumea

Tue Jun 7 10:38 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 44.50110S 168 18.72768E
Run: 80.8nm (146.2km)

Anchored in Port Vila, getting stocked up on essentials we have missed, Alll's well

Wed Jun 1 6:25 2016 NZST
GPS: 16 35S 168 09E
Run: 47.3nm (85.6km)
Weather: light Se winds in the anchorage

Anchored in Lamen Bay, Epi Island...looking for Dugongs. The 'Land Diving' on Pentecost was a National Geographic experience! All's well

Sat May 28 8:09 2016 NZST
GPS: 15 54S 168 11E
Run: 73.7nm (133.4km)
Weather: ESE 0-5, Clear and sunny

Anchored at Wali Bay, Pentecost to see and watch the "Land Divers"

Thu May 19 22:12 2016 NZST
GPS: 15 31S 167 09E
Run: 48.7nm (88.1km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 68.6nm
Weather: calm and clear, no swell

Anchored in Lugenville, Vanuatu, enjoying the motionless boat.

GHRadio heard them well Friday morning. They are looking forward to the land diving.

Thu May 19 5:10 2016 NZST
5 kt
GPS: 15 16S 166 28E
Run: 138.6nm (250.9km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.7nm
Weather: 0-9 E, no swell 75% cloud

motorsailing up the West side of Espiritu Santo

Wed May 18 5:21 2016 NZST
5.7 kts
GPS: 13 25S 165 40E
Run: 101.3nm (183.4km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 105.7nm
Weather: SE 20, 2m swell from SE, 1m cross chop, 80% cloud

All's well, yacht is well salted

Tue May 17 6:21 2016 NZST
5 kt
GPS: 12 00S 165 17E
Run: 83.8nm (151.7km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 85.6nm
Weather: SE 15, 1.5m swell from SE, 80% cloud

all is well. At net time winds had gone easterly. 7.20AM NZ

Mon May 16 6:50 2016 NZST
GPS: 12 07S 164 03E
Run: 81.9nm (148.2km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.9nm
Weather: swell; 1.5m from SE bar; 1009 sky; clear and starred. Wind ESE 15

All well on board. Not so lumpy now

Sun May 15 16:41 2016 NZST
GPS: 11 07S 163 24E
Run: 67.1nm (121.5km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 63.3nm
Weather: wind; 15 ESE swell; 2m from SE

on the way from Solomons to Vanuatu

Sat May 14 15:14 2016 NZST
GPS: 10 50.132S 162 27.201E
Run: 195.8nm (354.4km)

Aanchored at Santa Ana Is, bottom end of San Cristobal in the Solomons. Leaving today for Vanuatu

Fri May 6 7:38 2016 NZST
GPS: 9 25.67478s 159 57.34548e
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)

looking at departing for Vanuatu in about a week. Will need to keep looking at weather as not so good then. This report via Gulf Harbour Radio who just heard them.

Sun May 1 8:09 2016 NZST
GPS: 9 25.712S 159 57.292E
Run: 211.4nm (382.6km)

Back in Honiara getting reprovisioned and starting paperwork to check out for Vanuatu later in the week. The Solomons are wonderful. we have spent 6 months here cruising the Western problems

Tue Feb 9 18:13 2016 NZDT
GPS: 8 06S 157 10E
Run: 1065.2nm (1928km)

Enjoying the Solomon Islands, wonderful anchorages, calm waters, spectacular diving and snorkeling, super friendly problems

Sun Oct 11 7:33 2015 NZDT
GPS: 16 42.1S 170 16.6E
Run: 546nm (988.3km)
Weather: wind 20 and gusting 25 sea 2-3m cloud 100% rain squalls bar 1015

On passage vuda to luganville vanuatu

Thu Jul 23 7:36 2015 NZST
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Weather: ESE20 g30, 2m swell, 15%cc, 1018

On way to Makogi. Wind will be up for another 2 days

Fri Jun 19 7:31 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 07.440s 178 25.274e
Run: 145.6nm (263.5km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.1nm
Weather: SE15-20, 2m swell

Really really pleased to have arrived uva!

Thu Jun 18 7:36 2015 NZST
GPS: 19 18S 179 44W
Run: 199.4nm (360.9km)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 200.5nm
Weather: 25-30SE and down!, 50%cc,1017 rising blue skies

140nm to Suva so will time for early tomorrow morning

Wed Jun 17 7:44 2015 NZST
GPS: 19 41S 176 42W
Run: 156.2nm (282.7km)
Weather: ESE16-18, lumpy 2.5m seas, 1012, 75%cc.

On their way to Suva Fiji from Tonga. All well

Wed Jun 10 7:35 2015 NZST
GPS: 19 44.0S 174 18.0W
Run: 1305.4nm (2362.8km)

All' swell enjoying Tonga

Sun May 10 17:22 2015 NZST
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Waiting for weather window to head for Tonga

Mon Nov 3 12:36 2014 NZDT
GPS: 35 50.1S 174 28.1E
Run: 329.3nm (596km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.9nm

Arrived Whangarei, NZ

Sat Nov 1 8:34 2014 NZDT
GPS: 31 38S 171 46E
Run: 156.3nm (282.9km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.7nm
Weather: 5 SSE 1022

all good. Still has Mexican company

Fri Oct 31 8:38 2014 NZDT
GPS: 29 46S 170 17E
Run: 162nm (293.2km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.9nm
Weather: 2SE light swell

all is well. Will look forward to engine off!

Thu Oct 30 8:37 2014 NZDT
GPS: 27 29S 169 41E
Run: 187.1nm (338.7km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 187nm
Weather: W8, fairly nice conditions

have motored last 24h

Wed Oct 29 8:36 2014 NZDT
GPS: 25 00S 168 29E
Weather: 10E, calm seas

on Leon 5 miles behind and Windkist 7 miles ahead . Good to have SeaWhisper as mother ship for these Mexican boats!

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