Arrived safely in Marsden Cove. End of 11-year circumnavigation. Break out the champagne!
5 miles to Bream Head. Being met by friend on catamaran who will tow us into harbor and up to marina. There to be met by marina staff in dinghy. Should all be ok. Raining, blowing. All well on board.
getting a tow into Whangarei as they have propeller problems
All well. Thanks for your help yesterday. We've had a problem develop that will prevent us from motoring. Our propeller has failed. It is on the shaft and turning but no thrust. Will make our arrival Whangarei interesting! We did get some SE late last night, so that is good; boat speed was down to 2 knots this morning but breeze has picked up again.
175 to Whangarei
All well. Struggling to make headway against headwinds. DMG is awful (2-3 nm per hour). Course has been ok, at about 165 T until now, when we are heading into a squall line and have lost 40 deg of pointing. Hopefully will shift back again after this local weather. (At net time they were 250m from Whangarei- GHR)
All well. Just put reef in main and furled some genoa. Boat speed about 8+ knots.
Gybed at 6 a.m. winds still light.
Under way; winds light and shifty. A couple hours slow. Now 4-6 kts depending on wind
Under way; one reef in main; small jib. Pounding a bit into wind and sea. Some rain squalls.
left yesterday from Minerva
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