Southern Cross London

Mon Jun 16 7:29 2014 NZST
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Weather: E15, swell1m, 1015, 75%cloud

Hakafesia to Namuka today

Thu Jun 5 15:21 2014 NZST
GPS: 21 07.5S 175 09.7W
Run: 177.8nm (321.8km)

At Big Muma's - Tonga living up to it so far. All well.

Tue Jun 3 7:31 2014 NZST
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Weather: SSE12, 1m seas and 100%cloud

50nm from Tongatapu. Yee ha.

Mon Jun 2 7:29 2014 NZST
GPS: 22 48S 177 16W
Run: 319.5nm (578.3km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 159.9nm
Weather: sse 10-15, 30%cl 1014

passed Minerva yesterday and getting close to destination

Sat May 31 7:32 2014 NZST
GPS: 26 32S 179 44E
Run: 184.1nm (333.2km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 186.4nm
Weather: NE6-12, sw1.5m, 30%cl, 1015st

may go to N Minerva or may go direct to Tonga. Wx depenedent

Fri May 30 7:50 2014 NZST
GPS: 28 42S 177 59E
Run: 372.6nm (674.4km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 185.2nm

cannot TX on 8752 - the alt freq for GHR

Wed May 28 7:32 2014 NZST
GPS: 33 24S 174 54E
Run: 139.2nm (252km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 169nm
Weather: Se11 1mse 1024 40%cl

Tue May 27 11:46 2014 NZST
GPS: 35 18.6S 174 07.5E

Departed Opua NZ - headed Minerva - Tonga

Mon May 26 12:05 2014 NZST
GPS: 35 18.6S 174 07.5E
Run: 28.8nm (52.1km)

Opua - looking to clearout from NZ Tue.

Wed May 21 0:00 2014 NZST
GPS: 35 02.5S 173 44.1E
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)

Hitting the big smoke…………fishing club for dinner

Mon May 19 0:00 2014 NZST
GPS: 35 00.28S 173 43.85E
Run: 12.2nm (22.1km)

Whangaroa - beaut

Sun May 18 0:00 2014 NZST
GPS: 34 59.3S 173 56.7E
Run: 23.9nm (43.3km)

Dived on Rainbow Warrior

Sat May 17 0:00 2014 NZST
GPS: 35 15.5S 174 12.5E
Run: 5.9nm (10.7km)

meet up with Paul, Jo, Peta and Stewart. Katherina joined today

Fri May 16 0:00 2014 NZST
GPS: 35 18.6S 174 07.5E
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)

Opua to fill with water first since Welli

Thu May 15 0:00 2014 NZST
GPS: 35 16.6S 174 07.6E
Run: 8.6nm (15.6km)

Mabels Birthday - Oke Bay snorkling and party then dinner at the Russell RSL

Wed May 14 8:04 2014 NZST
GPS: 35 13.63S 174 16E
Run: 5.5nm (10km)

OkeBay - top spot, clear water, beach, cliffs and very sheltered.

Mon May 12 7:16 2014 NZST
GPS: 35 14.05S 174 10.20E
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)

Another long voyage yesterday, Moved 2 miles. Beaut Spot here

Sat May 10 12:26 2014 NZST
GPS: 35 15.507S 174 12.363E
Run: 2.2nm (4km)

Anchored Opunga Cove - looks a popular place, pretty small trip today! Towed the trawl net for rubbish samples today. It doesn't like it if it goes over 3.5 knots so a slow trip with one donk idling. Planning on meeting up with Jo and Paul from Kerikeri who we met at whangamumu. We havea slab of Salmon from Tassie to eat on the BBQ. Cheerio Braye

Thu May 8 19:18 2014 NZST
GPS: 35 13.6S 174 12E

Anchored Bay of Islands

Southern Cross London - Hi from Mabel Trixie

Hi, It is Mabel here, can't wait until my Birthday on the 15th of May, Yippey. I am looking forward to going to Tonga, it sounds like lots of fun.

Southern Cross London - First Blog for Southern Cross 2014 Cruise

Just joined this Yacht in Transit site, a great service. We will endeavor to add blogs when in port and with internet. Otherwise we will contact the crew that run this website by HF Radio and they will update our position on a map so you can see where we are. Currently at the Bay of Islands NZ, plan on spending a couple of weeks here and a little North and then leave for Tonga. The Rainbow Warrior scuttled by the French is sitting in about 20m of water a few hours North so will go for a dive Read more...

on that. More soon once we get organized with this blogging business. Cheerio Braye

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