Thank you to all our friends for your encouraging words and comments. Yes, it was well worth waiting for our passage across the Tasman. Light wind and settle conditions except for a few hours of 3 to 5Mtrs SW swell and 30 knts winds in the middle and a bumpy entrance into Tasman Bay. Sailed most of the way but we have use our engine at times. By going North in a long arc, we avoided the high SW swell and stronger wind as well as avoiding adverse conditions along the SW coast of NZ. Oh boring to some maybe but exactly what we where aiming for !
Nelson seams to have a sunny and warm micro-climate...since our arrival, weather feels much warmer than Tasmania ! We're looking forward to get to know area, its peoples and the local culture while hibernating here !
Cheers to all,
#11 Landed at last...in Nelson...all is well :)
#10 Still sailing...last day at sea :)
#9 Full sails, light wind on the beam, calm seas ...all is well but low on fuel.
#8 Under Spinnaker in light NE...all is well but low on fuel.
This report put on by GHRadio as Sergios report has not come in for two days even though it seemed to go out OK.
#6 All is well, been motoring all night, clear sky, SW swell.
#5 Rought nite, F5, 3.5+SW swell abating and sky clearing...all is well.
#3 Overcast, light wind W, calm sea, all is well but where is the wind ? Still motoring...burning fuel !
<#1 light wind, clear sky, cold with a nice sunrise...all is well
Downtown Hobart waiting for weather to depart for NZ !
-MESSAGE BEGINS- Back in Oyster Cove Marina in Kettering to help Peter refresh Tamariki's anti-fouling under perfect summer weather and amongst good friends ! - END MESSAGE
-MESSAGE BEGINS- River sailing all afternoon. Now tided up downtown Huonville way way up inland ! If weather holds current partern, we will most likely depart Hobart for Picton NZ early next week ! Tonight low is forecast to be 0C ! Lets hope the river fresh water will not freeze over !?!- END MESSAGE
-MESSAGE BEGINS- End of Bruny Island...Mickey's Bay - END MESSAGE
-MESSAGE BEGINS- Back down the Channel in Missionary Bay - END MESSAGE
Summer, 35C yesterday...up Huon river enjoying this BFSH (Big Fat Stationary High) !
-MESSAGE BEGINS- In Price Of Whales Marina for Hobart's Wooden boat Festival ! - END MESSAGE
- BEGINS- After sail trials, back at the marina with gearbox problem and a rip in out Staysail - Nothing that can't be solve by throwing beer & wine money at it ! -END-
- BEGINS-Out cruising for the summer in Tasmania - In Nubeena today - Wall to wall bleu sky -END-
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