State of Mind

State of Mind

Sun Jun 25 23:03 2017 NZST
Run: 1264.1nm (2288km)
15 22s 167 11e

on Friday night we were boarded during the night whilst sleeping, anchored at Beach Front resort Luganville loosing two tablets. Of course the police are very lethargic. Since having this happen we have been informed by local expats that there is a lot of thief in the area and extreme caution is necessary. 

Fkn bastards Same in nz Anything shines they'll pinch it
Wed Nov 16 8:18 2016 NZDT
Run: 783.9nm (1418.9km)
01 59n 173 02e
Weather: 1012 bar, se 10,80% cc,79% hum

last night at 1645 Tarawa radio anounced an activated NZ EPIRB at 10 08 16N, 173 10 14E 20 nm SE of Tarawa. We up anchored and went to give assisstance. There was nothing found at the spot, no AIS no radar blip no lights no radio communication. We could see lights on the beach at 10 nm, calm seas. We went up wind from Tarawa to the position and then to the eastern end of Tarawa, at 0100 we decided that they had the wrong place and continued on our way.

Hi guys, We’re in Funafuti still trying to get permission to stop at Nukufetau and waiting for wind. Were you able to get permission to stop at any outer atolls in Kiribati after leaving Tarawa? Drop us a line at our Sailmail address when you get a chance. Cheers, Lynette and John
Sun Oct 23 8:06 2016 NZDT
Run: 65.1nm (117.8km)
08 02s 178 22e
Weather: 1010 bar, 4kn ne, 70% cc, rain squalls, 83% hum

in Nukufetau, great spot

Sat Oct 8 7:27 2016 NZDT
Run: 66.1nm (119.6km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 69.3nm
8 31s 179 11e
Weather: 1012.5 bar, 75% cc, 10kn ene, 85% hum,

arrived Funafuti, Tuvalu

Fri Oct 7 8:33 2016 NZDT
Run: 194.7nm (352.4km)
Avg: 9.8knts
24hr: 234.6nm
09 16S 179 47E
Weather: 70%cc, 8e,

50m from Funafuti

Thu Oct 6 12:38 2016 NZDT
Run: 199.8nm (361.6km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 62.6nm
11 16S 178 12W
Weather: 15e, 1m seas, 40%cc

Thanks to Blowin Bubbles for the report

Mon Oct 3 8:00 2016 NZDT
Run: 5.8nm (10.5km)
13 22s 176 10w
Weather: 1012baro, 20%cc, 3kn ese, 29.3 air temp, 28.8 water temp, 79% hum, calm seas

hot in Wallis

Wed Sep 28 7:57 2016 NZDT
Run: 6.2nm (11.2km)
13 17s 176 10w
Weather: 1012.5 baro,20%cc,12kn SE,calm seas

last 3 days 5kn ENE 35 deg clear skis, what trough

Fri Sep 23 7:00 2016 NZST
Run: 5.9nm (10.7km)
13 22s 176 12w
Weather: 1013 baro, 10% cc, SE 5, 74% hum, calm sea

stopped raining yesterday 1000

Thu Sep 22 7:38 2016 NZST
13 17.22s 176 10.07w
Weather: rain,, 100%cc, 1013.5 8S

Here in Wallis for a couple of weeks before going north to Tuvalu

Wed Sep 21 7:34 2016 NZST
Run: 3.4nm (6.2km)
13 17.22s 176 10.07w
Weather: rain, 6SE, 86%RH, 60%cc


Sat Sep 17 6:24 2016 NZST
Run: 271.3nm (491.1km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 68.4nm
13 20s 176 11w
Weather: 1013.5 baro, 15-20 ese wind, 80% cc,78% hum

arrived Wallis

Tue Sep 13 7:15 2016 NZST
15 53s 173 06w
Weather: 1018.5 baro, 15-20 ese, 70% cc, 83% hum

leaving for Wallis tomorrow

Mon Sep 12 7:06 2016 NZST
Run: 43nm (77.8km)
15 53s 173 06w
Weather: 1016 baro,10-18 se wind, 100% cc,24 deg, 90% hum

heavy rain since 1200 Sat, heavy showers since 0000 today, visability has been down to 1/2 mile now 3 miles

Sat Sep 10 7:41 2016 NZST
Run: 1.7nm (3.1km)
15 56.599S 173 44.599W
Weather: 1013, 100%cc, 5SE, 25C, 91%cc

Nuituputapu, and will walk up the high peak today, hopefully with a guide. great views from the top.

Fri Sep 9 7:06 2016 NZST
Run: 27.7nm (50.1km)
15 56S 173 46W
Weather: 1014.5 baro, 8-12kn ESE, clear skis, 27.7deg, 86%hum

finally warm life's good

How is that pass? Thinking of extending visas and coming up on way to Samoa. The little Island with the private lagoon is Big Mamas Island. Reportedly beautiful up there.
Thu Sep 8 6:27 2016 NZST
Run: 161.4nm (292.1km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 169.2nm
16 20S 173 47W
Weather: 1016 baro,20%CC, wind 12-18E, 89%humid, showers overnight

20nm from Niuatoputapu

Wed Sep 7 7:33 2016 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 1018.5, ese 10-15, 80%cc, 83%RH

Heading to Nuituputapu today

Fri Sep 2 7:38 2016 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 90%cc, 1016, 10-15SSEg24

Have renewed visa and will wait until weather improves to head north

Fri Sep 2 6:54 2016 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: 1016 baro, 10-15SSE gusting to 24, 905CC, 82% humidity

put off Wallis till weather clears

Thu Sep 1 7:50 2016 NZST
Run: 78.6nm (142.3km)
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 1015, No wind at the moment, 50%cc

looking at the trip to Wallis from Noumea

Tue Aug 30 8:51 2016 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: 5knt E, 1018 baro, cloudy

leaving for Wallis Friday

Tue Aug 23 7:39 2016 NZST
Run: 17nm (30.8km)
19 45s 174 20w
Weather: 1016, 100%cc, 12SE, 58%RH, 19C

great day

Spotted you. If you are hanging around Vava'u another month I might come knocking on your hull. I will be flying in September 30th to do the Vava'u Blue water Festival. It would be great to have you join in and back me up on how great Whangarei is!
Wed Aug 17 7:34 2016 NZST
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
19 57.7S 174 28W
Weather: 1011.5, ENE 8-10, 100%cc, 90%cc, 22C, rain for last 12hr

sounds disgusting in the Hapaais but no better elsewhere - except New Cal!

Tue Aug 16 7:33 2016 NZST
Run: 50.9nm (92.1km)
19 57.3S 174 28W
Weather: 1015, 100%cc, 10-15ese, 90%cc

Sat Aug 6 7:37 2016 NZST
Run: 755.1nm (1366.7km)
Avg: 31.5knts
24hr: 755.6nm
19 14.3S 174 17.4W
Weather: no wind, 1013,

Haano in Hapaais where the wind dropped at 3pm yesterday. Lots of whales in and near the anchorage

Fri Aug 5 7:38 2016 NZST
Run: 776.5nm (1405.5km)
Avg: 16.2knts
24hr: 387.8nm
18 58S 174 09E
Weather: 1016, E8-10, no cloud, 0.5m seas. Only 66%RH

heading south to Hapaais

Wed Aug 3 7:35 2016 NZST
Run: 779.1nm (1410.2km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.8nm
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 1014, SSE 7-10, 50%cc, 79%cc

Fri Jul 29 7:34 2016 NZST
Run: 779.1nm (1410.2km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.9nm
18 41S 174 07E
Weather: clear, 1016, E10, 77%

Hunga lagoon area

Sat Jul 23 7:36 2016 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 10-15SE g20, rain o/n, 80%cc, 1016

anchorage 30, Kenutu, Vavauu (the eastern most anchorage)

Thu Jul 21 7:36 2016 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 1016, 50%sct cc, rain o/n, 10SE

southern area of Vavauu

Tue Jul 19 7:38 2016 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 1018, 3SSE, 10%cc, mainly clear

anchorage 24, Vavauu

Hi Rod, Norsand in Whangarei sent me a note that a parcel was arriving in the shipyard from USA on my name but was actualy for you. I do not understand what's going on. Can you enlight me? Thanks, Jack from catamaran "Lazy Jack"
Fri Jul 15 7:28 2016 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 100% cc, baro 1016, wind 6 knt SSE, temp dropped last night


Thu Jul 14 7:24 2016 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 70%cc, baro 1013.5, wind ssw10-15, swell decreasing

current location

Tue Jul 12 7:37 2016 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: clear, 1013, 9SW, 79%RH, 27.5C

wow on the temperature! 9C here at Gulf Harbour

Wed Jul 6 7:32 2016 NZST
Run: 294.3nm (532.7km)
Avg: 3.1knts
24hr: 73.6nm
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 1018.5, 10-15E, 5%sct cc, rain overnight

looks a beautiful day in Vavauu and as yet there are not lots of boats

Mon Jul 4 7:32 2016 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: 90%cc, raim all yesterday, 1017.5 ese5

arrived at Port Mauelle. Will try and get coords

Sat Jul 2 7:34 2016 NZST
Run: 177.8nm (321.8km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 177.8nm
22 03S 176 44W
Weather: SE15-20, 100%cc, 1017

a very good night sailing. Great progress from N Minerva to Tonga

Fri Jul 1 7:34 2016 NZST
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Weather: got the trough at 9pm s and SW by 1.30am when it blew up to

wants to leave today for tongatapu

Thu Jun 30 7:37 2016 NZST
Run: 23.6nm (42.7km)
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Weather: 5-6n, 1016.5, cloudy

may leave for onga todaym but this comment was before hearing the forecast

Wed Jun 29 7:33 2016 NZST
Run: 23.6nm (42.7km)
23 56.571s 179 07.262w
Weather: 10-15NE, 100%cc, rain squalls, 1019

will had to Tonga after the front has passed

Tue Jun 28 7:35 2016 NZST
Run: 23.6nm (42.7km)
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Weather: 20% cc, 8-9 ene, 1020

All well. I wonder if they are getting sick of cray fish.

Mon Jun 27 7:36 2016 NZST
23 56.571s 179 07.262w
Weather: 5-8nne, slight seas, 10%cc, 1018

Big passage day today. Off to North Minerva!

Fri Jun 24 12:06 2016 NZST
23 56.571s 179 07.262w
Weather: 100%cc, rain overnight, 5-10NE, 1019

Thu Jun 23 7:32 2016 NZST
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)
23 56.571s 179 07.262w
Weather: ENE 10-12, 1019, light cc, a few showers overnight

Four boats in S Minerva

Mon Jun 20 8:04 2016 NZST
Run: 374.1nm (677.1km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 186.3nm
23 56S 179 07W
Weather: 15-25 from 150deg

guess they wont be snorkeling today!

Just a teensy bit envious of SoM's passage to the tropics - love to watch her peeling off those miles. Good memories of you two. Have a great season. Diana and Alex, Enki II

Hi R&B, good to see you underway again. I'm in Nsn house sitting for another month or so. Will be keeping an eye on your progress. Love Paul "Searcher".
Sat Jun 18 7:52 2016 NZST
Run: 186nm (336.7km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 200.3nm
28 47S 178 12E
Weather: 70%cc, 1019, SE10-15

heading for the party at Minerva

Fri Jun 17 9:35 2016 NZST
Run: 203.8nm (368.9km)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 202.8nm
31 18S 177 06E
Weather: 7-12ENE, 1020, 80%cc

all well

Thu Jun 16 9:27 2016 NZST
Run: 145.1nm (262.6km)
34 02S 175 47E
Weather: SSE wind of 10-15kn, Baro 1021, 50% cloud, slight sea

Left WR yesterday for Minerva and all is well

Fri Nov 6 8:49 2015 NZDT
Run: 304.4nm (551km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.9nm
35 51.82698s 174 31.773e

At Marden Cove. Enjoy flat seas!

Hi Guys. Love from Nick & Roe, currently 4 days in Mooloolaba, boat parked in Manly. Leaving boat to head to Nelson for a few months from December. Drove through Mooloolah :-)

Rod and Brenda, has someone scammed you email address. I was scammed a year ago from opening an email with stateofthemind address.???? Not game to open one that was sent recently. I lost photos and spent months trying to get back into my emails. Bloody nightmare. Anyway, beware. Did you sent me an email recently. I met you at Neil Morris Silverstar, used to fly Grant Kennys helicopters. Lesley
Wed Nov 4 8:43 2015 NZDT
Run: 165.1nm (298.8km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.9nm
31 55S 176 53E
Weather: WNW10-15, clear skies

thanks Claudia for relay as they are in GHR skip zone so no copy here.

Tue Nov 3 9:07 2015 NZDT
Run: 180.5nm (326.7km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 171.8nm
29 37S 177 38E
Weather: SE8, 1020, clear skies, smooth seas

BUT neg 1.5kt current/ Poo.

Mon Nov 2 7:54 2015 NZDT
Run: 283.2nm (512.6km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 95.8nm
27 17S 178 58E
Weather: 80%, 1m seas, 1022

Fri Oct 30 8:56 2015 NZDT
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Weather: 1012, w8, 80%cc

with the mob of 10 in N Minerva

Glad to see you two are no longer alone, all good here in Fiji, been doing some land based fun with s/v Red, white water rafting was the highlight, tomorrow will hopefully be even better when the Wallabies smack the All Blacks to become the first team to win three Rugby World Cups.
Wed Oct 28 8:57 2015 NZDT
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Weather: Wind SE 15, Baro 1018, 90% cloud, 21 Deg, rain and showers o

with Searcher and Enki 11 waiting for passage window

Tue Oct 27 8:38 2015 NZDT
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Weather: SSW10, 1018, 100%cc, 23C, 87%RH

with Enki 11 and another boat in N Minerva

Sat Oct 24 8:42 2015 NZDT
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Weather: 80%cc, light 2 from S, little swell outside reef

In N Minerva by themselves

Fri Oct 23 8:39 2015 NZDT
Run: 237.5nm (429.9km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.7nm
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Weather: NW10, 1018, 100%cc, rain has stopped at last

Wed Oct 21 8:37 2015 NZDT
Run: 128.7nm (232.9km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 128.8nm
20 14S 179 10W
Weather: 80%cc, NE5 but wind enabled sailing overnight. Went light in

Tue Oct 20 8:38 2015 NZDT
Run: 163.5nm (295.9km)
18 40S 179 46E
Weather: 3ENE, 1017, 27C, 85%RH, 100%cc

great radio signal

Mon Sep 21 7:36 2015 NZST
Run: 139.1nm (251.8km)
16 23S 179 07E
Weather: 75-80%cc, rain o/n, 2NE, 1012

top of Vanua levu Fiji and moving on soon

Tue Jul 21 7:35 2015 NZST
Run: 950nm (1719.5km)
Avg: 39.6knts
24hr: 950.4nm
17 35.915s, 177 26.391e
Weather: 15%cc, 5SE, 1017

anchored at Lautoka and about to check in. Will be around there until Sept 6 when they will go to Savusavu. (Passed on your greetings Dave).

Hey u 2, we are in Malolo, were are you now? Hope to see you soon. Have good news for sas! do you have a phone? mine is Fiji 7552556. Greetings from Anico
Mon Jul 20 7:36 2015 NZST
Run: 1463.5nm (2648.9km)
Avg: 30.5knts
24hr: 732.6nm
24 04S 164 27E
Weather: se12, stronger lst night, 1025

all well now throughh the B pass

Sat Jul 18 7:39 2015 NZST
Run: 837.9nm (1516.6km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.7nm
14 26S 175 32W
Weather: E15-20, 1015, clear skies

smoking along to lautoka from Samoa with eta Tuesday am.

Sat Jul 11 7:38 2015 NZST
Run: 1047.2nm (1895.4km)
Avg: 3.1knts
24hr: 74.8nm
13 26S 172 01E
Weather: 27C, 87%cc, 1013, ESE5-10

had a great day for the rugby on wednesday

Sat Jul 4 7:33 2015 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: clear skies, 1012, SE5-10, down from 25plus all yesterday

Mon Jun 29 7:23 2015 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: 1013, glassy calm and HOT, VERY HOT

arrived in Apia Samoayesterday, Sunday at 9am. All went well and currently at marina

Sat Jun 27 7:29 2015 NZST
Run: 175.4nm (317.5km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179.5nm
16 29S 172 37W
Weather: SE15-20, 65%cc

Have had steady good wind for the last 24hr

Fri Jun 26 8:02 2015 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 10-15sse, 1016,

heading from Neiafu to Samoa today

Thu Jun 18 7:33 2015 NZST
Run: 32.8nm (59.4km)
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 25SE, 95%cc

Guess they are wondering why they came as the weather has not been good. They gave good info on entering Aus. $380 for Quarantine between 8am and 4.30pm, double after hours and triple after midnight!. Huge fines up in Cairns for boats that decide to anchor.

Tue Jun 16 7:32 2015 NZST
Run: 436.5nm (790.1km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 109.1nm
19 0S 174 20W
Weather: 60%cc, 10-15ESE

Had a 206nm day yesterday so they cant complain too much about being hard on the wind all the way on this passage!. Now 20m from Vavau

Fri Jun 12 7:31 2015 NZST
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Weather: 20-25E, g30, 80%cc, 1022

very rough inMinerva with water crashing over the reef at all tides. radio now fixed

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