Arrived Opua Marina 5am this morning after a very rough and windy last 24 hours at sea. Caught in squash zone with sustained 35kt winds and 50kt gusts. Welcome home! Seriously, very glad to be back in NZ.
Motored along most of yesterday afternoon and last night through the centre of the High. Picked up light NW this morning - now ghosting along at 4-6kts. Expect NW winds to strengthen throughout morning. All well on board. Looking forward to arriving at Opua tomorrow a.m!
Bit of a rough night with squally SE'ers on the nose. Beginning to ease now with the approaching high. All well on board. Looking forward to the final reach home in NWers beginning tonite - hopefully not too strong! Predicted arrival Opua Tues a.m.
Beat all night into light SSW. All good on board. Expecting to meet weak cold front mid-morning. Predicted arrival Opua Tues a.m.
Motored all night into very light SSW. Now on stbd tack into lightSSW. All good on board - looking forward to arriving Opua Tues a.m. See you then Mum!
Very pleasant night with light ESE. Ghosted along at 5 to 7kts.
Everyone got good sleep. One other sailing vessel sighted to NW yesterday but no contact able to be made.
Another rough night beginning with near gale force winds from SE.
Now abating and much more comfortable. Progress continues to be good. All well on board. No other vessels sighted in last 24 hrs. Updated ETA Opua Tues am.
Bit of a rough night with wind further south than forecast. Progress good though and all good on board. 3 other boats in sight.
heading for lautoka today to check out. Â NZ here we come!
Back in Saweni to check out. Will head to NZ tonight
Anchored in Saweni Bay. Provisioning & jobs before NZ departure.
Anchored at the Blue Lagoon. Beautiful here!
Anchored at Sawa-I-Lau Is
Anchored at Nananu - I - ra
Sudoeste - Nananu-I-Ra
Currently anchored up at Nananu-I-Ra (NE end of Viti Levu). It's reputation as a choice spot for windsurfers and kite boarders is well deserved - it is very windy here!
The island is well developed but the resorts are very quiet. There are good walking tracks on the island and some nice beaches, but it's really too windy to enjoy them.
Our neighbors are Knot Tide Down and True Blue.
We plan to visit Raki Raki on Friday for provisions then head out to Sawa-I- Lau in the Read more...