Sailed fast all night in S wind 12 to 15. SW swell minimal. Roger got the Moro bar for spotting Farewell light at 0515 and then land at 0630. Have to sail/motor slowly across Tasman Bay so we arrive at Queen Charlotte sound entrance at dawn for Saturday arrival Picton. Its a nonsense to have to sail past Nelson to clear in. The Nelson staff have to drive to Picton to clear us. All well on board.
Sailing well all day in S wind 12 to 15. SW swell minimal. currently 85 mile to Farewell Spit. Might have to have to heave too in Tasman Bay so we arrive at Queen Charlotte sound at dawn for Saturday arrival Picton. Will see NZ at dawn. All well on board. Spoke with Taupo Maritime Radio yesterday.
motoring until 1230. W breeze 10 kn filled but now dropping. SW swell minimal. Looks like Saturday arrival Picton. All well on board. Having dificulty raising Taupo Maritime Radio
another slow day alternately motoring or trying to sail with little wind. SW swell still running but easing. All well on board. Having difficulty raising Taupo Maritime Radio
slow day alternately motoring or trying to sail with little wind. SW swell still running but easing. Finally turned for Picton All well on board especially Roger as its his birthday.
Very windy last night now dropping and veering slowly but will stay on 090 tonight. All well on board but boat rolling in SW swell when wind drops yugh.
Wind still backing so slowly changing towards 080 as wind shifts further. All well on board.
Wind shifting so gybed onto new course,will come to 080 as wind shifts further. All well on board.
GOOD wind all day sailing 6 to 8 kn, Cloud building to S. All well on board. Beef Curry for dinner tonight
no wind all day, been motoring. Cloud building to N. now sailing. All well on board.
no wind, motoring. Gorgeous sunset. All well on board. 1st of James chilly dinners tonight
depart Tasmania via Denison Canal for Picton. Gorgeous sunset. All well on board.
departed Hobart 0900 bound for Picton via Denison Canal at 1530 hr. Spirare just astern.
anchored Cygnet. Taking Roger on tiki tour while we wait for a weather window to depart for Picton
on MAST mooring Port Arthur
anchored in Coalbins Bay. Recherche Bay the southernmost protected anchorage in Tasmania
anchored behind Rabbit Island waiting for yet another front to pass
anchored behind Sandy Point in river at Dodges Ferry. 5 hr motor from Hobart
alongside public dock upper Huon River. Very pretty motoring up very narrow waterway. Tannin makes the river water the colour of dark tea. Jaime and Linda on SOL are also here
anchored Franklin Town on Huon River.
anchored Deep Bay, Port Cygnet. Great sail down the D'Entrecasteaux Channel from Oyster Cove, Port Kettering.
anchored King George Sound sheltering from wind
anch Nubeena, Tasman Peninsula
Constitution Dock, Port Hobart
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