Mon Mar 2 22:00 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 09.812S 174 16.608E
Run: 4.5nm (8.1km)
Weather: Overcast N15

Sun Mar 1 21:59 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 06.752S 174 13.457E
Run: 5.2nm (9.4km)
Weather: Sunny. Calm.

Land launched bikes onto Queen Charlotte Track.

Sat Feb 29 21:58 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 10.916S 174 15.753E
Run: 10.6nm (19.2km)
Weather: Sunny. cool S20

Thu Feb 27 21:56 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 12.372S 174 03.716E
Run: 2.7nm (4.9km)
Weather: Sunny. Gusty N20+

Wed Feb 26 21:56 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 12.321S 174 06.820E
Run: 13.1nm (23.7km)
Weather: Sunny. N15

Tue Feb 25 21:55 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 00.969S 174 07.874E
Run: 1.8nm (3.3km)
Weather: Sunny and calm.

Mon Feb 24 21:51 2020 NZDT
GPS: 40 59.814S 174 09.287E
Run: 14.5nm (26.2km)
Weather: Sunny and calm.

Sat Feb 22 21:49 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 10.871S 174 17.292E
Run: 6.8nm (12.3km)
Weather: N 20+.

Sail around White Rocks and into East Bay before anchoring in Wharehunga.

Fri Feb 21 21:48 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 05.460S 174 14.207E
Run: 4.8nm (8.7km)
Weather: Overcast. NW 20kn

Wed Feb 19 21:46 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 07.408S 174 19.115E
Run: 19.4nm (35.1km)
Weather: Sunny. Sea breeze.

Freshly antifouled.

Sat Jan 25 23:59 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 13.563S 173 58.305E
Run: 16.6nm (30km)

Fri Jan 24 23:58 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 05.454S 174 14.182E
Run: 1.8nm (3.3km)

Fri Jan 24 18:00 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 05.587S 174 16.250E
Run: 26.2nm (47.4km)

Thu Jan 23 22:00 2020 NZDT
GPS: 40 48.846S 173 55.893E
Run: 3.6nm (6.5km)

Wed Jan 22 21:00 2020 NZDT
GPS: 40 47.847S 173 52.025E
Run: 50.8nm (91.9km)

Mon Jan 20 15:00 2020 NZDT
GPS: 40 49.400S 172 53.752E
Run: 1.5nm (2.7km)

Mon Jan 20 13:00 2020 NZDT
GPS: 40 48.344S 172 54.771E
Run: 2.4nm (4.3km)

Sun Jan 19 23:41 2020 NZDT
GPS: 40 47.454S 172 57.274E
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)

Sun Jan 19 17:55 2020 NZDT
GPS: 40 47.109S 172 58.607E
Run: 8nm (14.5km)
Weather: Calm and sunny

Blissfully anchored at Whariwharangi, Golden Bay, Abel Tasman National Park.

Fri Jan 17 23:39 2020 NZDT
GPS: 40 53.028S 173 03.348E
Run: 4.8nm (8.7km)

Thu Jan 16 23:36 2020 NZDT
GPS: 40 57.171S 173 03.474E
Run: 1.8nm (3.3km)

Wed Jan 15 22:01 2020 NZDT
GPS: 40 58.685S 173 03.292E
Run: 39.2nm (71km)
Weather: SE 10 kn and N 10 to 15kn. Sunny

35.6NM from Waikawa Bay, Current Basin to Adele Island, Abel Tasman National Park.

Tue Jan 14 23:32 2020 NZDT
GPS: 40 58.047S 173 48.402E
Run: 9.4nm (17km)

Mon Jan 13 23:39 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 01.268S 173 58.315E
Run: 11.7nm (21.2km)

Sun Jan 12 23:29 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 06.659S 173 46.929E
Run: 1nm (1.8km)

Thu Jan 9 23:27 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 06.796S 173 45.823E
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
Avg: 30knts
24hr: 720nm

Thu Jan 9 23:25 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 06.655S 173 46.925E
Run: 11.1nm (20.1km)

Wed Jan 8 21:11 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 11.041S 173 58.301E
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
Weather: Overcast with light SE.

First cell phone reception in two weeks while cruising Pelorus Sound.

Tue Jan 7 23:23 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 11.412S 173 58.264E
Run: 8.3nm (15km)

Mon Jan 6 23:21 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 08.467S 173 49.480E
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)

Fri Jan 3 23:20 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 10.081S 173 47.436E
Run: 8.3nm (15km)

Thu Jan 2 23:19 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 05.000S 173 54.253E
Run: 5.1nm (9.2km)

Wed Jan 1 23:13 2020 NZDT
GPS: 41 05.451S 173 48.443E
Run: 1.9nm (3.4km)

Sun Dec 29 0:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 41 06.651S 173 46.902E
Run: 14.4nm (26.1km)
Avg: 16.9knts
24hr: 406.6nm

Sat Dec 28 23:09 2019 NZDT
GPS: 40 59.123S 174 00.088E
Run: 14.3nm (25.9km)

Fri Dec 27 23:07 2019 NZDT
GPS: 41 05.467S 174 14.171E
Run: 5.2nm (9.4km)

Wed Dec 25 23:05 2019 NZDT
GPS: 41 07.662S 174 08.975E
Run: 6.6nm (11.9km)

Tue Dec 24 23:03 2019 NZDT
GPS: 41 13.019S 174 11.715E
Run: 12.3nm (22.3km)

Mon Sep 30 2:13 2019 NZDT
GPS: 41 15.175S 173 57.849E
Run: 6nm (10.9km)
Weather: 10 to 15 knots northerly. Cloudy

Flipper Bay. Also known as Blind Bay.

Mon Sep 2 18:08 2019 NZST
GPS: 41 12.363S 174 03.707E
Run: 6.4nm (11.6km)
Weather: blue sky, calm, tranquil!

Engulfed in beautiful NZ native bush, green water and birdsong. Walked up untracked spur to Queen Charlotte Track today.

Wed Jul 31 16:31 2019 NZST
GPS: 41 16.052S 173 58.257E
Run: 16.3nm (29.5km)
Weather: Snowy southerly with 40 knots predicted so back in to the comfort of Governors Bay.

Light cold southerly. Cosy with diesel fire lit.

Tue Jul 30 16:29 2019 NZST
GPS: 41 05.738S 174 11.201E
Run: 2nm (3.6km)
Weather: Northerly 10 to 15 knots

Walk to one of the largest Rimu trees in NZ. Approximately 1000 years old!!

Mon Jul 29 16:22 2019 NZST
GPS: 41 07.409S 174 11.732E
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)
Avg: 76knts
24hr: 1824nm
Weather: Clear and calm.

Anchored in the beautiful bush-clad Tawa Bay in Endeavour Inlet.

Mon Jul 29 16:19 2019 NZST
GPS: 41 10.322S 174 13.905E
Run: 6.5nm (11.8km)
Weather: Calm and sunny

Birdsong on Blumine Island sanctuary.

Sun Jul 28 16:15 2019 NZST
GPS: 41 12.291S 174 06.823E
Run: 2.7nm (4.9km)
Weather: Calm and sunny

Ratimera in Ruakaka Bay,

Sat Jul 27 19:08 2019 NZST
GPS: 41 12.370S 174 03.720E
Run: 4.9nm (8.9km)
Weather: Light northerly, sunny

Anchored in tranquil Kumutoto Bay after a week in Nelson on house maintenance.

Wed Jul 17 18:23 2019 NZST
GPS: 41 13.569S 173 58.288E
Run: 4.9nm (8.9km)
Weather: Unsettled westerlies. Storm warnings reducing to gale warnings.

Back home on Taranui next to the diesel fire after 5 months (Hilary) and two months (Brian) in the UK. Harbouring up in our local haunts not too far from the mooring at Anakiwa including our latest position in Mistletoe Bay.

Mistletoe Bay, Marlborough Sounds
Tue Feb 12 22:43 2019 NZDT
GPS: 41 12.385S 174 03.733E
Run: 8.5nm (15.4km)
Weather: calm

Kumutoto Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound

Mon Jan 7 19:32 2019 NZDT
GPS: 41 16.009S 173 55.129E
Run: 4.9nm (8.9km)

Taranui is home on her own mooring at Anakiwa, Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough Sounds.

Sun Jan 6 14:38 2019 NZDT
GPS: 41 17.236S 174 00.527E
Run: 96.4nm (174.5km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 76.6nm
Weather: Picton. Clear, sunny. baro 1011hpa.

Arrived Port of Entry Picton, Sunday 0200hrs. Ready to great us at the dock were both customs and quarantine officials. Sleep deprivation is hence extended! Thank to Ed (yacht Aka) for weather reports and YIT programming and Ron (yacht Pilgrim). SSB communication was excellent.

Sat Jan 5 8:27 2019 NZDT
GPS: 40 02.4S 173 11.1E
Run: 141nm (255.2km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 140.5nm
Weather: WSW.10...CLEAR.SKYS1020..BARO.



eta.Sunday 1500hrs.

Fri Jan 4 8:21 2019 NZDT
GPS: 39 03.5S 170 51.9E
Run: 134.6nm (243.6km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 133nm
Weather: wind SSW25 rough seas

course 125 true 5 knots 223 miles to Picton,

ETA Sunday all well

Thu Jan 3 8:04 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 54.7S 168 51.3E
Run: 100.7nm (182.3km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 101.5nm
Weather: wind NW 16, Moderate seas, 100% cloud cover

5.5 knts. 126 true, 339 miles to Picton E.T.A. Sunday morning. have contacted Taupo Maritime with arrival notice. all well

Wed Jan 2 8:15 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 08.8S 167 17.5E
Run: 69.9nm (126.5km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 69.3nm
Weather: wind west less than 10 1 1/2 meter west swell baro.1017

motorsailing 125 true 427 miles to Picton

eta saturday alls well

Tue Jan 1 8:04 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 31.7S 166 17.5E
Run: 73.7nm (133.4km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 92.5nm
Weather: 5 knots of wind,80% cloud cover 2 meter long west swell 1021 barometer

motoring slowly had a nice new years eve. calm, with fish dinner. 478 miles to picton ETA now saturday


Mon Dec 31 12:56 2018 NZDT
GPS: 35 57.5S 165 10.5E
Weather: wind WNW less than 10, 1 mtr west swell ,80% cloud cover



Mon Dec 31 12:52 2018 NZDT
GPS: 35 57.5S 165 10.5E
Run: 89.1nm (161.3km)
Avg: 3.1knts
24hr: 74.2nm
Weather: wind WNW less than 10, 1 mtr west swell ,80% cloud cover

127 true, 3 knts, 552 miles to run to Picton

all well

Sun Dec 30 8:03 2018 NZDT
GPS: 35 11.4S 163 54.1E
Run: 123.2nm (223km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 123.3nm
Weather: wind N less than 10 slight seas, 0% cloud

4.4 knots, 127 tue 629 miles to run to Picton all well

Sat Dec 29 8:04 2018 NZDT
GPS: 34 05.8S 162 11.4E
Run: 117.3nm (212.3km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117nm
Weather: NE 10

736 Miles to run ETA Friday

all well

Fri Dec 28 8:01 2018 NZDT
GPS: 33 02.9S 160 35.3E
Run: 136.1nm (246.3km)
Weather: wind NE 10 SWELL 1/2 METER CLOUD 10% BOAT SPEED 5.5 KNOTS

Left Lord Howe for Picton about 880 miles run

all well aboard.

Sun Dec 16 8:07 2018 NZDT
GPS: 31 33.162S 159 04.32E

Moored atLLord Howe looking at weather for tasman crossing to Opua all well..

Fri Dec 14 19:26 2018 NZDT
GPS: 31 33.162S 159 04.326E
Run: 8.6nm (15.6km)
Weather: NE 15 to 20knots. 95% cloud cover.

On mooring through Man of War Pass underneath towering sheer faced Mt Gower (875 m). Stunning destination!

Fri Dec 14 7:53 2018 NZDT
GPS: 31 31.8S 158 55.7E
Run: 85.3nm (154.4km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 85.5nm
Weather: NNE 15

Hove to waiting to enter Lord Howe Island, all well,

departure for New Zealand weather dependant.

Thu Dec 13 7:57 2018 NZDT
GPS: 30 59S 157 38E
Run: 235.7nm (426.6km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117.9nm
Weather: NE 5 TO 10

ALL WELL ABOARD 68 MILES to Lord Howe island

Tue Dec 11 7:59 2018 NZDT
GPS: 28 54S 154 31E
Run: 94.7nm (171.4km)
Weather: lt.ENE less than 10



Mon Nov 19 2:00 2018 NZDT
GPS: 27 55.860S 153 24.943E
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)
Weather: SE 10knots. Sunny

After returning from a ten day inland trip left Sovereign island and anchored on northern side of Wave-break Island. Nice beach and warm water!

Wed Nov 7 2:00 2018 NZDT
GPS: 27 52.615S 153 24.298E
Run: 4.8nm (8.7km)

Snug Taranui up in Sovereign island to begin 10 ten day inland National Parks trip in northern NSW.

Mon Nov 5 22:54 2018 NZDT
GPS: 27 48.573S 153 25.425E
Run: 21.3nm (38.6km)
Weather: 10 to 15 knots northerly.

26 NM beaut downwind sail (jib only) weaving through the shallows back down to Tipplers. Last hour in dark.

Sat Nov 3 23:05 2018 NZDT
GPS: 27 30.370S 153 21.677E
Run: 23.5nm (42.5km)
Weather: 15 to 25 knots northerly

Nice 24.6 NM warm downwind sail from Tangalooma to Horseshoe Bay, Peel Island.

Tue Oct 30 12:25 2018 NZDT
GPS: 27 09.933S 153 22.177E
Run: 29.9nm (54.1km)
Weather: Light easterly. 40% cloud cover. Warm

30.3 NM from Brisbane to Tangalooma yesterday afternoon with outgoing tidal stream. Anchored between wrecks and beach.

Wed Oct 17 18:01 2018 NZDT
GPS: 27 28.628S 153 01.960E
Run: 18.3nm (33.1km)
Weather: Light easterly. Cloudy

32.7 NM onward and we are up the Brisbane River right in the city.

Sat Oct 13 13:28 2018 NZDT
GPS: 27 34.114S 153 18.812E
Run: 2.8nm (5.1km)
Weather: 15 to 20 knots SE. Rain. Unsettled.

Wild unsettled weather over past few days and more to come. 4.2 NM from Dalpura Bay, Macleary Island to Coochiemuldo Island for a change of scene and an even more secure anchorage from the southerly winds.

Wed Oct 10 20:24 2018 NZDT
GPS: 27 35.302S 153 21.151E
Run: 5.9nm (10.7km)
Weather: Northerly 15 to 20 knots changing to strong SE this evening and tomorrow.

Moved 5.4 NM to Dalpura Bay on Macleay Island to shelter from forecasted SE. Beautiful Island!!

Tue Oct 9 21:22 2018 NZDT
GPS: 27 30.186S 153 21.939E
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)
Weather: 10 to 15 knots northerly.

Back to Horseshoe Bay, Peel Island

Fri Oct 5 22:27 2018 NZDT
GPS: 27 30.370S 153 24.177E
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
Weather: Light easterly. Cloudy

2.8NM over to Dean Billa Bay, Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island. On the bikes today to Point Lookout and Amity Point. 50km

Wed Oct 3 16:13 2018 NZDT
GPS: 27 30.275S 153 21.674E
Run: 8.9nm (16.1km)
Weather: Light southerly now turned to light northerly. Warm and sunny. Tropical feel!!

10.6NM northward from Karragarra Island to the popular south side of Peel Island (Horseshoe Bay). The Island is also a Conservation Park (Teerk Roo Ra) and was also a Leper Colony with some historic remains. Having seen a Dugong and sea turtles feel we are on the periphery of the tropics. Water temp; 20 degrees cel.

Mon Oct 1 19:12 2018 NZDT
GPS: 27 37.996S 153 22.050E
Run: 9.5nm (17.2km)
Weather: Fresh southerlies. Fine

9.6 NM further north from Jacobs Well in the Gold Coast Seaway to Karragarra Island.

Sat Sep 29 19:12 2018 NZST
GPS: 27 46.249S 153 22.124E
Run: 7.7nm (13.9km)
Weather: 10 to 15 knots northerly.

After anchoring in 'Bums Bay' for a few days to restock headed 14.4 NM northward through the Gold Coast Passage to Jacobs Well. Pete Brady on board who cycled back home at the Gold Coast.

Sat Sep 22 12:38 2018 NZST
GPS: 27 52.779S 153 23.925E
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
Weather: Sunny. Light SE

Motored Taranui 1.4NM from its two week primo berth on Sovereign Island, while we were in NZ, to Paradise Point.

Wed Sep 5 20:59 2018 NZST
GPS: 27 52.614S 153 24.294E
Run: 4.8nm (8.7km)
Weather: SE 10 to 15 knots

6 NM to The Sovereign Mile, Sovereign Island to put Taranui in a 'holiday home' while we fly to NZ to catch up with Charlotte at Whakapapa , NZ.

Tue Sep 4 20:30 2018 NZST
GPS: 27 48.610S 153 25.420E
Run: 4.3nm (7.8km)
Weather: Gusty ESE and showers.

3.6NM back toward Southport to Tipplers. A huge camping area and resort. Beaut walk through forest to east coast.

Sun Sep 2 17:39 2018 NZST
GPS: 27 44.958S 153 26.316E
Run: 2.9nm (5.2km)
Weather: Warn, sunny. Calm this morning, now 10 to 15 knot easterly.

3.4 NM back from Slipping Sands to Jump Pin Lagoon. Very tropical.

Fri Aug 31 16:57 2018 NZST
GPS: 27 43.248S 153 24.192E
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
Weather: Northerly 15 to 25 knots. Clear and sunny. 26 degrees C at 1500.

3.5 NM at near high tide into the very shallow Canaipa Passage to Slipping Sands anchorage. Down to 0.1 metres (10 centimetres) under the keel. Excellent shelter from the fresh northerly.

Tue Aug 28 14:26 2018 NZST
GPS: 27 45.361S 153 26.304E
Run: 13.3nm (24.1km)
Weather: Day started with light southerly but now warm, sunny and calm.

Ventured 13.6NM northward through inland waterway to South Stradbroke Island just south of Jumpin Pin bar. Anchored here November 2016 on way south.

Thu Aug 23 21:08 2018 NZST
GPS: 27 56.873S 153 25.440E
Run: 101.4nm (183.5km)
Weather: ENE sea breeze during day, W land breeze at night.

Pleasant sailing from Iluka to Southport. 101NM. Arrived in 'Bums Bay, Southport 4am this morning.

Thu Aug 9 21:07 2018 NZST
GPS: 29 24.803S 153 21.085E
Run: 62.8nm (113.7km)
Weather: 15 knot southerly. Sunny.

Early start from Coffs Harbour to reach Iluka (Yamba) in good time. 59.3 NM. Plenty of whale sightings, breaching, spy hopping, pectoral and tail flapping.

Wed Aug 8 17:06 2018 NZST
GPS: 30 18.263S 153 08.600E
Run: 40.2nm (72.8km)
Weather: light W then 15knot N. Sun, sun and more sun!

36.4 NM northward from Trial Bay to Coffs Harbour.

Tue Aug 7 17:11 2018 NZST
GPS: 30 52.916S 153 03.751E
Run: 38.7nm (70km)
Weather: 5 to 20 knots wesrerly, slight sea and sun, sun,sun!!!

Overnight in Trial Bay en-route to Coffs Harbour. 38.6 NM today from Port Macquarie. Still plenty of whales heading slowly north as we are.

Mon Aug 6 0:32 2018 NZST
GPS: 31 25.556S 152 54.467E
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
Weather: NNW 15. Sunny as has been for weeks!!

Moved from rented mooring to courtesy mooring.

Thu Jul 26 21:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 31 25.581S 152 53.947E
Run: 29.8nm (53.9km)
Weather: Light SW and sunny.

31.2 NM from Crowdy Head to Port McQuarrie.

Wed Jul 25 21:29 2018 NZST
GPS: 31 50.358S 152 45.043E
Run: 59.6nm (107.9km)
Weather: 10knots variable. Sunny and smooth sea.

Early start for the 57.3 NM sail northward to Crowdy Head. Joined the conveyor belt of Humpback and Southern Right whales heading northward at a similar speed to Taranui.

Mon Jul 23 20:04 2018 NZST
GPS: 32 37.144S 152 18.972E
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
Weather: variable and sunny

3.9 NM to Esmerelda Cove on south side of Broughton Island.

Sun Jul 22 19:21 2018 NZST
GPS: 32 36.709S 152 18.778E
Run: 15.5nm (28.1km)
Weather: 10 knots westerly, variable and now NE 10 knots. Sunny

11.7 NM sail northward from Shoal Bay, Port Stephens to Providence Beach, north side of Broughton Island

Fri Jul 20 11:40 2018 NZST
GPS: 32 42.702S 152 04.525E
Run: 5.1nm (9.2km)
Weather: Building westerly

After being in Nelson Bay for two nights for fuel, water, supplies and bike ride up Gan Gan lookout, Boat Harbour, Anna Bay and Salamander have anchored at Soldiers Point for protection from the imminent strong westerly's. All settles down again tomorrow.

Mon Jul 16 2:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 32 40.458S 152 09.034E
Run: 5nm (9.1km)
Weather: W 15 knots. Sunny, clear sky.

Navigated Taranui carefully through the shallows of the Myall River entrance. Beautiful anchorage close to Winda Woppa surrounded by Pelicans, numerous other wading birds, sand dunes and mangroves.

Sun Jul 15 18:13 2018 NZST
GPS: 32 41.079S 152 03.887E
Run: 4.5nm (8.1km)
Weather: cool, calm and sunny

Delightful Fame Cove after a short slow moving sail from Taniba Bay in Port Stephens.

Sat Jul 14 19:50 2018 NZST
GPS: 32 43.392S 152 00.114E
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
Weather: cool, calm and sunny

5NM around other side of peninsula to explore Taniba Bay

Thu Jul 12 23:21 2018 NZST
GPS: 32 44.705S 152 02.317E
Run: 6.8nm (12.3km)
Weather: Sunny, warm and calm. Stunner!!

After cycle to Fingal Bay motored further into Port Stephens to Tilligery Creek close to Lemon Tree Passage.

Wed Jul 11 2:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 32 42.968S 152 08.974E
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)
Weather: Sunny, warm and calm

Moved around corner to Nelson Bay for supplies and laundry.

Tue Jul 10 21:25 2018 NZST
GPS: 32 43.079S 152 10.318E
Run: 81.1nm (146.8km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 67.8nm
Weather: 10 to 20 knots southerly; 2 to 4 metre swells. Wind became variable later in day and reduced swells.

3am start to cover the 75.2NM from Fishermans Beach, Broken Bay to Shoal Bay, Port Stephens. Sighted a number of humpback whales migrating north, but none of the 84 containers lost overboard a few weeks back in this area. Harder to sight as they don't spout!!

Mon Jul 9 16:43 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 35.453S 151 14.048E
Run: 1.8nm (3.3km)
Weather: Calm and sunny but a little cool.

Moved to Fishermans Beach for a change of scene and closer to Broken Bay entrance ready for departure north.

Thu Jul 5 19:30 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 35.604S 151 12.157E
Run: 5.6nm (10.1km)
Weather: Sunny, warm and calm.

Motored 12NM into Jerusalem Bay in preparation for a walk on the Great North Trail tomorrow.

Wed Jul 4 2:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 38.812S 151 16.573E
Run: 3.5nm (6.3km)
Weather: Calm and sunny

Up into McCarrs Creek to meet up and dine with couple on yacht Azimba. Very tranquil and scenic. But as you can see we are not the only vessels up here!!

Tue Jul 3 21:14 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 36.009S 151 17.859E
Run: 19.8nm (35.8km)
Weather: Sunny with light variables. Calm sea

22.6NM from Balmoral, Sydney Harbour to Coasters in Pittwater. No longer Sydney Siders!!!

Sat Jun 30 19:07 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 50.780S 151 07.194E
Run: 3nm (5.4km)
Avg: 65.1knts
24hr: 1561.4nm
Weather: Calmn and Sunny

Back up to Cabarita after a very interesting day on Cockatoo Island.

Sat Jun 30 19:04 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 50.631S 151 10.301E
Run: 4.7nm (8.5km)
Weather: Sunny and calm

Anchored off Hunters Hill Sailing Club in the Parramatta River as a convenient spot to access Sydney Harbour's largest Island - Cockatoo Island. Steeped with ship building history and has National Heritage.

Fri Jun 29 2:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 50.452S 151 15.235E
Run: 1.8nm (3.3km)

Chowder Bay for a change of scene.

Sat Jun 23 21:32 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 51.918S 151 15.974E
Run: 8.5nm (15.4km)
Weather: Sunny and calm.

Back out to Rose Bay ready to walk the coastline between Bondi and Cooge.

Fri Jun 22 2:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 50.759S 151 07.199E
Run: 3nm (5.4km)
Weather: Sunny, cool and calm

4.2NM further up-river to Cabarita to launch the bikes for the Paramata cycle trail and the Olympic Park.

Wed Jun 20 2:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 50.220S 151 10.271E
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
Weather: cool and calm

4.5 NM up river to Lane Cove for a snoop around Woolwich and walk on a part of The Great North Walk.

Mon Jun 18 10:46 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 52.332S 151 11.167E
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)
Weather: Cool, overcast 5 to 10knot WSW

Back to Black Wattle.

Sat Jun 16 20:10 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 50.350S 151 11.427E
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)
Weather: 10 to 15 knot WSW. Clear and sunny.

3 NM to Balls Bay to access a walk.

Sun Jun 10 2:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 52.362S 151 11.224E
Run: 4.6nm (8.3km)

5 NM under Harbour Bridge and Anzac Bridge and through the now unused Glebe Bridge and into Black Wattle Bay for easy access to 'Vivid Sydney'.

Sat Jun 9 22:27 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 51.907S 151 15.983E
Run: 17.8nm (32.2km)
Weather: light SW

21.8NM run from Coasters Retreat back into Rose Bay, Sydney Harbour to experience Sydney's Vivid Light Festival. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is in "bling" and beaming powerful laser beams in different directions. All seen from our Rose Bay courtesy mooring.

Tue Jun 5 19:07 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 36.685S 151 19.251E
Run: 2.1nm (3.8km)
Weather: Cool southerlies with showers.

Careel Bay for a change in scene and a walk.

Sun Jun 3 2:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 37.637S 151 17.350E
Run: 2nm (3.6km)
Weather: 10 to 15 knots SW. Slight sea.

Moved to Morning Bay, Towlers for social dinner on yacht Kimbo.

Tue May 29 0:05 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 35.984S 151 17.883E
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
Avg: 10knts
24hr: 240.7nm
Weather: Morning smog, calm and partly cloudy

Moved 1NM across to the delightful Coasters Retreat.

Mon May 28 23:59 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 35.922S 151 18.923E
Run: 8.9nm (16.1km)
Weather: Morning smog again. Calm and partly cloudy

11.1 NM from Cotton Tree Bay to Palm Beach in Pittwater for a walk up to the iconic Barronjoey Lighthouse. Observed a bit of "Home and Away" filming!

Sat May 26 0:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 38.299S 151 10.130E
Run: 1.4nm (2.5km)
Weather: light and variable, sunny but with morning smog caused by a loacal burnoff mixing with the radiation fog. Smoke plus fog equals smog.

Just a 1.5 NM shift back up the Cowan Creek to Cotton Tree Bay with a magnificent fringe of sandstone bluffs and bush.

Thu May 24 0:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 39.468S 151 09.808E
Run: 5nm (9.1km)
Weather: light and variable, sunny

6.5 NM from Jerusalem to yet another beautiful anchorage at Bobbin Head in Cowan Creek..

Tue May 22 17:11 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 35.604S 151 12.155E
Run: 3.6nm (6.5km)
Weather: Calm, clear and sunny.

6NM from Smiths Creek to Pinta Bay in Jerusalem Arm for a change of scene and another walk.

Sun May 20 16:56 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 38.741S 151 12.630E
Run: 3.9nm (7.1km)
Weather: Clear, calm and sunny.

A further 5.6NM ingression into Broken Bay to the head of Smiths Creek and it is absolutely tranquil, peaceful and stunning. In the midst of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park.

Sat May 19 19:32 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 35.970S 151 15.004E
Run: 16.9nm (30.6km)
Weather: Sunny with very light variable wind.

27.8 NM from Ball Head Bay, out through Sydney Harbour Heads and north along the coast to Refuge Bay in the greater Broken Bay. NSW's answer to NZ's labyrinth of waterways; the Marlborough Sounds.

Sat May 19 12:32 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 50.370S 151 11.412E
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)
Weather: Calm and sunny.

Moved to quieter Balls Head Bay.

Thu May 17 22:52 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 52.338S 151 11.191E
Run: 5.7nm (10.3km)
Avg: 110.9knts
24hr: 2662.1nm
Weather: Variable and sunny.

Back in Black Wattle Bay in prep for Charlotte's departure early tomorrow morning.

Thu May 17 22:49 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 50.357S 151 16.674E
Run: 1.7nm (3.1km)
Weather: Light southerly. Sunny

Stop off at the beautiful Camp Cove for final swim and sun soak with Charlotte before she departs tomorrow.

Wed May 16 0:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 48.009S 151 16.968E
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
Weather: 10 to 15 knots southerly

Into Manly Cove to take Charlotte out for a meal.

Wed May 16 0:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 49.476S 151 15.196E
Run: 2.4nm (4.3km)
Weather: 10 to 15 knots southerly

2.4 NMN across from Quarantine to Balmoral for the day.

Tue May 15 13:10 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 48.869S 151 17.181E
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)
Weather: Sunny, light winds.

Moved back out to Quarantine Bay, Manly for a bit of beaching, swimming and walking North Head.

Sat May 12 0:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 47.756S 151 13.425E
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)
Weather: Strong southerlies

Moved to Sugar Loaf to access some different walks. Happy to be in the very sheltered Middle Harbour while a frontal system passes. This one gave Tasmania a bit of a hammering.

Thu May 10 0:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 46.719S 151 13.883E
Run: 7nm (12.7km)
Weather: Strong westerlies.

Into Bantry Bay, Middle Harbour from Store Bay for protection from westerly. Bridge to enter opened at 8.15pm hence some careful night navigation. All went well and worth it.

Wed May 9 0:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 52.330S 151 11.192E
Run: 4.6nm (8.3km)

Into Black Wattle Bay in prep to pick up Charlotte at airport.

Fri May 4 19:55 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 51.912S 151 15.987E
Run: 4.6nm (8.3km)
Avg: 77knts
24hr: 1848.6nm
Weather: W 20 to 25 knots.

Overnight move for shelter in Rose Bay from predicted SW. A blow is passing over for a short while. Will move back to Manly tomorrow morning.

Fri May 4 19:51 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 48.009S 151 16.968E
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)
Weather: Light NW. Sunny.

On courtesy mooring for a few hours in Manly Cove to enable easy resupplying.

Tue May 1 19:09 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 48.672S 151 17.289E
Run: 19.9nm (36km)
Weather: Sparkling sunny day, calm, no wind.

19.7NM from Port Hacking to Store Beach, Manly in Sydney Harbour. Gorgeous motor sail close to the scenic coast past Botany Bay, Bondi Beach and South Head into Manly.

Mon Apr 30 20:15 2018 NZST
GPS: 34 04.767S 151 09.775E
Run: 76.8nm (139km)
Weather: 15 to 20 knots SSW

72.7NM, 13 hours pure sailing from Jervis Bay to Jibbon Beach, Port Hacking. Anchorage backs on to Royal National Park. Only 18NM from Sydney Harbour Entrance.

Sat Apr 28 0:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 35 08.142S 150 44.626E
Run: 181.6nm (328.7km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 181.6nm
Weather: Mixture of beautiful moonlit 15 knot following wind and flat sea with poled genoa to rain and light wind in 2 metre sea.

Arrived at Jervis Bay 2130. Calm anchorage and catch up on sleep after busy and challenging 330 NM sail from Babel Island - 64 hours.

Fri Apr 27 0:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 37 40.020S 149 52.010E
Run: 142.9nm (258.6km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 142.9nm
Weather: SW 20 with confuses sea.

Off the Red Cliffs lighthouse, Eden. Boxing on!

Thu Apr 26 0:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 39 31.300S 148 41.900E
Run: 35.7nm (64.6km)
Avg: 13.1knts
24hr: 314.7nm
Weather: SW 25 gusting 30 knots.

Uncomfortable sailing in Bass Strait. One poop over stern.

Wed Apr 25 21:16 2018 NZST
GPS: 39 57.469S 148 20.236E
Run: 18.3nm (33.1km)
Weather: Light NNW.

Out through the Pot Boil again from Franklin Sound then north to Babel Island.29NM.

Mon Apr 23 0:09 2018 NZST
GPS: 40 12.799S 148 14.973E
Run: 19nm (34.4km)
Weather: Light NE

24.9NM from Jamieson Bay to Lady Barron in Franklin Sound (Between Cape Barren and Flinders Islands). Passed through the notorious Pot Boil.

Sat Apr 21 0:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 40 26.475S 148 26.970E
Run: 18.7nm (33.8km)
Avg: 11.1knts
24hr: 267.5nm
Weather: SE / NE 10 knots

22.8NM from Spike Cove to Jamieson Bay on East Coast of Cape Barren Island, Furneaux group.

Fri Apr 20 22:19 2018 NZST
GPS: 40 32.181S 148 06.961E
Run: 50.2nm (90.9km)
Weather: Variable and sunny!

46.8 NM from Binalong to Spike Bay, Clarke Island in the Furneaux Group. This Bay is surrounded by spectacular natural granite rock landscaping.

Thu Apr 19 22:03 2018 NZST
GPS: 41 14.918S 148 18.281E
Run: 64nm (115.8km)
Weather: Light W then SW then variable then very light SE.

59.9 NM from Wineglass Bay to the beautiful Binalong. Visited here by road about a month ago. Had some pure sailing today.

Wed Apr 18 13:37 2018 NZST
GPS: 42 10.483S 148 18.552E
Run: 8.6nm (15.6km)
Weather: light westerly

Early start to Wineglass Bay (11.5NM) before the predicted northerly "kicks in". Decision to tack into the northerly today or "chill out" in Wineglass and motor sail in the variables tomorrow. Opted for the latter!!

Tue Apr 17 0:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 42 17.895S 148 17.103E
Run: 24.3nm (44km)
Weather: 15 to 25 knots SW

Taken advantage of the dying SW (was 50knots) to get to Schouten Passage to begin the hopping voyage to Sydney after 1 year and 2 months in Tasmania. Anticyclonic weather on the way. 26.8 NM today without burning diesel.

Thu Apr 12 23:50 2018 NZST
GPS: 42 31.287S 147 55.033E
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)
Weather: 20 to 35 knots northerly.

Into Triabunna for four or five days while the wild weather passes and while we head into Hobart by land with Hilary's sister who departs Wednesday. Then await a weather window to start sailing north to Sydney.

Thu Apr 12 0:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 42 30.631S 147 54.924E
Run: 4nm (7.2km)
Weather: Predicted gale force westerlies.

Into Triabunna to land trip into Hobart for a few days with Sarah who fly's out of Hobart on Wednesday. Then we await a weather window to start heading north to Sydney.

Wed Apr 11 0:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 42 33.969S 147 53.609E
Run: 28.6nm (51.8km)
Weather: Started with light NW then changed to 20 knots southerly.

A gnarly beat into the southerly for a large proportion of the 28.9 NM's from Schouten Passage, Freycinet to Prosser Bay for shelter from the upcoming unsettled weather.

Mon Apr 9 0:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 42 16.485S 148 17.444E
Run: 29.2nm (52.9km)
Weather: 20 to 25 knot south easterly sail with 2 to 3 metre swell. Changef NE when arrived.

30.3 NM sail from Shoal Bay, Maria Island to Passage Beach in Schouten Passage. Re-anchored in Bryans Corner later in day.

Fri Apr 6 22:41 2018 NZST
GPS: 42 39.515S 148 03.162E
Run: 15.5nm (28.1km)
Avg: 169.6knts
24hr: 4070.5nm
Weather: 10 to 15 knots SW. Slight sea.

From Fortescue Bay to Shoal Bay, Maria Island stopping at North Bay en-route to walk northward to Tasman Bay where Abel Tasman landed in 1642. First white people to land in Tasmania. Total of 34 NM today.

Fri Apr 6 22:35 2018 NZST
GPS: 42 51.675S 147 55.424E
Run: 18.4nm (33.3km)
Weather: 10 to 15 knots SW. Slight sea.

Anchored in to North Bay and walked over to the monument in Tasman Bay. Abel Tasman landed here in 1642; the first white people to land in Tasmania.

Thu Apr 5 0:00 2018 NZST
GPS: 43 07.617S 147 57.291E
Run: 5nm (9.1km)

17.8 NM passage from Port Arthur to Fortescue Bay. Anchored behind wreck in Canoe Bay. Mirror calm.

Tue Apr 3 21:44 2018 NZST
GPS: 43 08.477S 147 51.474E
Run: 49.7nm (90km)
Weather: 20 to 30 knots WNW. 3 to 5 metre southerly swell.

53.6NM from Deep Hole, Southport to Port Arthur via east side of Bruny Island.

Sun Apr 1 19:40 2018 NZST
GPS: 43 27.191S 146 58.020E
Run: 9.8nm (17.7km)
Weather: Calm. Rain and poor visibility.

11.2NM from Port Esperance to Southport.

Sat Mar 31 20:38 2018 NZDT
GPS: 43 19.101S 147 01.664E
Run: 8.5nm (15.4km)
Weather: Light NW

From Deep Bay to Port Esperance for festival. 10.6NM

Thu Mar 29 0:00 2018 NZDT
GPS: 43 12.570S 147 06.478E
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)

From Randalls Bay to Deep Bay.4.6NM

Wed Mar 28 0:25 2018 NZDT
GPS: 43 14.752S 147 07.341E
Run: 11.7nm (21.2km)
Avg: 27.3knts
24hr: 656nm
Weather: Variable and sunny.

17.7NM Missionary Bay to Randalls Bay. Anchored in Isthmus Bay opposite The Neck en-route. Lookout and walk on Adventure Bay beach.

Wed Mar 28 0:00 2018 NZDT
GPS: 43 10.339S 147 19.836E
Run: 2.7nm (4.9km)

Duckpond to Missionary Bay. 9.2NM

Sun Mar 25 18:01 2018 NZDT
GPS: 43 08.210S 147 21.298E
Run: 20.3nm (36.7km)
Weather: NW 15. Cloudy and was rain.

24.4NM from Lagoon Bay to the all-round shelter of Duckpond on Bruny Island ready for the prospective SW 40knots tomorrow. There may be a few ruffled feathers in the pond!!

Sat Mar 24 13:11 2018 NZDT
GPS: 42 57.431S 147 40.332E
Run: 5.2nm (9.4km)
Weather: Light northerly. Cloudy

From Connellys to Lagoon Beach. 5.7NM. Now 3 POB. Hilary's sister Sarah with us for a few weeks.

Fri Mar 23 19:39 2018 NZDT
GPS: 42 53.566S 147 43.597E
Run: 4.7nm (8.5km)
Weather: 20 knots NE.Clear.

Departed Dunalley at high water to pass through the Denison Canal and anchor at Connellys Bay. 5.7NM.

Wed Mar 14 17:53 2018 NZDT
GPS: 42 53.156S 147 49.146E
Run: 22.5nm (40.7km)
Weather: Calm and sunny.

Departed Prosser Bay 0400 and passed through the Marion Narrows at 0730 and onward to Dunalley mooring. 24NM. Aurora Australis entertained us for a short while. Renting car and taking mountain bikes to Derby in the NE. Derby is becoming world renown for mountain biking.

Tue Mar 13 21:25 2018 NZDT
GPS: 42 33.930S 147 53.686E
Run: 27.2nm (49.2km)
Weather: wsw and variable

Sail from Schouten Island to Triabunna for fuel and water (26.7NM) then to Prosser Bay (3.8NM). Very early start tomorrow morning (0400) to catch high tide at Marion Narrows to then head to Dunalley.

Sun Mar 11 13:37 2018 NZDT
GPS: 42 17.893S 148 17.104E
Run: 2.9nm (5.2km)
Weather: Light southerly. Sunny

Shuffled across Schouten Passage from Bryans Bay to Crockett Bay for southerly wind shifts.

Fri Mar 9 22:34 2018 NZDT
GPS: 42 15.354S 148 16.731E
Run: 5.8nm (10.5km)
Weather: 15 knot northerly. Moderate sea. Sunny.

13.2 NM pleasant sail from Wineglass Bay to Bryans Corner, Schouten Passage.

Wed Mar 7 21:26 2018 NZDT
GPS: 42 10.489S 148 18.528E
Run: 81.4nm (147.3km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 86.1nm
Weather: Light NNE. Slight sea. Sunny

72NM fast motor sail from Eddystone Point to Wineglass Bay. Stunning day.

Tue Mar 6 22:44 2018 NZDT
GPS: 40 59.872S 148 20.680E
Run: 26.2nm (47.4km)
Weather: NE 10 to 15 knots. Sunny

Beaut sailing on slight sea through Banks Strait between Foster Inlet and Eddystone Point. 37.1NM

Mon Mar 5 20:19 2018 NZDT
GPS: 40 46.089S 147 56.701E
Run: 16.3nm (29.5km)
Weather: Sunny, Light variable winds.

Early start to catch the tidal stream for the 17.2NM sail from Water House Island to Foster Inlet west of Banks Strait.

Sun Mar 4 22:52 2018 NZDT
GPS: 40 48.367S 147 38.268E
Run: 48.9nm (88.5km)
Weather: 10 to 20 knots south west.

52NM sail from West Arm, Tamar River to Water House Island.

Fri Mar 2 14:18 2018 NZDT
GPS: 41 08.217S 146 48.520E
Run: 82.6nm (149.5km)
Weather: 15 to 20 knots SW.

Great sailing from Stanley back to West Arm in the Tamar River. 80NM.

Early starts are sometimes rewarded with stunning sunrises.
Wed Feb 21 13:29 2018 NZDT
GPS: 40 46.096S 145 18.145E
Run: 89.6nm (162.2km)
Weather: NE 20 to 25 knots.

Yesterday - 84.8 NM sail from Sheep Tail Point, Tamar River to Stanley beneath "The Nut".

Mon Feb 19 23:40 2018 NZDT
GPS: 41 11.172S 146 55.649E
Run: 2.1nm (3.8km)
Weather: SSE 15 knots. Clear and sunny.

Just another 3.6 NM further down the Tamar River to Sheep Tail Point for protection from the SE.

Sun Feb 18 21:32 2018 NZDT
GPS: 41 13.025S 146 55.834E
Run: 11.7nm (21.2km)
Weather: Light westerly. Overcast.

14.1 NM downriver from Freshwater Point to Batman Bridge. Stopped at Windermere en-route for another pick of wild black berries.

Fri Feb 16 21:19 2018 NZDT
GPS: 41 20.863S 147 04.471E
Run: 2.4nm (4.3km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.6nm
Weather: 10 to 20 knots westerly. Clear.

After exploring the Tamar Island Wetlands travelled a further 2.3 NM to Freshwater Point. Very relaxing this river-boating!

Fri Feb 16 20:56 2018 NZDT
GPS: 41 22.781S 147 05.421E
Run: 4.3nm (7.8km)
Weather: Westerlies 15 to 20 knots. Fine

4.7 NM down river from Launceston, anchored to visit the Tamar Island wetland walk. Another of Tasmania's Great 60 Short Walks. Excellent.

Mon Feb 12 0:15 2018 NZDT
GPS: 41 26.115S 147 07.768E
Run: 10.6nm (19.2km)
Weather: LIght SW. Sunny. Warm.

The final 13 NM up the Tamar River into the Launceston Basin. On Tamar Cruises dock adjacent to the Royal Park. Nice piece of real estate.

Sat Feb 10 14:04 2018 NZDT
GPS: 41 19.026S 146 59.900E
Run: 7.7nm (13.9km)
Weather: Sea breeze. Overcast. Water temp 23 degrees.

A further 8.3 NM upriver (Tamar) early this morning to catch last of incoming tidal stream. Anchored at picturesque Windermere.

Fri Feb 9 19:36 2018 NZDT
GPS: 41 13.038S 146 55.830E
Run: 9.3nm (16.8km)
Weather: Sea breeze. Sunny. Max temp 30 degrees C. Water temp 23 degrees.

11.8 NM further up the Tamar River from George Town and just after passing under the Batman Bridge, Taranui is anchored in tranquil Newmans Bay.

Batman Bridge
Thu Feb 8 21:25 2018 NZDT
GPS: 41 06.587S 146 49.326E
Run: 2nm (3.6km)
Weather: Variable. Warm, 28 degrees max.

Shifted a short distance to York Cove at Georgetown. Debagged the bikes to ride out to Low Head and the Pilot Maritime Museum. Stories of ship wrecks, piloting, communications and more. Very well presented. Conveniently on public pontoon in Georgetown.

Wed Feb 7 21:51 2018 NZDT
GPS: 41 08.227S 146 48.539E
Run: 87.2nm (157.8km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 78.6nm
Weather: NE and E 15 to 20 knots.

Weighed anchor at 0300, East Kangaroo Island to sail 81.2 NM to West Arm, Tamar River. Exciting sailing up the River on incoming tide; 10 knots SOG! Will be a flat, tranquil anchorage tonight to catch up on some ZZZ's!

Tue Feb 6 19:13 2018 NZDT
GPS: 40 11.220S 147 54.234E
Run: 24.7nm (44.7km)
Weather: 15 to 20 knot ENE. Slight sea. Sunny.

30.6 NM sail from Killiecrankie southward to Kangaroo Bay. Between 6 and 7.5 knots. Plan is to hitch a ride on tomorrows NE wind conveyor belt to the Tamar River on the Tasmanian mainland's north coast.

Mon Feb 5 16:48 2018 NZDT
GPS: 39 49.962S 147 50.289E
Run: 5.8nm (10.5km)
Weather: 10knot NE. Slight sea. Sunny

11.6 NM from Roydon Island to Killiecrankie. Magical!!

Sat Feb 3 17:00 2018 NZDT
GPS: 39 54.285S 147 46.850E
Run: 8.9nm (16.1km)
Weather: Very light SE. Slight sea and sunny.

Just sail cruised for 8.3 NM on the run with jib alone at between 2 and 3 knots to Roydon Island. Beautiful and tranquil!

Wed Jan 31 23:09 2018 NZDT
GPS: 40 00.571S 147 52.654E
Run: 20.1nm (36.4km)
Weather: 15 to 20 knots SW.

20.9 NM fast sail to Port Davies on Flinders Island from Badger Island. Large swell for first half before the protection of Prime Seal Island due to the overnight 30 to 40 knot SW.

Mon Jan 29 21:54 2018 NZDT
GPS: 40 18.047S 147 52.552E
Run: 9.7nm (17.6km)
Weather: 10 to 15 knots NE. Slight sea. Clear

11.7 NM pleasant sail to Badger Island for protection from the forecasted southerly change.

Sat Jan 27 22:04 2018 NZDT
GPS: 40 13.760S 148 02.049E
Run: 21.9nm (39.6km)
Weather: NE 10 to 15. Slight sea. High humidity.

24.8 NM sail from Spike Bay to Trouser Point on Flinders Island. This anchorage is stunning with the Strzelecki Peaks bearing down on us. Clear water and beautiful beaches.

Fri Jan 26 22:52 2018 NZDT
GPS: 40 32.357S 148 07.061E
Run: 33.8nm (61.2km)
Weather: SE 10 to 15. Slight sea.

33.4 NM sailing between Eddystone Point and Spike Cove, Clarke Island in the Ferneaux Group, Bass Strait. Assisted by a 2 to 3 knot tidal stream.

Thu Jan 25 23:58 2018 NZDT
GPS: 40 59.827S 148 20.764E
Run: 14.9nm (27km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 70.7nm
Weather: Light NNE. Slight sea. Sunny

72.2 NMN today from Wineglass Bay to Eddystone Point. Anchored beneath the Eddystone Lighthouse built in 1889.

Thu Jan 25 18:54 2018 NZDT
GPS: 41 12.774S 148 21.482E
Run: 66.5nm (120.4km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 62nm
Weather: light NNE. Slight sea. Sunny

1645 and 60 NM on the passage between Wineglass Bay and Eddystone Point.12.7 NM to go. Off the entrance to St Helens. Motor sailing at around 6 knots. Although not much pure sailing it is a perfect day. Plenty of Common Dolphins to keep us amused.

Wed Jan 24 17:10 2018 NZDT
GPS: 42 10.463S 148 18.520E
Run: 6nm (10.9km)
Weather: ENE 10 to 15 knots. Warm and sunny.

12.4 NM from Bryans Bay, Freycinet Peninsula to the infamous Wineglass Bay. The Hazards are bearing down on us. This was our first landfall in Tasmania February last year.

Tue Jan 23 22:26 2018 NZDT
GPS: 42 15.506S 148 16.971E
Run: 30nm (54.3km)
Weather: 10 to 15 knots NE. Slight sea. Cloear

36.8 NM from Shoal Bay, Maria Island to Bryans Bay, Freycinet Peninsula. Passed close by to Isle Du Phoques to observe hundreds of seals. Also diverted to check out Hen and Chicken Bay on the southern coast of Schouten Island. Dramatic, narrow and a roll running in. Fancied a good nights sleep so vacated and headed for Bryans Bay.

Mon Jan 22 23:27 2018 NZDT
GPS: 42 39.504S 148 03.174E
Run: 30.4nm (55km)
Weather: 15 knot ENE. Sunny, slight sea.

32 NM from Slopen Main, through the Dennison Canal for the fourth time and on to Shoal Bay on Maria Island. Caught two Flatheads and one squid (Calamari) en-route for dinner. Beautiful sail between 5 and 7 knots. Taranui is responding to her recent anti foul.

Fri Jan 19 20:25 2018 NZDT
GPS: 42 59.789S 147 40.105E
Run: 22.9nm (41.4km)
Weather: 25 knot SSE. Surfing sea across Storm Bay.

29.3 NM from Kettering to Sloping Main in Fredrick Henry Bay. Boat speed between 6 and 10 knots. Taranui much happier now after her "bum cleaning"!

Tue Jan 9 22:54 2018 NZDT
GPS: 43 07.509S 147 14.975E
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)
Weather: Calm

Hoisted up on hard-stand yesterday at Kettering. Anti-foul, replace anodes and have fitted new through-hull transducer. Last haul-out was in Whangarei 21 months ago.

Sat Jan 6 19:59 2018 NZDT
GPS: 43 08.222S 147 21.332E
Run: 29.2nm (52.9km)
Weather: Warm northerly this morning. Change to westerly

37 NM yesterday from Dunalley through canal. Short stop-over at Lagoon Bay before heading to the Duckpond. Arrived approximately 2100.

Fri Jan 5 0:14 2018 NZDT
GPS: 42 53.149S 147 49.157E
Run: 18.9nm (34.2km)
Weather: light and variable

From Shoal Bay to Dunalley stopping en-route to catch a few Flatheads for dinner. 18.1 NM. Bike ride to Marion Bay tomorrow morning before passing through the canal at high water approximately mid-day.

Wed Jan 3 12:50 2018 NZDT
GPS: 42 40.697S 148 03.645E
Run: 11.5nm (20.8km)
Weather: sunny, warm and calm

South end of Shoal Bay, Maria Island

Sat Dec 30 19:47 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 33.966S 147 53.601E
Run: 29.1nm (52.7km)
Weather: Strong W to SW

Sailed yesterday from Crocketts bay, Schouten Island to Prosser Bay stopping at Darlington Harbour on Maria Island for a few hours on route.

Wed Dec 27 20:05 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 15.329S 148 16.708E
Run: 3nm (5.4km)
Weather: 25 to 35 gusting more northerly

Schouten Passage shuffle yesterday from Crocketts Bay on Schouten Island to Bryans Corner on Freycinet Peninsula; 2.8 NM. Cowering from the gale force winds that the Sydney to Hobart leaders are using to potentially shave hours off last years record. They flew past us a few hours ago at between 20 and 30 knots!!

Sun Dec 24 21:52 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 17.900S 148 17.09E
Run: 2.9nm (5.2km)
Weather: 10 to 20 knots westerly. Sunny

In Crocketts Bay, Schouten Island. Climbed the granite peak Bear Hill.

Sat Dec 23 0:44 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 15.363S 148 16.714E
Run: 29nm (52.5km)
Weather: NE 10. Opposing wind and tidal stream!

After fuel and water in Triabunna six hours to Bryans Bay in the Schouten Passage, Freycinet National Park.32.7 NM. 6km return walk to Cooks Beach and swim.

Thu Dec 21 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 33.932S 147 53.636E
Run: 10.3nm (18.6km)

From Shoal Bay, Maria Island to Prosser Bay (11.3 NM) ready to motor into Triabunna tomorrow for fuel and water.

Fri Dec 15 23:25 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 39.522S 148 03.163E
Run: 19.7nm (35.7km)
Weather: variable

17.9NM from Dunalley and back to Shoal Bay, Maria Island for the third time..

Thu Dec 14 21:13 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 53.162S 147 49.137E
Weather: 20 to 25 knots SW

Back on-board Taranui after 16 days exploring the inland world heritage wilderness areas. Over 200 km on "the pegs".

Fri Nov 24 20:09 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 53.162S 147 49.137E
Run: 4.7nm (8.5km)
Weather: Calm and sunny first up then 10 to 15knot NE. Now rain and a bit of thunder.

5.6NM from Connelly's to Dunalley via the Denison Canal.

Fri Nov 24 0:36 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 53.577S 147 43.623E
Run: 5.2nm (9.4km)
Weather: 20 / 25 knots NE. Calm, no wind this evening.

8.1 NM from Lagoon Beach to Connelly's.

Fri Nov 17 21:45 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 57.432S 147 40.342E
Run: 17.9nm (32.4km)
Weather: NE 15 gusting to 25 knots. Sunny, warm 26 degrees

Left Constitution Dock 0900. 26.2 NM to Lagoon Beach in Frederick Henry Bay. Beautiful white sand beach.

Thu Nov 2 1:10 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 52.977S 147 19.981E
Run: 19.9nm (36km)

Home Alone in Constitution Dock!!

Hilary flew back to Nelson, NZ for two weeks for a catch-up and our visitors dropped off at the Hobart airport this morning.

Constitution Dock with Tasmanian Art Gallery and Museum behind.
Position in Constitution Dock. Bridge to be lifted before entering!
Thu Oct 26 21:32 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 53.55S 147 43.60E
Run: 27.5nm (49.8km)
Weather: 15 knot NE. Sunny

23.7 NM from Shoal Bay, Maria Island to Connellys Bay, Fredrick Henry Bay via Dennison Canal. Using the Canal reduces the distance to Hobart by approximately 40NM.

Tue Oct 24 13:09 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 34.790S 148 03.714E
Run: 8.6nm (15.6km)
Weather: Calm cloudy and occassional rain.

Darlington, Maria Island again with visiting nephew and fiancée. Up onto Bishop and Clerk again yesterday.

Thu Oct 19 16:19 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 33.966S 147 53.624E
Run: 13.2nm (23.9km)
Weather: NW 15 to 25 knots. SW change expected this afternoon after front passes over.

Back on MAST mooring in Prosser Bay.

Tue Oct 17 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 39.889S 148 07.013E
Run: 2.9nm (5.2km)
Weather: In the grip of a stationary high. Very warm northerlies.

Whalers Cove for two nights as part of Maria Island circumnavigation.

Mon Oct 16 1:36 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 40.544S 148 3.714E
Run: 1.4nm (2.5km)
Weather: Light SE to NE. Clear and sunny.

In Shoal Bay, Maria Island. The depth in the Bay is a fairly consistent 4 metres apart from "The Hole" which drops to 9 metres and easily seen on the google map. Climbed the peak Bishop and Clerk today. Spectacular!!

Tue Oct 10 13:47 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 39.639S 148 02.618E
Run: 1.4nm (2.5km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 124.8nm
Weather: 15 knot NW.

Encampment Cove sheltering from last nights strong westerly wind. Now veered to the more favourable NW. Continuous equinoctial winds all around the clock lately with ccasional light winds and variables.

Tue Oct 10 13:31 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 40.684S 148 03.540E
Run: 1.4nm (2.5km)
Weather: variable

In "The Hole", Shoal Bay (9 metres) for a few Flatheads for dinner. Quickly successful!! Flatheads are great eating and put them up there with NZ Blue Cod. Apart from "The Hole", Shoal Bay is consistently about 4 metres deep.

Sat Oct 7 23:56 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 39.523S 148 03.149E
Run: 5.5nm (10km)
Avg: 30.7knts
24hr: 735.6nm
Weather: 15 knot NE

Beaut sail from Darlington Harbour back to Shoal or Chinaman Bay. Magic moonrise.

Sat Oct 7 23:46 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 34.790S 148 03.714E
Run: 8.6nm (15.6km)
Weather: Calm and sunny

In Darlington Harbour on Maria Island for the day before sailing 8NM northward to anchor in Shoal Bay again for protection from the 20 to 30 knot NE forecasted. Walked the Fossil Cliff and Painted Rocks circuits as well as snooping around the historic penal colony. many Wombats and other wildlife.

Fri Oct 6 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 33.921S 147 53.653E
Run: 3.9nm (7.1km)
Weather: Strong southerly all day but calm this evening. Fine calm day initially forecast for tomorrow then a NE kicks in.

Departed Triabunna marina this evening for Prosser Bay. On another of those wonderful MAST (Marine Safety Tasmania) free moorings. Smooth sea, no wind and a full moon. Absolutely gorgeous! Back to Maria Island tomorrow.

Thu Oct 5 19:56 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 30.625S 147 54.928E
Run: 12.4nm (22.4km)

Made a 12NM dash across Mercury Passage and into the very sheltered Triabunna Marina on mainland Tasmania to resupply and replenish while a low pressure system passes over. On a brand new marina dock not shown on Google Earth. Back out to Maria Island for plenty more exploring tomorrow.

Wed Oct 4 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 39.523S 148 03.154E
Run: 32.7nm (59.2km)

In Chinamans, Shoal Bay on Maria Island in approximately 3.5 metres of crystal clear water.. This Island is absolutely stunningly unique. Zillions of Wombats.

Mon Oct 2 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 43 07.617S 147 57.307E
Run: 5nm (9.1km)

In beautiful Canoe Bay in Fortescue Bay tucked in behind a wreck in about 3 metres of crystal clear water. 20km walk above the dolerite sea cliffs to Mt Lichen and return. Stunning!!

Mon Sep 25 14:24 2017 NZDT
GPS: 43 08.471S 147 51.454E
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)
Weather: Cold front passing. Cool rain. SW

After two days of stories of escaping convicts, punishment strategies and solitary confinement at the most fascinating Port Arthur Penal Colony Historic Site, Taranui is now anchored at the most delightful Ladies Bay. Calm, sheltered clear water, excellent holding in 4 to 6 metres with a beautiful beach back dropped by mature Australian trees and the diesel heater murmuring away providing dry heat; it is as good as anywhere to enjoy a breakfast of banana fritters and coffee during the present frontal system passing!!

Port Arthur historic penal colony.
Ladie Bay, Port Arthur, Tasmania
Sat Sep 23 0:40 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 09.027S 147 51.195E
Run: 37.8nm (68.4km)
Weather: Light NE. Sunny day.

40nm from Duckpond on Bruny Island to Port Arthur.

Wed Aug 9 22:56 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 12.535S 147 06.508E
Run: 25.2nm (45.6km)
Weather: Calm and partly cloudy all day

Left Constitution Dock this morning for Deep Bay in Cygnet. Stopped off en-route at the Neck, walked over to other side to walk along the Adventure Bay beach.

Sun Aug 6 1:22 2017 NZST
GPS: 42 52.975S 147 20.013E
Weather: Mainly fine.

Still in Constitution Dock and will be for another few days. Been active in land based activities such as mountain biking and walking.

Fri Jul 28 21:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 42 52.975S 147 20.013E
Run: 17.6nm (31.9km)
Weather: SW 15 today. Calm, clear night.

18NM from Duckpond and into Constitution Dock, Hobart. The bridge has to be lifted then into a "large swimming pool" only 100 to 200 metres from the Museum, Nautical Museum, Mawson's replica hut and more. Easy walk to everywhere in the city. A prime piece of real estate at minimal rent. Be here for 12 days.

Tue Jul 25 23:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 08.206S 147 21.331E
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)
Weather: Light NW today. Calm night

Back in Duckpond. Quack! Quack!

Mon Jul 24 19:29 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 07.355S 147 20.240E
Run: 22.2nm (40.2km)
Weather: Westerly 10 to 15 knots but mainly no wind at present in Quarantine Bay. Sunny today with a few clouds.

Day visiting the historic site of Tasmania's Quarantine station. Back on board Taranui just on dusk with diesel heater burning ready for another cozy evening. Were in Duckpond last night but internet signal "touch and go" so wasn't able to post position.

Thu Jul 20 19:24 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 20.325S 147 00.647E
Run: 97.5nm (176.5km)
Weather: Decreasing colod SW pre anticyclone. Showery. Sunny day predicted for tomorrow.

Another visit into Port Esperance, Dover. Anchored next to picturesque Rabbit Island.

Fri Jul 14 18:18 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 11.168S 145 05.042E
Run: 100.8nm (182.4km)
Weather: A couple of minus 4's previous two mornings followed by sunny, calm days rising to about 12 degrees. Northerly last night so much warmer but cooling today with approaching cold front which appears to be weakening.

Back from UK (flying) a few days back so on mooring in Cygnet. However, did anchor over at Deep Bay last two nights. Moved back over to mooring this morning. Diesel heater humming away keeping interior cozy!!

Thu May 4 23:42 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 11.168S 147 05.042E
Run: 2nm (3.6km)

Back on rented mooring in Cygnet.

Wed May 3 16:25 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 12.555S 147 06.470E
Run: 49.8nm (90.1km)

Arrived Deep Bay, Cygnet from Duckpond via Kettering for fuel; 25.3NM. NW 10knots and slight sea. Water temperature now 12 degrees.

Mon May 1 0:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 54.383S 147 21.335E
Run: 69.1nm (125.1km)

Back in the Duckpond after a week snooping around Hobart on the bikes. Museums, Mawson's replica Antarctic Hut, ride to Kingston, Salamanca Saturday market ++++

Tue Apr 25 23:54 2017 NZST
GPS: 42 54.383S 147 20.762E
Run: 15.9nm (28.8km)

Back on the Sandy Bay mooring in Hobart after two and a half months. In for some resupplying and the dentist before heading slowly back to Cygnet.

Sat Apr 22 23:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 08.218S 147 21.281E
Run: 1nm (1.8km)

Moved into Duck Pond this morning for better protection from the light southerly and to launch the bikes for a 25km circular ride to northern tip of Bruny Island; Dennes Point.

Fri Apr 21 20:55 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 07.473S 147 20.652E
Run: 4.1nm (7.4km)

From Snake Bay to Kettering for fuel, water and an engine oil change on the visitors day berth. Then over to Quarantine Bay to anchor just on dark. Had some incredibly calm, windless and sunny days.

Thu Apr 20 14:38 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 10.349S 147 17.825E
Run: 7.3nm (13.2km)

After 3 days of bike riding from Simpson Bay totaling 150km we have moved 6.4 NM northward to the delightful Snake By anchorage.

Sun Apr 16 0:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 16.687S 147 18.216E
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)

Moved Taranui close to a public boat ramp so we can launch the bikes!

Sat Apr 15 17:12 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 16.076S 147 18.155E
Run: 12.4nm (22.4km)

17.1 nm sail from Cygnet to Aitkens Point, Simpson Bay close to the neck between south and north Bruni Islands. Tranquil millpond conditions in here.

Thu Apr 13 22:54 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 11.166S 147 05.038E
Run: 2nm (3.6km)

On rented mooring in Gardners Bay in Cygnet. Taranui will be based here for local sailing (SE coast) and so we can do some land based trips.

Tue Apr 11 19:35 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 12.555S 147 06.470E
Run: 18.3nm (33.1km)

Cool light southerly with leaden sky assists 18.7nm passage from Deep Hole in Southport to Deep Bay in Cygnet.

Sun Apr 9 14:18 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 27.202S 146 58.138E
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)

A very relaxed 1.4 nautical mile passage this morning across Southport to Deep Hole for better protection from the predicted post frontal southwest. It has a very tropical look here with its clear water, white sand and native forest. That's where it ends though because the water temperature is 14 degrees celcius.

Fri Apr 7 15:04 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 26.120S 146 58.434E
Run: 9.9nm (17.9km)

Headed a little further north to Southport this morning after a couple of recuperating nights from the west coast passage at Coalbins, Recherché. Increasing northerlies today ahead of a frontal system. Looks like we may be in for another high next week.

Wed Apr 5 19:47 2017 NZST
GPS: 43 33.939S 146 53.617E
Run: 127.2nm (230.2km)

Arrived in Coalbins Bay in Recherché Bay at 1000 after motor-sailing entire 144NM passage due to a "fat high" parked over us. However beautiful sunset, sunrise, coastal scenery (especially south and southeast capes) and the southern lights (Aurora Australis).

Mon Apr 3 0:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 42 12.247S 145 12.197E
Run: 7.4nm (13.4km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 79.3nm

Anchored in Pilot Bay after navigating back out of Macquarie harbor through "Hells Gate". At the "starting blocks" to sail back to Recherché Bay, SE Tasmania (144 NM). Will leave at 0700 tomorrow and should arrive in Recherché Bay mid-morning next day. Walked the 2km to the most magnificent Cape Sorrell Lighthouse from Pilot Bay. Supposedly the second highest in Australia with the structure standing 53 metres.

Sun Apr 2 21:45 2017 NZST
GPS: 42 09.323S 145 19.932E
Run: 17.3nm (31.3km)
Avg: 284.4knts
24hr: 6825.2nm

Strahan in preparation for 170 NM coastal passage back to Recherché Bay, SE Tasmania. Depart Tuesday early morning.

Sun Apr 2 21:41 2017 NZST
GPS: 42 23.366S 145 27.127E
Run: 5nm (9.1km)

Explored historic Sarah Island. Was a penal island.

Sat Apr 1 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 22.126S 145 32.763E
Run: 1nm (1.8km)

Ledger Point Bay in Macquarie Harbour

Thu Mar 30 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 21.287S 145 32.715E
Run: 16.5nm (29.9km)

Kelly Basin in Macquarie Harbour

Sat Mar 25 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 34.230S 145 41.067E
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)

Sir John Falls

Fri Mar 24 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 31.548S 145 40.069E
Run: 6.5nm (11.8km)

Snag Point

Thu Mar 23 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 26.484S 145 36.734E
Run: 24.4nm (44.2km)

Heritage Landing

Tue Mar 21 23:06 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 09.321S 145 19.920E
Run: 87.5nm (158.4km)

After a fortnight in Port Davey climbing peaks, walking, kayaking gorges and enjoying the tranquil waters of this World Heritage Wilderness Area we have arrived in Strahan in McQuarie Harbour. The entrance into the Harbour is called Hells Gate and was particularly interesting and scenic.

Mon Mar 20 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 43 19.332S 146 00.170E
Run: 1.4nm (2.5km)

Bramble Cove.

Sun Mar 19 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 43 20.518S 146 00.142E
Run: 8.5nm (15.4km)

Scooners Cove

Sat Mar 18 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 43 13.875S 145 55.639E
Run: 14.2nm (25.7km)

Two nights at Carvers Point to explore 5nm up Port Davey river by dinghy towing kayaks to access Hells Gate gorge with rapids.

Tue Mar 14 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 43 22.485S 146 07.844E
Run: 4.1nm (7.4km)

Claytons Corner at mouth of Melaleuca Inlet. From here we climbed Mt Beatie and kayaked 4nm up the Melaleuca River to the only bush settlement in Port Davey. Airstrip, tramping hut, bird hide and museum here. Also dinghed up the river on another occasssion to walk 24 km return walk on South Coast trail to Coxes Beach on the south coast.

Mon Mar 13 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 43 21.876S 146 12.664E
Run: 5nm (9.1km)

Moulders Inlet. From here we climbed Kroanna Hill.

Thu Mar 9 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 43 21.226S 146 06.806E
Run: 5.5nm (10km)

Iowa Bay is like a cute little holding pen. From here we dinghy across channel to start of trail to climb Mt Rugby.

Tue Mar 7 0:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 43 19.981S 146 00.492E
Run: 47.6nm (86.2km)

Anchored in Wombat Cove in Port Davey after 70nm motor.sail from Recherce. Sunny day.

Sun Mar 5 20:59 2017 NZDT
GPS: 43 34.792S 146 53.667E
Run: 17.7nm (32km)

Wed Mar 1 19:31 2017 NZDT
GPS: 43 20.325S 147 00.647E
Run: 22.4nm (40.5km)

Sailed approximately another 20NM south in the D'Entrecousteaux Channel to Port Esperance anchoring adjacent to Rabbit Island. Passed many salmon farms before entering this beautiful bush clad bay with Mt Hartz Peak (1254m) in the Hartz National Park as a backdrop.

Tue Feb 28 23:33 2017 NZDT
GPS: 43 07.468S 147 20.60916E
Run: 20.7nm (37.5km)

Vacated Prince of Wales marina after a week of giving Taranui some TLC including getting her heat exchanger raw water flowing more efficiently, main sail repair and a few other fix ups which always take longer than expected. However all done and motored out past the docked Queen Mary 2 and twenty nautical miles onward to Quarantine Bay stopping at Kettering Marina en-route for fuel.

Sun Feb 19 0:38 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 49.609S 147 18.202E
Run: 5.8nm (10.5km)

Moved into Prince of Wales marina for probably one week so we can easily tend to a few boat tasks mixed with some "playtime" as well. Rode the bikes up to Tolosa Park this evening for the "Symphony Under the Stars" featuring the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra with a very perky Jessica Cottis as conductor and guest saxophonist Amy Dickson. Rhk Goddard a New Zealander was the compere. World class performances.

Fri Feb 10 23:54 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 54.326S 147 20.739E
Run: 15.9nm (28.8km)

Sailed into Hobart behind the Wooden Boat Festival Sail Parade and anchored in Sandy bay, Hobart. have since moved onto a nearby mooring. Although Taranui is steel we felt it appropriate to be part of the fleet as we do have NZ native Rimu and Totara inside!!

Thu Feb 9 22:22 2017 NZDT
GPS: 43 08.156S 147 21.366E
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)

Shifted to Duckpond after this mornings southerly change. Yacht dragged anchor on to us as well in Quarantine resulting in a small scrap on starboard side. Taranui doesn't deserve that kind of treatment!!!

Wed Feb 8 13:45 2017 NZDT
GPS: 43 07.367S 147 20.484E
Run: 14.5nm (26.2km)

Lowered anchor in Quarantine Bay, Barnes Bay 2100 yesterday after a 109 NM passage from Wineglass Bay. Incredible coastal scenery passing through "the hole in the wall" and rounding Cape Raul. Wooden boat festival atmosphere already in the Bay.

Tue Feb 7 19:40 2017 NZDT
GPS: 43 10.768S 147 37.142E
Run: 77.8nm (140.8km)

Crossing Stormy Bay for north Bruny Island and down D'Entrecasteaux Channel to potentially anchor in Quarantine Bay. Left midnight from Wineglass Bay to get in before two days of mischievous weather. Very nice day today and passing through some amazing landscapes. Bi-annual wooden boat festival begins Friday.

Sun Feb 5 17:42 2017 NZDT
GPS: 42 10.455S 148 18.465E
Run: 360.5nm (652.5km)

Arrived Wineglass Bay, Tasmania from Eden 0320 this morning. Overall an excellent and varied 329 nautical mile sail taking 55 hours (2 days 7 hours). Left Eden 2000 Thursday 2 Feb motor sailing first 70NM before the predicted SW was strong enough to sail. The SW headed us eastward off the rhumbline by 25 NM before the wind became westerly, then north westerly so we could lay toward the waypoint off Wineglass Bay. This was excellent fast sailing which became more thrilling passing the wind constricted Banks Strait with winds in excess of 40 knots and boat speed between 7 and 10 knots with storm tri and staysail set. Eased later in the evening and motored last 17 NM. Wineglass Bay is stunning with its white sand beach, bush and granite rock formations!

Sat Jan 28 22:26 2017 NZDT
GPS: 37 06.513S 149 55.544E
Run: 56.3nm (101.9km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 64nm

Arrived in Eden at 0800 after a 23 hour 130 NM sail from Jervis Bay. Some motor sailing but predominantly good sailing with the wind 10 to 20 knots NE and N. So we are now in the "starting blocks" for Bass Straight along with at least three other yachts

Sat Jan 28 1:19 2017 NZDT
GPS: 36 21.763S 150 20.122E
Run: 87.8nm (158.9km)

12 Nautical miles off the coast and ENE of Bermagui heading for Eden; the starting blocks for Bass Strait! 50 NM to run. Good sailing through the day with 10 to 15 knots NE. 20 to 25 knots northerly was forecasted for now but only experiencing light winds hence motor sailing between 6 and 7 knots,

Thu Jan 26 13:02 2017 NZDT
GPS: 35 08.154S 150 44.618E
Run: 92.7nm (167.8km)

Arrived in Jervice Bay 0600 after a benign 89 nautical mile light northerly wind passage. Dolphins led us to the mooring area!! The Bay is pristine with clear water and white sandy beaches with courtesy moorings so that the sea grass seabed is protected against anchor damage. It is part of the Booderee National Park.

Sun Jan 22 23:32 2017 NZDT
GPS: 33 51.919S 151 16.002E
Run: 7nm (12.7km)

Anchored in Rose Bay in preparation for a Sydney departure and a sail to Port Hacking tomorrow.

Sat Jan 21 0:48 2017 NZDT
GPS: 33 46.562S 151 12.463E
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)

Anchored by the Roseville Bridge in Middle Harbour. Twenty minute walk to Killarney Heights Coles Supermarket today to re-provision. Running low on Rum and Raisin chocolate and Gingernuts!! Good shelter from tonight's fresh southerly.

Wed Jan 18 15:08 2017 NZDT
GPS: 33 46.531S 151 13.851E
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)

Changed anchorage to Bantry Bay in Middle Harbour both for a scene change and to access further walking tracks in Garigal National Park. May as well stay tight in Sydney Harbour, in particularly in the very protected waters of Middle Harbour, to wait for the weather to settle further south. A welcome southerly change this morning to help cool the air temperature.

Thu Jan 12 14:06 2017 NZDT
GPS: 33 47.468S 151 13.140E
Run: 4.1nm (7.4km)

Approximately 5 NM from Manly and passing under a time-tabled opening bascule bridge we are now anchored in Castle Cove in Middle Harbour, Sydney Harbour. Surrounded by a national park and tracked Australian native bush and the water temperature 25.5 degrees C we are yet again in another yacht cruisers paradise.

Wed Jan 11 14:26 2017 NZDT
GPS: 33 48.841S 151 17.142E

Still in Q beach Manly and not moving anywhere today. Predicted maximum temperatures for Sydney today is 39 degrees and 41 degrees in the west. The local radio said to be aware of "heat stress" today so doing our best to avoid it by doing little except frequent immersions off the swimming platform into the 22 degree water! Temperature on Taranui at 0830 was 30 degrees. Managing "heat stress" ok so far!

Sat Jan 7 18:38 2017 NZDT
GPS: 33 48.841S 151 17.142E
Run: 7nm (12.7km)

Back to our Manly anchorage thinking about starting south again.

Wed Jan 4 13:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 33 52.356S 151 11.196E
Run: 4.5nm (8.1km)

Re anchored this morning from Rose Bay to Blackwattle Bay virtually in the heart of the city. This move involved passing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, through the permanently opened Glebe Island Bridge and under the modern Anzac Bridge before anchoring opposite "The Fish Market".

Sun Jan 1 22:25 2017 NZDT
GPS: 33 51.923S 151 15.872E
Run: 1.6nm (2.9km)

Moved from Athol Bay where we viewed New Years fireworks to Sirius Cove. On the bikes for a cruise around "bike friendly" Sydney which included crossing the harbour bridge. Returned to Taranui resting in beautiful Sirius Cove and then re anchored in Rose Bay 2.5 nautical miles to the south east. Southerly forecasted tonight.

Fri Dec 30 18:33 2016 NZDT
GPS: 33 51.034S 151 14.549E
Run: 3.5nm (6.3km)

Moved to Athol Bay in preparation for the viewing of the renown Sydney Harbour New Years eve fireworks and other entertainment. Apparently not to be missed. We are not the only ones here!!! Far removed from the rural islands in Vanuatu!!

Thu Dec 29 11:28 2016 NZDT
GPS: 33 48.877S 151 17.174E
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)

This mornings passage entailed weighing the anchor and heading south-east by approximately 200 metres to pick up an available 24 hour visitors mooring next to the gorgeous Quarantine beach with cold rinse off shower. Temperature forecast is a high of 35 degrees today!

Tue Dec 27 22:22 2016 NZDT
GPS: 33 48.722S 151 17.079E
Run: 5.1nm (9.2km)

Back in Manly after a day's "harbour cruise" with Nelson friends to the opera house and bridge.

Tue Dec 27 14:40 2016 NZDT
GPS: 33 51.656S 151 13.101E
Run: 5.1nm (9.2km)

Anchored next to the "Opera House" for lunch. Not sure our "cracker biscuit" lunch matches the ambience!!!

Sat Dec 24 19:38 2016 NZDT
GPS: 33 48.699S 151 17.123E
Run: 14.8nm (26.8km)

Twenty three nautical miles from Refuge Bay to Manly in Sydney Harbour. Pleasant light wind sail along golden sand beaches and housing.

Thu Dec 22 21:58 2016 NZDT
GPS: 33 35.966S 151 15.004E
Run: 80.9nm (146.4km)

75 nautical miles from Port Stephens to Refuge Bay, Hawkesbury River Mouth. Non descript sail with its lack of wind and swells but what an ending. This is Australia's answer to NZ's Marlborough Sounds with its labrynth of waterways penetrating into the native bush. The NSW Alan Lucas Guide Book states ""Described by some long distance sailors as the finest anchorage in the world". The anchorage is engulfed by Ku-ring-gai - Chase National Park. Suppose there will be a bit of exploration tomorrow!

Tue Dec 20 20:14 2016 NZDT
GPS: 32 43.094S 152 10.298E
Run: 82.9nm (150km)

Departed from Dunbogan in Camden Haven at 0330 wearing jacket and beanie!!! Arrived in Shoal Bay in Port Stephens at 1630. Light northerlies but picked up as we approached Port Stephens. A skipjack tuna struck the line and was successfully decked.

Tue Dec 13 22:38 2016 NZDT
GPS: 31 38.842S 152 48.582E
Run: 63.4nm (114.8km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 61.9nm

Crossed the bar into Camden Haven at first light this morning. Haven is very apt. Two milestones while sailing here. Crossed into the 30 degree latitudes and transited from the Coral Sea into the Tasman Sea,. On a mooring at Dunbogan and will probably be here exploring through to Monday next week.

Mon Dec 12 22:04 2016 NZDT
GPS: 30 48.755S 153 15.222E
Run: 96.8nm (175.2km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 100.7nm

Fifty seven nautical miles to run for Camden Haven. Excellent sailing at the moment with north-east wind and sitting on the East Australian conveyor belt adding about two knots to our speed. Currently pacing along at eight knots. Will arrive too early at this rate!! High tide at the bar is 0830.

Sun Dec 11 23:01 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 24.838S 153 21.107E
Run: 1.5nm (2.7km)

Moved back to Iluka late this afternoon ready for an early start for Camden Haven 140 NM away. Had a fantastic time over two days exploring Yamba by mountain bikes. Visited the excellent Yamba museum as well.

Sat Dec 10 20:33 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 26.130S 153 20.814E
Run: 7.8nm (14.1km)

Moved 2 Nautical miles from iluka to Yamba marina. It is so cute and snug here. Unbagged the mountain bikes and had a good look around Yamba including Yuraygir Nation Park.

Fri Dec 9 18:25 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 25.904S 153 13.066E
Run: 2nm (3.6km)

Peter didn't let us through the "Pearly Gates" (Harwood Bridge lift) this morning as planned so anchored next to Uigundai Island for 6pm when he will hopefully remember this time. Maybe the real Messiah has informed Peter not to let Brian's through the Pearly Gate subsequent to Monty Pythons "Life of Brian" because they are "nothing but naughty boys". If this is the case then he needs to "look on the bright side of life" and just open the bridge when planned!! Will anchor at Iluka after passing through the bridge this evening.

Thu Dec 8 15:09 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 27.274S 153 11.794E
Run: 6.6nm (11.9km)

Seven more miles downstream and we are back at the delightful Scottish Heritage settlement at MacLean. On pontoon berth with yacht Zefr 1(video technology company) from Coffs Harbour. Have organised for the "Pearly Gates" (Harwood lifting bridge) to open for us at 0630 tomorrow. Will then be in Yamba for a few days.

Tue Dec 6 16:12 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 30.148S 153 06.084E
Run: 10nm (18.1km)

Further down river and now on the seaward side of the shallowest area we are anchored at Lawrence.

Mon Dec 5 16:41 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 37.865S 153 01.596E
Run: 6.7nm (12.1km)

Approximately 6 nautical miles down river from Grafton is the quaint little settlement of Ulmarra. Taranui lies alongside a newly established (2011) floating dock provided by the NSW Government's Better Boating Program. 24 hour free berthage and is right by the main centre of Ulmarra.There are a few of these along the river's edge. Temperature in the relative coolness inside Taranui is 35 degrees!!

Mon Dec 5 1:19 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 41.797S 152 56.679E

Same position as last night but start heading slowly back down the river tomorrow. Grafton is renown for its beautiful big bushy trees (a lot of fig trees) and old buildings and we can confirm that after an explore through the town with a population of 17 000. Very hot today (mid thirties) but easy to slip off Taranui's boarding platform into the 26 degree fresh water to cool off.

Sat Dec 3 19:42 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 41.797S 152 56.679E
Run: 22.4nm (40.5km)

Twenty three more nautical miles upstream from MacLean on the Clarence River and we have arrived at Grafton. Tall mast yachts can go no further as we are anchored next to a combo road and train bridge with no budging bridge part to allow us through. Trip up the river was absolutely beautiful but Grafton doesn't compare with MacLean.

Sat Dec 3 0:20 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 27.291S 153 11.575E
Run: 10nm (18.1km)

left Iluka in good time to be at the organized 1030 lifting of Harwood bridge so we could continue up the Clarence River as far as Grafton. Have anchored on-route at the Scottish Heritage town MacLean.

Tue Nov 29 23:47 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 24.826S 153 21.111E

Haven't moved today cause we only just arrived here. Went to bed for a few hours after anchoring at 5am. Woke gently with late good breakfast and coffee before adjusting all clocks, watches and GPS for NSW daylight saving. Reconnaissance on shore before purchasing our $5.50 fish (mullet) and chips and ate them from the shore while watching all the prawn boats leave for their all night fishing.

Tue Nov 29 7:55 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 24.826S 153 21.111E
Run: 26.4nm (47.8km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 89.8nm

Anchored in Iluka in the Clarence River just on first light. Clear crisp sky post thunderstorms last night.

Tue Nov 29 0:52 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 04.660S 153 33.566E
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160nm

2300hrs NSW Australia Daylight saving time. Overnighter to Iluka opposite Yamba in Clarence River. Just experienced an incredible two hour lightning storm!!! We are now on the East Australian Current pushing us along at between 2 to 4 knots so will be arriving before light so have slowed Taranui down.

Tue Nov 29 0:49 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 04.465S 153 33.697E
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 135nm

Tue Nov 29 0:47 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 04.337S 153 33.783E
Run: 78.1nm (141.4km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 78nm

Mon Nov 28 0:45 2016 NZDT
GPS: 27 56.9270S 153 25.4290E
Run: 13.3nm (24.1km)

In "Bums Bay" next to the Gold Coast Seaway from where we will leave late tomorrow for the 100 NM sail to Yamba.

Sat Nov 26 13:36 2016 NZDT
GPS: 27 45.432S 153 26.285E
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)

Another early start to sync in with high tide to pass over more shoals and head a short distance south through the Canaipa Passage to anchor at Junpiun Pin along the northwest tip of South Stradbroke Island.

Fri Nov 25 13:48 2016 NZDT
GPS: 27 43.305S 153 24.246E
Run: 5.7nm (10.3km)

Early morning start (0500) to catch the height of tide over very shallow shoals. Anchored at Slipping Sand.

Thu Nov 24 14:45 2016 NZDT
GPS: 27 38.411S 153 25.166E
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)

Another night at Canaipa Point although we have moved approximately 200 metres into a better spot after a yacht left this morning.

Wed Nov 23 18:04 2016 NZDT
GPS: 27 38.535S 153 25.123E
Run: 11.9nm (21.5km)

Twelve nautical miles from Peel Island to further into the depths towards the Gold Coast seaway. Minding our feet and heads as Taranui weaved amongst the shallow shoals and passed under one overhead power cable 20 metres above MHWS. We took the liberty to recheck the height of our mast above water level prior to departure finding we have approximately three metres of leeway depending on height of tide. Delightful anchorage at Canaipa Point in the Canaipa Passage.

Tue Nov 22 20:08 2016 NZDT
GPS: 27 28.775S 153 21.175E
Run: 21.5nm (38.9km)

From Tangalooma to north side of Peel Island, Moreton Bay - 21.8 NM. SE wind 15 to 20 knots.

Sun Nov 20 23:33 2016 NZDT
GPS: 27 10.150S 153 22.126E

Another night at Tangalooma on Moreton Island. Can see the lights of Brisbane to the west. Snorkeled the thirteen ex harbor board wrecks deliberately put here between 1964 and 1984 as a protective reef from westerly's. Apparently it doesn't work as they offer no protection at all. So!! that was a good idea. However they do provide interesting easy wreck snorkeling.

Sun Nov 20 0:57 2016 NZDT
GPS: 27 10.150S 153 22.126E
Run: 36.5nm (66.1km)

39 nm sail from Mooloolaba toTangalona on west side of Moreton Island in Moreton Bay. Cruise ship anchored out from us.

Tue Nov 15 22:51 2016 NZDT
GPS: 26 41.187S 153 07.754E
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)

No big mileage today. Shifted from the indifferent anchorage in the river at Mooloolaba to just downriver to the marina. Very cozy!! Will be in marina till at least Saturday.

Mon Nov 14 23:08 2016 NZDT
GPS: 26 41.321S 153 07.258E
Run: 60.7nm (109.9km)

Left Pelican Bay 0530 today to pass safely through Wide Bar and 62 nautical miles on to Mooloolaba. Anchored in river at 0530. Very pleasant days sail.

Sun Nov 13 17:16 2016 NZDT
GPS: 25 48.828S 153 02.538E
Run: 6.4nm (11.6km)

In Pelican Bay next to Inskip from where a vehicular ferry is continuously ferrying people and vehicles to and from Fraser island. A gorgeous sand cay is only metres away where pelicans chill out. Pelican Bay is also popular as a "holding pen" for boats readying to cross the nearby notorious Wide Bar to the open sea which is the main reason we are here. Four other yachts also anchored here. Plan to cross the bar early morning and head to Mooloolabar

approximately 56nm south.

Sat Nov 12 15:52 2016 NZDT
GPS: 25 54.241S 153 01.25E
Run: 19.2nm (34.8km)

Weaved our way 18nm around shoals from Garry's anchorage to Tin Can Bay on the mainland but still in the Great Sandy Strait.

Fri Nov 11 22:25 2016 NZDT
GPS: 25 37.788S 152 58.397E

Yep!! In Garry's Anchorage again tonight. Caught up on a few tasks and went kayaking around Stewart Island this afternoon. Delightful; returning on sunset.

Thu Nov 10 18:31 2016 NZDT
GPS: 25 37.788S 152 58.397E

In Garry's anchorage again this evening. Gusting 30 knots northerly at the moment. Took a walk through the enchanted forest on Fraser Island this morning. Heard Dingoes in the distance.

Wed Nov 9 19:24 2016 NZDT
GPS: 25 37.788S 152 58.397E
Run: 8nm (14.5km)

Interesting and enjoyable navigation through the shallow shoals in Great Sandy Strait to end up at Garry's anchorage in the narrows between Fraser and Stewart Island.

Tue Nov 8 14:16 2016 NZDT
GPS: 25 30.931S 152 57.358E
Run: 10nm (18.1km)

Anchored at southern end of Booker Island in the Great Sandy Strait. Sheltering from a "sporty" northerly wind. South white cliffs on Fraser island to our east.

Mon Nov 7 15:27 2016 NZDT
GPS: 25 23.143S 153 01.690E

Another night at Kingfisher Bay before heading into the shallows of Garry's anchorage tomorrow.

Sun Nov 6 18:10 2016 NZDT
GPS: 25 23.143S 153 01.690E
Run: 109.8nm (198.7km)

Overnight sail (100NM) from Lady Musgrave reef lagoon at the very south of the Great barrier Reef to Kingfisher on the inland passage between Fraser Island and the mainland. Fraser island is the largest sand island in the world (120km by 15km) and the only place where rainforest grows on sand. Most of the area is National Park and in 2004 the 90km Fraser Island Great Walk was opened.

Thu Nov 3 19:55 2016 NZDT
GPS: 23 54.133S 152 24.223E
Run: 204.7nm (370.5km)

An overnighter from Middle Percy Island to Musgrave Reef. Love it here. The lagoon is full of turtles copulating and females egg laying on the beach at night. Many fish and turtles when snorkeling.

Mon Oct 31 0:00 2016 NZDT
GPS: 21 40.327S 150 17.376E
Run: 32.3nm (58.5km)
Avg: 15.2knts
24hr: 363.9nm

Sun Oct 30 21:52 2016 NZDT
GPS: 21 35.722S 149 47.656E
Run: 75.9nm (137.4km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 68.4nm

Excellent day! Sailed 65 NM to Curlew Island which is absolutely beautiful. Only ones here. Had one hour before dark to go ashore. Pulled the tender onto the beach just where a turtle had waddled up the beach, did its thing with the eggs and waddled back down again. Hence two tracks. To top the day off we hooked a Mackerel.

Sat Oct 29 19:13 2016 NZDT
GPS: 20 40.888S 149 08.482E
Run: 20.3nm (36.7km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 67.4nm

Gathered in approximately 40 NM of south today and anchored at Goldsmith Island for the night ready for another early departure in the morning. Sailing today was "dreamy".

Sat Oct 29 11:59 2016 NZDT
GPS: 20 26.191S 148 58.044E
Run: 14.9nm (27km)

Heading south 7 knots in 15 knot easterly. Tidal stream assisting.

Thu Oct 27 13:17 2016 NZDT
GPS: 20 15.453S 148 50.421E
Run: 8.2nm (14.8km)

Had our fill of Airlie Bay. Refueled and watered in the marina this morning before sailing around to Moonlight Bay on the South Molle Island ready for a departure south around Sunday. Northerlies predicted starting Monday.

Wed Oct 26 23:39 2016 NZDT
GPS: 20 15.600S 148 42.8E
Run: 170.3nm (308.2km)

Anchored out from Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays. Walked up to Honeyeater lookout for magnificent outlook over some of the islands.

Sat Oct 8 8:13 2016 NZDT
GPS: 19 35S 151 14E
Run: 227.1nm (411.1km)
Avg: 9.6knts
24hr: 230.2nm
Weather: Light east 5-10, so seas, 10%cc, 1017

ETA Mackay early Sunday evening

Fri Oct 7 8:32 2016 NZDT
GPS: 19 02S 154 40E
Run: 118.6nm (214.7km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.5nm
Weather: SE15, mod seas, 2m swell, 40%cc, 1016

will have pretty much the same conditions all the way to Mackay so they are cheerful with the very pleasant sailing

Thu Oct 6 12:34 2016 NZDT
GPS: 18 10.1S 156 13.8E
Run: 161.2nm (291.8km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.2nm
Weather: 25S, moderate seas

ETA Sunday. Report via Blowin Bubbles. Thanks Kyle

Wed Oct 5 8:34 2016 NZDT
GPS: 17 18.7S 158 30.5E
Run: 125.5nm (227.2km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.2nm
Weather: light less than 10 from E, very lsmall swell, 1011, 30%cc. ETA Sunday.

What great conditions to meander home in.

Tue Oct 4 8:31 2016 NZDT
GPS: 16 43.7S 160 18.4E
Run: 240.7nm (435.7km)
Avg: 10knts
24hr: 240.7nm
Weather: light E, slight swell, 40%cc, 1011


Mon Oct 3 8:31 2016 NZDT
GPS: 15 26.4S 163 40.4E
Run: 177.9nm (322km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 88.4nm
Weather: e10-12, sl seas, 20%cc hazy, 1011

good progress and great to talk to as they have a strong radio to go with Hillary's good clear voice. ETA Sunday which Brian is happy with as good wind direction then

Sat Oct 1 8:13 2016 NZDT
GPS: 14 30.4S 166 09.4E
Run: 103.3nm (187km)
Weather: 30%cc,, sunny, 1009, 10-15SE

they are about 20m NW of top of espiritu Santo. beautiful conditions. Great clear signal from Hilary this morning. We wont be on the radio tomorrow so next update will be Monday

Thu Sep 22 21:26 2016 NZST
GPS: 13 52.42000S 167 33.201E

Anchored in Sola, Vanua Lava, Banks, Vanuatu

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