Sun Dec 16 8:07 2018 NZDT
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
Run: 8.6nm (15.6km)
31 33.162S 159 04.326E
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!

Well done. Glad you're in safely. Enjoying thunderstorms here on Cobalt
Fri Dec 14 7:53 2018 NZDT
Run: 85.3nm (154.4km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 85.5nm
31 31.8S 158 55.7E
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
Run: 235.7nm (426.6km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117.9nm
30 59S 157 38E
Weather: NE 5 TO 10

ALL WELL ABOARD 68 MILES to Lord Howe island

Fantastic that some kind person is updating your position. Great to see your progress and hope you have getting some breeze in your sails. Enjoy Lord Howe.
Tue Dec 11 7:59 2018 NZDT
Run: 94.7nm (171.4km)
28 54S 154 31E
Weather: lt.ENE less than 10



Mon Nov 19 2:00 2018 NZDT
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)
27 55.860S 153 24.943E
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
Run: 4.8nm (8.7km)
27 52.615S 153 24.298E

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
Run: 21.3nm (38.6km)
27 48.573S 153 25.425E
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
Run: 23.5nm (42.5km)
27 30.370S 153 21.677E
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
Run: 29.9nm (54.1km)
27 09.933S 153 22.177E
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
Run: 18.3nm (33.1km)
27 28.628S 153 01.960E
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
Run: 2.8nm (5.1km)
27 34.114S 153 18.812E
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
Run: 5.9nm (10.7km)
27 35.302S 153 21.151E
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
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)
27 30.186S 153 21.939E
Weather: 10 to 15 knots northerly.

Back to Horseshoe Bay, Peel Island

Fri Oct 5 22:27 2018 NZDT
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
27 30.370S 153 24.177E
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
Run: 8.9nm (16.1km)
27 30.275S 153 21.674E
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
Run: 9.5nm (17.2km)
27 37.996S 153 22.050E
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
Run: 7.7nm (13.9km)
27 46.249S 153 22.124E
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
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
27 52.779S 153 23.925E
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
Run: 4.8nm (8.7km)
27 52.614S 153 24.294E
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
Run: 4.3nm (7.8km)
27 48.610S 153 25.420E
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
Run: 2.9nm (5.2km)
27 44.958S 153 26.316E
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
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
27 43.248S 153 24.192E
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
Run: 13.3nm (24.1km)
27 45.361S 153 26.304E
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
Run: 101.4nm (183.5km)
27 56.873S 153 25.440E
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
Run: 62.8nm (113.7km)
29 24.803S 153 21.085E
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
Run: 40.2nm (72.8km)
30 18.263S 153 08.600E
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
Run: 38.7nm (70km)
30 52.916S 153 03.751E
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
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
31 25.556S 152 54.467E
Weather: NNW 15. Sunny as has been for weeks!!

Moved from rented mooring to courtesy mooring.

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

31.2 NM from Crowdy Head to Port McQuarrie.

Wed Jul 25 21:29 2018 NZST
Run: 59.6nm (107.9km)
31 50.358S 152 45.043E
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
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
32 37.144S 152 18.972E
Weather: variable and sunny

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

Sun Jul 22 19:21 2018 NZST
Run: 15.5nm (28.1km)
32 36.709S 152 18.778E
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
Run: 5.1nm (9.2km)
32 42.702S 152 04.525E
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
Run: 5nm (9.1km)
32 40.458S 152 09.034E
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
Run: 4.5nm (8.1km)
32 41.079S 152 03.887E
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
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
32 43.392S 152 00.114E
Weather: cool, calm and sunny

5NM around other side of peninsula to explore Taniba Bay

Thu Jul 12 23:21 2018 NZST
Run: 6.8nm (12.3km)
32 44.705S 152 02.317E
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
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)
32 42.968S 152 08.974E
Weather: Sunny, warm and calm

Moved around corner to Nelson Bay for supplies and laundry.

Tue Jul 10 21:25 2018 NZST
Run: 81.1nm (146.8km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 67.8nm
32 43.079S 152 10.318E
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
Run: 1.8nm (3.3km)
33 35.453S 151 14.048E
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
Run: 5.6nm (10.1km)
33 35.604S 151 12.157E
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
Run: 3.5nm (6.3km)
33 38.812S 151 16.573E
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
Run: 19.8nm (35.8km)
33 36.009S 151 17.859E
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
Run: 3nm (5.4km)
Avg: 65.1knts
24hr: 1561.4nm
33 50.780S 151 07.194E
Weather: Calmn and Sunny

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

Sat Jun 30 19:04 2018 NZST
Run: 4.7nm (8.5km)
33 50.631S 151 10.301E
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
Run: 1.8nm (3.3km)
33 50.452S 151 15.235E

Chowder Bay for a change of scene.

Sat Jun 23 21:32 2018 NZST
Run: 8.5nm (15.4km)
33 51.918S 151 15.974E
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
Run: 3nm (5.4km)
33 50.759S 151 07.199E
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
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
33 50.220S 151 10.271E
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
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)
33 52.332S 151 11.167E
Weather: Cool, overcast 5 to 10knot WSW

Back to Black Wattle.

Sat Jun 16 20:10 2018 NZST
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)
33 50.350S 151 11.427E
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
Run: 4.6nm (8.3km)
33 52.362S 151 11.224E

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
Run: 17.8nm (32.2km)
33 51.907S 151 15.983E
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
Run: 2.1nm (3.8km)
33 36.685S 151 19.251E
Weather: Cool southerlies with showers.

Careel Bay for a change in scene and a walk.

Sun Jun 3 2:00 2018 NZST
Run: 2nm (3.6km)
33 37.637S 151 17.350E
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
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
Avg: 10knts
24hr: 240.7nm
33 35.984S 151 17.883E
Weather: Morning smog, calm and partly cloudy

Moved 1NM across to the delightful Coasters Retreat.

Mon May 28 23:59 2018 NZST
Run: 8.9nm (16.1km)
33 35.922S 151 18.923E
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
Run: 1.4nm (2.5km)
33 38.299S 151 10.130E
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
Run: 5nm (9.1km)
33 39.468S 151 09.808E
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
Run: 3.6nm (6.5km)
33 35.604S 151 12.155E
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
Run: 3.9nm (7.1km)
33 38.741S 151 12.630E
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
Run: 16.9nm (30.6km)
33 35.970S 151 15.004E
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
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)
33 50.370S 151 11.412E
Weather: Calm and sunny.

Moved to quieter Balls Head Bay.

Thu May 17 22:52 2018 NZST
Run: 5.7nm (10.3km)
Avg: 110.9knts
24hr: 2662.1nm
33 52.338S 151 11.191E
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
Run: 1.7nm (3.1km)
33 50.357S 151 16.674E
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
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
33 48.009S 151 16.968E
Weather: 10 to 15 knots southerly

Into Manly Cove to take Charlotte out for a meal.

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

2.4 NMN across from Quarantine to Balmoral for the day.

Tue May 15 13:10 2018 NZST
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)
33 48.869S 151 17.181E
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
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)
33 47.756S 151 13.425E
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
Run: 7nm (12.7km)
33 46.719S 151 13.883E
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
Run: 4.6nm (8.3km)
33 52.330S 151 11.192E

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

Fri May 4 19:55 2018 NZST
Run: 4.6nm (8.3km)
Avg: 77knts
24hr: 1848.6nm
33 51.912S 151 15.987E
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
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)
33 48.009S 151 16.968E
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
Run: 19.9nm (36km)
33 48.672S 151 17.289E
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
Run: 76.8nm (139km)
34 04.767S 151 09.775E
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
Run: 181.6nm (328.7km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 181.6nm
35 08.142S 150 44.626E
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
Run: 142.9nm (258.6km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 142.9nm
37 40.020S 149 52.010E
Weather: SW 20 with confuses sea.

Off the Red Cliffs lighthouse, Eden. Boxing on!

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

Uncomfortable sailing in Bass Strait. One poop over stern.

Wed Apr 25 21:16 2018 NZST
Run: 18.3nm (33.1km)
39 57.469S 148 20.236E
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
Run: 19nm (34.4km)
40 12.799S 148 14.973E
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
Run: 18.7nm (33.8km)
Avg: 11.1knts
24hr: 267.5nm
40 26.475S 148 26.970E
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
Run: 50.2nm (90.9km)
40 32.181S 148 06.961E
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
Run: 64nm (115.8km)
41 14.918S 148 18.281E
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
Run: 8.6nm (15.6km)
42 10.483S 148 18.552E
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
Run: 24.3nm (44km)
42 17.895S 148 17.103E
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
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)
42 31.287S 147 55.033E
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
Run: 4nm (7.2km)
42 30.631S 147 54.924E
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
Run: 28.6nm (51.8km)
42 33.969S 147 53.609E
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
Run: 29.2nm (52.9km)
42 16.485S 148 17.444E
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
Run: 15.5nm (28.1km)
Avg: 169.6knts
24hr: 4070.5nm
42 39.515S 148 03.162E
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
Run: 18.4nm (33.3km)
42 51.675S 147 55.424E
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
Run: 5nm (9.1km)
43 07.617S 147 57.291E

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
Run: 49.7nm (90km)
43 08.477S 147 51.474E
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
Run: 9.8nm (17.7km)
43 27.191S 146 58.020E
Weather: Calm. Rain and poor visibility.

11.2NM from Port Esperance to Southport.

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

From Deep Bay to Port Esperance for festival. 10.6NM

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

From Randalls Bay to Deep Bay.4.6NM

Wed Mar 28 0:25 2018 NZDT
Run: 11.7nm (21.2km)
Avg: 27.3knts
24hr: 656nm
43 14.752S 147 07.341E
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
Run: 2.7nm (4.9km)
43 10.339S 147 19.836E

Duckpond to Missionary Bay. 9.2NM

Sun Mar 25 18:01 2018 NZDT
Run: 20.3nm (36.7km)
43 08.210S 147 21.298E
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
Run: 5.2nm (9.4km)
42 57.431S 147 40.332E
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
Run: 4.7nm (8.5km)
42 53.566S 147 43.597E
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
Run: 22.5nm (40.7km)
42 53.156S 147 49.146E
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
Run: 27.2nm (49.2km)
42 33.930S 147 53.686E
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
Run: 2.9nm (5.2km)
42 17.893S 148 17.104E
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
Run: 5.8nm (10.5km)
42 15.354S 148 16.731E
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
Run: 81.4nm (147.3km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 86.1nm
42 10.489S 148 18.528E
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
Run: 26.2nm (47.4km)
40 59.872S 148 20.680E
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
Run: 16.3nm (29.5km)
40 46.089S 147 56.701E
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
Run: 48.9nm (88.5km)
40 48.367S 147 38.268E
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
Run: 82.6nm (149.5km)
41 08.217S 146 48.520E
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
Run: 89.6nm (162.2km)
40 46.096S 145 18.145E
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
Run: 2.1nm (3.8km)
41 11.172S 146 55.649E
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
Run: 11.7nm (21.2km)
41 13.025S 146 55.834E
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
Run: 2.4nm (4.3km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.6nm
41 20.863S 147 04.471E
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
Run: 4.3nm (7.8km)
41 22.781S 147 05.421E
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
Run: 10.6nm (19.2km)
41 26.115S 147 07.768E
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
Run: 7.7nm (13.9km)
41 19.026S 146 59.900E
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
Run: 9.3nm (16.8km)
41 13.038S 146 55.830E
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
Run: 2nm (3.6km)
41 06.587S 146 49.326E
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
Run: 87.2nm (157.8km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 78.6nm
41 08.227S 146 48.539E
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
Run: 24.7nm (44.7km)
40 11.220S 147 54.234E
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
Run: 5.8nm (10.5km)
39 49.962S 147 50.289E
Weather: 10knot NE. Slight sea. Sunny

11.6 NM from Roydon Island to Killiecrankie. Magical!!

Sat Feb 3 17:00 2018 NZDT
Run: 8.9nm (16.1km)
39 54.285S 147 46.850E
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
Run: 20.1nm (36.4km)
40 00.571S 147 52.654E
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
Run: 9.7nm (17.6km)
40 18.047S 147 52.552E
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
Run: 21.9nm (39.6km)
40 13.760S 148 02.049E
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
Run: 33.8nm (61.2km)
40 32.357S 148 07.061E
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
Run: 14.9nm (27km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 70.7nm
40 59.827S 148 20.764E
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
Run: 66.5nm (120.4km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 62nm
41 12.774S 148 21.482E
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
Run: 6nm (10.9km)
42 10.463S 148 18.520E
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
Run: 30nm (54.3km)
42 15.506S 148 16.971E
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
Run: 30.4nm (55km)
42 39.504S 148 03.174E
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
Run: 22.9nm (41.4km)
42 59.789S 147 40.105E
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
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)
43 07.509S 147 14.975E
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
Run: 29.2nm (52.9km)
43 08.222S 147 21.332E
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
Run: 18.9nm (34.2km)
42 53.149S 147 49.157E
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
Run: 11.5nm (20.8km)
42 40.697S 148 03.645E
Weather: sunny, warm and calm

South end of Shoal Bay, Maria Island

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