On Jack's mooring in Viani Bay. Wind SSW 12-15kts, Baro 1013, clear skies. Enjoying some great diving on rainbow reef.
not much paradise at Paradise. Rain & 90%cc
arrived Savusavu last night, good to have anchor down!
heavy rain & thunderstorm last night but little wind. Motoring now.
unable stop Minerva -v high sea & wind. Enroute Savu, motoring
wind has died. Motoring to N Minerva. ETA lunchtime today
conds easing, 100% cloud, seas 2.8. All well on board
triple-reefed & hunkered down, hoping for easing conds soon
seas confused 3m, bumpy ride with 3 reefs.
mtr sailing en route Minerva/fiji
test msg delorme inreach
Decided to stay put after another review of the weather this morning. No sense pushing our luck trying to beat the trough to Minerva. Instead we'll enjoy the Bay of Islands a bit longer.
Departing Opua Thurs pm heading for Fiji via Minerva, will need to get a lot of easting initially.
Missed Mon departure due to watermaker issues. all good now so planning on Thurs departure heading to Minerva
No window yet, still waiting. Maybe Tuesday next week?
Still in Opua, looking at possible departure to Fiji on Thursday 26th May
In Opua, waiting on that elusive weather window
Crew on board, now in Bay of Islands awaiting weather window
Awaiting crew in Whangarei, heading to Opua Sat 14/05
150NM to Opua, ETA late Friday 11th, early Sat 12th. All well on board but will be glad of an uninterrupted night's sleep!
zig zagging our way to Opua, motor-sailing hard on the wind trying to get south. It could be a long last leg! 280NM to go...
having to motor-sail to avoid either going too far east or NW, hoping for southerly soon in order to get sailing angle.
the wind has finally run out as we expected. now motorsailing in light winds on a grey overcast day
great day's sailing today in calmer seas and good winds. Making the most of it before it dies off!
it's a wild ride out here! Hoping for some easing in the wind tonight and some respite from the rock and rolling.
left Vava'u yesterday at 1400 heading to Opua. A very bumpy but fast first 24 hrs. Seas settling now so a more comfortable ride. The upgraded autopilot is working flawlessly.
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