Wanderlust V

Wanderlust V

Mon Nov 20 8:24 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 380.9nm (689.4km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 193.3nm
32 55S 151 46E

Arrived newcastle at 1000hrs sunday. swinging around on the customs bouy waiting to be cleared in.


Sat Nov 18 9:06 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
29 25.0S 156 44.6E

Position as of 0600 Wind E 10-15knts. Swell SE 1.0m. Baro 1022. Cloud 20%. having difficulty establishing a connection with sail mail so may not be updating much over the next few days. 280nm to newcastle so eta is monday most likely around morning to midday. All well onboard


Andy, hopefully see you st Cammeray this coming week, we are driving back to Melbourne on the 26th. Re sailmail settings give me a call 0423 673 539, sounds like you need to adjust FSK level in the connection window on Airmail, R Doug

Great news. Will plan on meeting you at the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club mid morning Monday Dad
Sat Nov 18 8:51 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 188.7nm (341.5km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 96.7nm
29 25.0S 156 44.6E

Position as of 0600 Wind E 10-15knts. Swell SE 1.0m. Baro 1022. Cloud 20%. having difficulty establishing a connection with sail mail so may not be updating much over the next few days. 330nm to newcastle so eta is monday most likely around morning to midday. All well onboard


Thu Nov 16 10:00 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 160.7nm (290.9km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.4nm
27 32.6S 159 00.2E

Position as of 0745 local . Wind S 8-10knts. Swell SE 0.5m. Baro 1020. Cloud 50%.We have decided to alter course to Newcastle instead of Coffs Harbour. Currently at the half way point! All well onboard


Wed Nov 15 10:15 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 177.1nm (320.6km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161nm
26 04.1S 161 01.0E

Position as of 0530 local 1830 UTC. Wind SE 12knts. Swell SE 1.m 6 sec period. Baro 1020. Cloud 40%. All well onboard


Tue Nov 14 7:51 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 170.2nm (308.1km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.1nm
24 32.1S 163 17.2E

Position as of 0530 local 1830 UTC. Wind SE 12knts. Swell SE 1.5m 8 sec period. Baro 1021. Cloud 50%. All well onboard


Mon Nov 13 7:33 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 108.5nm (196.4km)
22 57.8S 165 21.5E

Departed New Cal @ 1900hrs Sunday 12th through Dumbea Pass Destination Coffs Harbour. Position as of 0530hrs local (1830 UTC). Winds SSE 12knts gusting 18knts, Swell 2.0m South with 10 sec period. Barometer 1020. Clouds 60% scattered showers. All well onboard


Mon Oct 2 17:21 2017 NZDT
Speed: 7.6knts
Run: 270.9nm (490.3km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.4nm
22 23.3S 166 56.5E

Arrived in New Caledonia at 0930 Hrs. All well onboard


Hi Andy & Bree, we are around for thanks giving Nov 25th , then back to Melbourne for a few weeks, should we expect to see you soon , R Doug
Sat Sep 30 16:15 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 261.2nm (472.8km)
18 36.3S 168 02.2E

Departed Port Villa at 0500hrs for Noumea. Winds East 8-10knts Seas east 0.5m Baro 1020 Cloud 10% scattered All well onboard


Thu Aug 17 17:51 2017 NZST
Run: 208.1nm (376.7km)
Avg: 8.8knts
24hr: 212.1nm
16 43.22310S 171 28.47656E

Arrived safely in Luganville at 1000hrs. Cleared customs. Bought beer and steak. Nice to be sitting on the back deck in a calm anchorage


Good to hear you are in port. Time to relax again and sleep soundly.
Wed Aug 16 18:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 165.8nm (300.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.8nm
15 26.5S 168 38.3E

Position At 1700hrs. Winds 20-25knt south. swell 2.5-3m south baro 1015. cloud 30%. A bumpy days ride with wind gusty and swell on the beam. copped a few greenies over the decks and found a few more small leaks to patch up once we get in. now 30nm from the closest islands and approx 80nm to Luganville. ETA 0500hrs tomorrow morning. all well onboard


Greenies are little green people from the planet "Mars" , Well done Andy & Bree , R Doug

What are greenies?
Tue Aug 15 18:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 172.8nm (312.8km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.2nm
15 43.1S 171 06.7E

Position At 1730hrs. Wind SE 14knts Swell SE 1.5m 100% cloud cover Baro 1014. All well onboard ETA to Luganville Thursday AM


Mon Aug 14 17:30 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 171.5nm (310.4km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.8nm
15 25.1S 173 41.3E

Position At 1700hrs. Wind 14 knts SE. Swell 1m ESE. Baro 1015. Cloud 90%. Another 150nm day yesterday making great time for us. All well on board


Sun Aug 13 17:24 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 180nm (325.8km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.6nm
14 35.7S 176 06.7E

Position At 1700hrs. Wind 20 knts SE. Swell 2m ESE. Baro 1018. Cloud 70%. Almost halfway to Luganville. All well on board


Sat Aug 12 16:48 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.0knts
Run: 182.1nm (329.6km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 196nm
14 09.7S 178 45.8E

Position At 1700hrs. Winds SE 17knts Seas SE1.5m Cloud 70%. Frequent light showers. Baro 1018. Making good progress today all well onboard


Fri Aug 11 18:30 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 164.8nm (298.3km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.8nm
13 54.7S 178 32.0W

At 1500hrs 27 nm NW of Futunu. Winds at 8knts Easterly Swell 1m SE. Cloud 40%. Had a great first 24hrs making 140nm. Since the wind has dropped weve slowed down a bit and are unable to stick to the rhumbline. All well onboard


Thu Aug 10 11:03 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
13 17.0S 176 10.0W

Departing Wallis Island for Luganville, Vanuatu. ETA Friday 18th August


Sat Aug 5 13:54 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 74.7nm (135.2km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 67.8nm
13 17.0S 176 10.0W

Anchored at Matu Uta, Wallis. Arrived at 0930hrs Saturday. Cleared immigration but it seems customs is closed on weekends so we think we have to wait until monday to complete arrival procedures. wind SE @ 12knts scattered showers 60% cloud cover. All well onboard


Fri Aug 4 11:27 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.0knts
Run: 164.7nm (298.1km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163nm
14 19.8S 175 53.5W

Position as of 1200HRS Friday 4/8/17. Winds light and variable N/NW swell NE 1m. Have been motoring since 0200hrs. Approx 60nm from Wallis with an ETA approx 0200hrs Sat 5th. All well onboard. Its getting much hotter as we track north sea temp is up to 30 deg and air temp is about the same. Still havnt caught any fish!


Thu Aug 3 11:12 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 317.3nm (574.3km)
16 31.8S 174 56.5W

Position as of 0900 Wednesday. All well onboard 10knts Easterly breeze and 2m Easterly swell. Weve managed 136nm in 24hrs an avaerage on 5.6knts. approx 200nm from Wallis


Sounds like Champagne Sailing. A beam reach on flat seas and a fast passage. Enjoy. Dad
Sat May 27 15:30 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 57.1nm (103.4km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 64.8nm
21 07.S 175 09.8W

Arrived safely in Nuka'alofa Tonga. Anchored off Big Mammas enjoying a nice cold beer or 4.


I am so HAPPY to read that! A well deserved beer or 4! Love to you both! Hope there is wifi!
Fri May 26 18:21 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.0knts
Run: 136.2nm (246.5km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117.2nm
21 44.8S 175 44.2W

At 1800 we are now 40nm from Tongatapu. Have slowed down for a daylight arrival. Winds NE 12-14knts Seas ENE 1m All good onboard. looking forward to some decent rest after 14 days on the go!


Good to read this. Glad you are so close. I bet you are looking forward to that long over due rest. Breanna it's like working 14 nights in a row! Love to you both!
Thu May 25 14:27 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 102.2nm (185km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 110.7nm
23 38.8S 176 18.2W

Position as of 1415 friday 25th. Winds ESE 15-20knts. Swell ENE 2m with 2nd ESE swell 1m. Barometer 1020. 40% cloud cover. ETA Tongatapu 1200hrs Sat 27th. 160nm to go from current position. All well onboard


Good to read! You are 16 hours ahead of me! I am heading to bed it is 1;30 AM here. I start working later tonight. While it is sunny and about 5:30 PM by you it dark and early AM here. Sometimes it feels so bazaar to me. Good luck with the last leg of your journey. Hope your next post you share your will have arrived at your destination! Love to you both!
Wed May 24 16:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 76nm (137.6km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 71.4nm
25 02.8S 176 49.5W

Position as of 1545 Wednesday. Making way again after hoving to over night. Sea state has reduced throughout today we now have 2m East north east swell with 1m wind swell ESE. Winds are averaging 20knts of East with gusts up to 28knts. Condtitions over all are moderating over previous 24hrs. We now have 250nm to go to Tongatapu so aiming for Friday as long as the wind does not swing to far to the north. Fingers crossed. All well onboard


By the AIS with this site I see a lot of pleasure crafts around you. I guess everyone is waiting out the weather to approach Tonga, if this information is correct. Hope you reach your destination soon! Love to you both!

Good to read! Been looking at photos of Tonga beautiful! I am so excited for the two of you! Love to you both!
Tue May 23 14:45 2017 NZST
Speed: 1.5knts
Run: 131.1nm (237.3km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.9nm
26 08.7S 176 53.1W

at 1530 weve reduced sail down to storm trysail to wait out the weather and large swells north of our position. seas here at 2-3.5m very confused. winds 23knts gusting 28. all okay onboard


Mon May 22 12:30 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.3knts
Run: 79.9nm (144.6km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 82.7nm
27 54.5S 177 40.1W

At 1200 we are bouncing our way across the pacific with 20knts from the ESE seas of 2m from the south and 100% Cloud. All well onboard


Finally a wonderful lightning storm and soaking rain this evening it has been drought conditions for months.
Sun May 21 13:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 94.8nm (171.6km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 100.2nm
28 28.04S 178 48.97W

@1400hrs NZ 20knts S gusting 28Knts at times. Cloud 100% seas 1.5 South. Slowly making progress west aiming for 28;s 175W before turning north ans heading for tonga. all ok onboard


Thanks for the email! Thank goodness for technology to know where the storms are so that you can avoid them! Dad, Dorrie and Darrell are following you on this website. I look forward to the daily updates!
Sat May 20 14:36 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.0knts
Run: 81.8nm (148.1km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 75.9nm
27 54.00S 179 46.03E

1100 and slowly bobbing along between 2 and 4 knots. 70% cloud cover and 2m seas on a long period. All well onboard


Fri May 19 12:45 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 105.4nm (190.8km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.7nm
28 01.00S 178 26.03E

Finally got some breeze from SSE@7-9knts. Shut the motor off after 30hrs of motor sailing. Took advantage of calm conditions to repair the seem in the headsail and repurpose a cupboard shelf into exterior portlight covers. All well onboard for day 7!


Good to read! I sent an email to the company that manufactures those port covers haven't heard from them yet.
Thu May 18 15:48 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.0knts
Run: 91nm (164.7km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 84.5nm
29 07.10S 177 14.03E

light variable wind @3knts slight seas form the north. have been motorsailing since 0430. copped a few line squalls early this morning that saw us put a small rip in one of the seams of our headsail. Otherwise all okay.


From one extreme to another! Good for you Tina on getting your house sold. Breanna needs to get the needle and thread to fix the sail. Love to you both!

Teena I knew I wasn't spelling your name correctly, sorry about that!

I am tracking you. House is sold the cooling off period was Wednesday so now we have a go. Will keep you updated,
Wed May 17 13:57 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.1knts
Run: 126.3nm (228.6km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.3nm
30 21.02S 177 46.03E

a rough 24hrs with winds of 20knts gusting 28knts. short choppy seas. @1330hrs a large wave slammed into our stbdside breaking the clasps on our midship portlight open. this is the second bomar grey series portlight less than 12 months old to fail.( the first in nz was replaced before departure) Have braced the hatch shut as best as possible and have very minimal water ingress. will cover with plywood once the conditions abate enough to work safely. other wise all is well apart from all our clothes which kindly soaked up the water when the hatch came open.


Thinking of the two of you! Thank you for the continued updates! Love to you both!
Tue May 16 14:30 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 387.4nm (701.2km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 123.6nm
31 44.52S 179 09.03E

Wind picking up from the E@13kts. Finally have the motor off and making some headway. Only managed 90nm in the 24hrs from 1400 yesterday. All well.


Mon May 15 14:21 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts

Our position as of 1400hrs. Slow last 24hrs stuck in the middle of a high. Light and variable winds from SW to SE. Motorsailing. All well onboard


Sun May 14 12:30 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts

Our position as of 1200hrs. Covered 160nm since departing Whangarei. wind from s@10kts all well.


Sat May 13 11:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.4knts
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Avg: 13.8knts
24hr: 332.3nm
35 52.238s 174 35.174e

Departed Marsden cove bound for Minerva reef


Sat May 13 11:17 2017 NZST
Speed: 14knts
Run: 17.7nm (32km)
35 52.265s 174 35.091e

Automated update


Sat Apr 29 14:57 2017 NZST
Speed: 000knts
35 43.42S 174 19.56E

on 4/29/2017 2:44 AM UTC this was our position and status all fine alongside town basin


Sat Apr 29 14:54 2017 NZST
Speed: 000knts
35 43.42S 174 19.56E

on 4/29/2017 2:44 AM UTC this was our position and status all fine alongside town basin


Hi Wanderlust V. This looks like a great app to know where you are.

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