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21º 57.036' S114º 8.04' EBegonia
Safely arrived: at Dock in Exmouth (WA) - Diverting after rigging failure, Australia - PASSAGE COMPLETE.

Day 22 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Exmouth (WA) - Diverting after rigging failure. Our position: -21.9562, 114.1401

Progress: [We've made [2100.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. We have reduced distance-to-go along expected route by: [71.7]nm
Since last posting we have made [70.8]nm (through water). We have moved [55.0]nm from prior posting position - giving a P2P average of [3.8]kt Avg speed (through the water) since last post:4.9kt, Avg speed for trip:4.0kt.

Sailing Conditions [After a slow start fighting wind and waves, eventually conditions allowed us to hoist the (reefed) main and triple our speed. Once we entered the north of Cape Range sea conditions eased, and once we rounded it, we found really calm seas. Although some stronger SE winds are forecast for overnight.]

General Comments: [Great news - our originally rejected G2G permits have been reissued with a two-week on-board self-isolation requirement. We arrived at Exmouth after dark and rather than anchor off, were encouraged to enter the harbour itself where we've been assigned an end dock (nicely taped off from the general public). We had clear instructions regarding how to enter, and have current charts and sat imagery. We expect police and heath visitors tomorrow, at which point we'll know more about our status, and when the self-isolation officially begins/began. ]

At: 20:24(AWST) 12-Oct-2020, Outside Temp: 25.1C (77.18F), Humidity:61%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F)
about 2 months  agoShow

21º 48.0' S113º 9.096' EBegonia
Day 22 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Exmouth (WA) - Diverting after rigging failure. Our position: -21.8003, 113.1662

Progress: [We've made [2029.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [71.7]nm (along route) to go. We have reduced distance-to-go along expected route by: [83.3]nm
Since last posting we have made [74.1]nm (through water). We have moved [75.6]nm from prior posting position - giving a P2P average of [3.1]kt Avg speed (through the water) since last post:3.1kt, Avg speed for trip to date (through the water):4.0kt.

Sailing Conditions [Most of yesterday progress was very slow as sloppy seas & 22kt head winds kept the boat from keeping any speed. In the early hours of this morning, the wind backed enough for Kyle to determine we could use the fully reefed main - this increased our speed from 1.5kt over ground to more like 5.5kt and helped dampen some of the rolling AND in much more like a straight line!]

General Comments: [We expect to arrive after dark and anchor off, outside the harbour tonight. Since we've both slept so poorly recently we are so looking forward to some stress free rest. Yesterday just after 6pm we must have been at the far reaches of VHF contact and had a short call from the local VMR (Volunteer Marine Rescue) to check in on us. We feel close.]

At: 06:00(AWST) 12-Oct-2020, Outside Temp: 22C (71.6F), Humidity:82%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F), Course: 66(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.7kt, Wind:14Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:3m (to:N)
about 2 months  agoShow

21º 26.058' S111º 52.002' EBegonia
Day 21 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Exmouth (WA) - Diverting after rigging failure. Our position: -21.4433, 111.8670

Progress: [We've made [1955.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [155]nm (along route) to go. We have reduced distance-to-go along expected route by: [101]nm
Since last posting we have made [82.6]nm (through water). We have moved [101.5]nm from prior posting position - giving a P2P average of [4.2]kt Avg speed (through the water) since last post:3.4kt, Avg speed for trip to date (through the water):4.1kt.

Sailing Conditions [Yesterday sees were mixed and choppy again. From around noon onwards we had a 1.5kt current in our favor which helped (1kt of which may last until noon). Forecast for today indicates conditions will be our worst since the incident, and then things should calm down slightly once again.]

General Comments: [We lost an email yesterday - it downloaded and then was swallowed up by a bug in our Airmail software. If anyone sent us an email and has yet to receive a reply - please, please resend.

Neither of us have yet to sleep well since the incident. Despite feeling much more confident of our safe arrival, sea conditions are not good for our peace of mind; but we are a day nearer Exmouth and sanctuary once again, so that is good. We are soon to start easing up to the continental shelf so seas will shallow (but we expect will still be 1km deep this time tomorrow.

We have changed our ETA to sometime after dark on Monday (between 8 and 10pm). We won't enter the harbour after dark, and are assuming we can anchor off outside and await instructions on how to proceed from there.

Kyle continues to stop and check on the engine twice a day (stop it and generally inspect, take temperature, etc).

We still have no official word regarding our entry into Exmouth, but indications from our police contact at Exmouth at least lead us to think we will be allowed in to the harbour (conditions tbd).]

At: 06:00(AWST) 11-Oct-2020, Outside Temp: 22.4C (72.32F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F), Course: 111(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.5kt, Wind:13Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:65%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:3m (to:N)
about 2 months  agoShow

20º 45.084' S110º 12.036' EBegonia
Day 20 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Exmouth (WA) - Diverting after rigging failure. Our position: -20.7637, 110.2058

Progress: [We've made [1872.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [256]nm (along route) to go. We have reduced distance-to-go along expected route by: [88]nm
Since last posting we have made [91.2]nm (through water). We have moved [96.3]nm from prior posting position - giving a P2P average of [4.0]kt Avg speed (through the water) since last post:3.8kt, Avg speed for trip to date (through the water):4.1kt.

Sailing Conditions [Yesterday was an amazingly calm day, which you will see from our other notes we made the most of. Today we are in choppy seas again]

General Comments: [Yesterday things started to look much better, the seas were exceptionally calm (certainly compared to recent conditions) - all the chop had gone and we were left with gentle swells. This really improved our speed too. Things looked so good we decided we could lower the roller fuller and jib to the deck. Up until then with the forestay wire broken, it was held only by the jib halyard and swinging a bit (we'd done our best to secure it, but it was not ideal). Lowering took a while, we had a bit of a tangle with the SSB antenna, and the job certainly needed the two of us (I've no idea how solo sailors cope!). While the fuller (with the jib still rolled up on it) 'just' fits on the deck, the benefit was that the jib halyard was now free to be put so some much more useful task. We used it to better secure the mast. With both the Jib and the spinnaker halyard we were able to bring the mast up to its proper angle, which had the added benefit of tightening the slack shrouds too. The mast no longer rocks back and forth on its base, we were really happy with this and felt comfortable enough to step out into the cockpit and using the helm seat on watches. Thank goodness for a calm day at sea.

But the good news wasn't over! Later that day we received an email from the Australian JRCC (Joint rescue coordination center), telling us that there was a boat diverted to intercept us and deliver fuel to us. Within an hour we had the fuel aboard, and the tank filled (we were still around 275nm from the nearest land at that time). The transfer was smooth and the Captain of the cargo ship Jazan was kind, jocular, and professional, giving clear instructions to us and keeping us safe (we are but a mosquito compared to his 306m long cargo ship). They lowered fuel jugs into the water and let them drift back for us to collect some distance from the Jazan. We are so grateful to all involved in organizing and performing this unexpected delivery.

Our average speed yesterday was already improved (mainly due to the calmer conditions), but now were are also able to increase our engine rpm to normal, which also improves our speed (and ETA).

So - now this leaves us totally confident of our safe arrival in Exmouth. The mast is more secure than before (although still needs a better fix), and we will definitely not run out of fuel. We are still waiting to hear if we have permission to enter WA/Exmouth.]

At: 06:00(AWST) 10-Oct-2020, Outside Temp: 22C (71.6F), Humidity:62%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F), Course: 107(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.9kt, Wind:11Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NE)
about 2 months  agoShow

20º 4.056' S108º 39.054' EBegonia
Day 19 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Exmouth (WA) - Diverting after rigging failure. Our position: -20.0764, 108.6588

Progress: [We've made [1781.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [344]nm (along route) to go. We have reduced distance-to-go along expected route by: [74]nm
Since last posting we have made [62.5]nm (through water). We have moved [74.3]nm from prior posting position - giving a P2P average of [3.1]kt Avg speed (through the water) since last post:2.6kt, Avg speed for trip to date (through the water):4.1kt.

Sailing Conditions [We had just a 4 hours of 'easy' motoring yesterday, the rest was choppy which does not help our progress. Overnight things started to get easier, and by morning we have relative calm (the waves having a long period, and the wind is currently calm so we are not fighting the two). For now we are making fair progress (similar conditions are forecast for the rest of the day) - tomorrow the forecast is starting to complicate things again so this may be our best day.]

General Comments: [Life aboard for Kyle is a constant checking of all the forecasts (wind, waves, currents) to see if we can make our fuel get us all the way to Exmouth. He keeps tweaking the plans and remains confident that we can do it. We will still need extra fuel at least on standby for us, and the need for that will be clarified as we get closer to land. At 0400 we had 116L of fuel remaining (subtract 10 for pickup, gives 106L of usable fuel, at 1.1L/hour that gives us 4 more days of motoring). Kyle expects our fuel can get us 70 miles from the harbour. His plan now is to have us stop motoring before that. If we set our course a bit south of Cape Range, this should have us a place we can use the main (reefed) to get around Cape Range, and then we can motor south towards Exmouth once we've rounded the cape. Of course the plan will most likely change with every forecast! The fact that the mast is still standing is helping us feel more confident it will last until Exmouth, but we still have some large waves ahead of us in the forecast (3.5m+) - these will be fine if they are not choppy, time will tell.]

At: 06:00(AWST) 09-Oct-2020, Outside Temp: 21.6C (70.88F), Humidity:62%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F), Course: 122(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.6kt, Wind:5Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
about 2 months  agoShow

19º 26.064' S107º 31.062' EBegonia
Day 18 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Exmouth (WA) - Diverting after rigging failure. Our position: -19.4438, 107.5274

Progress: [We've made [1718.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [418]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [73.0]nm (through water). We have moved [66.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Avg speed since last post:3.0kt, Avg speed for trip to date:4.2kt.

Sailing Conditions [Despite having a great middle of the day speed wise, by afternoon the waves and wind began to fight against our progress and slowed us down below our goal. We continue to monitor things.]

General Comments: [We continue on towards Exmouth (no word as yet regarding permission to enter). Our progress has been slower than we want, but we hope things will improve in the remaining days. Kyle estimates we currently have 38 US gallons ( 144L) of fuel. We set off with about 192L, but had to motor a bit earlier on the passage so had used some of that, and of course we motored all day yesterday. We also expect the last 10L in the tank to be difficult to pick up so we believe we have 134L of available fuel. We appear to be motoring using about 1L/hour. We plan to keep heading towards Exmouth, and where possible quit the engine to drift with the currents, and as we get closer arrange for a fuel delivery somehow (if necessary). Given this we have adjusted our ETA to the Wednesday (we will repeat the calculation daily). Neither of us is sleeping well on our off watches, while we know the boat and have spent years readily sleeping through all the slaps of the waves and general groans and squeaks, now every noise puts us on alert. We start our off watch exhausted and fall asleep readily, but once disturbed we find 'monkey' brain kicks in and we are full of anxiety regarding our passage to Exmouth, and the huge unknown beyond that. While we generally spend our watches at the helm, we are being more cautious (just in case the mast falls) and continue to spend most of our time within the cabin keeping watch via the instruments and windows - just stepping out intermittently to check on things generally. Star gazing is no longer fun since we just see the mast and get anxious all over again.]

At: 06:00(AWST) 08-Oct-2020, Outside Temp: 23C (73.4F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F), Course: 121(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.2kt, Wind:12Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:98%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:2m (to:W)
about 2 months  agoShow

18º 53.004' S106º 30.042' EBegonia
Day 17 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Diverting to Exmouth (WA). Our position: -18.8842, 106.5067

Progress: [We've made [1645.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [486]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [96.6]nm (through water). We have moved [58.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Avg speed since last post:4.0kt, Avg speed for trip to date:4.3kt.

Sailing Conditions [Seas continue to calm, but we are motoring into wind and waves.]

General Comments: [After several days of rough conditions we were finally seeing things calm down and conditions aboard were easing with the promise of some fine sailing days ahead of us.

Around 14:15 WAST (UTC+8) near -18.65,105.85 on Tuesday October 6th, the forestay snapped (the forestay is one of the wires that holds up the mast - it runs from the mast to the front of the boat - it had broken at the top). This left us over 500nm from the nearest land and with the mast unsupported - stopped from falling backwards only by the halyard from the jib/roller-furling (both Jib and main - reefed - were up at the time, and we were sailing at about 55 degrees off wind at 18kt apparent, and in rolly seas). Kyle was on watch at the helm when he heard the bang (as the wire broke), and saw the preventer and shrouds slacken (as the mast fell back a little); he yelled to me to help (I was in bed) and we quickly lowered the sails and moved around a spare halyard to help support the mast. This obviously leaves us unable to sail on.

So what next?

We have secured the mast for now with additional lines, and we *hope* it will remain secure for the long passage ahead. Everything is slacker than we’d like. The main temporary support is the spinnaker halyard (spinnaker halyard moved forward to the middle of the forward beam and cranked down on the winch at the mast. The rolled up jib still attached to roller furling with halyard at the top holding up the fuller and preventing it falling ). We will inspect it regularly to check for chafe/issues, but will probably spend most of our watches within the safety of the cabin just-in-case the rig fails and the mast falls (the helm seat is probably the worst location in such an event). Any ideas welcome!

We have numerous spares aboard (including a spare forestay, and various rigging fittings) and may even be able to replace the broken shroud (wire) ourselves - but certainly not at sea - and most likely we’ll need some additional facilities (probably even take the mast down). Even if we could fix everything ourselves we’d want a thorough rig inspection before proceeding out on any significant passage (i.e. we need the experts).

So we must change our plans. We have limited fuel supplies and cannot continue the passage all the way to South Australia (nor would we trust our rig situation that far), so we must head for the nearest mainland - Western Australia (WA). This causes issues since we are not permitted to enter WA due to Covid19 restrictions, however we really can see no alternative so will have to deal with the regulations and hope they are kind to us.

Our current goal is to motor to Exmouth (the nearest port to us, some 500nm+ distant from the incident). Between us and Exmouth we have headwinds and waves against us (not ideal for fuel consumption, nor mast security) - alternative destinations are too far, so not an option, and if we sit and wait we will simply drift further away from land.

We have been in touch with the authorities in Exmouth and they are working out what they can do with us - currently we do *not* have permission to enter the harbour. There are no Covid19 rules for our situation I suspect. We do not know yet if we will be allowed to stay with the boat, or be forced into quarantine for 2 weeks in a nearby hotel. We are hoping (but not confident) that they will allow for the time we’ve been at sea in this unusual situation).

We believe we have sufficient fuel aboard for this passage and require no additional assistance to get to port (as things currently stand). However our fuel is a concern given the conditions and we will need to monitor it closely. At the time of the incident we had full tank and jugs (about 190L). Motoring at 2,200 rpm (below normal) on one motor should use about 1.2L/hour of fuel and get us a speed of about 3kt (in good conditions that would have been 4kt, but we need to err on the side of caution here) being slow and cautious should give us our best chance - we should *just* make it.

Exmouth would not be the harbour of choice from which to fix such problems, it is a small and isolated town/harbour off on a peninsula a long way from any other towns. It is also within the cyclone region that we have been traveling south to escape from (although we are not yet in cyclone season). We do not know what facilities the harbour and local sailing club might have, nor even if there is a rigger within 500miles of the place. If we were to chose a place on this coast for facilities and repairs it would have been Freemantle (near Perth) - but that is way to far for us to reach with our fuel aboard, and with the state of the mast we need to limit travel until we can make things more properly secure.

Thankfully we have boat insurance; earlier this year I found in the small print that rigging is only insured if inspected/surveyed annually - so we *did* get a rigging report/inspection performed back during our haul out in Bundaberg. We should be covered. So at least we know (hope) there is a cap on the expenses in our immediate future. As for everything else, we’ll have to wait and see.]

At: 06:00(AWST) 07-Oct-2020, Outside Temp: 23C (73.4F), Humidity:60%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F), Course: 98(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.8kt, Wind:9Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:2m (to:NW)
about 2 months  agoShow

17º 55.038' S106º 20.004' EBegonia
Day 16 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Ceduna, South Australia (SA). Our position: -17.9232, 106.3344

Progress: [We've made [1549.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2388]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [184.4]nm (through water). We have moved [167.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Avg speed since last post:7.7kt, Avg speed for trip to date:4.3kt.

Sailing Conditions [Wind has crept down, but mostly the period of the waves has greatly increased, so even if a big one comes along we gently roll over it (most of the time). OK, so things are still bouncy, but not washing-machine bouncy any more so relatively we are way more comfortable. We have about 100nm more on this course before we start to turn towards the SW corner of Oz. Kyle assures me that by late afternoon sailing will be 'nice' again. I hope so.]

General Comments: [Daytime and nighttime temperatures continue to fall (26C in day, 23 at night) - it feels colder than those numbers imply given the wind chill/exposure. In bed I've even pulled out a blanket (although Kyle doesn't need it). Aboard we are re-reading Bill Bryson's book 'Down Under' and chuckling along; enjoying his stories both of the places we've been, and the ones we hope to see.]

At: 06:00(AWST) 06-Oct-2020, Outside Temp: 23.3C (73.94F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F), Course: 229(degT), Speed Over Ground:8.1kt, Wind:22Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:3.5m (to:NW)
about 2 months  agoShow

16º 28.008' S108º 49.002' EBegonia
Day 15 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Ceduna, South Australia (SA). Our position: -16.4682, 108.8173

Progress: [We've made [1364.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2609]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [192.4]nm (through water). We have moved [182.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Avg speed since last post:8.0kt, Avg speed for trip to date:4.1kt.

Sailing Conditions [Wow - miserable conditions. While the wind is high (at max generally 30kt - gusts 35kt, but mostly mid-high 20s), it is the seas that make everything miserable. Yesterday felt much like we were living in a washing machine. Kyle assures me that while things will slowly calm, we are definitely over the very worst of the conditions.]

General Comments: [If you happen to be comparing our miles travelled and miles to go - you may have noticed that the total has swung dramatically each day. This happens since Kyle adjusts the expected course based on the forecast. We have already gone way more west than we had expected, and while we've been in some miserable conditions, it would have been way worse if we'd taken a more direct route. Our average speed for the day was over 8kt - that is up there for Begonia, especially since we are over reefed and heaving to for meals, etc. So we have started our 3rd week, and have travelled about 1/3rd of the distance. That first week was SLOW though, so we hope to be in South Australia in LESS than 4 weeks from now. Yesterday's conditions were really miserable aboard. We were slapped with a wave from the side regularly (and big ones at least every hour) - but one wave really sent the boat into chaos throwing things off shelves across the cabins and cockpit - it even managed to lift the sliding door from one of the bathrooms and toss it outside into the hallway. Yes, quite miserable. While we are still not in the gentle rolling hills type of sailing, but I'm very glad to hear we are over the worst of things. We really look after our boat when it comes to safety (it has much to be desired aesthetically), and additionally conduct rig inspections twice a day while under passage. The boat is doing fine, it seems as happy as the birds that swoop around the peaks of the waves. Me, not so much!]

At: 06:00(AWST) 05-Oct-2020, Outside Temp: 23.9C (75.02F), Humidity:62%, Water Temp: 30.4C (86.72F), Course: 254(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.9kt, Wind:25Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:4m (to:NW)
about 2 months  agoShow

15º 34.032' S111º 50.058' EBegonia
Day 14 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Ceduna, South Australia (SA). Our position: -15.5719, 111.8434

Progress: [We've made [1172.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3085]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [100.4]nm (through water). We have moved [110.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Avg speed since last post:4.2kt, Avg speed for trip to date:3.7kt.

Sailing Conditions [Wind increased, waves got higher and steeper and choppier. By dinner time, we decided to hove to (basically stall the boat with the sails up) so we could eat without the chaos, eventually we left it that way for 11 hours waiting for things to calm somewhat for an easier life on the rigging and the passengers. We are back moving again. Forecast is for things to sloooowly calm over the next 3 days.]

General Comments: [We continue with a bouncy ride, yesterday was frightening (or at least high anxiety) at times, now we are back to just uncomfortable. A couple of days ago Kyle put the pressure cooker on the corner of our counter and then backed into it - which promptly went flying down some stairs. A handle broke off from the lid (not repairable) but since I use it so much Kyle assures me it is still usable. As for our progress, we are now west of the entire continent of Australia. Kyle (based on forecasts) again has adjusted our route to send us further west so we don't have to tack into headwinds and large seas.]

At: 06:00(AWST) 04-Oct-2020, Outside Temp: 24.3C (75.74F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 30.9C (87.62F), Course: 253(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.7kt, Wind:20Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:3.5m (to:N)
about 2 months  agoShow

15º 1.056' S113º 40.002' EBegonia
Day 13 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Ceduna, South Australia (SA). Our position: -15.0255, 113.6668

Progress: [We've made [1072.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2736]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [164.1]nm (through water). We have moved [154.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Avg speed since last post:6.8kt, Avg speed for trip to date:3.7kt.

Sailing Conditions [Well, we have wind! Despite Kyle sending us off away from the worst of things, we need both sails double reefed and are having a somewhat boisterous time aboard in very mixed/choppy seas. Kyle predicts it won't calm until around the 7th October for us. He has tweaked the course a little more, so while we had a great day sailing wise, it did little to subtract much from our extended miles-to-go.]

General Comments: [When Kyle woke me this morning he had COLD HANDS!!! Oh no, I'm not sure I like this. We spent yesterday crossing traffic lanes of several more cargo vessels (at good distance), but the distance we can see ships on the AIS continues to amaze us (over 250nm). It seems it is not any special atmospheric conditions but a deliberate effort on the part of the Australians to identify and re-broadcast signals in this area; they must have a very high antenna (?!). On my watch last night I witnessed a ball of fire crash into the ocean (several miles off) and that was a first for me. Our nautical notifications have warned of space debris in parts of the Indian Ocean (but not near us). While Kyle was hit by a flying fish while at the helm on his watch - I knew since there were fish scales on his shoulder that he hadn't noticed Life is getting interesting; I think I prefer boring.]

At: 06:00(AWST) 03-Oct-2020, Outside Temp: 25.8C (78.44F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 31.9C (89.42F), Course: 252(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.7kt, Wind:21Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NE)
about 2 months  agoShow

14º 13.068' S116º 11.094' EBegonia
Day 12 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Ceduna, South Australia (SA). Our position: -14.2281, 116.1985

Progress: [We've made [908.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2793]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [125.2]nm (through water). We have moved [122.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Avg speed since last post:5.2kt, Avg speed for trip to date:3.4kt.

Sailing Conditions [Yesterday (for the most part) remained frustratingly slow, but by late afternoon things picked up again to assist with a healthy average. We fly main and jib and are sailing on average about 55 degrees into the (apparent) wind.]

General Comments: [We spent the last 24 hours crossing some major shipping lane; while boats were well spaced (often 50nm apart) - compared to what we've been used to in Australia the mass of ships on the AIS, and mostly travelling to and from in a line between Port Hedland and Indonesia, it felt like we were playing frogger. Most of the cargo ships kept well out of our way, which can't have been easy for them as our speed varied so much with the wind, but we were regularly closely monitoring up to 3 ships at any time just in case. We are currently due south of Bali (about 320nm), and Hong Kong and even Wuhan. Bali stings since we would have been visiting earlier this year if Covid hadn't hit. We are also passing (260nm to our SE) the Rawley Shoals - one of the stunning reef areas that would have been on our Western Australia agenda (If they had let us in). Rather we still have weeks of ocean sailing before we'll next step foot on land. Kyle tells me that (longitude wise) we have now managed to cover 3/4 of the globe between Footprint and Begonia. Other tidbits - we had a full moon yesterday (which I love), and saildocs is responding normally again. Kyle is warning me that the conditions are going to get more exhilarating in the coming days as the wind and waves increase and we find ourselves nose on.]

At: 06:00(AWST) 02-Oct-2020, Outside Temp: 27C (80.6F), Humidity:84%, Water Temp: 32.9C (91.22F), Course: 252(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.7kt, Wind:8Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:2m (to:NE)
about 2 months  agoShow

13º 31.032' S118º 10.002' EBegonia
Day 11 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Ceduna, South Australia (SA). Our position: -13.5215, 118.1667

Progress: [We've made [782.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3007]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [68.0]nm (through water). We have moved [63.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Avg speed since last post:2.8kt, Avg speed for trip to date:3.2kt.

Sailing Conditions [The wind (direction and speed) in reality has not matched our forecast and we've had another frustratingly slow day. Also the saildocs server (from which we get some of our weather forecasts) seems to be down, thankfully we can use our predictwind account as a backup, but Kyle much prefers the ability to see the raw data which saildocs (normally, reliably) allows.]

General Comments: [Another calm day (despite the swell), life feels a little dull aboard. I am getting through our favourite podcasts and are now starting on my 2nd tier of chosen podcasts entertainment (of which I have plenty) on our watches. I suspect eventually I'll be resorting to my French and Spanish lessons on my watches (no bad thing).]

At: 06:00(AWST) 01-Oct-2020, Outside Temp: 27.1C (80.78F), Humidity:82%, Water Temp: 32.9C (91.22F), Course: 274(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.5kt, Wind:4Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:N)
2 months  agoShow

13º 14.07' S119º 13.032' EBegonia
Day 10 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Ceduna, South Australia (SA). Our position: -13.2454, 119.2218

Progress: [We've made [714.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2808]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [125.0]nm (through water). We have moved [120.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Avg speed since last post:5.2kt, Avg speed for trip to date:3.3kt.

Sailing Conditions [Upwind, in light-ish but steady winds (our fastest day of average speed to date). We are expecting a couple of days more of this and then for the wind to start increasing (along with the waves).]

General Comments: [Our AIS generally can identify other boats up to about 25nm away, but for the last 12 hours we are seeing boats up to 450nm away (some strange atmospheric conditions?). We currently are in water over 5km deep (The North Australian Basin), and are being circled by a handful of storm petrels (they are probably more used to fishing boats out here).]

At: 06:00(AWST) 30-Sep-2020, Outside Temp: 27.6C (81.68F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 32.9C (91.22F), Course: 248(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.1kt, Wind:6Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:N)
2 months  agoShow

12º 33.096' S121º 9.072' EBegonia
Day 9 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Ceduna, South Australia (SA). Our position: -12.5661, 121.1621

Progress: [We've made [589.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2884]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [120.0]nm (through water). We have moved [122.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Avg speed since last post:5.0kt, Avg speed for trip to date:3.1kt.

Sailing Conditions [We have good wind (we are moving 'properly' at last). You may have noticed that the miles to go has jumped - this is because the forecast is predicting a storm ahead of us, so we are diverting somewhat (adding significant time and miles, but safer and more comfortable). Kyle gets the weather forecasts and maps twice a day, so all could change again.]

General Comments: [It feels great to be moving. Seas are a little more bouncy, but moving around the boat is still easy. We are really in international waters, and Kyle has seen a few Indonesian fishing boats - these are dodgy-looking factories on the water- a raggamuffin of lines and hardware - large, with no obvious safety codes (nor life rafts). Thankfully they do all seem to have AIS so we are always aware of them even if they are too far away to see. We had a really large pod of 'dolphins' pass us - there must have been over 100; we are not sure if they were pigmy-killer whales, or melon headed whales, or maybe even a false killer whales (I'll have to do some research once we have internet again) but the passing was a highlight for us (despite the mass of them, id-helpful photographs were near impossible, its like playing camera whack-a-mole!).]

At: 06:00(AWST) 29-Sep-2020, Outside Temp: 29.4C (84.92F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 33.8C (92.84F), Course: 256(degT), Speed Over Ground:5kt, Wind:10Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:2%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:N)
2 months  agoShow

11º 37.038' S123º 0.06' EBegonia
Day 8 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Ceduna, South Australia (SA). Our position: -11.6227, 123.0096

Progress: [We've made [469.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2776]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [92.3]nm (through water). We have moved [104.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Avg speed since last post:3.8kt, Avg speed for trip to date:2.8kt.

Sailing Conditions [Finally we have constant winds and progress, not always fast, but always moving (our hourly logs ranging between 1.66nm and 6.08nm) in another all spinnaker day, although Kyle expects it will be our last Spinnaker day for some time.]

General Comments: [With both wind and a little cloud things seem cooler which helps aboard (although max temperature still reached 34.2C/94F). We have come some distance from the mainland to avoid a large dead patch of air, and we are currently off the continental shelf (we are about 230nm offshore)]

At: 06:00(AWST) 28-Sep-2020, Outside Temp: 28.6C (83.48F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 33.3C (91.94F), Course: 241(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.1kt, Wind:7Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:1m (to:SW)
2 months  agoShow

11º 2.07' S124º 41.016' EBegonia
Day 7 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Ceduna, South Australia (SA). Our position: -11.0448, 124.6858

Progress: [We've made [377.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2883]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [50.5]nm (through water). We have moved [66.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Avg speed since last post:2.1kt, Avg speed for trip to date:2.6kt.

Sailing Conditions [We've had wind (not strong, but consistent) since around 6pm yesterday so sailing feels easier, we are sailing with the spinnaker. Forecast is for more consistent winds for the foreseeable future, and are hoping to reach a more typical 100nm day in a few days(!)]

General Comments: [We've not had a visit from the ABF plane for a couple of days (I kind-a miss it). Kyle said he heard a small fishing boat cross our path overnight (no lights). I've been yearning for some bread, but it is way too hot to consider baking for now. While sleeping during the day is a bit fitful, we both seem to be comfortably into our watch routine. ]

At: 06:00(AWST) 27-Sep-2020, Outside Temp: 29.8C (85.64F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 33.3C (91.94F), Course: 245(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.1kt, Wind:4Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:SW)
2 months  agoShow

11º 0.0' S125º 48.09' EBegonia
Day 6 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Ceduna, South Australia (SA). Our position: -11.0001, 125.8148

Progress: [We've made [327.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2966]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [40.9]nm (through water). We have moved [54.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Avg speed since last post:1.7kt, Avg speed for trip to date:2.7kt.

Sailing Conditions [Much of yesterday was spent drifting with the current, 6 whole continuous hours we recorded 0nm! When wind was available we were sailing with main and jib. We are moving for now, and almost through the windless patch - and by later today we should be in continuous wind.]

General Comments: [The frustration of no winds has been balanced with some amazingly beautiful mercury flat seas, with passing dolphins and generally mesmerizing scenes. The gas rigs of BAYU-UNDAN are now finally behind us and out of view. To occupy ourselves (aside from keeping watch) we've been reading the book 'Batavia' about a Dutch East India Company Ship that in 1629 wrecked on Abrohlos islands on the Western Australia Coast on its way to the spice islands. Some of the survivors formed a brutal group that terrified and slaughtered the others. Its a fascinating story, and we will pass by the islands on our way around WA, so it seems so much more than 'just history' right now. Every once in a while we see what appears to be trash in the water, but as we pass, it turns out to be a cuttlefish bone - strange how I've seen them so often washed up on a beach, but I've never seen them before floating in the water (probably more likely now due the unusual flat seas). It is still hot (yesterday's high being 34C/93F, and barely below that for most of the day) - we are especially appreciating our cold home-fizzed water.]

At: 06:00(AWST) 26-Sep-2020, Outside Temp: 32.2C (89.96F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 33.3C (91.94F), Course: 270(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.5kt, Wind:6Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:S)
2 months  agoShow

11º 9.012' S126º 43.026' EBegonia
Day 5 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Ceduna, South Australia (SA). Our position: -11.1514, 126.7207

Progress: [We've made [286.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3020]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [34.2]nm (through water). We have moved [34.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Avg speed since last post:1.4kt, Avg speed for trip to date:2.9kt.

Sailing Conditions [Sailing mostly with the spinnaker, occasional jib (when upwind sailing possible) but much of the time, no wind at all!]

General Comments: [Yesterday (our warmest day so far) we had the regular ABF plane visit us, but this time they already knew our answers and just asked us to verify nothing had changed. Our focus for the what seems like AGES has been getting around the BAYU-UNDAN gas rigs and terminal. We had expected to sail to the north (outside the no-go area) - but the wind and currents had alternative ideas, so at some point we gave up trying and headed to skirt around the south. Hours later we determined we simply had to use the motor to get around the SE point of the no-go zone. We have been avoiding using the motor to save fuel for any real emergencies. When I awoke this morning the oil rigs are still in our clear view, there is no wind at all, and we bob here some distance from the no-go zone. Conditions are so calm that between the sea and the sky it is barely possible to determine the horizon. We even have a sea-snake swimming around. The lack of progress is frustrating (but predicted). I can only hope that we've moved on by the time of our next report.]

At: 06:00(AWST) 25-Sep-2020, Outside Temp: 31.6C (88.88F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 32.9C (91.22F), Course: 300(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.03kt, Wind:1Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:1%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:1m (to:W)
2 months  agoShow

11º 9.012' S126º 43.026' EBegonia
Day 5 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Ceduna, South Australia (SA). Our position: -11.1514, 26.7207

Progress: [We've made [286.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3020]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [34.2]nm (through water). We have moved [34.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Avg speed since last post:1.4kt, Avg speed for trip to date:2.9kt.

Sailing Conditions [Sailing mostly with the spinnaker, occasional jib (when upwind sailing possible) but much of the time, no wind at all!]

General Comments: [Yesterday (our warmest day so far) we had the regular ABF plane visit us, but this time they already knew our answers and just asked us to verify nothing had changed. Our focus for the what seems like AGES has been getting around the BAYU-UNDAN gas rigs and terminal. We had expected to sail to the north (outside the no-go area) - but the wind and currents had alternative ideas, so at some point we gave up trying and headed to skirt around the south. Hours later we determined we simply had to use the motor to get around the SE point of the no-go zone. We have been avoiding using the motor to save fuel for any real emergencies. When I awoke this morning the oil rigs are still in our clear view, there is no wind at all, and we bob here some distance from the no-go zone. Conditions are so calm that between the sea and the sky it is barely possible to determine the horizon. We even have a sea-snake swimming around. The lack of progress is frustrating (but predicted). I can only hope that we've moved on by the time of our next report.]

At: 06:00(AWST) 25-Sep-2020, Outside Temp: 31.6C (88.88F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 32.9C (91.22F), Course: 300(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.03kt, Wind:1Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:1%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:1m (to:W)
2 months  agoShow

10º 58.002' S127º 16.056' EBegonia
Day 4 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Ceduna, South Australia (SA). Our position: -10.9671, 127.2764

Progress: [We've made [251.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3052]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [64.5]nm (through water). We have moved [64.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [For the last 24 hours we've only flown the spinnaker, and at times we've had no wind and even had to bag that. Progress remains slow (as expected), and will remain so for a few more days. Our average speed since over the last 24 hours is just under 2.7kt]

General Comments: [It remains HOT aboard, and we put up shade during the day to protect us from the worst of the sun's cooking effect. Yesterday we again had the Australian Border Force plane fly over and call in on us (asking the standard 3 questions: last port, next port, home port). We had a few more dolphin visits, all brief (we've been going way too slowly for them to enjoy any swimming at the bows). We expect more of the same for the next few days.]

At: 06:00(AWST) 24-Sep-2020, Outside Temp: 28.6C (83.48F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 32.9C (91.22F), Course: 270(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.1kt, Wind:9Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:45%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:1m (to:SW)
2 months  agoShow

11º 0.018' S128º 22.026' EBegonia
Day 3 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Ceduna, South Australia (SA). Our position: -11.0028, 128.3707

Progress: [We've made [187.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3116]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [104.7]nm (through water). We have moved [94.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [More mixed sailing, but still with generally flat seas. Overnight (midnight to 6am) we were back on the spinnaker and made just 14nm. We've headed so far north to avoid a giant windless patch, and expect to be making poor progress for several days to come based on forecasts.]

General Comments: [Yesterday we had a passing pod of 3 dolphins (they swung by but didn't stop to play). Kyle was on watch as the Australian Border Force (ABF) flew over and checked in on us; yesterday was also the day (the equinox) that Kyle shaved his head and he's feeling much happier with the extra breeze during this heat. Overnight I saw a couple of shooting stars which brought a smile to my face. Neither of us have seen any ships in the last 24 hours (except in the far distance on AIS returns). We had another bird visit us, this time to roost overnight, but it didn't pick the best place to stop and was jolted around even with our mild rolling (poor thing).]

At: 06:00(AWST) 23-Sep-2020, Outside Temp: 30C (86F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 32.4C (90.32F), Course: 270(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.3kt, Wind:8Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:1m (to:SW)
2 months  agoShow

12º 1.026' S129º 35.094' EBegonia
Day 2 of Timor Sea/Indian Ocean Passage From:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To:Ceduna, South Australia (SA). Our position: -12.0205, 129.5988

Progress: [We've made [82.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3168]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [82.6]nm (through water). We have moved [75.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Mixed sailing - we've had the spinnaker up and down a few times, and the sails reefed and unreefed (all while still in the Beagle Gulf). We've even gone backwards when the current against us was stronger than our forward progress. Kyle expects our first week to be much like this, before we'll find ourselves in more reliable winds.]

General Comments: [Our last night in Darwin had the skies filled with thunder and lightening. Our first full day at sea has been with mixed sailing conditions, but (amazingly) with very flat seas. Coincidentally the good progress hours (7.6nm in one hour) have been on my watches, and the really slow hours (0.06nm in one hour) on Kyle's - so its been fun to tease him about my superior sailing skills. We had a bird, a brown noddy, hang out on the deck for a while (even while we raised and lowered the spinnaker twice!). Kyle managed to trip over his own foot early on yesterday, and has a very bruised toe, but it isn't impacting his sailing ability.]

At: 06:00(AWST) 22-Sep-2020, Outside Temp: 28.5C (83.3F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 32.9C (91.22F), Course: 341(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.7kt, Wind:6Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:60%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:S)
2 months  agoShow

12º 25.05' S130º 49.038' EBegonia
At Anchor: Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT - Timor Sea, Australia. Our position: -12.4252, 130.8228

Sail From: Bayview Marina, Bayview (Suburb of Darwin), NT To: Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT

We travelled [6.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in Fannie Bay - a bit far out (to cater for all tide ranges).]

General Comments: [We exited the lock at Bayview in the morning calms, and had an easy motor back to the anchorage.]

At: 09:24(ACST) 07-Sep-2020, Outside Temp: 29.6C (85.28F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 32.9C (91.22F)
3 months  agoShow

12º 26.046' S130º 51.054' EBegonia
At Marina Dock: Bayview Marina, Bayview (Suburb of Darwin), NT - Timor Sea, Australia. Our position: -12.4406, 130.8589

Sail From: Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT To: Bayview Marina, Bayview (Suburb of Darwin), NT

We travelled [4.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [At Bayview Marina in a double dock: $59/night + $25/night live-aboard fee.]

General Comments: [We made it up in the mangroves to Bayview Marina, where we'll be tied up for just over a week. Thankfully Kyle installed the spare prop just in time to navigate the narrow lock, and a gusty arrival at the dock (whew). We have groceries being delivered this afternoon, so laundry and chore day - hopefully that means we can start exploring Darwin over the weekend.]

At: 10:40(ACST) 28-Aug-2020, Outside Temp: 30.8C (87.44F), Humidity:34%, Water Temp: 32.4C (90.32F)
3 months  agoShow

12º 26.016' S130º 49.014' EBegonia
Safely arrived: at Anchor in Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT, Australia - PASSAGE COMPLETE.

Day 2 of Timor Sea Passage From:Alcaro Bay (near Cape Don), Cobourg Penninsula, NT To:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT. Our position: -12.4360, 130.8192

Progress: [We've made [104.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [48.8]nm (through water). We have moved [28.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Anchored in 3m with 4.7m range. We have an appointment for our biosecurity inspection/treatment tomorrow afternoon (required before we are allowed in the marina locks).]

General Comments: [The remainder of today's sail was FAST, but the currents were strong and the wind was on the head so it took a while. We were distracted when we found a bat appeared and was 'hanging out' under the trampoline appearing while we were underway. It seems to be a fruit bat (also called a flying fox), he has the perfectly pointy ear, is on the smaller side - body is about 16cm long? - and has brown fur? We were convinced he'd leave once we headed into the wind and he certainly got wet (although he did shift himself around to the driest of the wet options under the trampoline). Amazingly 'Count Blah' is still with us now we are at anchor, but he did give me a dirty look when I was lowering the chain right beside him - he eventually moved a little out of the way and went back to his napping. He has been with us for hours, so is no doubt along way away from his colony, I'll assume he'll head off at dusk. In the meantime we are avoiding getting too close to Count Blah as we know bats here carry a rabies-like disease that is pretty deadly to us humans. We can see the skyline of Darwin ahead of us - time to enjoy a beer and the view while we wait for Count Blah to fly off and find new friends and a more appropriate roost.]

At: 16:26(ACST) 25-Aug-2020, Outside Temp: 31C (87.8F), Humidity:46%, Water Temp: 32.4C (90.32F)
3 months  agoShow

12º 5.04' S131º 8.07' EBegonia
Day 2 of Timor Sea Passage From:Alcaro Bay (near Cape Don), Cobourg Penninsula, NT To:Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT. Our position: -12.0896, 131.1450

Progress: [We've made [56.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [41]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [56.0]nm (through water). We have moved [61.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Mostly downwind sailing, but with Jib and Main (switching between around 120 and wing-on-wing) - shifting to a beam reach. The biggest help though has been the current; here, timing is everything, Kyle nailed it and we've had it with us all the way. We are currently in the narrowest gap (between Melville Island and the mainland). There has been other traffic, a few cargo ships and we even passed a tug and barge (which presumably is happy to go slowly for some reason)]

General Comments: [As soon as we rounded Cape Don we find ourselves departing the Arafura Sea and entering the Timor. Fires were still burning on the Cobourg peninsula (lots of heavy smoke). We look set to be anchored around noon. The night have been clear, and great for star-gazing.]

At: 06:00(ACST) 25-Aug-2020, Outside Temp: 24.9C (76.82F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 31.4C (88.52F), Course: 253(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.7kt, Wind:8Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:SW)
3 months  agoShow

11º 17.064' S131º 48.006' EBegonia
At Anchor: Alcaro Bay (near Cape Don), Cobourg Penninsula, NT - Arafura Sea, Australia. Our position: -11.2935, 131.8006

Sail From: Seven Spirit Bay, Coral Bay, Cobourg Penninsula, NT To: Alcaro Bay (near Cape Don), Cobourg Penninsula, NT

We travelled [27.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [15.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 2.5m off river.]

General Comments: [Another very light-wind day, we managed to fly the spinnaker and main for most of it (although the spinnaker was only occasionally wind-filled). I think we made more progress due to a favourable current than because of the wind! We discovered today that Western Australia continues to push back any opening of the borders (which poses some issues for us!). We've pulled out our spare propeller so we can install that once we purchase a few minor spacers and washers (hopefully readily available in Darwin). Finding a proper replacement will take a bit longer. We expect this anchorage to be the last one before Darwin. Here there are fires ashore (not sure if wild or controlled, all we can see is smoke in the distance), but if it looks safe (and if we feel we can tolerate the heat) we hope to go ashore to visit the Cape Don Lighthouse - but it is VERY hot, so we are currently undecided.]

At: 16:24(ACST) 21-Aug-2020, Outside Temp: 31.9C (89.42F), Humidity:63%, Water Temp: 32.4C (90.32F)
3 months  agoShow

11º 11.094' S132º 2.1' EBegonia
At Anchor: Seven Spirit Bay, Coral Bay, Cobourg Penninsula, NT - Arafura Sea, Australia. Our position: -11.1987, 132.0497

Sail From: Palm Bay, Croker Island, NT To: Seven Spirit Bay, Coral Bay, Cobourg Penninsula, NT

We travelled [27.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [26.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 3.1m (lowest tide)]

General Comments: [A frustrating day, the forecast winds didn't arrive as expected so Kyle was compelled to motor for an hour before we could finally fly the spinnaker again and be sure of arriving before dark. When we eventually approached the anchorage under sail, Kyle stowed the sail and started an engine, but soon discovered we had no propeller - it must have fallen off sometime during our sail, and it is a very expensive bit of equipment - ugh! Thankfully we have two engines and the propeller on the other one is still attached so we were not in danger. So we are at anchor, the peninsula is a nature reserve, and this particular bay belongs to the high-end Seven Spirit Resort (currently closed due to Covid19) and there is a fancy motor boat also in the anchorage 'Summer Wind'. No cell phone signal, but not as remote as we've been used to. At some point we'll have to find internet and make a plan to replace our propeller. We have spare propellers aboard (thankfully) but the one we lost is feathering (which means it collapses to reduce drag when we aren't using it) and we don't have a spare for that, and we'll have to find a place to careen (probably Darwin) even to install the spare propeller so we'll be running on one for a while.]

At: 16:34(ACST) 17-Aug-2020, Outside Temp: 29.3C (84.74F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 32.9C (91.22F)
4 months  agoShow

11º 8.058' S132º 29.034' EBegonia
Safely arrived: at Anchor in Palm Bay, Croker Island, NT, Australia - PASSAGE COMPLETE.

Day 4 of Arafura Sea Passage From:Two Island Bay, Marchinbar Island (Wessel Island Chain) To:Palm Bay, Croker Island, NT. Our position: -11.1425, 132.4891

Progress: [We've made [227.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [23.6]nm (through water). We have moved [16.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Anchored in 1.6m at low tide - in a gently shallowing sandy bay]

General Comments: [As we rounded Croker Island, we had light headwinds (2kt) and a 2kt current against us - so we conceded and eventually started up an engine. Kyle is wishing it wasn't so. The island is aboriginal and while the main township is on the other side, it has roads and we can see a few distant buildings from the anchorage. We can't go beyond the high-tide line but do hope to go ashore at some point during our stay here (after we've caught up with arrival chores, sleep, and the host of internet jobs I've got on my list.]

At: 13:02(ACST) 14-Aug-2020, Outside Temp: 31.4C (88.52F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 31.4C (88.52F)
4 months  agoShow

10º 52.056' S132º 34.038' EBegonia
"Day 4 of Arafura Sea Passage From:Two Island Bay, Marchinbar Island (Wessel Island Chain) To:Palm Bay, Croker Island, NT. Our position: -10.8754, 132.5733

Progress: [We've made [203.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [19]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [49.8]nm (through water). We have moved [62.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Winds remain light/borderline for the spinnaker. Overnight Kyle resorted to the motor for a couple of hours (since we are again maneuvering around islands and shoals) but we are flying again. We hope to be at anchor around noon today.]

General Comments: [For the last few days there has been a LOT of pollen(?) on the water surface, especially at night, making for some mesmerising water watching. An Australian Border Force Plane checked in on us again last night (2nd time this passage). A highlight for Kyle overnight was a long visit from a pod of dolphins, causing the bioluminescence to sparkle as they frolic around the boat and bows.]

At: 06:00(ACST) 14-Aug-2020, Outside Temp: 25.5C (77.9F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 30.4C (86.72F), Course: 251(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.3kt, Wind:4Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:SW)
4 months  agoShow

10º 53.058' S133º 38.016' EBegonia
Day 3 of Arafura Sea Passage From:Two Island Bay, Marchinbar Island (Wessel Island Chain) To:Palm Bay, Croker Island, NT. Our position: -10.8934, 133.6363

Progress: [We've made [153.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [83]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [76.9]nm (through water). We have moved [92.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We continue to fly (nurse) the spinnaker, but the wind has been barely more than a whisper for much of the night. Its frustrating, but peaceful. We've had many hours with less than 2nm progress, and even a few less than 1nm, but somehow we made a 3.2kt average over the last 24 hours.]

General Comments: [Nothing much to report, the night skies continue to display as the cloud cover has been light; we continue on. Our ETA (Friday by 10am) seems appropriate.]

At: 06:00(ACST) 13-Aug-2020, Outside Temp: 25.6C (78.08F), Humidity:84%, Water Temp: 30.4C (86.72F), Course: 277(degT), Speed Over Ground:2kt, Wind:3Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:15%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:W)
4 months  agoShow

10º 59.01' S135º 12.042' EBegonia
Day 2 of Arafura Sea Passage From:Two Island Bay, Marchinbar Island (Wessel Island Chain) To:Palm Bay, Croker Island, NT. Our position: -10.9845, 135.2073

Progress: [We've made [77.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [175]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [77.0]nm (through water). We have moved [90.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [An easy downwind sail with the spinnaker, we are plodding along with slow speeds but calm seas and we are headed in the right direction]

General Comments: [Kyle again departed under sail (it isn't easy as even the manual windlass is quite a bit of work) - but with a large bay all to ourselves it is risk free, and fun to be a true sailboat. We had a visit around sunset from the Australian Border Force Plane ( all they ask is our prior and next port, our name being clear from our boat and our AIS signal). On my watch overnight we had clear skies and the moon didn't rise until well after midnight - so a beautiful display of stars was my company - I especially love the Milky Way, but it feels that the sky is full of a million stars and a billion stories.]

At: 06:00(ACST) 12-Aug-2020, Outside Temp: 25C (77F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F), Course: 273(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.9kt, Wind:5Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:NW)
4 months  agoShow

11º 4.05' S136º 43.092' EBegonia
At Anchor: Two Island Bay, Marchinbar Island (Wessel Island Chain) - Arafura Sea, Australia. Our position: -11.0747, 136.7324

Sail From: Lagoon Bay, Marchinbar Island (Wessel Island Chain) To: Two Island Bay, Marchinbar Island (Wessel Island Chain)

We travelled [19.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [17.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 5.2-7.2m of sand]

General Comments: [Kyle was especially keen to go motor free today. We left with 1.2kt of wind and it took us 18 minutes just to exit from our anchor alarm circle. He persevered and the wind came, and at times we were happily sailing north in relatively flat seas at 7kt. Arriving in Two Island Bay we needed to tack between the two islands to our anchorage spot - proper sailing at last! To our surprise we spied another pleasure boat today (a motor boat, headed in the opposite direction), and a fishing boat - so we are not as isolated as it generally feels. The islands here have beautiful long/wide sandy beaches, backed by dunes, and with amazing sedimentary rocky outcrops which erode into mushrooms, pancakes, rubble and overhangs. Wildlife includes eagles and some kind of Rock-Wallaby - we are really enjoying the (apparent) isolation. We also have definitely needed the sunscreen despite it being winter time here, and on our trips ashore get through litres of water/drink as we push our exploratory roving.]

At: 12:15(ACST) 08-Aug-2020, Outside Temp: 28.6C (83.48F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F)
4 months  agoShow

11º 19.056' S136º 34.056' EBegonia
At Anchor: Lagoon Bay, Marchinbar Island (Wessel Island Chain) (Arafura Sea). Our position: -11.3264, 136.5757

Sail From: Guluwuru Island To: Lagoon Bay, Marchinbar Island (Wessel Island Chain)

We travelled [12.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [12.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 3.5-6m of sand (could pick any depth really in this lovely sandy bay with a very gentle slope)]

General Comments: [The winds have finally calmed to pleasant numbers, making for flat seas and an easy sail as we hop north up the Wessel chain. Conditions were so ideal that Kyle was easily persuaded to anchor under sail at this lovely wide bay (all to ourselves). We have a few bits of maintenance that require Kyle to go up the mast so the continuing calm forecast is perfect.]

At: 12:00(ACST) 05-Aug-2020, Outside Temp: 28.9C (84.02F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F)
4 months  agoShow

11º 29.058' S136º 26.046' EBegonia
At Anchor: Guluwuru Island (unnamed bay N end, west side), Wessel Island Chain (Arafura Sea). Our position: -11.4927, 136.4407

Sail From: Truant Island, NT To: Guluwuru Island (unnamed bay N end, west side), Wessel Island Chain

We travelled [27.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [24.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 2.5-6m over sand on lovely flat sandy shelf, well protected. Aboriginal Lands ashore]

General Comments: [A sunny passage swapping between spinnaker and jib to make the slack water/ start of ebb at the Cumberland Strait and avoid the tide rips. The strait is wide (certainly compared to the alternative 'Gugari Rip') but in mid channel depths change from 115m to 6m and cause some impressive eddies. A host of birds as we approached the strait between Guluwuru and Marchinbar islands, but no ships/boats seen at all. We remain quite remote, so no cell phone service still]

At: 13:02(ACST) 02-Aug-2020, Outside Temp: 28.4C (83.12F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F)
4 months  agoShow

11º 39.048' S136º 49.062' EBegonia
At Anchor: Truant Island, NT (Arafura Sea). Our position: -11.6577, 136.8270

Sail From: Inverell Bay, Gove Harbour, NT To: Truant Island, NT

We travelled [36.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [33.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 7-9m, a bit of swell (which we expect to drop as the forecast is for wind to move more from the south later)]

General Comments: [A sunny passage starting really calmly, and slowly getting a bit choppy. The Island gives OK protection though so we can now enjoy the sunshine. On passage we tried a plum-look-a-like fruit purchased at the Nahulumby store (a dark red tamarillo) and both of us spit it out in disgust. There are plenty of areas of South America where this is considered a favourite fruit, NZ exports thousands of tonnes of it to the USA, and we were perplexed! I've since learned we are not supposed to eat the skin, so will try our remaining specimen some other time (but I'm not holding out much hope). On arrival we spotted some strange activity in the water, and on closer inspection found a mating pair of turtles with a buddy keeping close and hoping for next dibs!]

At: 12:14(ACST) 31-Jul-2020, Outside Temp: 28.6C (83.48F), Humidity:65%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F)
4 months  agoShow

12º 11.088' S136º 42.03' EBegonia
Safely arrived: at Anchor in Inverell Bay, Gove Harbour, NT - PASSAGE COMPLETE.

Day 4 of Arafura Sea/Gulf of Carpenteria Passage From:Horn Island Anchorage, Torres Strait, QLD To:Inverell Bay, Gove Harbour, NT. Our position: -12.1984, 136.7047

Progress: [We've made [350.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [10.1]nm (through water). We have moved [2.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Anchored in sufficient space among mooring field (4-6m depth)]

General Comments: [We have arrived in NT. We have been cleared with 'no appointment required' for Biosecurity - so now we are just to meet with the local police and be vetted for our Covid19 application before being officially cleared in. We are hoping they accept our boat tracks/logs as the proof required that we haven't been in any Covid19 hotspot recently (its pretty hard to prove a negative, but we can certainly prove where we have been, and it would be next to impossible to have left the boat to get to any hotspot). It's my first time in Australia's Northern Territory, but Kyle's third!!! Gove/Nhulunby seems to exist primarily as a bauxite mine and processing plant (Aluminium), but there is enough of a workers community to have a welcoming yacht club (with showers and washing machines!!!). The original aboriginal Yolngu people of course, are also here, they own the entire Arnhem lands and to leave the main drag a permit is required to enter aboriginal lands (easily acquited online).]

At: 08:28(AEST) 28-Jul-2020, Outside Temp: 25.1C (77.18F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
4 months  agoShow

12º 9.036' S136º 41.07' EBegonia
Day 4 of Arafura Sea/Gulf of Carpenteria Passage From:Horn Island Anchorage To:Inverell Bay, Gove/Nhulunby. Our position: -12.1558, 136.6948

Progress: [We've made [340.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [6.4]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [86.5]nm (through water). We have moved [91.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We hove to much of yesterday afternoon/evening (to be certain to arrive in daylight), but once we finally proceeded and found the shelter of land - wow - calm, and lovely - great star gazing conditions. Kyle decided to alter our route and take the short-cut south of Breamer Island, and we'll soon be entering Gove Harbour proper!]

General Comments: [It seemed we have the whole Gulf to ourselves, but now we are again close to land, the boat traffic is back on the AIS. We have all our approvals for arrival into Northern Territory and back to the mainland (Covid19, and Biosecurity). Once we are at anchor we also need to adjust our time zone once again (UTC+9.5 hours here)]

At: 06:00(AEST) 28-Jul-2020, Outside Temp: 23.2C (73.76F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F), Course: 263(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.2kt, Wind:11Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:0.25m (to:W)
4 months  agoShow

12º 4.098' S138º 15.036' EBegonia
Day 3 of Arafura Sea/Gulf of Carpenteria Passage From:Horn Island Anchorage To:Inverell Bay, Gove/Nhulunby. Our position: -12.0824, 138.2558

Progress: [We've made [253.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [103]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [158.8]nm (through water). We have moved [156.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [While the depth of the water increased, so did the wind and waves, and we continue to have a rather bouncy ride (Kyle doesn't like waves). We get side-swiped from time to time which keeps us on our toes! We are already over reefed, and we will need to slow down further to be sure of a daylight landfall.]

General Comments: [Amazingly 0 ships in the last 24 hours, no dolphins, nothing but an occasional curious bird. ]

At: 06:00(AEST) 27-Jul-2020, Outside Temp: 25.2C (77.36F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F), Course: 273(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.1kt, Wind:24Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NW)
4 months  agoShow

11º 12.09' S140º 46.05' EBegonia
Day 2 of Arafura Sea/Gulf of Carpenteria Passage From:Horn Island Anchorage To:Inverell Bay, Gove/Nhulunby. Our position: -11.2146, 140.7753

Progress: [We've made [95.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [256]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [95.0]nm (through water). We have moved [94.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We started in flat water with a following current, but once we left the strait we found shallow, open water and a nasty chop soon set in. We ARE making good speed, it is just a bumpy ride.]

General Comments: [As we were preparing to depart after a nice couple of days exploring Thursday and Horn Island, we were amazed to see another sailboat arrive, it was Danish and had a large group of young friends. Within an hour a second sailboat arrived - also Danish - also with a large group of younger sailors. We feel like we were the only tourists here during our stay - and now the Danes have arrived. I suspect the parties are already underway! While small populations, there was a constant stream of boat and air traffic during our time in the Straits - and once we departed there were more cargo ships than we've seen in over a month (still not a huge amount, but for us - seeing 12+ cargo ships underway in a day is significantly more than we are used to). In the strait we were just 100nm south of Paupa New Guinea - now as we head west the lands to the north of us slips away again.]

At: 06:00(AEST) 26-Jul-2020, Outside Temp: 25.7C (78.26F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F), Course: 238(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.8kt, Wind:20Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
4 months  agoShow

10º 35.07' S142º 14.052' EBegonia
At Anchor: Horn Island Anchorage (Torres Strait). Our position: -10.5947, 142.2419

Sail From: Blackwood Bay, Mount Adolphus Island To: Horn Island Anchorage

We travelled [22.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [24.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 10-12.5m 'hard sand']

General Comments: [A sunny day, we sailed with the current towards Thursday Island. As we approached things got busy (for us) as there were multiple planes, several helicopters, and lots of commercial boat traffic.. A busy place. Nearest anchorage is at Horn Island, which seemed pretty empty aside from a few commercial vessels and one long term sailboat. To wish to visit Thursday Island we take a ferry from Horn Island. The anchorage is renowned for its currents so we'll spend the rest of the day aboard to watch and see how Begonia acts before going ashore. As soon as we were anchored we could hear bird-song from the nearby mangroves. And wow - our first 'good' phone signal for a long while; no more hoisting the phone up the mast just to make intermittent 1bar into intermittent 2bars!]

At: 12:34(AEST) 22-Jul-2020, Outside Temp: 29.1C (84.38F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F)
4 months  agoShow

10º 38.046' S142º 38.082' EBegonia
At Anchor: Mount Adolphus Island (Torres Strait). Our position: -10.6411, 142.6472

Sail From: Bushy Islet To: Mount Adolphus Island

We travelled [36.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [38.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 4-7m of good sand/mud]

General Comments: [After a special time back in Bushy Islet with an amazing visit from a young sea-eagle, we headed north (with the wind and current) making good time to Mount Adolphus. From here we turn left (west), and from anchor we can see Cape York (the NE tip of Australia). We have brief blips of 1bar phone signal - fingers crossed.]

At: 14:12(AEST) 19-Jul-2020, Outside Temp: 27.2C (80.96F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
4 months  agoShow

11º 14.088' S142º 52.002' EBegonia
At Anchor: Bushy Islet (Great Barrier Reef Coast). Our position: -11.2483, 142.8667

Sail From: Bird Islands/Reef, Saunders Islands NP To: Bushy Islet

We travelled [30.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [33.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 4.8-7.6m in sand]

General Comments: [Dolphins again came and joined us - one group of over 20, each pushing to be in front of the bow stayed with us for 20 minutes of fun.]

At: 13:00(AEST) 17-Jul-2020, Outside Temp: 26.9C (80.42F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
5 months  agoShow

11º 45.09' S143º 4.08' EBegonia
At Anchor: Bird Islands/Reef, Saunders Islands NP (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -11.7653, 143.0803

Sail From: Wuthara Island, Forbes Islands Group To: Bird Islands/Reef, Saunders Islands NP

We travelled [37.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [36.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 7-9m behind islands, guidebook suggests this area is an 'anchor eater' so we are hoping we've sighted our anchor drop appropriately]

General Comments: [More 'good' winds (mid-20s), and some choppy seas (1.5m) mean we are happy to be sailing with the weather and not against it. Today was overcast and with occasional drizzle, but we had a couple of pods of dolphins visit which brightens any day. Not surprising ling as we arrive at Bird Islets we found lots of birds flying around (nearly all noddys). At low tide there are plenty of exposed reef bommies around the islands, quite dramatic. Our guidebook also describes this area with the text 'crocodiles are common, so be vigilant' - we will.]

At: 13:50(AEST) 15-Jul-2020, Outside Temp: 26.5C (79.7F), Humidity:82%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
5 months  agoShow

12º 17.016' S143º 24.036' EBegonia
At Anchor: Forbes Islands (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -12.2857, 143.4061

Sail From: Portland Road (mainland), QLD To: Forbes Islands

We travelled [27.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [18.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 10m behind reef - hopefully in sand. North of the cluster/group known as Forbes Islands (Conservation Park).]

General Comments: [Somewhat flatter seas today (finally); this helped as the last 7nm after rounding the north end of Gallon Reef was sailing (motoring) back into the wind/waves. Once arriving at Forbes Islands (which are beautiful), we were surprised to see several commercial fishing boats here (it is a Conservation Park, so maybe they are just resting overnight?). On route we were joined twice by small pods of dolphins (always a pleasure). The island here are high (with tallest peak at 81m, which is high for this area) and (per our guidebook) croc free - so we hope to at least get ashore while here. An aside: some of our recent Marine alerts have included warnings to be aware of potential space debris falling over the coming days - we are very glad to be nowhere near that area!]

At: 13:36(AEST) 12-Jul-2020, Outside Temp: 27.9C (82.22F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
5 months  agoShow

12º 35.064' S143º 24.036' EBegonia
At Anchor: Portland Road (mainland), QLD (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -12.5937, 143.4063

Sail From: Night Island (originally of the Kawadji people) To: Portland Road (mainland), QLD

We travelled [36.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [36.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 7m along with two local boats.]

General Comments: [A strong wind day, and some choppy seas; we are now nicely protected by Cape Weymouth. Nearby is Restoration Island, one of the few places Captian Bligh stopped in his small boat after the mutiny on the bounty. Despite a small community ashore (houses nestled into the hills) the hope for phone signal doesn't exist. We grabbed a few frustrating moments with 1 bar as we sailed by Lockhart River, but it looks like we have at least another week before we can expect even that again. We never made it ashore at Night Island (unfortunately), the current and choppiness were too miserable to counter (with regular 30kt gusts).]

At: 13:10(AEST) 10-Jul-2020, Outside Temp: 27.4C (81.32F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 28C (82.4F)
5 months  agoShow

13º 10.05' S143º 34.044' EBegonia
At Anchor: Night Island (originally of the Kawadji people), (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -13.1747, 143.5735

Sail From: Blanchard Reef To: Night Island (of the Kawadji people),

We travelled [17.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [17.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 4-6m depth off beach. ]

General Comments: [A short distance jib only mostly downwind sail today, good winds around 20-24kt. A couple of dolphins joined us along the way. No phone signal, although we did have a brief 1bar just as we rounded the N tip of the island (We are hoping for a signal at our next anchorage in a few days). ]

At: 11:32(AEST) 08-Jul-2020, Outside Temp: 27.5C (81.5F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 28C (82.4F)
5 months  agoShow

13º 24.042' S143º 44.076' EBegonia
At Anchor: Blanchard Reef (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -13.4067, 143.7456

Sail From: Fife Island, Claremont Isles National Park, QLD To: Blanchard Reef

We travelled [16.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [14.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 6.8m of sand (?) in lee of reef]

General Comments: [Choppy day, downwind sailing, spotted one other sailboat to our west, also heading north today. During our stay at Fife we were buzzed by Australian Border Force (and reported details), and finally spotted our first wild crocodile!]

At: 11:40(AEST) 06-Jul-2020, Outside Temp: 25.1C (77.18F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 27.5C (81.5F)
5 months  agoShow

13º 39.018' S143º 42.09' EBegonia"At Anchor: Fife Island, Claremont Isles National Park, QLD (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -13.6527, 143.7148

Sail From: Stokes Bay, Stanley Island, QLD To: Fife Island, Claremont Isles National Park, QLD

We travelled [44.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [42.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 2m of sand (But with big drop of downwind)]

General Comments: [A very mixed day of sailing, with sail changes, reefing and unreefing. No other ships seen visually or via the AIS at all (even cargo ships). We had two milestones for the day - we are now at the furthers west we've ever been (at E144 and descending, our furthest east is about 27E so we still have a gap to fill someday), and we also broke 55,000nm on the GPS log for Begonia (we installed new instruments shortly after purchase so all the miles are ours, we arrived in Australia with 50,258nm on the log). Ashore the small uninhabited island has a giant sand-spit at low tide so if weather/conditions permit we hope to go ashore during our stay to stretch our legs and get a bit of exercise while resting up before the next leg as we hop north.]

At: 15:10(AEST) 03-Jul-2020, Outside Temp: 27.7C (81.86F), Humidity:65%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
5 months  agoShow

14º 9.036' S144º 13.044' EBegonia
At Anchor: Stokes Bay, Stanley Island, QLD (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -14.1560, 144.2242

Sail From: Ingram Island, QLD To: Stokes Bay, Stanley Island, QLD

We travelled [42.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [41.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 6m of mud/shell (per guidebook)]

General Comments: [A lovely sunny day, sailing with the spinnaker, and with calm seas - our best sailing conditions for a while. It was HOT, and we are finally feeling the Oz heat (which may get old fast, especially since we can't/won't go for a dip given the croc warnings). We sailed by some beautiful scenery as we weaved our way through islands and along the coast of this remote part of Australia. There was a lot of smoke on the mainland, and we were uncertain if this was from a controlled or wild fires, luckily we are well away from any smoke here at anchor. We are well protected, with a forecast for some strong winds. Ashore, this island has some accessible caves with 'exceptional' aboriginal paintings - but, unfortunately, they are on the other side, and no trails to get to them from here.]

At: 14:40(AEST) 01-Jul-2020, Outside Temp: 29.1C (84.38F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 28C (82.4F)
5 months  agoShow

14º 25.008' S144º 52.05' EBegonia
At Anchor: Ingram Island, QLD (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -14.4182, 144.8753

Sail From: Mrs Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, QLD To: Ingram Island, QLD

We travelled [34.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [36.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 2.2m of sand.]

General Comments: [A pleasant sail, passing through channels around various reefs and islands. Nice day, sunshine, breeze and little cloud cover. We are looking forward to going ashore to walk around the small (.5mile long) island. We can already see a few pelicans ashore. Aside: Lizard Island was much busier than we expected, and while we anchored at the back and didn't go ashore (it is a remote community and strict Covid19 rules apply), we saw that most other boaters did go ashore at some point. Our transit permit does not allow us ashore at Lizard Island; another beautiful place to visit another time...]

At: 13:43(AEST) 28-Jun-2020, Outside Temp: 26.6C (79.88F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 27.5C (81.5F)
5 months  agoShow

14º 39.054' S145º 27.006' EBegonia
At Anchor: Mrs Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, QLD (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -14.6592, 145.4511

Sail From: Ribbon Reef #5 To: Mrs Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, QLD

We travelled [48.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [46.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in the Bay, in 5m of sand.]

General Comments: [An overcast, drizzly and boysterous sail downwind with jib alone was uneventful until noon. The afternoon was full of distractions from both dolphins and humpback whales. The dolphins were leaping about happily, and the whale kept approaching us from behind and then passing along side us (quite close) while showing its white belly. We arrived at Lizard Island to see 6 other boats at anchor here. The island has one of the world top (exclusive) resorts, obviously closed currently. We understand that we won't be able to go ashore as this area is classed as a 'remote community', but we had hoped/expected to have a cell phone signal at the boat - unfortunately not really - we get an intermittent 1bar of 3G if we lift Kyle's (telstra) phone as high as we can get it.]

At: 15:08(AEST) 25-Jun-2020, Outside Temp: 25C (77F), Humidity:88%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
5 months  agoShow

15º 22.08' S145º 45.06' EBegonia
At Mooring Ball: Ribbon Reef #5 (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -15.3803, 145.7598

Sail From: Ribbon Reef #3 To: Ribbon Reef #5

We travelled [8.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [7.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Public mooring in depth of 14m, no cell phone signals.]

General Comments: [After days/hours of snorkelling around Ribbon Reef #3 (and a host of bird visitors, guano included!), we've moved a little further north to Ribbon Reef #5. We crossed paths on this passage with 'Spoil Sport' the only other boat we've seen since Low Island, and we are out of sight of each other and with a reef of our own to explore.]

At: 10:52(AEST) 22-Jun-2020, Outside Temp: 27.1C (80.78F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F)
5 months  agoShow

15º 30.03' S145º 47.094' EBegonia
Destination: Darwin
At Mooring Ball: Ribbon Reef 3 (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -15.5046, 145.7990

Sail From: Little Hope Island, QLD To: Ribbon Reef 3

We travelled [24.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [23.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Public mooring on outer reef - in depth of 14m, plenty of bommies around.]

General Comments: [(Little) Hope Island had a sign up saying closed for Covid19, so we didn't go ashore the 1st day. By the 2nd day we verified all the NP and forest closures for Covid19 are now open (so presumably they just haven't brought down all the signs), however by then the sea was just a little to boisterous for a dinghy trip so another day aboard. Today's trip was in strong winds, and with some upwind sailing as we maneuvered around the south of Cairns Reef. Currently we are well protected, but we'll see what conditions are like a high tide tonight.]

At: 11:54(AEST) 18-Jun-2020, Outside Temp: 27.5C (81.5F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 30C (86F)
6 months  agoShow

15º 43.074' S145º 27.036' EBegonia
At Mooring Ball: Little Hope Island, QLD (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -15.7288, 145.4564

Sail From: Low Islands, QLD To: Little Hope Island, QLD

We travelled [36.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [39.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Public Mooring ball in 6m depth, weak Telstra phone signal.]

General Comments: [A drizzly start, downwind sailing with the jib alone, made good time. No sailboats seen since the Low Isles.]

At: 14:18(AEST) 16-Jun-2020, Outside Temp: 27.5C (81.5F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 28C (82.4F)
6 months  agoShow

16º 22.086' S145º 33.06' EBegonia
At Mooring Ball: Low Islands, QLD (Coral Coast). Our position: -16.3812, 145.5596

Sail From: Marlin Marina, Cairns, QLD To: Low Islands, QLD

We travelled [34.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [34.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Moored ball in depth of 12m, off the beautiful Low Island with its beach and lighthouse]

General Comments: [An easy downwind spinnaker sail again. Departing Cairns during yet another shower (so much for the dry season!) - but it came with a rainbow so a plus!]

At: 15:00(AEST) 13-Jun-2020, Outside Temp: 26.5C (79.7F), Humidity:84%, Water Temp: 28C (82.4F)
6 months  agoShow

16º 55.008' S145º 46.086' EBegonia
At Dock: Marlin Marina, Cairns, QLD (Coral Coast). Our position: -16.9176, 145.7813

Sail From: Kent Island, QLD To: Marlin Marina, Cairns, QLD

We travelled [59.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [50.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [At one of the Catamaran Docks, floating docs, nice showers, laundry, etc all available. Grocery delivery expected in the morning (First time!)]

General Comments: [Another very rainy passage, lots of strong winds (occasional 29kt apparent/ 38kt true ahead of some of the squalls), a fast sail highest speed we made was 13.6kt through the water (14.8kt over the ground), averaging 8 knots until we arrived in the entrance channel for Trinity Inlet. We managed to arrive between rain showers so we didn't have to dock in a downpour. We'll need a bit of a rest today, but look forward to exploring Cairns - between rain showers (We were last here in August 2009, but this is the first time with our own boat.)]

At: 13:18(AEST) 09-Jun-2020, Outside Temp: 25C (77F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 27.5C (81.5F)
6 months  agoShow

17º 40.038' S146º 10.068' EBegonia
At Anchor: Kent Island, QLD (Coral Coast). Our position: -17.6726, 146.1775

Sail From: Walker Reef, QLD To: Kent Island, QLD

We travelled [47.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [50.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 7m of small islands North Barnard Island Group]

General Comments: [A cold and drizzly sailing day today, mostly downwind under jib alone.]

At: 16:00(AEST) 06-Jun-2020, Outside Temp: 23.6C (74.48F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 27C (80.6F)
6 months  agoShow

18º 18.036' S146º 45.084' EBegonia
Destination: Cairns
At Anchor: Walker Reef, QLD (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -18.3060, 146.7637

Sail From: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, QLD To: Walker Reef, QLD

We travelled [51.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [48.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 2.5m of sand, small reef with a small sand cay. Need good visibility to weave way in around reefs and bommies]

General Comments: [An early start, mostly downwind sailing, wind and seas increasing during passage. ]

At: 13:30(AEST) 03-Jun-2020, Outside Temp: 24.1C (75.38F), Humidity:65%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
6 months  agoShow

19º 6.084' S146º 51.054' EBegonia
Safely arrived: at Anchor in Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, QLD - PASSAGE COMPLETE.

Day 2 of Coral Coast Passage From:Bait Reef, QLD To:Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, QLD. Our position: -19.1138, 146.8591

Progress: [We've made [134.3]nm (through water) on this passage. We have moved [131.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Anchored in 3.5m among other boats - very pretty. Good cell phone signal.]

General Comments: [A long overnight, but easy, sail (mostly with the spinnaker flying gallantly). We've arrived to a beautiful crisp, clear day, in an picturesque anchorage, fringed with beautiful rocks formations and undulating hills covered with trees where we understand Koalas may be seen. There are plenty of other boats here (presumably mostly locals). Finally we have internet/cell phone signal again.]

At: 12:40(AEST) 28-May-2020, Outside Temp: 25.4C (77.72F), Humidity:64%, Water Temp: 27C (80.6F)
6 months  agoShow

19º 48.072' S149º 3.096' EBegonia
At Mooring Ball: Bait Reef, QLD (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -19.8121, 149.0657

Sail From: Scawfell Island, QLD To: Bait Reef, QLD

We travelled [73.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [69.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Moored on Inner reef edge in 9.5m depth. Arrived at low tide, no visible coral, no other boats]

General Comments: [Our stay at Scawfell was cold, wet and dreary; thankfully we got ashore on the day we arrived and were able to explore the beach at low tide. No obvious trails within the vegetation unfortunately. The passage to Bait overnight was cold and rainy also (full foul weather gear AND handwarmers!), but the forecast is for better weather from this afternoon. No cell phone signal.]

At: 06:54(AEST) 24-May-2020, Outside Temp: 18.2C (64.76F), Humidity:62%, Water Temp: 18.2C (64.76F)
6 months  agoShow

20º 51.084' S149º 36.0' EBegonia
At Mooring Ball: Scawfell Island, QLD (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -20.8636, 149.6000

Sail From: Pearl Bay (military exercise area), QLD To: Scawfell Island, QLD

We travelled [114.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [113.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Moored in 5m sand (+3.5m range). No cell signal. ]

General Comments: [An overnight sail with some rather big seas (thankfully we were sailing mostly downwind). Rather uneventful, a bit bouncy given the sea state. Our time in Pearl Bay was mostly rain and strong gusty wind. We are hoping to actually get ashore here in Scawfell Island. Not surprisingly there is nobody here given the sea state over the last few days.]

At: 07:16(AEST) 20-May-2020, Outside Temp: 24.4C (75.92F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F)
6 months  agoShow

22º 26.058' S150º 43.074' EBegonia
At Anchor: Pearl Bay (military exercise area), QLD (Capricornia Coast). Our position: -22.4429, 150.7287

Sail From: Svendson's Beach, Great Keppel Island, QLD To: Pearl Bay (military exercise area), QLD

We travelled [48.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [44.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 2m of sand, well protected from Southerly winds. The surrounding land is army owned, and we have to be aware to avoid anchoring during military exercises (nothing scheduled). No cell phone signal.]

General Comments: [Downwind sail to a beautiful anchorage . Protected from the winds by wooded cliffs, and dotted with pretty islands. We have entered the land of the dugong so we will keep an eye out for those lovelies. We are not allowed to go ashore (military land), we also now need to start keeping an eye out for crocodiles when anchored along the mainland - so no swimming. Thankfully the view from the boat is worth anchoring here!]

At: 13:16(AEST) 16-May-2020, Outside Temp: 23.5C (74.3F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 28C (82.4F)
7 months  agoShow

23º 9.054' S150º 57.042' EBegonia
At Anchor: Svendson's Beach, Great Keppel Island, QLD (Coral Coast). Our position: -23.1592, 150.9571

Sail From: Pancake Creek To: Svendson's Beach, Great Keppel Island, QLD

We travelled [70.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [67.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 4m of sand]

General Comments: [After a wonderfully relaxing time at Pancake Creek (with butterflies, kangaroos, and a walk to the lighthouse), we set off North and are finally within the tropics again. We arrived in this anchorage to find 17 other cruising boats - over half of which are catamarans - our biggest crowd in some time! Luckily there is plenty of space. We are hoping for some fine weather to get ashore for some long walks.]

At: 13:34(AEST) 13-May-2020, Outside Temp: 24.9C (76.82F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 27.5C (81.5F)
7 months  agoShow

24º 1.08' S151º 44.058' EBegonia
At Mooring Ball: Pancake Creek (Coral Coast). Our position: -24.0301, 151.7431

Sail From: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD To: Pancake Creek

We travelled [64.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [56.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Picked up mooring ball (two pickup lines) at high tide(ish).]

General Comments: [An overnight sail, mostly with spinnaker. Too cloudy for any meteor shower viewing unfortunately. Just two other boats here on arrival.]

At: 11:04(AEST) 09-May-2020, Outside Temp: 25.5C (77.9F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 28C (82.4F)
7 months  agoShow

24º 45.054' S152º 23.034' EBegonia
At Anchor: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD (Coral Coast). Our position: -24.7588, 152.3887

Sail From: Bundaberg Town Reach, QLD To: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD

We travelled [7.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [6.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 6m of water off Marina]

General Comments: [We are STILL waiting on one last mail item from the USA - so back at the Marina to check (fingers crossed). Thankfully sun is shining and we had a productive few days anchored in downtown (where Kyle even found a chain Mexican restaurant to celebrate 5-May with a takeout).]

At: 11:34(AEST) 08-May-2020, Outside Temp: 25.1C (77.18F), Humidity:51%, Water Temp: 26.1C (78.98F)
7 months  agoShow

24º 51.078' S152º 20.088' EBegonia
At Anchor: Bundaberg Town Reach, QLD (Coral Coast). Our position: -24.8634, 152.3479

Sail From: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD To: Bundaberg Town Reach, QLD

We travelled [7.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [6.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 9m of water by town bridge(s)]

General Comments: [We are STILL waiting on one last mail item from the USA, and rather than hang out so far out of town, we've moved into the center of things for a few days (or longer?). Hoping our mail arrives eventually and before our visas expire (in January). :-) From this anchorage it is easy to get ashore (public dinghy dock) and there are plenty of nearby shopping options from hardware, chandlery, grocery and specialist stores. We'll probably stay mostly aboard though and wait the mail out.]

At: 15:08(AEST) 03-May-2020, Outside Temp: 25.7C (78.26F), Humidity:34%, Water Temp: 27C (80.6F)
7 months  agoShow

24º 45.072' S152º 22.002' EBegonia
At Anchor: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD (Coral Coast). Our position: -24.7614, 152.3673

Sail From: Lady Musgrave Island - Bunker Group To: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD

We travelled [50.7]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [51.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A long day with light seas, flying the spinnaker. Anchored in 10m of good mud off channel in river.]

General Comments: [An uneventful sail, with another stunning sunset underway. We are back in Bundaberg to (hopefully) unite with our missing mail before we can finally head North longer-term.]

At: 21:48(AEST) 30-Apr-2020, Outside Temp: 24.3C (75.74F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F)
7 months  agoShow

23º 54.03' S152º 24.006' EBegonia
At Mooring Ball: Lady Musgrave Island - Bunker Group (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -23.9048, 152.4006

Sail From: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD To: Lady Musgrave Island - Bunker Group

We travelled [58.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [51.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A nice broad reach sail with good winds. Picked up public mooring ball (3 other boats in reef)]

General Comments: [A 2am start to be sure to arrive at the reef in good light, and we arrived ahead of schedule too. A lazy day (for the remainder of) today and then we hope to hang out for a few days here and enjoy the island and the reef. A small pod of dolphins joined us briefly just before the entrance to the reef.]

At: 11:50(AEST) 25-Apr-2020, Outside Temp: 26.6C (79.88F), Humidity:59%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F)
7 months  agoShow

24º 45.066' S152º 22.098' EBegonia
At Anchor: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD (Coral Coast). Our position: -24.7608, 152.3827

Sail From: Fitzroy Reef - Capricorn Group To: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD

We travelled [81.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [69.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Returning after dark we were glad to find our previous spot vacant. Anchored in 6-9m of good mud off channel]

General Comments: [A rare North wind made it an ideal day to head back towards Bundaberg where we hope to meet up with our various delayed packages. We had a great downwind sail (mostly under spinnaker), a short visit from a family of dolphins, and a rather dramatic and extensive thunderstorm skirt us. We are glad to be at anchor a little ahead of our expected time. Here we are back to 'normal' civilization with access to internet, stores, laundry, etc - but the water isn't the type I'd want to swim in, and the mosquitoes seem to like hanging around (we are already missing the reef!).]

At: 21:20(AEST) 18-Apr-2020, Outside Temp: 24.1C (75.38F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F)
8 months  agoShow

23º 36.09' S152º 9.06' EBegonia
At Mooring Ball: Fitzroy Reef - Capricorn Group (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -23.6146, 152.1597

Sail From: Lady Musgrave Island - Bunker Group To: Fitzroy Reef - Capricorn Group

We travelled [23.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [22.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Easy, well marked entrance (whew!). Secure to public mooring; there is one other boat within the reef on our arrival (Cat Nap). ]

General Comments: [After checking the forecast and finding it indicated a beautifully calm day tomorrow, we departed Lady Musgrave a day early to make use of the wind, and had a lovely downwind sail to Fitzroy Reef (not to be confused with Fitzroy Island much further north in QLD). We hope that tomorrow we can enjoy some snorkelling and exploring during tomorrow's promised (hopefully) calm.]

At: 15:20(AEST) 15-Apr-2020, Outside Temp: 27.3C (81.14F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 30.9C (87.62F)
8 months  agoShow

23º 53.004' S152º 24.078' EBegonia
At Anchor: Lady Musgrave Island (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -23.8998, 152.4126

Sail From: Lady Elliot Island To: Lady Musgrave Island

We travelled [20.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [20.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in large sand patch near reported good snorkelling. 6-8m depth]

General Comments: [We had a wonderful time at Lady Elliot (although the first day was a bit choppy). Some Easter chocolate found its way to the island in our provisions too. While we were not allowed to go ashore (the resort is closed, but around 20 people remain and there continues to be two flights a week to provision and to swap out staff), we did get to do a lot of snorkelling. Coral was OK, but we were so happy to get our exercise snorkelling with manta rays, and turtles, and lots of very large fish, along with big groups of small fish that seemed fearless of us. The staff did swing by a few times to say hi, and even offered us a ride to the different snorkel areas (which we declined). Apparently turtles are still hatching on the beaches, but (of course) we were not able to see this with the restrictions in place. Once we finally left Lady Elliot, Kyle was extra happy that we could sail off our mooring ball and avoid using the motor. Today was a nice downwind sail with occasional dolphins passing our path. While we were the only visiting boat at Lady Elliot, there are 4 others here in Lady Musgrave - all social distancing.]

At: 10:58(AEST) 13-Apr-2020, Outside Temp: 26.8C (80.24F), Humidity:61%, Water Temp: 30C (86F)
8 months  agoShow

24º 6.012' S152º 42.054' EBegonia
At Mooring Ball: Lady Elliot Island (Great Barrier Reef). Our position: -24.1150, 152.7089

Sail From: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD To: Lady Elliot Island

We travelled [50.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [42.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [No other visiting boats today, we picked up one of the visitor moorings. A bit rolly, 8-10m]

General Comments: [We made it today with good winds (mostly head winds, and with a 3am start), we were very grateful to see the mooring balls empty and are looking forward to our snorkel (exercise) in such beautiful clear waters. Plenty of birds flying around too.]

At: 12:58(AEST) 11-Apr-2020, Outside Temp: 27.1C (80.78F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 30.9C (87.62F)
8 months  agoShow

24º 45.624' S152º 22.098' EBegonia
At Anchor: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD (Coral Coast). Our position: -24.7604, 152.3828

Sail From: Anchorage Area (off Bundaberg Port Marina), QLD To: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD

We travelled [18.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [0.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored off the Marina again, we will hang out here until the wind forecast looks better]

General Comments: [We headed out today for a change of scenery - but the wind really didn't perform as forecast. Now is not the time to be wasting fuel, and we didn't want to arrive after dark, so we returned to the Burnett River to chill. A frustrating day, but we did get to test out the sails after their recent spa treatment so not a total loss.]

All is well

Thanks for following along with us

Kyle & Maryanne

At: 12:28(AEST) 10-Apr-2020, Outside Temp: 24.8C (76.64F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 30C (86F)
8 months  agoShow

24º 45.054' S152º 23.034' EBegonia
At Anchor: Anchorage Area (off Bundaberg Port Marina), QLD (Coral Coast). Our position: -24.7591, 152.3889

Sail From: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD To: Anchorage Area (off Bundaberg Port Marina), QLD

We travelled [1.7]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [0.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored off the Marina with easy shore access (beach) in 3-6m of mud]

General Comments: [Since our last post we were hauled out on 27th March for routine maintenance (At Bundaberg Port Marina in QLD). This was scheduled several months ago, with the initial intent being to leave the boat on the hard and go visit family and friends in Europe and the USA. The Covid19 pandemic has made all travel heavily restricted and difficult so we canceled the visiting family plans, and just went ahead with the usual boat maintenance. We were put back into the water on 3rd April and spent a few days at the marina slip - now we anchor out and monitor rules and regulations as they change, and the status of our visa change request (our current visa expires tomorrow!). We hope to start heading north while social distancing, and in anticipation of keeping our original planned departure from Australia - but all plans are written in the sand at low tide right now, for us and so many others.]

At: 12:10(AEST) 07-Apr-2020, Outside Temp: 27.8C (82.04F), Humidity:57%, Water Temp: 30.9C (87.62F)
8 months  agoShow

24º 45.066' S152º 22.098' EBegonia
At Anchor: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD (Coral Coast). Our position: -24.7609, 152.3828

Sail From: Bundaberg Town Reach, QLD To: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD

We travelled [7.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [6.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored off the Marina again, ready to go into dock in the morning.]

General Comments: [We spent a few days struggling to get provisions in Bundaberg (it is a gret location normally, but the CoronaVirus scare has everyone panic buying; the stores have very tight limits on what you can purchase and most of those limited items are not available anyway (empty shelves). Some stores are limiting purchases to 1 toilet roll (not even a packet, but a single roll). Mostly we can only buy 2 cans of vegetables (which includes tomatoes) on any trip. Each store has different limits though so it is a little easier if you have a car (but not good in the sense of preventing the spread of any virus). To help solve our problems (and protect ourselves somewhat) we've decided to rent a car, so I drove to the marina while Kyle took the boat.]

At: 12:20(AEST) 25-Mar-2020, Outside Temp: 27.3C (81.14F), Humidity:51%, Water Temp: 30.4C (86.72F)
8 months  agoShow

24º 51.072' S152º 21.03' EBegonia
At Anchor: Bundaberg Town Reach, QLD (Coral Coast). Our position: -24.8618, 152.3548

Sail From: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD To: Bundaberg Town Reach, QLD

We travelled [7.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [6.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 10.3m, picking out a spot where we can have sufficient swing room for other moored and anchored boats. Dinghy dock nearby to get us ashore.]

General Comments: [An early start today due to the tides. We'll probably be doing chores today aboard, and then go ashore tomorrow for some basics and long overdue optician appointments.]

At: 08:16(AEST) 22-Mar-2020, Outside Temp: 25.9C (78.62F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F)
8 months  agoShow

24º 45.066' S152º 22.098' EBegonia
At Anchor: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD (Coral Coast). Our position: -24.7606, 152.3827

Sail From: Shoulder Point, Great Sandy Strait, QLD To: Inner Reach, Burnett River (Bundaberg), QLD

We travelled [55.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [52.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored off Port Bundaberg Marina in 8m of mud.]

General Comments: [A long day (over 14 hours). Calm waters and light winds. Occasional distant solitary dolphin and shy turtle on our passage. We've anchored for the night and will move upstream (towards town) in the morning. There be mosquitos here so once Kyle has finished a killing spree (of those inside the boat) we can relax and rest.]

At: 22:04(AEST) 21-Mar-2020, Outside Temp: 25.1C (77.18F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F)
8 months  agoShow

25º 27.042' S152º 57.054' EBegonia
At Anchor: Shoulder Point, Great Sandy Strait, QLD (Coral Coast). Our position: -25.4570, 152.9589

Sail From: Tin Can Bay, QLD To: Shoulder Point, Great Sandy Strait, QLD

We travelled [32.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [27.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [We managed to sail much of the narrow windy channel today, a mix of spinnaker and jib, numerous jibes to match the various bends. Occasional motoring when wind didn't comply and sand banks were close.]

General Comments: [After a morning visit to Barnacles dolphins, we set off to push north as much with the current as possible. Today's sailing was challenging fun, the weather is great (sunny with a breeze) and nothing is too busy. We even had a visit from a pair of Australian humpback dolphins while underway - Go Figure! ]

At: 17:36(AEST) 20-Mar-2020, Outside Temp: 26.3C (79.34F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
9 months  agoShow

25º 54.018' S153º 1.038' EBegonia
At Anchor: Tin Can Bay (Coral Coast). Our position: -25.9026, 153.0234

Sail From: Wide Bay / Double Island Point To: Tin Can Bay

We travelled [17.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [7.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Finally the strong winds and big swells had died down (but not off) - the commercial fishermen all were exiting and we made the call to go into the bar. It wasn't nearly as pleasant as our exit back in November, but all is well. Anchored in 1.5 of good holding. ]

General Comments: [We made it a little closer to land today. From here we start our passage north within the more sheltered waters of Tin Can Bay. We are anchored among multiple boats in dead calm - just in time for sunset. We're hoping to go ashore in the morning to Barnacle Dolphins to help feed the wild dolphins - (and if it checks out and looks safe and not over crowded we may well have breakfast there too).]

At: 17:42(AEST) 19-Mar-2020, Outside Temp: 27.2C (80.96F), Humidity:61%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
9 months  agoShow

25º 56.472' S153º 9.768' EBegonia
Safely arrived: at Anchor in Wide Bay / Double Island Point - PASSAGE COMPLETE.

Day 4 of Tasman Sea Passage From:Lord Howe Island, NSW To:Wide Bay / Double Island Point. Our position: -25.9412, 153.1628

Progress: [We've made [490.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [55.4]nm (through water). We have moved [48.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Drizzly, gusty, with hints of blue sky]

General Comments: [Having missed the ideal times (and even the borderline times) for the Bar entrance, we were grateful to find a protected anchorage (just 10nm from the entrance) to hang out until tomorrow when we will enter dreaded bar (the sandy kind, not the beer providing type). It is much nicer to know we can sleep and relax, rather than just bob about in the ocean for 18 hours. Another passage complete.]

At: 14:52(AEDT) 13-Mar-2020, Outside Temp: 23.9C (75.02F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 30C (86F)
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26º 0.018' S154º 3.102' EBegonia
Day 4 of Tasman Sea Passage From:Lord Howe Island, NSW To:Wide Bay Bar / Tin Can Inlet. Our position: -26.0034, 154.0666

Progress: [We've made [435.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [64]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [158.2]nm (through water). We have moved [159.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Big, sloppy seas make for a messy ride, sailing downwind with jib alone (reefed)]

General Comments: [Distance wise we should arrive today. However we can only safely enter at high tide and the very start of flood - so it is a rush/unlikely that we'll make it. If we don't make it we'll need to bob around for most of a day to wait for the next ideal tide in daylight tomorrow.]

At: 06:00(AEDT) 13-Mar-2020, Outside Temp: 24.2C (75.56F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 30.9C (87.62F), Course: 284(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.5kt, Wind:23Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:3m (to:NW)
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27º 50.094' S156º 12.012' EBegonia
Day 3 of Tasman Sea Passage From:Lord Howe Island, NSW To:Wide Bay Bar / Tin Can Inlet. Our position: -27.8484, 156.2150

Progress: [We've made [277.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [236]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [152.0]nm (through water). We have moved [155.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Seas and wind increased, and occasional rain showers. We continue to sail mostly downwind, with only occassional reefing/unreefing of jib.]

General Comments: [Bird numbers reducing around us, and we are now north of the NSW-QLD border. Nothing of any note-worthy nature to report.]

At: 06:00(AEDT) 12-Mar-2020, Outside Temp: 23.5C (74.3F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F), Course: 324(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.1kt, Wind:23Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:3m (to:NW)
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30º 2.028' S157º 48.072' EBegonia
Day 2 of Tasman Sea Passage From:Lord Howe Island, NSW To:Wide Bay Bar / Tin Can Inlet. Our position: -30.0379, 157.8122

Progress: [We've made [125.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [401]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [125.3]nm (through water). We have moved [109.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Perfect downwind sailing, smooth and comfortable - warm, clear, full moon at night - Love IT!]

General Comments: [Departed Lord Howe and we could still see the island (at least the large hills) 50nm away. Overnight we had the full moon and (it seemed) the ocean to ourselves. A lovely start to the passage. Shearwaters flying around much of the time. We did have a flying fish land in the boat overnight and unfortunately didn't notice in time to save the poor thing.]

At: 06:00(AEDT) 11-Mar-2020, Outside Temp: 22.2C (71.96F), Humidity:65%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F), Course: 321(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.6kt, Wind:16Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:N)
9 months  agoShow

31º 31.044' S159º 3.012' EBegonia
Safely arrived: at Mooring Ball in Lord Howe Island, NSW - PASSAGE COMPLETE.

Day 8 of Tasman Sea Passage From:Wineglass Bay, Tasmania To:Lord Howe Island, NSW. Our position: -31.5236, 159.0522

Progress: [We've made [918.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [19.3]nm (through water). We have moved [18.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Safe inside the reef, with excellent guidance from the local police officer monitoring port channels (despite recent loss of the main entry marker).]

General Comments: [Bell's Pyramid was well worth the detour to visit and when seen from one end appeared like a sword from the ocean (really steep!). Rain clouds drape over the mountains on the main island today and we plan to go ashore regardless of the fatigue (we'll sleep very well tonight!).]

At: 11:28(LHDT) 04-Mar-2020, Outside Temp: 25.2C (77.36F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F)
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31º 46.074' S159º 15.0' EBegonia
Day 8 of Tasman Sea Passage From:Wineglass Bay, Tasmania To:Lord Howe Island, NSW. Our position: -31.7790, 159.2503

Progress: [We've made [898.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [21]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [80.9]nm (through water). We have moved [90.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Much choppier seas, but downwind sailing. Cloudy.]

General Comments: [We slowed ourselves down so we could arrive at Balls Pyramid in daylight. We are there right now and it is very dramatic. Despite being over a mile away it rises from the ocean so dramatically I'm sure any photos will look like we must have been just 100m away. We should be arriving today by noon - very excited to switch modes.]

At: 06:00(LHDT) 04-Mar-2020, Outside Temp: 23.2C (73.76F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F), Course: 350(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.4kt, Wind:14Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:60%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:N)
9 months  agoShow

33º 14.01' S158º 48.084' EBegonia
Day 7 of Tasman Sea Passage From:Wineglass Bay, Tasmania To:Lord Howe Island, NSW. Our position: -33.2446, 158.8140

Progress: [We've made [817.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [110]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [129.2]nm (through water). We have moved [143.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Lighter winds, continue to calm and shift - stress free sailing]

General Comments: [Kyle sat his night watch in shorts and t-shirt - the weather is definitely improving as we head north. Unfortunately forecast is still for some heavy rain for most of the time once we actually arrive. Luckily It looks like we will arrive a day early and get at least that one nice day.]

At: 06:00(LHDT) 03-Mar-2020, Outside Temp: 23.7C (74.66F), Humidity:87%, Water Temp: 28C (82.4F), Course: 14(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.4kt, Wind:10Kt(from:W), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NE)
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34º 50.064' S156º 40.038' EBegonia
Day 6 of Tasman Sea Passage From:Wineglass Bay, Tasmania To:Lord Howe Island, NSW. Our position: -34.8440, 156.6726

Progress: [We've made [688.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [243]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [127.4]nm (through water). We have moved [103.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Wind finally backed enough that we are (almost) heading directly to the island now. We are sailing upwind and expecting the wind to back further as we proceed. Amazingly we find ourselves in a current over 4kt (in our favour)!. ]

General Comments: [While writing this I was distracted by dolphins! A large pod of well over 100 was leaping all over the place and in every direction. We're amazed to see them out here (we've never seen so many dolphins so far from land) but what a great start to the day! At the same time the sun was rising and since the waves are big enough Kyle spotted the green flash multiple times as we rose and fell. Overnight there was a giant flash of light from behind me on my watch. I never identified the cause (a far off single bolt of lightning? A meteor entering the atmosphere?). It was so bright it was like a helicopter was shining a spotlight on us. For now it looks likely that we will arrive a day early, unfortunately the forecast is suggesting rain for much of our stay in Lord Howe.]

At: 06:00(LHDT) 02-Mar-2020, Outside Temp: 22.3C (72.14F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 27C (80.6F), Course: 54(degT), Speed Over Ground:5kt, Wind:10Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:SW)
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35º 26.022' S154º 41.094' EBegonia
Day 5 of Tasman Sea Passage From:Wineglass Bay, Tasmania To:Lord Howe Island, NSW. Our position: -35.4367, 154.6991

Progress: [We've made [561.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [334]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [102.7]nm (through water). We have moved [88.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [A frustrating morning yesterday when the motor was put to intermittent use (we kept getting wind and stopping the motor, only for the wind to quit again). Eventually the wind was reliable, but pretty much exactly from where we are trying to head (but at least we're sailing). Now the wind keeps toying with us, leaving us thinking it is safe to un-reef and once we've done so, letting us know 'not yet!'.]

General Comments: [Aside from the wind conditions frustrating us, we had two other issues yesterday. The first was with our AIS (which tells other ships where we are) when it decided it no longer knew itself where we are - its GPS unit seeming to fail. Kyle fiddled with that for some time, found a lose wire to 'fix' and it briefly worked again (but for less than a minute). We use the same GPS for our chartplotter so were using our phones as our guidance system for a while (we eventually switched to the chartplotter's internal GPS). So for now our chartplotter is fine, but our AIS isn't sending out our signal to other ships (Since there are no other ships that isn't an issue right now, but we'll have to fix it ASAP). Later in the day as Kyle was busy inspecting stuff, he found a tiny bolt on the deck (oh-oh!) and after some time with binoculars discovered it had once been the set screw in one of our upper sail cars (the bits that hold the sail into the track that slides up the mast. He was concerned that if we lowered the sail to reinstall it, then the 'bit' it was holding in would simply drop out (and overboard) once the tension was off it. Thankfully he kept the tension on until the sail was mostly down and that perilous part did fall, but kyle managed to chase it across the deck until it was safely in his hands. All reinstalled with extra loc-tite and minimum swearing. Our speed has dropped significantly but everything is warming up and we feel like we're fully used to the watch schedule now.]

At: 06:00(LHDT) 01-Mar-2020, Outside Temp: 22.3C (72.14F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F), Course: 20(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.4kt, Wind:12Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:2m (to:W)
9 months  agoShow

36º 49.044' S154º 5.022' EBegonia
Day 4 of Tasman Sea Passage From:Wineglass Bay, Tasmania To:Lord Howe Island, NSW. Our position: -36.8235, 154.0870

Progress: [We've made [458.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [414]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [130.5]nm (through water). We have moved [128.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [From strong winds most of yesterday we now have practically calm, along with some rather sloppy seas causing the sails to slap and spill their fill. Yesterday we had a significant current with us for the most part, right now it seems to be against us adding to frustrations - Kyle just started one of the engines to keep us moving.]

General Comments: [We are over half way distance-wise, but forecast conditions mean that is not the case duration-wise. Aside from the frustration with the wind all is well aboard, and the calmer conditions should make cooking & living aboard a little easier.]

At: 06:00(LHDT) 29-Feb-2020, Outside Temp: 19.3C (66.74F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 26.1C (78.98F), Course: 10(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.4kt, Wind:4Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NE)
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37º 54.066' S151º 46.062' EBegonia
Day 3 of Tasman Sea Passage From:Wineglass Bay, Tasmania To:Lord Howe Island, NSW. Our position: -37.9106, 151.7764

Progress: [We've made [328.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [538]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [192.7]nm (through water). We have moved [180.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Strong winds with both sails fully reefed, big waves with occasional one finding its way into the cockpit. Kyle describes it as a 24 hour earthquake… Things finally seem to be calming down (or at least heading in the right direction).]

General Comments: [Sea and air is getting warmer and we have found ourselves in the east Australia current (a back eddy giving us a nudge). Another beautiful night sky full of stars to ponder. A few birds, but otherwise no wildlife. Until now we've been very wrapped up - getting dressed takes 20 minutes and we do all possible to avoid needing a pee with so many layers and the safety gear to remove (this issue should be resolved as the weather gets warmer the more north we reach). Our goal:Lord Howe island, has the worlds most southerly coral reefs and (we are hoping that when we arrive) the weather to match that..]

At: 06:00(LHDT) 28-Feb-2020, Outside Temp: 19.1C (66.38F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 25.6C (78.08F), Course: 61(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.9kt, Wind:29Kt(from:W), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1006hPa, Swell:3m (to:E)
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40º 20.004' S149º 28.002' EBegonia
Day 2 of Tasman Sea Passage From:Wineglass Bay, Tasmania To:Lord Howe Island, NSW. Our position: -40.3340, 149.4695

Progress: [We've made [135.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [717]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [135.5]nm (through water). We have moved [122.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Very mixed wind conditions. We started off with strong gusts, had 6 hours of calm (2kt winds, variable direction), and have returned to strong winds again. There were a lot of reefing and unreefing going on yesterday. Outside it is cold and we are well bundled, inside warm but it is a bit of a wild ride.]

General Comments: [We left Wineglass bay at first light, and with a beautifully streaked sunrise. By the time we felt we were 'at sea' we spotted 5 of the other boats also departing. During the calm we had birds sat in the water barely concerned about us, just paddling around.]

At: 06:00(LHDT) 27-Feb-2020, Outside Temp: 15.3C (59.54F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 21.7C (71.06F), Course: 45(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.9kt, Wind:24Kt(from:WNW), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1005hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:E)
9 months  agoShow

42º 10.392' S148º 18.492' EBegonia
At Anchor: Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park (Tasmania, Australia). Our position: -42.1732, 148.3081

Sail From: Fortescue Bay, Tasman National Park To: Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park

We travelled [64.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [60.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A downwind day with a mix of spinnakers and jib as the wind varies (lots of sail changes). Seas were quite big so we were glad to be going downwind, we found ourselves surfing from time to time too. Anchored in 7.3m depth.]

General Comments: [Back in Fortescue Bay we found our way ashore to do a 8 mile return hike to Cape Hauy (Pronounced 'hoy' and is part of the Three Capes Trail) and the very point we'd previously spotted the tightrope walker (no sign of them, nor their equipment any longer). Today day started gray and drizzly, things soon improved as we had an almost constant stream of dolphin visitors, leaping and frolicking all about (just never quite in front of the camera!). Kyle even spotted a little penguin & the coastline continues to impress (although the dolerite columns have now switched to impressive sculpted orange tinted sandstone(?). By the time we made it to anchor the sun was even out (although we are still wearing multiple layers and glad for the heating aboard Begonia).]

At: 18:28(AEDT) 20-Feb-2020, Outside Temp: 17C (62.6F), Humidity:65%, Water Temp: 18C (64.4F)
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43º 8.388' S147º 57.702' EBegonia
At Anchor: Fortescue Bay (Tasman National Park) (Tasmania, Australia). Our position: -43.1399, 147.9617

Sail From: Safety Cove,Port Arthur To: Fortescue Bay (Tasman National Park)

We travelled [26.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [5.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A lovely day of mostly sailing, wind variable and died a few times (so a bit of motoring). Anchored in 8m of (hopefully) sand in the main bay. We had hoped to anchor in the little protected corner of Canoe Bay, but another boat beat us to it today.]

General Comments: [We had a great day ashore at Port Arthur (where we very well treated by some lovely locals AND we did all the sightseeing we had hoped to). Today we moved on around the coast! What an AMAZING day. Blue skies, the dolomite column scenery was spectacular, we had several pods of dolphins join us, and we sat and watched a rather unexpected tightrope (slackrope?) walk across from the main trail to the frighteningly high and isolated 'Candlestick' by The Lanterns at Cape Hauy. We've no idea if the walk was sanctioned or subterfuge, but it was quite the feat and certainly kept us entertained for some time! Now we are safely at anchor, were hoping the weather will hold out and we can enjoy one of the marvelous trails into the Tasman National Park from this beach: there are several partial, single and multi-day hikes and plenty of hiker activity ashore (we'll aim for a shorter one).]

At: 15:44(AEDT) 18-Feb-2020, Outside Temp: 18.1C (64.58F), Humidity:62%, Water Temp: 19.3C (66.74F)
10 months  agoShow

43º 10.992' S147º 51.522' EBegonia
At Anchor: Safety Cove,Port Arthur (Tasmania, Australia). Our position: -43.1832, 147.8587

Sail From: Wades Corner,Crooked Billet Bay, Tasmania To: Safety Cove,Port Arthur

We travelled [41.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [6.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [At anchor in 8m depth in this pretty cove (a few empty mooring balls nearer to shore).]

General Comments: [We spent the day aboard back in Wades Corner (catching up on chores). The passage today was a sightseeing tour, with beautiful organ-pipe cliffs (Cape Raoul), and plenty of birds and dolphins. By the time we made it to the anchorage we even had blue sky and sunshine (long may it last). From here we are hoping to visit (at least one of) the 'Remarkable Cave' and/or Port Arthur Penitentiary. Note: Port Arthur is also the site of Australia's worst mass shooting; horrific and devastating it was an event that triggered changes to gun regulation throughout Australia).]

At: 15:06(AEDT) 16-Feb-2020, Outside Temp: 15.1C (59.18F), Humidity:62%, Water Temp: 17.3C (63.14F)
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43º 7.35' S147º 43.68' EBegonia
At Anchor: Wades Corner,Crooked Billet Bay, (Tasmania, Australia). Our position: -43.1225, 147.7281

Sail From: Constitution Dock, Hobart, Tasmania To: Wades Corner,Crooked Billet Bay, Tasmania

We travelled [30.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [22.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [At Anchor in view of 'White beach' in 8m of sand. Today's passage was very mixed, starting with spinnaker sailing, and ending with triple reefs and 30kt gusts. We're expecting some more strong wind conditions while we are here but have plenty of scope out.]

General Comments: [We had a fantastic time in Hobart and crammed our time with plenty of sightseeing and tastings (beer, wine, whisky and more). We move on now heading anti-clockwise (slowly) around Tasmania and getting a bit of a rest.]

At: 18:22(AEDT) 14-Feb-2020, Outside Temp: 21.8C (71.24F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 19.3C (66.74F)
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42º 52.968' S147º 20.01' EBegonia
At Marina: Constitution Dock, Hobart, (Tasmania, Australia). Our position: -42.8829, 147.3335

Sail From: Sykes Cove, North Bruny Island, Tasmania To: Constitution Dock, Hobart, Tasmania

We travelled [17.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [16.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Tied to wall (alongside) - a very gnarly wall (mussels and broken wooden beams against a stone wall. Great price though at less than $150 for a week - right in the center of Hobart]

General Comments: [A light downwind sail with the Spinnaker to make it to Hobart at last. We are very excited to be here and start some tourist fun (and to take a proper shower, clean the boat, do laundry, etc.. Hahaha!).]

At: 13:46(AEDT) 07-Feb-2020, Outside Temp: 16.9C (62.42F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 19.3C (66.74F)
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43º 8.988' S147º 19.698' EBegonia
At Anchor: Sykes Cove, North Bruny Island, (Tasmania, Australia). Our position: -43.1499, 147.3284

Sail From: Randalls Bay (within Garden Island Bay), Tasmania To: Sykes Cove, North Bruny Island, Tasmania

We travelled [18.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [10.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 5m of mud (per chart). There are two different club moorings but still plenty of room.]

General Comments: [A much colder, wetter, and windier day than we expected made for a quick (but chilly) sailing day. We hope to go ashore tomorrow (where forecasts are for sunshine!) to the 'House of Whisky' - Kyle is especially excited!]

At: 14:26(AEDT) 05-Feb-2020, Outside Temp: 14.8C (58.64F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 19.3C (66.74F)
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43º 14.688' S147º 7.398' EBegonia
At Anchor: Randalls Bay (within Garden Island Bay), (Tasmania, Australia). Our position: -43.2448, 147.1233

Sail From: The Pigsties, Recherche Bay, Tasmania To: Randalls Bay (within Garden Island Bay), Tasmania

We travelled [24.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [19.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 3.7m of sand, A downwind sail east, with occasional frustrating wind shadows and swirls, and additional strong gusts (Starting with 40kt winds) to keep things interesting.]

General Comments: [While at Recherche we managed a long day ashore and a 14mile walk in beautiful sunshine, at anchor here in Randalls Bay we hope, while here, to get to the top of the nearby Echo Sugarloaf (a small hill at 197m) - fingers crossed that the weather cooperates!]
At: 14:52(AEDT) 01-Feb-2020, Outside Temp: 21.4C (70.52F), Humidity:54%, Water Temp: 18.8C (65.84F)
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43º 32.028' S146º 53.922' EBegonia
At Anchor: The Pigsties, Recherche Bay, (Tasmania, Australia). Our position: -43.5338, 146.8987

Sail From: Bramble Cove, Port Davey, Tasmania To: The Pigsties, Recherche Bay, Tasmania

We travelled [74.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [41.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 4.9m of mud, well sheltered.]

General Comments: [We were unlucky not to get more 'summer' weather on the exposed west coast. Every inch we travelled east today the weather improved . We now have a warm breeze and sunshine. After an early start (at first hint of light) we had great winds and following seas for a relatively fast passage. Kyle even has a signal on his phone - he is with Aldi/Telstra (although I don't - with OVO). We are still in protected park areas, but there are now minor roads and the odd building and campsite dotting the shoreline. Lots and lots of birds for almost all the passage today (they don't seem to care about the weather like we do).]

At: 17:40(AEDT) 29-Jan-2020, Outside Temp: 23C (73.4F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 17.3C (63.14F)
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43º 19.278' S145º 59.898' EBegonia
At Anchor: Bramble Cove, Port Davey, (Tasmania, Australia). Our position: -43.3213, 145.9984

Sail From: Moulters Inlet, Bathurst Harbour, Tasmania To: Bramble Cove, Port Davey, Tasmania

We travelled [11.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [10.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 3.8m of mud, nice cove with white sand beaches ashore and hills aplenty.]

General Comments: [More rain, and wind, and cold. Two black swans are swimming by and we are considering if we want to go ashore (we are sure to get wet during the dinghy ride, and it is still very chilly for us, but we are also getting a bit stir crazy - decision pending). Forecast continues to suggest more of the same for us so we'll have to brave it all sooner or later if we want to spend any more time ashore.]

At: 12:10(AEDT) 27-Jan-2020, Outside Temp: 15.1C (59.18F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 15.4C (59.72F)
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43º 22.692' S146º 13.068' EBegoniaAt Anchor: Moulters Inlet, Bathurst Harbour, (Tasmania, Australia). Our position: -43.3782, 146.2178

Sail From: Rowitta Harbour, Bathurst Harbour, Tasmania To: Moulters Inlet, Bathurst Harbour, Tasmania

We travelled [3.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 2.7m of mud, narrow entrance, following deeper water into the inlet. Mt Fulton to our west]

General Comments: [Strong winds and heavy rains for the last few days have had us hunkered up in the boat, watching movies and ticking off boat chores. Various sewing projects mostly. We moved today in the hopes of some nicer weather but so far the forecast does not agree. The stb engine water pump belt was loose so Kyle had to fix that before we set off today (so that the engine can be cooled). With the current water and outside temperature definitely not feeling it's 'summer time' here, thankful for our heating and the great views outside the window (from the protection of the cabin). Wildlife also keeping well hidden.]

At: 10:46(AEDT) 26-Jan-2020, Outside Temp: 14.6C (58.28F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 15.9C (60.62F)
10 months  agoShow

43º 19.122' S146º 11.31' EBegoniaAt Anchor: Rowitta Harbour, Bathurst Harbour, (Tasmania, Australia). Our position: -43.3187, 146.1885

Sail From: Frogs Hollow, Bathurst Narrows off Port Davey, Tasmania To: Rowitta Harbour, Bathurst Harbour, Tasmania

We travelled [7.7]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [4.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 4m, good holding, in anticipation of some strong winds and heavy rain over the next 48 hours.]

General Comments: [From Frogs Hollow we motored towards Melaleuca Inlet and at the head anchored for a short visit to Clayton's corner (from 1950-1976 the basic, isolated and remote home to Clyde and Winsome Clayton). After a look around the simple house, and up to 'TV antenna Hill' for the views, we then moved Begonia off to Rowitta where we plan to enjoy the 360 degree views with plenty of scope and swinging room given the rain and winds the forecast is promising us. Black swans nearby. Currently warm with lovely blue skies but the barometer is dropping.]

At: 12:02(AEDT) 22-Jan-2020, Outside Temp: 21C (69.8F), Humidity:65%, Water Temp: 20.7C (69.26F)
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43º 20.832' S146º 6.138' EBegonia
Safely arrived at Frogs Hollow, Bathurst Narrows off Port Davey, Tasmania - PASSAGE COMPLETE.

Day 7 of NSW, Australia Passage From:Quarantine Beach, Manly, Sydney To:Frogs Hollow, Bathurst Narrows off Port Davey, Tasmania. Our position: -43.3472, 146.1023

Progress: [We've made [816.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [51.1]nm (through water). We have moved [44.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We motored most of the day in either calms or head-winds, but were happy to arrive with plenty of daylight. Anchored in 4m of mud in view of Mount Rugby.]

General Comments: [Amazing mirror calm waters this morning and we were able to enjoy the coastline views as we pushed south for Port Davey. By the time we made it to Port Davey we had the sails up again, and were joined first by a fur seal (?) and later by a pod of dolphins. Amazingly once we entered the Bathurst Narrows the temperature(water and air) jumped and we found ourselves needing to remove hats and layers as other boaters motored in the other direction in shorts and t-shirts. We'll get a good rest tonight and be ready to explore in the morning. Scenery is lovely, with vegetation struggling to hold on to the hills and plenty of rocky bald patches.]

At: 17:14(AEDT) 19-Jan-2020, Outside Temp: 21.1C (69.98F), Humidity:57%, Water Temp: 19.7C (67.46F)
11 months  agoShow

42º 53.49' S145º 18.648' EBegonia
Day 7 of NSW, Australia Passage From:Quarantine Beach, Manly, Sydney To:Bathurst, Tasmania. Our position: -42.8915, 145.3109

Progress: [We've made [765.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [46]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [112.7]nm (through water). We have moved [100.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [High winds yesterday afternoon, otherwise light and variable. Sailing/motoring into waves reduces our speed.]

General Comments: [Yesterday we had the main sail clew slug pulled out of the boom (the clew is the bottom, aft corner of the sail). It is very confusing and we can't work out why. Kyle had inspected it just in the morning when there was no sign of any strain/issue. Currently the sail is fine with the outhaul keeping the clew in place so this is something for our 'to fix sometime' list. Overnight we saw the glow of multiple fishing boats on the horizon (all directions), but my attempts at fishing yesterday bore nothing. We expect/hope to arrive this evening in good time to avoid the strong winds forecast for Monday evening.]

At: 06:00(AEDT) 19-Jan-2020, Outside Temp: 13.9C (57.02F), Humidity:84%, Water Temp: 14.9C (58.82F), Course: 154(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.3kt, Wind:4Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:1m (to:N)
11 months  agoShow

41º 29.88' S144º 3.198' EBegonia
Day 6 of NSW, Australia Passage From:Quarantine Beach, Manly, Sydney To:Bathurst, Tasmania. Our position: -41.4979, 144.0534

Progress: [We've made [652.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [148]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [124.6]nm (through water). We have moved [97.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Once we turned the corner of NW Tasmania we've had headwinds and bigger seas (all expected), overnight the wind died (unexpected, the forecast was for 20kt) so we motored to keep our progress and to be sure to avoid some (forecast) miserable weather headed our way in a few days.]

General Comments: [Once we reached the Fleurieu Group of islands (NW Tasmania) we spent our time surrounded by large groups of birds. More dolphins joined us from time to time, but the biggest 'news' was blue sky! The wind was mainly from the south and it must have pushed away any smoke. It still seems very cold since South Island NZ, and heading to cold places in summer seems quite wrong (but hopefully worth it).]

At: 06:00(AEDT) 18-Jan-2020, Outside Temp: 14.1C (57.38F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 15.9C (60.62F), Course: 145(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.1kt, Wind:10Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:2m (to:N)
11 months  agoShow

40º 11.508' S145º 19.782' EBegonia
Day 5 of NSW, Australia Passage From:Quarantine Beach, Manly, Sydney To:Bathurst, Tasmania. Our position: -40.1918, 145.3296

Progress: [We've made [527.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [244]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [123.6]nm (through water). We have moved [97.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Another very mixed day, rough seas, squall, headwinds and (eventually) tail winds. Currently sailing with the spinnaker, in relatively calm seas. Yesterday pm we had a mix of currents, winds and waves all conflicting and the only plus was the deck was cleared of any ash.]

General Comments: [Not the nicest os sailing days, but the evening was made special when a pod of dolphins hung out at the bow for 40 minutes performing various twisting and leaping acrobatics. The water and air (and wind) all seem very cold. We didn't put on the enclosure before we set off (should have!) so spend our nights pretty wrapped up (complete with scarves and gloves .A hot bowl of porridge is a perfect breakfast.]

At: 06:00(AEDT) 17-Jan-2020, Outside Temp: 15.2C (59.36F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 17.3C (63.14F), Course: 289(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.1kt, Wind:14Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:W)
11 months  agoShow

39º 36.738' S147º 18.618' EBegonia
Day 4 of NSW, Australia Passage From:Quarantine Beach, Manly, Sydney To:Bathurst, Tasmania. Our position: -39.6123, 147.3104

Progress: [We've made [404.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [344]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [128.9]nm (through water). We have moved [132.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [A mixed day of strong and no wind, downwinds and headwind, and finding a route between oil rigs and cargo traffic]

General Comments: [A day and night of poor visibility (between the smoke, and now fog). Neither of us slept well last night as the boat was in light headwinds and rolly seas slamming the sails about. It is also feeling much more cold and damp (not exactly summer-like) as air and water temperatures fall. We have another day in the Bass Strait to 'enjoy'. We currently have headwinds (for the day) and are expecting that to switch to good tail winds by early evening.]

At: 06:00(AEDT) 16-Jan-2020, Outside Temp: 16.7C (62.06F), Humidity:95%, Water Temp: 17.8C (64.04F), Course: 235(degT), Speed Over Ground:3kt, Wind:7Kt(from:WNW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1006hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SW)
11 months  agoShow

38º 4.68' S149º 20.472' EBegonia
Day 3 of NSW, Australia Passage From:Quarantine Beach, Manly, Sydney To:Bathurst, Tasmania. Our position: -38.0779, 149.3411

Progress: [We've made [275.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [476]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [139.0]nm (through water). We have moved [145.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Mostly downwind still, currently sailing wing on wing. Expecting light headwinds later tonight.]

General Comments: [No sign of the overturned 'Showtime' boat. We are now (for sure) in the Tasman sea, and saw plenty of Albatross yesterday soaring around. We turned around the corner of Australia, and since 4am are now fully in the lee of the sate of Victoria, the smell of smoke is the strongest we've experienced (like sitting at a campfire), and visibility is reduced (but still about 3nm). It is impossible to know the actual cloud cover since the smoke blocks out the sky.]

At: 06:00(AEDT) 15-Jan-2020, Outside Temp: 18.5C (65.3F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 19.3C (66.74F), Course: 237(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.7kt, Wind:19Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SW)
11 months  agoShow

36º 4.11' S151º 1.578' EBegonia
Day 2 of NSW, Australia Passage From:Quarantine Beach, Manly, Sydney To:Bathurst, Tasmania. Our position: -36.0685, 151.0263

Progress: [We've made [136.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [627]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [136.5]nm (through water). We have moved [135.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [A slow start with expected winds not arriving until mid-afternoon, and then increasing. We are currently back to the spinnaker though and making good time.]

General Comments: [It still looks like we can make it all the way to Tasmania with the current weather forecasts. We are aware of a yacht (Showtime) that lost its keel last week, and turned upside down; the crew were rescued but the yacht is still 'out there'. It hasn't been sighted for a while so it is possibly sunk, but most likely just floating around partially sunk so we are keen not to 'find' it, especially in the evening dark before the moon comes up. We've seen plenty of birds, and a couple of dolphins. Two other American sailboats seem to be going in the same direction as us (Tregonning and Silhouette) along with regular cargo traffic passing in both directions. Quite cold (especially at night), but otherwise all is well.]

At: 06:00(AEDT) 14-Jan-2020, Outside Temp: 21.5C (70.7F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 27C (80.6F), Course: 201(degT), Speed Over Ground:7kt, Wind:16Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:2m (to:SW)
11 months  agoShow

33º 48.72' S151º 17.172' EBegonia
At Anchor: Quarantine Beach, Manly, Sydney (NSW, Australia). Our position: -33.8121, 151.2862

Sail From: St George Marina, Drummoyne, Sydney To: Quarantine Beach, Manly, Sydney

We travelled [7.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [6.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 10m (all 3 public moorings occupied)]

General Comments: [After visiting the marina dock for water, cleaning, etc, we set off towards Manly while awaiting our departure from Sydney. This area has penguins on the coastline which we'll keep an eye out for, and the lovely Q-Station ashore with all sorts of options for keeping any visitor occupied. We came to visit the 'Muse' family before we head off South.]

At: 15:22(AEDT) 11-Jan-2020, Outside Temp: 21.6C (70.88F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 25.6C (78.08F)
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33º 51.138' S151º 9.858' EBegonia
At Mooring: St George Marina, Drummoyne, Sydney (NSW, Australia). Our position: -33.8524, 151.1643

Sail From: Farm Cove, Sydney To: St George Marina, Drummoyne, Sydney

We travelled [3.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [At marina mooring ball, 6.6m depth ]

General Comments: [We were very lucky to find a marina with space for us this time of year, whew!]

At: 13:26(AEDT) 01-Jan-2020, Outside Temp: 24.5C (76.1F), Humidity:63%, Water Temp: 28C (82.4F)
11 months  agoShow

33º 51.6' S151º 13.218' EBegonia
At Anchor: Farm Cove, Sydney (NSW, Australia). Our position: -33.8600, 151.2203

Sail From: BlackWattle Bay East Anchorage To: Farm Cove, Sydney

We travelled [1.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 8.6m depth, Farm Cove is just off the Opera House and Mrs Mcquaries point - prime location for the fireworks on NYE (if we can survive the chaos) - so far there are only 2 other boats, one of which does not seem likely to be staying until NYE]

General Comments: [After a couple of days in healthy walking distance to Sydney Central and making the most of that, we've retired to the tranquility of an anchorage (that is even closer, but with no real shore access to leave the dinghy) - time to catch up on some jobs so we can be ready for the new year.]

At: 14:16(AEDT) 29-Dec-2019, Outside Temp: 26C (78.8F), Humidity:63%, Water Temp: 27.5C (81.5F)
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33º 52.308' S151º 11.142' EBegonia
At Anchor: BlackWattle Bay East Anchorage (NSW, Australia). Our position: -33.8719, 151.1856

Sail From: Rose Bay, Sydney Harbour To: BlackWattle Bay East Anchorage

We travelled [5.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [4.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 4.2m, anchorage is a bit tight but luckily we know the neighbours: Mahana! Moved here today via White bay (Baileys Marine) for fuel top-up (and usual stuff)]

General Comments: [Another lovely sunny day, with clear skies, we expect (hope) to spend 2 nights here and then move on again.]

At: 15:20(AEDT) 27-Dec-2019, Outside Temp: 25.8C (78.44F), Humidity:58%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
11 months  agoShow

33º 51.888' S151º 15.972' EBegonia
At Anchor: Rose Bay, Sydney Harbour (NSW, Australia). Our position: -33.8648, 151.2661

Sail From: Athol Bay (of Taronga Zoo/Gardens), Sydney To: Rose Bay, Sydney Harbour

We travelled [1.7]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [At public mooring ball *yay, there was one free!*]

General Comments: [We spent our Christmas day at the Taronga Zoo enjoying the animal, and were lucky enough to get a sunny, bright day (amazing after all the smokey overcast days weve had recently! We've relocated now so we can get ashore to watch the Sydney-Hobart race tomorrow (on boxing day). In the meantime our 'Christmas dinner' is Kyle's favourite: Potato soup!]

At: 18:30(AEDT) 25-Dec-2019, Outside Temp: 25C (77F), Humidity:65%, Water Temp: 26.5C (79.7F)
11 months  agoShow

33º 50.838' S151º 14.532' EBegonia
At Anchor: Athol Bay (of Taronga Zoo/Gardens), Sydney (NSW, Australia). Our position: -33.8473, 151.2422

Sail From: Manly Cove, North Harbour, Sydney To: Athol Bay (of Taronga Zoo/Gardens), Sydney

We travelled [4.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 10.1m (all public moorings occupied)]

General Comments: [We spent the moring with Phil (from Muse) and then made our way over to the zoo anchorage again. Even had a light drizzle on the way.]

At: 17:06(AEDT) 24-Dec-2019, Outside Temp: 24.8C (76.64F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 26.5C (79.7F)
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33º 48.048' S151º 16.8' EBegonia
At Anchor: Manly Cove, North Harbour, Sydney (NSW, Australia). Our position: -33.8009, 151.2799

Sail From: Athol Bay (of Taronga Zoo/Gardens), Sydney To: Manly Cove, North Harbour, Sydney

We travelled [25.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 7m (all the public mooring balls taken when we arrived)]

General Comments: [An amazing day aboard. We picked up old friends (who happen to be visiting Sydney) and took them for a sail-about in Sydney harbour. They generously provided lunch and snacks and the weather behaved - it was lovely. Moved over to Manly to find the boat Mahana already here (who we also shared an anchorage with yesterday!)]

At: 20:12(AEDT) 23-Dec-2019, Outside Temp: 21.3C (70.34F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 24.6C (76.28F)
11 months  agoShow

33º 50.958' S151º 14.502' EBegonia
At Anchor: Athol Bay (of Taronga Zoo/Gardens), Sydney (NSW, Australia). Our position: -33.8493, 151.2417

Sail From: The Basin, Pittwater To: Athol Bay (of Taronga Zoo/Gardens), Sydney

We travelled [29.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [15.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 11.5m (very crowded with party boats)]

General Comments: [Departed at first light under sail, and made our way down the coast and into Sydney Harbour. Yep - Sydney Harbour!!! There is plenty of traffic, ferries, pleasure boaters and several of the Sydney-Hobart race boats out practicing. We took a tour around, to see the iconic opera house and bridge, went under the bridge and around Goat Island, and back again, out to the zoo/gardens and anchorage. Wow, It's the weekend, and there are a mass of boats here, all over loaded with partygoers and many with their swim decks under water. It will take a while for our senses to stop alarming.]

At: 13:50(AEDT) 21-Dec-2019, Outside Temp: 27.1C (80.78F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 26.1C (78.98F)
12 months  agoShow

33º 36.108' S151º 17.868' EBegonia
At Anchor: The Basin, Pittwater (NSW, Australia). Our position: -33.6019, 151.2978

Sail From: Bayview, Pittwater (via Jerusalem Bay) To: The Basin, Pittwater

We travelled [3.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Public moorings all taken, so we've 'borrowed' a club one and will move to a public one once free]

General Comments: [Kyle's back had a relapse yesterday so we were not terribly adventurous today - just moved out of the busy bay view and into the protected cove for anticipated strong southerly winds tonight. Smoke has returned and visibility is poor. Temperature is expected to be HOT today, so I anticipate a few jumps into the water to cool down (not an option for poor Kyle and his back!).]

At: 12:40(AEDT) 19-Dec-2019, Outside Temp: 28.9C (84.02F), Humidity:56%, Water Temp: 27C (80.6F)
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33º 39.318' S151º 17.868' EBegonia
At Anchor: Bayview, Pittwater (via Jerusalem Bay) (NSW, Australia). Our position: -33.6554, 151.2978

Sail From: America Bay, Cowan Creek, Broken Bay To: Bayview, Pittwater (via Jerusalem Bay)

We travelled [14.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [4.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored among the moored boats (by the shallows) in 1.7m, mud bottom]

General Comments: [Kyle was feeling much more mobile today, so after a short tour of the anchorage at America Bay, we towed the dinghy around to Jerusalem Bay and went for a walk along the trails there. Koalas have vanished from this area in the last 40 years, and the birds were keeping well hidden, but the views were spectacular (Kyle naturally wanted to climb to the viewpoints). We've been fueled by the mass of chocolate muffins I made for Kyle's birthday and accidentally doubled a recipe that was already doubled! The sky was actually blue (not sure if this means the fires are getting under control, or that the wind was just coming from a different direction?). After returning to the public mooring ball, we set off to Pittwater in the hopes of finding somewhere to anchor and we managed it (thanks to Phil from the catamaran Muse for the many tips!). This whole swath of water if absolutely full of marinas and moorings, we haven't seen so many boats since ... I'm not even sure when -not for a long time (maybe in San Diego? 37,000nm ago!). As an aside: today seemed like a mini-tour of the world as we started in America (bay), went off to see Jerusalem (bay), and on the way to our anchorage passed Scotland (Island) :-)]

At: 18:24(AEDT) 17-Dec-2019, Outside Temp: 23.8C (74.84F), Humidity:56%, Water Temp: 26.5C (79.7F)
12 months  agoShow

33º 35.76' S151º 15.522' EBegonia
At Anchor: America Bay, Cowan Creek, Broken Bay (NSW, Australia). Our position: -33.5961, 151.2586

Sail From: Hunter River, Stockton, Newcastle To: America Bay, Cowan Creek, Broken Bay

We travelled [66.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [48.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Unable to find the public mooring in the mass of empty mooring balls, we eventually picked up one of the many club ones and called it good. Well protected from all winds. Nestled in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park]

General Comments: [Underway before 3am, for this long day, with mostly light winds until mid-afternoon. Arrived 30 minutes before sunset (whew). Today is Kyle's birthday, his back is still recovering, and he is on very light duties, so it wasn't much fun for him - we plan to celebrate officially tomorrow. Very large jellyfish in the water here although I think they are harmless to us, or at least not deadly which is the best you can hope for in Australia, called the Jelly Blubber.]

At: 19:12(AEDT) 15-Dec-2019, Outside Temp: 26.1C (78.98F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 23.8C (74.84F)
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33º 35.76' S151º 15.522' EBegonia
At Anchor: America Bay, Cowan Creek, Broken Bay (NSW, Australia). Our position: -33.5961, 151.2586

Sail From: Hunter River, Stockton, Newcastle To: America Bay, Cowan Creek, Broken Bay

We travelled [66.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [48.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Unable to find the public mooring in the mass of empty mooring balls, we eventually picked up one of the many club ones and called it good. Well protected from all winds. Nestled in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park]

General Comments: [Underway before 3am, for this long day, with mostly light winds until mid-afternoon. Arrived 30 minutes before sunset (whew). Today is Kyle's birthday, his back is still recovering, and he is on very light duties, so it wasn't much fun for him - we plan to celebrate officially tomorrow. Very large jellyfish in the water here although I think they are harmless to us, or at least not deadly which is the best you can hope for in Australia, called the Jelly Blubber.]

At: 19:12(AEDT) 14-Dec-2019, Outside Temp: 26.1C (78.98F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 23.8C (74.84F)
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32º 43.062' S152º 10.68' EBegonia
At Anchor: Shoal Bay, Port Stephens (NSW, Australia). Our position: -32.7177, 152.1780

Sail From: Jimmys Beach, Port Stephens To: Shoal Bay, Port Stephens

We travelled [2.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Trial Mooring Ball (For better protection of the sea grass) in 1.2 - 2.8m]

General Comments: [Moved to other side of Port Stephens bay for better protection re forecast winds and hopefully a trip ashore. Dolphins swimming around anchorage.]

At: 14:22(AEDT) 10-Dec-2019, Outside Temp: 27C (80.6F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 24.6C (76.28F)
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32º 41.1' S152º 10.5' EBegonia
At Anchor: Jimmys Beach, Port Stephens (NSW, Australia). Our position: -32.6850, 152.1750

Sail From: Sugarloaf Bay, Seal Rocks To: Jimmys Beach, Port Stephens

We travelled [32.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [23.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 3-5m of sand]

General Comments: [Another start before sunrise, and a slow, sedate, uneventful journey south mostly sailing with the spinnaker. Amazingly no dolphins spotted today, but we did have a few petrels hanging out with us for much of the first 1/3rd of the journey. I'm loving the local town names and we are currently just 1km from one called 'Winda Wopper'.]

At: 12:44(AEDT) 08-Dec-2019, Outside Temp: 23.3C (73.94F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 24.1C (75.38F)
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32º 26.022' S152º 31.932' EBegonia
At Anchor: Sugarloaf Bay, Seal Rocks (NSW, Australia). Our position: -32.4337, 152.5322

Sail From: Tuncurry/Forster (Public Mooring Ball) To: Sugarloaf Bay, Seal Rocks

We travelled [21.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [15.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored off beach in (6.2-7.1m)]

General Comments: [A relatively relaxed passage today. No luck fishing but we did see a whale spouting and fin slapping (probably a humpback). We had very little wind so Kyle motored most of the way with occasional attempts to sail that didn't last long. However for at least a 3rd of the time we seemed to have dolphins with us, all playful at the bows so we were quite distracted from our motoring v sailing issues. No luck fishing (despite a new lure), mostly because we kept reeling the thing in as there were too many things going on. I've never heard of a dolphin grabbing at a lure, but we didn't want to risk it. Dolphins always bring joy - so another lovely day at sea.]

At: 12:34(AEDT) 06-Dec-2019, Outside Temp: 24.9C (76.82F), Humidity:64%, Water Temp: 22.7C (72.86F)
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32º 10.728' S152º 30.12' EBegonia
At Anchor: Tuncurry/Forster (Public Mooring Ball) (NSW, Australia). Our position: -32.1788, 152.5020

Sail From: Laurieton (Public Mooring Ball), Camden Haven Inlet To: Tuncurry/Forster (Public Mooring Ball)

We travelled [39.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [35.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Another free mooring ball (thank you) - although it may take a while to relax as there is a strong current and we are just beside a bridge that will swipe off our mast if we drift from the mooring ball (2.2m)]

General Comments: [Another very early start to depart (from Laurieton), conditions great for some more spinnaker sailing, dolphins visit us again (although we were too slow for them to stay and play with us).]

At: 13:38(AEDT) 03-Dec-2019, Outside Temp: 21C (69.8F), Humidity:51%, Water Temp: 21.2C (70.16F)
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31º 39.042' S152º 48.102' EBegonia
At Anchor: Laureton (Public Mooring Ball), Camden Haven Inlet (NSW, Australia). Our position: -31.6506, 152.8017

Sail From: Hastings River, Port MacQuarie To: Laurieton (Public Mooring Ball), Camden Haven Inlet

We travelled [25.7]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [14.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A free public mooring, well protected, 2.8m]

General Comments: [A lovely calm sea in light winds to depart the mooring (under sail) and navigate the bar exiting Port MacQuarie. At sea we made several tacks in light winds, with the occasional dolphin escort as we sailed south. Entry into Camden Haven brought more dolphins, and conditions remained straightforward even with a 2kt flood current running. Very peaceful anchorage.]

At: 13:16(AEDT) 01-Dec-2019, Outside Temp: 21.9C (71.42F), Humidity:86%, Water Temp: 20.7C (69.26F)
12 months  agoShow

31º 25.53' S152º 54.438' EBegonia
At Anchor: Hastings River, Port MacQuarie (NSW, Australia). Our position: -31.4255, 152.9073

Sail From: Coffs Harbour International Marina To: Hastings River, Port MacQuarie

We travelled [68.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [68.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [At Free 24hour Public mooring in river (3m)]

General Comments: [A choppy sea today but sailing downwind with the spinnaker and with a good current to further assist. We had dolphins come and play as we approached Port MacQuarie but we were a little too slow for them to fully enjoy us. While at Coffs Harbour we had TWO computer v wine failures (yes, apparently we didn't learn our lesson) - so we spent $$$ on a new PC which I've yet to get setup and luckily were able to make a working Mac from our spares. Ugh! We will celebrate USA Thanksgiving now we are secure - happy Thanksgiving to all.]

At: 13:38(AEDT) 29-Nov-2019, Outside Temp: 23.2C (73.76F), Humidity:84%, Water Temp: 22.2C (71.96F)
about 1 year  agoShow

30º 18.282' S153º 8.85' EBegonia
At Anchor: Coffs Harbour International Marina (NSW, Australia). Our position: -30.3047, 153.1475

Sail From: Coffs Harbour (Public Mooring Ball) To: Coffs Harbour International Marina

We travelled [0.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [0.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [At the dock in the Marina, very windy and quite tight quarters, but Kyle docked like a pro. They also sent 3 hands to come and assist which was helpful!]

General Comments: [Moved into the marina so we can do laundry and other chores, collect packages, and take a sightseeing day (car rental) to balance it all out. We'll remain here for a few days as wind is predicted to switch around about over the next day or so.]

At: 11:44(AEDT) 26-Nov-2019, Outside Temp: 24.1C (75.38F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 24C (75.2F)
about 1 year  agoShow

30º 18.258' S153º 8.598' EBegonia
At Mooring Ball: Coffs Harbour (Public Mooring Ball) (NSW, Australia). Our position: -30.3044, 153.1434

Sail From: Iluka Bay, Clarence River To: Coffs Harbour (Public Mooring Ball)

We travelled [52.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [54.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [At one of two public mooring balls (24hr limit) in 4-5.5m depth]

General Comments: [Another day with mostly spinnaker sailing (switched to jib once wind strengthened). The departure sky was dominated by nearby bush fire, and even 5nm out to sea we had ash falling on the boat. Arriving in Coffs Harbour we find the catamaran 'Mi Corazon', and owner Hans Peter dinghied over to greet us (we last met in Suwarrow in 2017!). I've planned to rent a car and visit some nearby parks, but so far fires have closed them all - so will be looking for alternate plans (winery?). ]

At: 17:10(AEDT) 25-Nov-2019, Outside Temp: 22.5C (72.5F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 23.6C (74.48F)
about 1 year  agoShow

29º 24.792' S153º 21.108' EBegonia
At Anchor: Iluka Bay, Clarence River (NSW, Australia). Our position: -29.4132, 153.3518

Sail From: Richmond River, Ballina To: Iluka Bay, Clarence River

We travelled [34.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [34.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 3m within protected bay]

General Comments: [An odd day of sailing, we started out with a bit of Jib until we could get out of the Ballina bar and turn south, put up the spinnaker and soon realized we were going too fast and would arrive at the next bar entrance (Yamba/Iluka) too soon. We took all sail down thinking we might use a furled jib only, but without any sails we were still headed south at 5kt (7 when surfing) - crazy - that is with just the boat windages (Yikes). Kyle turned the boat off the wind for a bit which left us with in a swelly parking position while we waited for the worst of the ebb current at the bar. Wind and waves slowly increased all day - and we snuck in over the bar a little early (after taking advice from the local marine rescue service) and are glad to be safely at anchor now. The skies are crazy dark with smoke from nearby fires. The parks and rainforest trails ashore are all closed due to fire risk, so we should have a quiet time here. We're told the local fisherman's co-op does an impressive fish and chips! Maybe we can find a more traditional bar too ;-)]

At: 13:56(AEDT) 23-Nov-2019, Outside Temp: 22.8C (73.04F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 24.1C (75.38F)
about 1 year  agoShow

28º 52.182' S153º 32.472' EBegonia
At Anchor: Richmond River, Ballina (NSW, Australia). Our position: -28.8697, 153.5411

Sail From: Terranora Creek, Tweed Head South To: Richmond River, Ballina

We travelled [42.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [41.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 6.6m just west of mooring balls]

General Comments: [Another early start, and once clear of the bar and out to sea again we were able to deploy the spinnaker for a fine sail down the coast. We sailed passed Byron Bay and Cape Byron Lighthouse with good views. The sand bar entrance at Ballina was calm and straightforward and with a pod of dolphins to greet us. We'll spend a couple of nights here to reset/explore before continuing south.]

At: 13:10(AEDT) 21-Nov-2019, Outside Temp: 25.2C (77.36F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 26.5C (79.7F)
about 1 year  agoShow

28º 11.118' S153º 32.772' EBegonia
At Anchor: Terranora Creek, Tweed Head South (NSW, Australia). Our position: -28.1853, 153.5462

Sail From: Paradise Point/Sovereign Islands To: Terranora Creek, Tweed Head South

We travelled [21.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [20.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 3m sand]

General Comments: [Today was an early start (underway around 4:30am, and the sun already up), we crossed two bars (one out to sea, the other inshore again) and also crossed the state border from Queensland to New South Wales. We need to change our clocks again since NSW has 'summer time'. We see people swimming in the water and Kyle's thinking of taking a swim to clean the bottom slime off the paint.]

At: 10:18(AEST) 19-Nov-2019, Outside Temp: 25.6C (78.08F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 25.6C (78.08F)
about 1 year  agoShow

27º 52.458' S153º 24.102' EBegonia

At Anchor: Paradise Point/Sovereign Islands (QLD, Australia). Our position: -27.8744, 153.4016

Sail From: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Island, Moreton Bay To: Paradise Point/SovereignIslands

We travelled [31.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [22.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Today had very slight headwinds so we had to motor a good distance before we were finally able to use some sail. Anchored off the luxury development of Sovereign Islands in 4-5m of mud]

General Comments: [The journey today was meandering around sand spits and often in narrow channels of Southern Moreton Bay Islands National Park. Lots of traffic (It's the weekend) too. For much of today we additionally had the definite smell of smoke along with poor visibility. Right now the skies seem to be hinting at some rain and the forecast is for thunderstorms later (although most likely still not sufficient rain to reduce the current fire threat here in Queensland).]

At: 13:30(AEST) 17-Nov-2019, Outside Temp: 26.4C (79.52F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 28C (82.4F)
about 1 year  agoShow

27º 30.282' S153º 21.882' EBegonia
At Anchor: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Island, Moreton Bay (QLD, Australia). Our position: -27.5046, 153.3646

Sail From: Hamilton Reach, Brisbane River To: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Island, Moreton Bay

We travelled [31.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [16.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [We departed Brisbane with both current & wind against us - so it was motoring until we were out of the river, and then a bit of motor sailing until we were finally around all the obsticals and able to move under sail alone. Anchored (under sail) in 8m. ]

General Comments: [Leaving Brisbane we had a 'farewell' from Mahana, and swung by Lola (our 'twin' Athena) for a photo op. During the sail in the bay we cut through a race (where all the sailboats had giant spinnakers up in pretty strong winds) and made it to the anchorage in time for sunset. I made the mistake a week or so ago of calculating our underway v motoring times and Kyle is now a bit too aware of our stats and is keen to try and reduce the numbers (I unleashed a beast). We had a lovely few days sightseeing in Brisbane (after the anchoring fiasco) but lost some of our fun time to more repairs (water pump) and of course our trouble getting an anchorage we felt safe to leave the boat at, so unfortunately we won't be going ashore at Peel island. Peel island has various conservation statuses (Teerk Roo Ra National Park and a Marine Park too) It has a stunning big sandy bay, and ashore are the remnants of an old lepracy colony. Maybe on the way north we can rectify this loss.]

At: 16:50(AEST) 16-Nov-2019, Outside Temp: 27C (80.6F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F)
about 1 year  agoShow

27º 26.478' S153º 3.51' EBegonia
At Anchor: Hamilton Reach, Brisbane River (QLD, Australia). Our position: -27.4413, 153.0584

Sail From: Northshore Riverside Park, Brisbane River, Brisbane To: Hamilton Reach, Brisbane River

We travelled [1.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Motored back upstream after prior anchorage proved too tight in strong gusts and wind against current - we now have PLENTY of space, but are not quite so convenient to get ashore.]

General Comments: [Our anchoring escapades are turning into a comedy of errors, Bribane river had not been easy on us (or we've been terribly unlucky). We did get to meet up with fellow Athena owners aboard Lola though - so that’s a plus - now maybe we can finally get ashore and explore]

At: 13:56(AEST) 13-Nov-2019, Outside Temp: C (F), Humidity:%, Water Temp: C (F)
about 1 year  agoShow

27º 26.778' S153º 5.148' EBegonia
At Anchor: Northshore Riverside Park, Brisbane River, Brisbane (QLD, Australia). Our position: -27.4463, 153.0858

Sail From: Central Business District, Brisbane To: Northshore Riverside Park, Brisbane River, Brisbane

We travelled [2.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [After anchoring in downtown we found with currents and other boats we were just too close to everyone. We tried reanchoring several times, several locations, and eventually gave up and found a good place with plenty of room out of town but miles from any good dinghy landing. Today we nudged a little further out of town Just up stream of the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge(s). Anchored in 6-8m - took a few tries to set but we have good holding eventually]

General Comments: [We've moved to this area for shore access, and to meet up with another Athena owner that so far we've only 'met' on-line. Finally we also hope to get ashore and actually explore some of Brisbane.. Gees… this has been ridiculous hard work/bad luck so far.]

At: 10:14(AEST) 13-Nov-2019, Outside Temp: 31.3C (88.34F), Humidity:32%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F)
about 1 year  agoShow

27º 28.092' S153º 1.968' EBegonia
At Anchor: Central Business District, Brisbane (QLD, Australia). Our position: -27.4681, 153.0328

Sail From: Pelican Bay (off Inskip Point at south end of Great Sandy Strait) To: Central Business District, Brisbane

We travelled [135.73]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [99.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [An overnight sail in mixed winds offshore to Moreton Bay, and then through channels to Brisbane River. A nice river tour up the river to the Central Business District (CBT) where we found a place to anchor in 8m, we'll sit and watch all is well for a day before going ashore.]

General Comments: [Entrance to the Brisbane river was very industrial (although not busy), eventually the river meanders and narrows and there are beautiful homes and lovely riverside walks for miles. Brisbane is the 3rd biggest city in Australia and it is quite amazing that you can anchor in 'downtown' (although we've yet to verify how to get ashore).]

At: 12:32(AEST) 12-Nov-2019, Outside Temp: 28.2C (82.76F), Humidity:55%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F)
about 1 year  agoShow

25º 49.11' S153º 3.792' EBegonia
At Anchor: Pelican Bay (off Inskip Point at south end of Great Sandy Strait) (QLD, Australia). Our position: -25.8185, 153.0632

Sail From: Off Turkey Island, in Great Sandy Strait To: Pelican Bay (off Inskip Point at south end of Great Sandy Strait)

We travelled [17.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [18.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Sandy anchorage (4-6m) with good winds and sunshine today after a short hop both downwind and with the current.]

General Comments: [Surrounded by sandy spits and low scrub ashore - we even had some black and white pelicans swimming about - very apt for 'Pelican Bay']

At: 10:26(AEST) 08-Nov-2019, Outside Temp: 28C (82.4F), Humidity:58%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
about 1 year  agoShow

25º 31.572' S152º 56.172' EBegonia
At Anchor: Off Turkey Island, in Great Sandy Strait (QLD, Austalia). Our position: -25.5262, 152.9361

Sail From: Bundaberg, QLD, Australia To: Off Turkey Island, in Great Sandy Strait

We travelled [65.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [54.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [We sailed most of the way under spinnaker (with a few gybes as we meandered). The great sandy strait is a channel between Fraser Island and the mainland and we've made it about half way through.]

General Comments: [Our time at Bundaberg Port Marina went well. We completed our key jobs (we now have a functioning wind generator again), met some new cruising friends, and were entertained royally whenever time allowed. We also WON a free haul out which we can put to good use, a prize that more than covers the cost of the rally. Big win. We left a very tight spot at the marina at first light and (thankfully) without incident. Kyle did a great job of slowly and carefully turning us and backing out while we were surrounded by hazards in very tight quarters. Whew! The sail south was mostly through the sandy shallows and islands between Fraser Island and the mainland, thankfully there are plenty of navigation markers to show the safe passage through. On route we've been reading about all the things that might kill us off while we are here (new to us, we now also have to worry about being gorged by wild pigs when we go ashore with several very nasty encounters reported in our guide books)]

At: 15:24(AEST) 07-Nov-2019, Outside Temp: 26.1C (78.98F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F)
about 1 year  agoShow

24º 45.642' S152º 22.968' EBegonia
Safely arrived at Bundaberg, QLD, Australia - PASSAGE COMPLETE.

Day 7 of South Pacific Passage From:New Caledonia To:Bundaberg, QLD, Australia. Our position: -24.7606, 152.3829

Progress: [We've made [820.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [152.6]nm (through water). We have moved [138.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We sailed right up to the entrance channel for Bundaberg, and then motored up the river (1hour before slack, with about 1kt ebb current still), anchorage by marina crowded (and given it is night/dark) we decided to anchor across the river, at least until morning when we can establish instructions for clearing in.]

General Comments: [We made it. And we've almost finished the Bill Bryson book 'Down Under' which was our passage book to put us in the 'mood' for Australia. We have our yellow (quarantine) flag up to show we have yet to clear all officialdom - now time for some sleep before what we assume will be a hectic day tomorrow. Lots of other boats arrived in the days before us, so we are not sure if they are also waiting to be processed, or if they are all done and we'll be next in line. Still... for now.... sleep!]

At: 03:14(AEST) 30-Oct-2019, Outside Temp: 21.8C (71.24F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
about 1 year  agoShow

23º 26.472' S154º 27.678' EBegonia
Day 6 of South Pacific Passage From:New Caledonia To:Bundaberg, QLD, Australia. Our position: -23.4411, 154.4614

Progress: [We've made [667.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [142]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [106.8]nm (through water). We have moved [105.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Winds reduced more, we were sailing with the spinnaker and main, until the spinnaker collapsed and got caught on a spreader and ripped. Since then we've been sailing with main and jib (even slower than we'd hoped)]

General Comments: [Around 6:30am yesterday we completed 50,000nm underway, this is according to our instruments (which were all replaced and reset to zero about a month after we purchased the boat) - so another milestone. 50,000nm is about 92,600km and 57,000 'statute' miles. The circumference of the earth is just 40,000km, so with Begonia, we've sailed the equivalent of twice around the world and change (you've most likely done more in your car). Of course, we still have a long way to go to actually complete a circumnavigating of the earth (current plans suggest we might actually do that sometime in 2022, but, you know..., plans...). When we passed (about 20nm south) of Cato island we had a host of noddies (birds) around us swooping about and looking like they were enjoying life.]

At: 06:00(AEST) 29-Oct-2019, Outside Temp: 23C (73.4F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 28C (82.4F), Course: 282(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.9kt, Wind:16Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:75%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
about 1 year  agoShow

23º 38.04' S156º 21.96' EBegonia
Day 5 of South Pacific Passage From:New Caledonia To:Bundaberg, QLD, Australia. Our position: -23.6341, 156.3660

Progress: [We've made [560.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [246]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [108.8]nm (through water). We have moved [123.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Winds reduced further (including a few lulls). We are currently in a lull (but forecast 'promises' more wind soon). We've been sailing with the spinnaker for almost 2 days now.]

General Comments: [Yesterday we had a tropic bird circling the boat for an hour (cool). Amazingly (so far) we've yet to see a albatross. Last night, around dusk, we had a boobie (bird) circle and make multiple attempts to land on the boat. It kept picking on the 'roof' of the spinnaker to attempt to land, and then would slide down seeming quite perplexed (it was hilarious to watch its numerous attempts). Eventually it decided to land on the spreader (A Spreader is the solid horizontal bars that hold out the shrouds, A Shroud is one of the guy wires that hold up the mast). It managed to hold on up there all night (despite the rolling, and a midnight gybing of the spinnaker). It was so cute and had its beak tucked under his wing, quite happy to just ignore us and disregard the noise and motion. It finally untucked its head and stretched its wings (morning exercises!) at dawn, and eventually left us for a search for breakfast. It also left quite the deposit on the deck, but brought so much joy we've forgiven it. ]

At: 06:00(AEST) 28-Oct-2019, Outside Temp: 23.6C (74.48F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 27C (80.6F), Course: 272(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.7kt, Wind:4Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:15%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:1m (to:SW)
about 1 year  agoShow

23º 25.812' S158º 36.0' EBegonia
Day 4 of South Pacific Passage From:New Caledonia To:Bundaberg Port Marina, Bundaberg, QLD Australia. Our position: -23.4302, 158.6000

Progress: [We've made [452.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [362]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [133.7]nm (through water). We have moved [134.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Seas Calmer (wind reduced, still sailing downwind). We've been flying the spinnaker since noon yesterday.]

General Comments: [Kyle found and fixed our chartplotter issues quickly yesterday (no obvious problem, but he simply removed and reset wires until the signal returned). We are soon to cross the Tropic of Capricorn (will be the 5th time). So far we've seen only 3 other boats (on AIS), and all these were cargo boats.]

At: 06:00(AEST) 27-Oct-2019, Outside Temp: 23C (73.4F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 26.1C (78.98F), Course: 265(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.7kt, Wind:10Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:60%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:1m (to:W)
about 1 year  agoShow

22º 46.17' S160º 55.368' EBegonia
Day 3 of South Pacific Passage From:New Caledonia To:Bundaberg Port Marina, Bundaberg, QLD Australia. Our position: -22.7694, 160.9229

Progress: [We've made [318.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [489]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [186.6]nm (through water). We have moved [175.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We continue to sail downwind (about 120 apparent) and have made an average speed so far (7.07kt) much faster than our usual. We expect to start slowing down today given the forecast.]

General Comments: [Dark (moonless) sky overnight gives Kyle the chance to see some amazing bioluminescence during his watch (in my watch they generally haven't risen to the surface yet). Kyle managed to spot the 'green flash' with the sunrise this morning too ( a very rare moment). Seas appear to be calming. Our passage is going well (uneventful) and so far the weather has been good (no rain). Yikes I spoke too soon, the Chart-plotter is just complaining it has no data from a bunch of instruments (sigh - off to help Kyle investigate on that!).]

At: 06:00(AEST) 26-Oct-2019, Outside Temp: 21.9C (71.42F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 25.6C (78.08F), Course: 247(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.9kt, Wind:19Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:35%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:2m (to:NW)
about 1 year  agoShow

21º 54.378' S163º 56.928' EBegonia
Day 2 of South Pacific Passage From:New Caledonia To:Bundaberg Port Marina, Bundaberg, QLD Australia. Our position: -21.9063, 163.9488

Progress: [We've made [131.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [665]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [131.6]nm (through water). We have moved [134.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We left the mooring ball under sail and headed for the pass. Once out we put up the spinnaker in place of the jib and used that for several hours. By evening we were back to the jib, and eventually the main too. We've headed a little north of our original intended route in order to catch some favorable currents.]

General Comments: [We seem to have settled into being at sea quite happily. I had a fishing line out all day yesterday with no luck (which is my usual luck). Thankfully we have plenty of food aboard and don't need to rely on such skills.]

At: 06:00(AEST) 25-Oct-2019, Outside Temp: 21.8C (71.24F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 27C (80.6F), Course: 270(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.4kt, Wind:19Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NW)
about 1 year  agoShow

22º 19.542' S166º 19.008' EBegonia
At Anchor: Ile Nge / Ile Laregnere (Nature Reserve), main lagoon, New Caledonia (South Pacific). Our position: -22.3256, 166.3168

Sail From: Baie des Citrons, Noumea, New Caledonia To: Ile Nge / Ile Laregnere (Nature Reserve), main lagoon, New Caledonia

We travelled [9.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [6.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [We are secure to one of the provided mooring in nature reserve (by pass). Sharing anchorage with pilot boat and some nature reserve officials. Depth 3.1m. Note originally we'd planed a stop at a different island, but latest weather suggested this would make for a better sailing angle to depart the mooring. ]

General Comments: [An early start didn't materialize into an early departure, but once we left the anchorage we did collect our laundry and depost our remaining trash, etc. We then sailed across the lagoon and are set in a great position for an early departure in the morning - heading for OZ in the morning!]

At: 11:34(NCT) 23-Oct-2019, Outside Temp: 24.5C (76.1F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 28C (82.4F)
about 1 year  agoShow

22º 17.76' S166º 26.142' EBegonia
At Anchor: Baie des Citrons, Noumea, New Caledonia (South Pacific). Our position: -22.2961, 166.4356

Sail From: Ilot T'Ndu, New Caledonia To: Baie des Citrons, Noumea, New Caledonia

We travelled [18.7]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [11.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 5.1m of sand along with 4 other rally boats]

General Comments: [We spent several days at T'Ndu - mostly preparing the boat (deep cleaning) for Oz, but we did manage a hike and a snorkel too to help balance it all. Today we moved back to the marina, almost, apparently our place on the reserved list didn't help us - so after getting fuel we relocated to Lemon bay and will try our luck again tomorrow (unfortunately there are plenty of others also trying). It will be much easier for us if we can be at the marina to do our clearing out and last minute shopping and sightseeing - but we may not have that luxury... We'll see if our place on the waiting list (we MUST be at the top) is worth anything.]

At: 15:30(NCT) 20-Oct-2019, Outside Temp: 27.3C (81.14F), Humidity:64%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
about 1 year  agoShow

22º 10.29' S166º 16.962' EBegonia
At Anchor: Ilot T'Ndu, New Caledonia (South Pacific). Our position: -22.1715, 166.2827

Sail From: Tenia Island (Ile Ténia), Nr St Vincent Pass, New Caledonia To: Ilot T'Ndu, New Caledonia

We travelled [21.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [21.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 5m of sand (good holding), just off Tiare on the Main Island (well protected)]

General Comments: [Kyle is on a roll and again lifted the anchor without the motor (manually cranking - lets hope is back lasts!), we were soon undersail and when almost at our target we had a rain shower and then the wind stopped, making it an easy decision to motor into the anchorage. Ashore on the main island there appears to be several new home developments, many with docks in the back yard, but closer still for us there is the uninhabited island of T'Ndu to explore. We're going to take a few days to both relax and to catch up with chores and planning for our sail to Australia.]

At: 13:40(NCT) 14-Oct-2019, Outside Temp: 24.3C (75.74F), Humidity:65%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
about 1 year  agoShow

22º 0.108' S165º 56.442' EBegonia
At Anchor: Tenia Island (Ile Ténia), Nr St Vincent Pass, New Caledonia (South Pacific). Our position: -22.0018, 165.9407

Sail From: Signal Island (Ilot Te Ndu), main lagoon, New Caledonia To: Tenia Island (Ile Ténia), Nr St Vincent Pass, New Caledonia

We travelled [28.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [26.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 2-3m of good sand (although we are quite a distance from the island as the wind is expected from all directions over the next day or so).]

General Comments: [We left Signal Island just before 7am, once again motor free, and after a quick rain shower we soon had the spinnaker up again which brought us all the way NW to our new anchorage. This is most likely the furthest North in the lagoon we'll get before heading slowly back towards Noumea for our eventual departure.]

At: 12:22(NCT) 12-Oct-2019, Outside Temp: 25C (77F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 28C (82.4F)
about 1 year  agoShow

22º 17.628' S166º 17.412' EBegonia
At Anchor: Signal Island (Ilot Te Ndu), main lagoon, New Caledonia (South Pacific). Our position: -22.2938, 166.2901

Sail From: Amedee Island, main lagoon, New Caledonia To: Signal Island (Ilot Te Ndu), main lagoon, New Caledonia

We travelled [15.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [14.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Secure on a mooring ball (provided in marine reserve) in 8.5m]

General Comments: [We loved Amedee island, with white sandy beaches, plenty of turtles, and the beautiful lighthouse. We also recovered our boat hook, so Amedee was an all-around hit. Today we mortored NW to Signal Island (with such low winds for 90% of the journey that Kyle wasn't even tempted to turn off the motor). We found Signal island moorings almost full - we were the 10th sailboat (it's practically the weekend!).]

At: 10:56(NCT) 11-Oct-2019, Outside Temp: 26.5C (79.7F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 27.5C (81.5F)
about 1 year  agoShow

22º 28.602' S166º 27.858' EBegonia
At Anchor: Amedee Island, main lagoon, New Caledonia (South Pacific). Our position: -22.4767, 166.4643

Sail From: Ui/Uie/Ouie Bay, New Caledonia To: Amedee Island, main lagoon, New Caledonia

We travelled [20.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [17.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Secure on one of the free moorings (the only boat here!) in 5m of water depth. A bit choppy right now but forecast to die off whispers of wind for tomorrow.]

General Comments: [As the only boat in a large bay, it was easy (aside from the cranking) to depart under sail today from Ouie Bay. Kyle really wanted to continue the no motor policy once we arrived at the mooring field in Amedee, and we were lucky that no other boats were here so we had our choice of balls. However with the 20kt winds and quite the chop we kept missing the chance to catch the loop on the ball with the boat hook, or we got a line partially threaded before it was pulled out of our hands.. We lost 2 boat hooks and so far have recovered only one (a swim in in order right now!). We must have failed at least 9 times before Kyle eventually agreed to use the motor, and THEN we secured the boat first time (we'd had a lot of practice I guess). He gave this no-motor thing a good try, bless him, and I didn't kill him either so all is well. Ashore on Amedee Island there is New Caledonia's tallest lighthouse to visit, and the promise of snacks AND some good snorkelling. I'm pretty sure I saw a dugong on one of our passes and we did see a very large turtle too (all before the snorkelling even starts).]

At: 15:08(NCT) 09-Oct-2019, Outside Temp: 24.1C (75.38F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 26.5C (79.7F)
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22º 20.658' S166º 45.108' EBegonia
"At Anchor: Ui/Uie/Ouie Bay (Various spelling), New Caledonia (South Pacific). Our position: -22.3443, 166.7519

Sail From: Casy Island moorings ($0), Prony Bay, New Caledonia To: Ui/Uie/Ouie Bay, New Caledonia

We travelled [16.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [5.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 5.5m of good holding in Ui/Uie/Ouie Bay (Various spelling). Large bay with (so far) no other boats nor signs of life. Classic red New Cal hills and plenty of pines to dot the landscape along with a ridge of wind turbines. Expecting some nice hikes ashore and possibly a dinghy trip up the river.]

General Comments: [A day without the motor, we left the mooring ball under sail, rounded the southern point through the Woodin Channel, and anchored in the bay - all under sail. Kyle is feeling very smug.]

At: 13:34(NCT) 08-Oct-2019, Outside Temp: 25.7C (78.26F), Humidity:60%, Water Temp: 27C (80.6F)
about 1 year  agoShow

22º 21.378' S166º 50.49' EBegonia
At Anchor: Casy Island moorings ($0), Prony Bay, New Caledonia (South Pacific). Our position: -22.3563, 166.8415

Sail From: Carenage Bay, Prony Bay, New Caledonia To: Casy Island moorings ($0), Prony Bay, New Caledonia

We travelled [3.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [This is a protected area and to protect coral mooring balls are supplied for use of visitors, thankfully there was one ball available when we arrived (5 other boats here) - depth about 10m and a short row to the dock to get ashore and explore the island]

General Comments: [With such a short distance to move and needing the motor to lift the anchor, we motored using just the port engine to this lovely little island where we plan to enjoy some more hiking.]

At: 12:14(NCT) 06-Oct-2019, Outside Temp: 24.1C (75.38F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 26.1C (78.98F)
about 1 year  agoShow

22º 18.222' S166º 50.622' EBegonia
At Anchor: Carenage Bay, Prony Bay, New Caledonia (South Pacific). Our position: -22.3036, 166.8436

Sail From: Kuto Bay, Ile des Pins, New Caledonia To: Carenage Bay, Prony Bay, New Caledonia

We travelled [46.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [39.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 6.5m of good sand (murky waters), avoiding shallows and local private mooring balls.]

General Comments: [Spinnaker sailing today, as we charted a course heading west back to the main island. Our time in Ile des Pins was LOVELY with beautiful turquoise bays and long white sand beaches (and lots of tall skinny pine trees for which the island is named). From where we are now anchored we are hoping for some short hikes and maybe find the hot springs too (sounds nice after a hike?).]

At: 13:08(NCT) 04-Oct-2019, Outside Temp: 23.4C (74.12F), Humidity:53%, Water Temp: 26.1C (78.98F)
about 1 year  agoShow

22º 39.588' S167º 26.472' EBegonia
At Anchor: Kuto Bay, Ile de Pins, New Caledonia (South Pacific). Our position: -22.6598, 167.4411

Sail From: Ndo Island/Ilot Ndo, main lagoon, New Caledonia To: Kuto Bay, Ile de Pins, New Caledonia

We travelled [44.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [26.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in lovely shallow sand. Many islands and anchorages cruisers have been told to avoid, so this one is extra busy (19 boats) ]

General Comments: [A lovely sail again today, plenty of sunshine. Ile de Pins (Island of Pines) has already won our hearts for the great view from the anchorage, white sandy beaches, and a hill for Kyle to climb. Our friends aboard Devana were here to give a welcome wave on our arrival.]

At: 13:04(NCT) 01-Oct-2019, Outside Temp: 24.4C (75.92F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 26.5C (79.7F)
about 1 year  agoShow

22º 40.74' S166º 58.308' EBegonia
At Anchor: Ndo Island/Ilot Ndo, main lagoon, New Caledonia (South Pacific). Our position: -22.6791, 166.9718

Sail From: Baie des Citrons, Noumea, New Caledonia To: Ndo Island/Ilot Ndo, main lagoon, New Caledonia

We travelled [37.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [37.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 14.5m of (hopefully) sand. Anchorage is not nearly as favourable as we'd anticipated based on the guides, quite narrow area with deep (uncertain bottom) and walls of reef to the surface on either side. Thankfully forecast is for very light winds overnight.]

General Comments: [Some easy sailing (occasional spinnaker, but mostly jib/main) on the beam, weaving our way through the islands and islets in the lagoon. Splendid sunshine, and calm seas made for some spectacular views for the day.]

At: 14:44(NCT) 30-Sep-2019, Outside Temp: 26.9C (80.42F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 27C (80.6F)
about 1 year  agoShow

22º 17.79' S166º 26.088' EBegonia
At Anchor: Baie des Citrons, Noumea, New Caledonia (South Pacific). Our position: -22.2965, 166.4349

Sail From: Mato Island, main lagoon, New Caledonia To: Baie des Citrons, Noumea, New Caledonia

We travelled [30.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [25.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Downwind sailing (jib only) in choppy seas and gusty winds. Anchored in 7-8m of sand (exposed to some wind, but forecast is for wind to stop shortly). Anchorage is suspiciously empty, but all documentation we have verifies it is an official anchorage (outside of swiming areas, and military zones).]

General Comments: [We've moved back into town with the hopes to meet up with friends from way back in time (From Maryanne's time with LITS in the UK). We're not yet sure where (if) it is safe to leave the dinghy ashore and are hoping someone else comes along to anchor and leads the way for us. While our previous marina was in central Noumea, it is this bay where all the tourists and nightlife are (should be 'fun' on a Saturday night!).]

At: 11:50(NCT) 28-Sep-2019, Outside Temp: 23.7C (74.66F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 26.1C (78.98F)
about 1 year  agoShow

22º 32.952' S166º 47.91' EBegonia
At Anchor: Mato Island, main lagoon, New Caledonia (South Pacific). Our position: -22.5492, 166.7985

Sail From: Ua Island (5 islands), main lagoon, New Caledonia To: Mato Island, main lagoon, New Caledonia

We travelled [10.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [9.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Downwind sail today, easy seas, anchored in 4-5m of good sand, sheltered from waves by surrounding reefs/corals]

General Comments: [Our anchorage at Ua was the typical tropical paradise (minus the coconut palms). We saw dolphins, turtles, and even an Osprey, and spent some time with the crew from Muse. Water temperature is such that a wet suit is definitely preferred - and with it we thoroughly enjoyed the coral at Ua. We're not sure yet how long we'll spend here at Mato, but there is a hill to climb and snorkelling to be enjoyed while we are here.]

At: 16:06(NCT) 25-Sep-2019, Outside Temp: 22.4C (72.32F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 26.1C (78.98F)
about 1 year  agoShow

22º 42.462' S166º 48.48' EBegonia
At Anchor: Ilot Ua (5 islands), main lagoon, New Caledonia (South Pacific). Our position: -22.7076, 166.8080

Sail From: Ile Redika, main lagoon, New Caledonia To: Ilot Ua (5 islands), main lagoon, New Caledonia

We travelled [19.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [16.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A much nicer sail today, mostly due to the much reduced chop (and a slight shift in the wind direction in our favour). Anchored in 11.5m between scattered bommies]

General Comments: [A lovely sail through the reef in sunshine, with a few tacks mostly to avoid mini islands and coral bommies close to the surface. Water looks beautiful (but still a little on the cold side for us). Naturally we had a heavy rain shower right when we needed to set the anchor. Still the view is spectacular. One other (Charter) boat here, and Muse on its way to join us - looking forward to some fun and relaxation!]

At: 09:50(NCT) 24-Sep-2019, Outside Temp: 22.3C (72.14F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 22.3C (72.14F)
about 1 year  agoShow

22º 30.93' S166º 36.42' EBegoniaAt Anchor: Ile Redika, main lagoon, New Caledonia (South Pacific). Our position: -22.5155, 166.6070 Sail From: Port Moselle Marina, Noumea, New Caledonia To: Ile Redika, main lagoon, New Caledonia We travelled [39.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [17.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Location Comments: [A rough sail up wind in quite the chop. We made a hard won 17nm but that took us over 7 hours and we travelled over 2.5 times that distance with tacking. We felt every bounce. Anchored in 11m in lee of island (protection from waves, not so much the wind).] General Comments: [After a busy few days in Noumea, we've ventured out into the lagoon and so far made it (a bit short of our intended destination) to this tiny deserted island. Water temperature isn't great so I'm dithering regarding taking a snorkel. I really should, but brrrrrrr…. The passage was rough, but sweetened with baked goods kindly provided by the young Hannah from the boat Muse (Yummy).] At: 16:20(NCT) 23-Sep-2019, Outside Temp: 23.2C (73.76F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 25.6C (78.08F) ----- At 23/09/2019 05:20 (UTC) our position was 22°30.93'S 166°36.42'Eabout 1 year  agoShow

22º 16.608' S166º 26.4' EBegonia
At The Dock: Port Moselle Marina, Noumea, New Caledonia (South Pacific). Our position: -22.2769, 166.4401

Sail From: Port Boise, New Caledonia To: Port Moselle Marina, Noumea, New Caledonia

We travelled [36.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [29.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [YAY - we won the lottery and nabbed a place at the visitor dock (Noumea has way more boats than space - so this wasn't a given) - Kyle is off to do paperwork for our official entry as soon as the motor was stopped.]

General Comments: [A wonderfully relaxing sail in calm waters with a spinnaker for most of it - Kyle was so happy and thoroughly enjoying the sail today compared to our passage to New Cal (long may it last). We also sailed by our friends on Muse and had a VHF welcome from the family aboard (it's becoming a tradition!)]

At: 11:28(NCT) 19-Sep, Outside Temp: 24.4C (75.92F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 26.1C (78.98F)
about 1 year  agoShow

22º 21.138' S166º 58.14' EBegonia
Safely arrived at Port Boise, New Caledonia - PASSAGE COMPLETE.

Day 5 of South Pacific Passage From:Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu To:Port Boise, New Caledonia. Our position: -22.3523, 166.9690

Progress: [We've made [597.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [70.7]nm (through water). We have moved [51.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [The rest of today was easy sailing. We were planning to go through the pass around 3pm, but noticed a boat ahead of us managed it just fine at 2pm so we went ahead and all was well for us too (around 2:30pm). This gave us time to get to a reasonable anchorage in daylight. We'll rest well tonight]

General Comments: [We're at anchor - always feels good after a multi-day passage. The sun is shining and tall, skinny, pine trees dot the landscape, with mountains in the background. We've arrived! Tomorrow we'll have a long day moving the boat on to Noumea for our official entry, but for now we are safe, cozy, and can sleep well. ]

At: 16:14(VUT) 18-Sep-2019, Outside Temp: 23.6C (74.48F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 26.1C (78.98F)
about 1 year  agoShow

21º 45.798' S167º 37.962' EBegonia
Day 5 of South Pacific Passage From:Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu To:Noumea, New Caledonia. Our position: -21.7634, 167.6326

Progress: [We've made [526.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [87]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [169.4]nm (through water). We have moved [160.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [By late afternoon yesterday we were able to start our turn (from headwinds to abeam), This improved conditions aboard and increased our speed (less pounding into the waves). Water and air is getting cooler by the day (Yuk). We will need to slow down to enter the pass after flood. Overnight poor Kyle found himself reefing in a brief rain storm, but generally conditions have been dry.]

General Comments: [We are now within New Caledonian waters. The little radio chatter we've heard is in French again. In the early hours of this morning we passed through the Loyalty Islands (which we'll need to beat back up to, or through, later). Due to the distance once inside the main reef of the clearance port at Noumea (along with currents etc) we are permitted to anchor inside the reef overnight on the way to Noumea and we'll most likely do that later today, moving on to Noumea the following day. In the meantime we are busy eating up all our fresh provisions which will otherwise be confiscated once we arrive in Noumea and meet the bio-security team.]

At: 06:00(VUT) 18-Sep-2019, Outside Temp: 20.6C (69.08F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 26.5C (79.7F), Course: 200(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.2kt, Wind:10Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:W)
about 1 year  agoShow

19º 8.1' S168º 10.482' EBegonia
Day 4 of South Pacific Passage From:Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu To:Noumea, New Caledonia. Our position: -19.1350, 168.1747

Progress: [We've made [356.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [248]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [124.7]nm (through water). We have moved [128.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Rough conditions remain (with occasional temporary reduction in wind), yesterday we had winds upto 30kt (apparent), currently in the low-mid 20s, but it is the seas that are the most annoying; we're sailing into waves with a very short period so plenty of pounding and misery remains. We are at least now moving in a straight line (no more tacking).]

General Comments: [An uneventful day. We finally left Vanuatu waters. Overnight It is nice to have a (just) full moon, and Kyle spent an hour overnight trying to outwit a boobie that wanted to land on the mast. ]

At: 06:00(VUT) 17-Sep-2019, Outside Temp: 22.6C (72.68F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 27C (80.6F), Course: 175(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.7kt, Wind:21Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:2m (to:NW)
about 1 year  agoShow

16º 59.652' S168º 5.94' EBegonia
Day 3 of South Pacific Passage From:Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu To:Noumea, New Caledonia. Our position: -16.9941, 168.0991

Progress: [We've made [232.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [375]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [125.9]nm (through water). We have moved [57.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Rough conditions (definitely using our life jackets to tack and reef), headwinds and miserable waves, really not ideal]

General Comments: [We continue our zig-zag passage through the Islands of Vanuatu as we head towards New Caledonia (We should be done with the zig-zagging now). We expect today to be our roughtest day, and then for things to calm (relatively). Occasionally yesterday we had the lee of an island to calm the seas. We also got to enjoy a brief dolphin encounter yesterday as we passed (Malakula). You may have noticed I reported the wrong position yesterday (I said we were 16 deg and 15 minutes south, but actually it should have been only 5 minutes south) - oops.]

At: 06:00(VUT) 16-Sep-2019, Outside Temp: 23.5C (74.3F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F), Course: 190(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.7kt, Wind:24Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:27%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NW)
about 1 year  agoShow

16º 5.388' S167º 47.652' EBegoniaDay 2 of South Pacific Passage From:Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu To:Noumea, New Caledonia. Our position: -16.0898, 167.7942 Progress: [We've made [106.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [472]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [106.3]nm (through water). We have moved [49.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Sailing Conditions [A day of headwinds and little actual headway (all as forecast), heavily reefed. Lots of drizzle/rain along with the odd wave to catch us. Ugh!] General Comments: [As you will see from our position, we are still very much in Vanuatu (but further South). It feels like frustrating progress (and time that may have been better spent at anchor), but the forecast didn't show a better day to leave (and our visa had expired, etc). Kyle's hair looked especially cute (unfortunately it was due the select waves he took in the face).] At: 06:00(VUT) 15-Sep-2019, Outside Temp: 24.6C (76.28F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F), Course: 210(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.4kt, Wind:17Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:N) ----- At 14/09/2019 19:00 (UTC) our position was 16°05.39'S 167°47.65'Eabout 1 year  agoShow

15º 31.38' S167º 9.828' EBegonia
At Anchor: Beachfront Resort, Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu (South Pacific). Our position: -15.5230, 167.1638

Sail From: Aisari Bay, Aore Island, Vanuatu To: Beachfront Resort, Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu

We travelled [7.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 8.5m off resort (with 4 other boats), a little breezy, choppy, but hopefully this will be a reasonable place until our departure from Vanuatu (To be Verified)]

General Comments: [At our previous anchorage (Aisari bay) we did manage to fix a few odds from the to-do list, but mostly chilled. Snorkelling was cloudy and unrewarding. Just as we were preparing to leave this morning a local boat came and requested 5000 VTU for anchoring (that is around $42US) - thankfully we were able to apologize and say we were about to leave. We've no idea of the validity of the claim, and the local boat didn't go out to the others in the anchorage, but were grateful we hadn't planned on stopping there longer.]

At: 11:48(VUT) 10-Sep-2019, Outside Temp: 26.7C (80.06F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 30.4C (86.72F)
about 1 year  agoShow

15º 34.41' S167º 12.27' EBegonia
At Anchor: Aisari Bay, Aore Island, Vanuatu (South Pacific). Our position: -15.5735, 167.2046

Sail From: Norsup Bay, Port Stanley, Malekula Island, Vanuatu To: Aisari Bay, Aore Island, Vanuatu

We travelled [35.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [31.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in breeze, but behind reef in 9m of water - no phone signal]

General Comments: [Another early start, and an easy, fast sail (beam reach). We are our furthest north for the year so far. No other boats here and (hopefully) some nice snorkelling for later]

At: 11:54(VUT) 07-Sep-2019, Outside Temp: 27.1C (80.78F), Humidity:56%, Water Temp: 30.4C (86.72F)
about 1 year  agoShow

16º 3.672' S167º 23.58' EBegonia
At Anchor: Norsup Bay, Port Stanley, Malekula Island, Vanuatu (South Pacific). Our position: -16.0611, 167.3929

Sail From: Gaspard Bay, Sothern end of Malekula Island, Vanuatu To: Norsup Bay, Port Stanley, Malekula Island, Vanuatu

We travelled [43.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [34.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A good mostly downwind sail with the spinnaker for much of the time (resorting to Jib when the wind became stronger). Anchored in 6m of sand]

General Comments: [Back in Gaspard bay we saw Dugong (but only rarely and at the surface), and did plenty of kayaking both into the mangroves at high tide (amazing) and out into the main channel between islands (dolphins!!). We've jumped north now and see locals tending nets on the beach and plenty of buildings ashore (will explore in the coming days).]

At: 15:50(VUT) 04-Sep-2019, Outside Temp: 26.6C (79.88F), Humidity:57%, Water Temp: 30.4C (86.72F)
about 1 year  agoShow

16º 28.092' S167º 48.78' EBegonia
At Anchor: Gaspard Bay, Sothern end of Malekula Island, Vanuatu (South Pacific). Our position: -16.4681, 167.8130

Sail From: Uliveo Island, Maskeelyn Group, off Malakula Island, Vanuatu To: Gaspard Bay, Sothern end of Malekula Island, Vanuatu

We travelled [6.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [We motor-sailed the short distance to Gaspard Island (choosing our timing to be with the current). No cell signal deep into the bay (but OK on entrance). We are anchored in 6.5m]

General Comments: [Our time in Uliveo was really magical. The village of Lokienuen (Sangalai?) has the most basic living we've seen in all our travels, they still actively make (and use) dugout canoes /outriggers. In other villages (even elsewhere in Vanuatu on our travels to date) the dugouts are sitting rotting and overgrown in favour of fiberglass and outboards, but these cost money, a dugout can be made (with huge manpower) for free. The village has around 150 people living there, but also is home to primary, middle and secondary school for the surrounding villages (with over 200 kids at the school). The village adults were friendly, curious, and welcoming to cruisers (not pushy nor expectant). The kids seemed happy (even those we found doing their maths homework); their natural playground has them swimming, paddling in the dugouts, and climbing among the mangrove trees, they were especially excited to be able to trade fruit for t-shirts (which another boat thought to bring) and other goodies. We left on the local Fathers' Day, with special meals planned, and the children organizing some group songs for their dads. What a wonderful village experience. Separately we went on a trip to see Dugong (with a rather pushy guy called Tom from another village who rowed out to us at anchor), the trip was really nice but the price fluctuated and increased after the fact. The locals all warned us against Tom, but only after we'd already committed to the tour. For any that follow we recommend using the guys from the local village to arrange any tours.]

At: 10:46(VUT) 01-Sep-2019, Outside Temp: 27.8C (82.04F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F)
about 1 year  agoShow

16º 31.89' S167º 49.758' EBegonia
At Anchor: Uliveo Island, Maskeelyn Group, off Malakula Island, Vanuatu (South Pacific). Our position: -16.5316, 167.8293

Sail From: Lamen Bay, Epi Island, Vanuatu To: Uliveo Island, Maskeelyn Group, off Malakula Island, Vanuatu

We travelled [24.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [19.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A short sail north (with the spinnaker), anchored in 17m (hopefully sand)]

General Comments: [We delayed our departure from Epi by a few days to witness a 'Kastom' circumcision ceremony this morning (the part after the boy has had the operation and been staying with an uncle healing, waiting for this big celebration and him formally becoming a man) - it was impressive (more later) and involved a huge number of people and lots of gift giving between them. We arrived in Ulivio and were greeted with dugout out-riggers and a warm welcome. We have some maintenance to do today and will go ashore and on the search for more dugongs tomorrow (Fingers crossed as Kyle has yet to see one).]

At: 14:20(VUT) 30-Aug-2019, Outside Temp: 26.5C (79.7F), Humidity:64%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F)
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16º 35.718' S168º 9.858' EBegonia
At Anchor: Lamen Bay, Epi Island, Vanuatu (South Pacific). Our position: -16.5954, 168.1643

Sail From: Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu To: Lamen Bay, Epi Island, Vanuatu

We travelled [90.7]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [69.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Overnight Passage, rough and choppy (especially clearing Efate), mostly beam seas/beam reach the whole way (a bit of a washing machine ride). Anchored in 5m of sand. Two other boats at anchorage on our arrival (plenty of space for 15 boats!). Nice protected anchorage from likely winds.]

General Comments: [Sailing this overnight Passage was well lit: with the glow behind us of Efate's lights bright for 50nm (until the moon came up) and the glow of a volcano on Ambrym Island ahead. Kyle had dolphins join him too around 2am (just as he was becalmed in the lee of Epi, so they didn't stay long, but still... COOL!).]

At: 07:06(VUT) 26-Aug-2019, Outside Temp: 23.5C (74.3F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F)
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17º 44.478' S168º 18.708' EBegonia
Safely arrived at Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu - PASSAGE COMPLETE.

Day 2 of South Pacific Passage From:Ponamias Bay, Erromango Island, Vanuatu To:Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu. Our position: -17.7413, 168.3118

Progress: [We've made [83.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [5.0]nm (through water). We have moved [4.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [No obvious moorings free, and boats behind us VHF chatter indicated that at least some had reserved a mooring ball - so we decided to anchor. While this isn't the best anchorage, we found an OK spot and tested the holding fully - so we should be OK (provided nobody anchors in front of us.]

General Comments: [We arrived before the marina opened, and the town traffic and ferries to the nearby island are already busy shuttling around. We are in the 'big' city! We recognized a few boats on the moorings too. We'll take today to rest aboard, and then begin exploring tomorrow]

At: 07:34(VUT) 21-Aug-2019, Outside Temp: 23.6C (74.48F), Humidity:56%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
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17º 46.152' S168º 14.538' EBegonia
Day 2 of South Pacific Passage From:Ponamias Bay, Erromango Island, Vanuatu To:Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu. Our position: -17.7691, 168.2423

Progress: [We've made [78.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [4.6]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [78.1]nm (through water). We have moved [69.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Sailing under spinnaker all the way, until it was clear we'd arrive before sunrise (and the wind picked up), then Kyle switched to a reefed jib to slow us down.]

General Comments: [Amazingly during our 3 days in Erromango we only saw no yachties and just two local boats, and I guess we were such a novelty that they both stopped by us to see who we were. We departed Erromango just before sunset, and we are currently approaching Port Vila (one 'L') with the sunrise. A fast and straightforward passage. A beautiful clear night for star-gazing with the milky way and 1000s of stars clear to see (at least until the moon rose).]

At: 06:00(VUT) 21-Aug-2019, Outside Temp: 22.5C (72.5F), Humidity:62%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F), Course: 359(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.4kt, Wind:17Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:65%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
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18º 37.8' S169º 2.748' EBegonia
At Anchor: Ponamias Bay, Erromango Island, Vanuatu (South Pacific). Our position: -18.6300, 169.0458

Sail From: Port Resolution, Tanna Island, Vanuatu To: Ponamias Bay, Erromango Island, Vanuatu

We travelled [71.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [59.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Solid winds and 2m seas for this passage, it was great to be going downwind again! We sailed with the spinnaker much of the way to the east coast of Erromango, conditions were certainly borderline for the spinnaker, but Kyle was thoroughly enjoying himself. Once we started to explore possible anchorages we switched between motoring and using the jib.]

General Comments: [We sampled a number of small bays (possible anchorages) on the east coast of Erromango (now known to us as the 'cave coast'), but we were not able to find anything we'd be comfortable anchoring in. This was a shame since we acquired a welcome party at one bay, and we had to abandon the anchoring and just leave. Ashore here from our anchorage at Ponamias Bay there is a river running down to the sea and a small (temporary/pig/fishing?) structure just behind the pebble beach. There are no signs of life so far, but I expect there might be people around if we venture inshore. We'll have a great sunset view for tonight (and no cell phone signal to tempt us to distractions)]

At: 16:56(FJT) 17-Aug-2019, Outside Temp: 24.5C (76.1F), Humidity:65%, Water Temp: 27.5C (81.5F)
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19º 31.632' S169º 29.76' EBegonia
Safely arrived at Port Resolution, Tanna Island, Vanuatu - PASSAGE COMPLETE.

Day 5 of South Pacific Passage From:Denarau Marina Moorings, off Viti Levu Island, Fiji To:Port Resolution, Tanna Island, Vanuatu. Our position: -19.5271, 169.4959

Progress: [We've made [562.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [19.2]nm (through water). We have moved [17.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Anchored in 4m depth, 8 other boats already at anchor (no obvious rally boats).]

General Comments: [Rough arrival, drizzly and overcast. We've been feeling the (relative) cold and figure we'll need our wetsuits (Thanks Carla) for any snorkelling in Vanuatu. We are hoping to get some sleep today, stay aboard, and officially clear in in on our original schedule (TBD).]

At: 09:18(FJT) 13-Aug-2019, Outside Temp: 22C (71.6F), Humidity:95%, Water Temp: 27C (80.6F)
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19º 41.958' S169º 45.162' EBegonia
Day 5 of South Pacific Passage From:Denarau Marina Moorings, off Viti Levu Island, Fiji To:Port Resolution, Tanna Island, Vanuatu. Our position: -19.6994, 169.7526

Progress: [We've made [543.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [18]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [125.2]nm (through water). We have moved [115.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Wind died for much of yesterday afternoon, and returned and shifted by late evening. We are now sailing downwind with jib alone (while brining the main down our lazy jacks broke - a chafe point gave we were unaware of)]

General Comments: [Should arrive today, after the front passed last night we feel the cold/wind and have rain.]

At: 06:00(FJT) 13-Aug-2019, Outside Temp: 22C (71.6F), Humidity:95%, Water Temp: 27C (80.6F), Course: 306(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.5kt, Wind:21Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NW)
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20º 0.972' S171º 46.14' EBegonia
Day 4 of South Pacific Passage From:Denarau Marina Moorings, off Viti Levu Island, Fiji To:Port Resoultion, Tanna Island, Vanuatu. Our position: -20.0162, 171.7690

Progress: [We've made [417.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [132]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [151.4]nm (through water). We have moved [137.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Wind continued to back, and we're now on a close reach. We've had good winds/conditions and some fast speeds (considering). There is a reasonable chance we'll arrive on the 13th, a day early (but still not guaranteed). Winds are expected to reduce today.]

General Comments: [Yesterday afternoon we passed close to a large whale (Possibly a pilot whale?), it seemed to ba alone and mostly just sat laying at the surface. We pulled out our Vanuatu flag (so colourful). Passage otherwise uneventful, no boat seen, very few birds so far either.]

At: 06:00(FJT) 12-Aug-2019, Outside Temp: 24.7C (76.46F), Humidity:93%, Water Temp: 27.5C (81.5F), Course: 270(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.7kt, Wind:12Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:35%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:2m (to:SSW)
over 1 year  agoShow

19º 58.068' S174º 12.87' EBegonia
Day 3 of South Pacific Passage From:Denarau Marina Moorings, off Viti Levu Island, Fiji To:Port Resoultion, Tanna Island, Vanuatu. Our position: -19.9678, 174.2144

Progress: [We've made [266.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [275]nm (along route) to go.
Since last posting we have made [148.8]nm (through water). We have moved [145.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [The wind did indeed continue to back (and lighten), from early afternoon yesterday we've been flying the spinnaker. Seas also have been easier - we are having a rather gentle passage.]

General Comments: [More clear skies (and star-gazing) overnight. No boats sighted. We have settled into our watches (feeling well rested) and all is well.]

At: 06:00(FJT) 11-Aug-2019, Outside Temp: 24.2C (75.56F), Humidity:88%, Water Temp: 27C (80.6F), Course: 230(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.1kt, Wind:9Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:WSE)
over 1 year  agoShow

18º 31.14' S176º 16.338' EBegonia
Day 2 of South Pacific Passage From:Denarau Marina Moorings, off Viti Levu Island, Fiji To:Port Resoultion, Tanna Island, Vanuatu. Our position: -18.5190, 176.2724

Progress: [We've made [117.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [389]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [117.8]nm (through water). We have moved [77.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Leaving the Reef of Viti Levu we had light headwinds and flat seas. We needed to tack quite a bit before we finally reached the pass. Since then we've been on the same tack as the wind slowly starts to back (we're currently at 85 degrees apparent). We expect the wind to continue to back throughout the remaining passage.]

General Comments: [In the most recent moving about the marina we finally reached 10,000 hours of sailing with Begonia. That works out to 416 days (and change) of constant sailing, of course we didn't sail all that time - but our travels with Begonia began on 11-June-2012 (2612 days ago)- so that averages to about 3 hours and 49 minutes a day since we've owned the boat... I think we're getting our monies worth from this boat ownership. Back to this passage: We've had mostly clear skies overnight (great for star gazing), and as the clouds start to extend we had a nice sunrise this morning. There were a few Chinese fishing boats around overnight, but otherwise we've had nothing to concern us since we left the pass. Based on Radio chatter, we know of at least 3 other sailboats that left Fiji yesterday bound for Vanuatu although they are all ahead of us.]

At: 06:00(FJT) 10-Aug-2019, Outside Temp: 25C (77F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F), Course: 235(degT), Speed Over Ground:8.3kt, Wind:12Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:35%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
over 1 year  agoShow

17º 46.2' S177º 22.878' EBegonia
At Denarau Marina Moorings, off Viti Levu Island, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -17.7700, 177.3813

Sail From: Denarau Marina docks, off Viti Levu Island, Fiji To: Denarau Marina Moorings, off Viti Levu Island, Fiji

We travelled [0.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [0.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [So lucky - we managed to get a mooring ball at the marina - trick is to keep asking at the office until they are aware of one of the privately owned mooring balls being vacant - they you kind-a pay cash outside the system]

General Comments: [We are so happy to have a mooring ball as the anchorage is a very long way out from the dinghy dock - this way we can pop ashore several times a day without care!]

At: 11:24(FJT) 06-Aug-2019, Outside Temp: C (F), Humidity:%, Water Temp: C (F)
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17º 46.362' S177º 22.992' EBegonia
At Danarau Marina docks, off Viti Levu Island, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -17.7726, 177.3832

Sail From: Musket Cove, Malolo Lailai Island, Mamanuca Group, Fiji To: Danarau Marina docks, off Viti Levu Island, Fiji

We travelled [18.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [11.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Marina Docks (among the Mega-Yachts)]

General Comments: [Sail and motor to marina - the only space was among the mega yachts for one night after a cancellation - time to do laundry, scrub the decks, and a trip to the store for the heavy groceries (beer!).]

At: 14:40(FJT) 05-Aug-2019, Outside Temp: 27.8C (82.04F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 30.4C (86.72F)
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17º 46.278' S177º 11.142' EBegonia
At Musket Cove, Malolo Lailai Island, Mamanuca Group, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -17.7713, 177.1857

Sail From: Mana Island, Mamanuca Group, Fiji To: Musket Cove, Malolo Lailai Island, Mamanuca Group, Fiji

We travelled [9.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [6.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A short hop in sunshine south to Musket Cove, all moorings taken so we anchored outside the pack (along with many others) in 15m depth]

General Comments: [Arrived and find ourselves right next to Muse again - and they are already notifying us that freshly-baked, warm bread is ready to collect (they are so awesome!). Here we hope to actually eat out and relax a bit, while also starting to plan our departure from Fiji next week.]

At: 11:10(FJT) 03-Aug-2019, Outside Temp: 28.2C (82.76F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F)
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17º 40.788' S177º 6.738' EBegonia
At Mana Island, Mamanuca Group, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -17.6798, 177.1123

Sail From: Vanua Levu/Navadra Islands, Sacred Islands, Fiji To: Mana Island, Mamanuca Group, Fiji

We travelled [41.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [13.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Rough and windy seas to start (ugh) but we managed to sail/tack until the pass into the lagoon. Anchored in 11m, with reef close by (very close)]

General Comments: [Despite the conditions, it seems most boats are headed towards the main ports for departing Fiji (as are we, slowly). On this passage we passed close to Monuriki Island (where Cast Away was filmed) and knowing this, we'd deliberately watched the movie last night so we'd be familiar with it (we didn't stop, but we did see quite a crowd of tourists had been dropped off at the beach). There was an obvious bush fire on Malolo Island on route. (roughly where we are headed next). Good news is the the phone data signal is the best we've seen yet in Fiji (LTE). I'd planned the rest of the day for housework and accounting, but we were just called by a fellow boater who is soon to arrive in our same anchorage - plans, as always, must be flexible. ]

At: 14:38(FJT) 02-Aug-2019, Outside Temp: 27.4C (81.32F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F)
over 1 year  agoShow

17º 27.54' S177º 2.718' EBegonia
At Vanua Levu/Navadra Islands, Sacred Islands, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -17.4590, 177.0454

Sail From: Nalauwaki Bay, Waya Island, Yasawa Group, Fiji To: Vanua Levu/Navadra Islands, Sacred Islands, Fiji

We travelled [16.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [11.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Motored on another calm day, anchored in indent in reef (alongside Sea Angel)]

General Comments: [We left Waya in drizzle and gray skies and slowly the weather changed to bright sunshine. As we continued down the island chain there were more dramatic peaks to sail by. We've arrived at the 'Sacred Islands' which are uninhabited and we'll explore - but it is HOT and humid - thankfully the water is close by.]

At: 13:16(FJT) 31-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 32.3C (90.14F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 30.9C (87.62F)
over 1 year  agoShow

17º 16.428' S177º 7.02' EBegonia
At Nalauwaki Bay, Waya Island, Yasawa Group, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -17.2739, 177.1170

Sail From: Somosomo Bay, Naviti Island, Yasawa Group, Fiji To: Nalauwaki Bay, Waya Island, Yasawa Group, Fiji

We travelled [23.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [14.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Calm conditions, arrived and anchored in 8m of good sand]

General Comments: [We knew we'd cross paths on this passage with our good friends on Lalamanzi - once we actually crossed, all plans changed and we anchored together and are planning dinner tonight with a wahoo that they just caught. We are so happy to meet up again]

At: 12:04(FJT) 30-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 28.4C (83.12F), Humidity:82%, Water Temp: 30.9C (87.62F)
over 1 year  agoShow

17º 5.07' S177º 16.638' EBegonia
At Somosomo Bay, Naviti Island, Yasawa Group, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -17.0845, 177.2774

Sail From: Off Nunya Island Resort (Nunya Lailai Island), Yasawa Group, Fiji To: Somosomo Bay, Naviti Island, Yasawa Group, Fiji

We travelled [12.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [10.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Choppy seas and a headwinds - so we motored for this short hop south. Anchored in 6m of good sandy holding]

General Comments: [Long sandy beaches, and turtles to look forward to here]

At: 11:56(FJT) 27-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 25.2C (77.36F), Humidity:84%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F)
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16º 56.55' S177º 22.05' EBegonia
At Off Nunya Island Resort (Nunya Lailai Island), Yasawa Group, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -16.9425, 177.3675

Sail From: Sawa-i-Lau Island, Yasawa Group, Fiji To: Off Nunya Island Resort (Nunya Lailai Island), Yasawa Group, Fiji

We travelled [12.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [8.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 15m depth, between other boats and resort traffic.]

General Comments: [A short hop south along the Yasawa group, yet we still manage to sail between anchorages. We are looking forward to seeing the resort side of Fiji after all the remoteness (we already have 3G signals on our phones!)]

At: 11:48(FJT) 24-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 27.6C (81.68F), Humidity:57%, Water Temp: 30.4C (86.72F)
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16º 50.538' S177º 27.858' EBegonia
Safely arrived at Sawa-i-Lau Island, Yasawa Group, Fiji - PASSAGE COMPLETE.

Day 3 of South Pacific Passage From:Ship's Cove, Bay of Islands, Vanua Balavu Island, Lau, Fiji To:Sawa-i-Lau Island, Yasawa Group, Fiji. Our position: -16.8423, 177.4644

Progress: [We've made [236.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [14.1]nm (through water). We have moved [12.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [When we arrived, the winds were 20kt from the SSW and 3 other boats were already in the anchorage (all pulling hard on their tackle) - we attempted to squeeze in, but with the depth, the scope required, and the reefs - we struggled, and the anchor refused to set twice. Eventually we moved closer to the village (more exposed) but we managed to get the anchor to set. Water very churned up - no idea what the bottom looks like.]

General Comments: [The closer we got the stronger the wind and bigger the waves, the anchorage is quite bouncy right now (forecast for wind to swing again to 'normal' overnight). We found our friends on Muse anchored and receied a nice welcome (smiles and waves). Being Sunday and after watch keeping, we'll take it easy today and hope to start exploring in the moning.]

At: 10:28(FJT) 21-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 26.4C (79.52F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F)
over 1 year  agoShow

16º 58.818' S177º 37.542' EBegonia
Day 3 of South Pacific Passage From:Ship's Cove, Bay of Islands, Vanua Balavu Island, Lau, Fiji To:Sawa-i-Lau Island, Yasawa Group, Fiji. Our position: -16.9803, 177.6257

Progress: [We've made [222.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [13]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [94.4]nm (through water). We have moved [81.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Ugh - a day of light winds (and too light) - with more motoring that we care for. Overnight though (on Kyle's watch) there was really heavy rain, and wind swirled around from all directions (frustrating!). Right now we are waiting for daylight to make our way through a particularly hazardous patch of reef]

General Comments: [A beautiful day yesterday - sunshine, calm seas and several sightings of pilot whales. At one point we were sailing in light winds when two other boats joined us (motoring), once they passed us they too (feeling the shame?) put up their sails too. We are currently sailing through 'Bligh water' of captain Bligh fame.. after being set adrift from the Bounty Bligh made his way to Fiji, but didn't dare stop given the multitude of cannibals here at the time. Thankfully we don't have that worry.]

At: 06:00(FJT) 21-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 24.1C (75.38F), Humidity:90%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F), Course: 285(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.7kt, Wind:6Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:N)
over 1 year  agoShow

17º 23.418' S178º 59.25' EBegonia
Day 2 of Fiji Passage From:Ship's Cove, Bay of Islands, Vanua Balavu Island, Lau To:Sawa-i-Lau Island, Yasawa Group.
Our position: -17.3904, 178.9875

Progress: [We've made [128.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [100]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [128.0]nm (through water). We have moved [115.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Downwind sailing with the Spinnaker alone - with 3 hours of motoring when the wind completely dropped out in the early hours of this morning. If forecast holds out light winds remain]

General Comments: [We departed The Bay of Islands at 6:36am yesterday, and had a great day of sailing. We once again crossed the longitude that switches us from W to E so we have to pay special attention when we record our position. Overnight poor Kyle had both rain and a loss of wind, but we are back sailing now. We have fresh papayas for breakfast. The narrow and convoluted passage between the main two islands is just ahead of us (we'll have good light and we've downloaded the latest satellite pictures).]

At: 06:00(FJT) 20-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 25.6C (78.08F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F), Course: 279(degT), Speed Over Ground:5kt, Wind:8Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:98%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:1m (to:W)
over 1 year  agoShow

17º 10.602' S179º 0.918' WBegonia
At Ship's Cove, Bay of Islands, Vanua Balavu Island, Lau, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -17.1767, -179.0154

Sail From: Daliconi Village, NW Vanua Balavu Island, Lau, Fiji To: Ship's Cove, Bay of Islands, Vanua Balavu Island, Lau, Fiji

We travelled [5.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in tight quarters (rocks) but stunning location (may want to set a stern line to shore) - depth at 6.5-7.5m]

General Comments: [This is the area we came to this island to see - a really small patch for sure but of stunning rock formations and we look forward to some fun poking around and snorkelling too. Amazingly we've arrived in a weather window that is just perfect, calm seas, little wind... Wow! Ship's cove is named after one of the coral islands that kind-a looks like a ship.]

At: 08:52(FJT) 16-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 27.1C (80.78F), Humidity:86%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F)
over 1 year  agoShow

17º 13.248' S178º 57.96' WBegonia
At Daliconi Village, NW Vanua Balavu Island, Lau, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -17.2209, -178.9660

Sail From: Bavatu Harbour, Vanua Balavu Island, Lau Group, Fiji To: Daliconi Village, NW Vanua Balavu Island, Lau, Fiji

We travelled [10.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchor took a bit of effort to set, but anchored in 7-8 of hard bottom (probably coral) - hopefully we'll recover anchor without incident.]

General Comments: [We are planning so spend some time just north of here in the 'Bay of Islands' and must come to the village to do 'sevusevu' and get permission. We'll anchor here overnight and move in the morning. We have beautiful calm and clear weather and motored over the top of the island to get here - looks like there should be some great snorkelling if the weather holds (as forecast). For the route here we used the waypoints provided in our 'Sail Fiji' App - and realized on route that they took us over shallow coral (yikes) - a quick reminder never to trust anyone else's coordinates!]

At: 16:04(FJT) 15-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 29C (84.2F), Humidity:58%, Water Temp: 30.4C (86.72F)
over 1 year  agoShow

17º 11.052' S179º 0.162' WBegonia
At Bavatu Harbour, Vanua Balavu Island, Lau Group, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -17.1842, -179.0026

Sail From: Oneata Island, Lau Group, Fiji To: Bavatu Harbour, Vanua Balavu Island, Lau Group, Fiji

We travelled [96.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [80.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchoring was a bit problematic, it is hard to find a spot less than 20m - and when we did, we dragged on testing, so we toured the whole harbour looking for the right spot, and even considered setting anchor and a stern line to a tree for a while. There were 3 other boats already here and several floats to complicate the process - but all is well now]

General Comments: [A beautiful overnight sail through several tight passes overnight with a full moon - we were glad to have plenty of satellite images to verify the route we had plotted. We have a letter of introduction (from Copra boat shed) for the plantation here and hope to go ashore tomorrow and introduce ourselves, and explore. Today is Sunday, and we'll rest from the passage. No cell phone service in the harbour so any updates on that front will be further delayed. Amazingly on departing Oneata, before even exiting the lagoon we caught a 38"" King Mackerel fish - so that is our dinner sorted out for a few days :-). I belive this is our FIRST fish this year!]

At: 09:54(FJT) 14-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 27.2C (80.96F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F)
over 1 year  agoShow

18º 26.1' S178º 28.83' WBegonia
At Oneata Island, Lau Group, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -18.4350, -178.4805

Sail From: Komo Island, Lau group, Fiji To: Oneata Island, Lau Group, Fiji

We travelled [22.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [16.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A boisterous passage North today with double reef in main and jib. Anchored in 2.3-3.3m of sand over coral(?) in a well sheltered horseshoe-shaped bay a bit of a dinghy ride west along the shore, followed by a hike to the village for sevusevu]

General Comments: [We had a nice stay at Komo Island (No fee) their exported craft being coconut twine which we got to see in all stages of creation. We went into the village 3 times and felt very welcome (we were apparently only the third cruising boat to visit as yet in 2019). The boat 'Oyster Reach' was anchored when we arrived and we went in and did sevusevu together and shared a day ashore. On our last day at the village, another boat arrived 'Slice of Life'. We continue to meet boats that have arrived in Fiji as part of one of the several rallies - and these have been able to complete customs etc within the Lau group (saving that bash back out that we had to do). Most boats are heading from North to South while we are now heading north through the Lau group. We need to rush to do sevusevu ashore on Oneata as it is quite a distance to get to the village from the anchorage.]

At: 12:54(FJT) 11-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 26.6C (79.88F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F)
over 1 year  agoShow

18º 40.662' S178º 37.482' WBegonia
At Komo Island, Lau group, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -18.6776, -178.6247

Sail From: West end of Namuka-I-Lau Island, Lau group, Fiji To: Komo Island, Lau group, Fiji

We travelled [18.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [10.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 5.5-7m of sand (over coral)]

General Comments: [A short passage and a nice fast sail today - no fish caught (surprise!), when we arrived we found 'Oyster Reach' anchored here and we plan to go ashore together for Sevusevu]

At: 11:42(FJT) 08-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 27.4C (81.32F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F)
over 1 year  agoShow

18º 50.802' S178º 40.248' WBegonia
At West end of Namuka-I-Lau Island , Lau group, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -18.8466, -178.6708

Sail From: Main Village Anchorage, Vulaga Lagoon, Lau, Fiji To: West end of Namuka-I-Lau Island , Lau group, Fiji

We travelled [23.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [19.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Entering on the North pass, we made our way to a good sandy patch with a 3-4m range.]

General Comments: [We departed Vulaga with the high tide. As we headed towards the pass from our anchorage a Fijian Navy boat arrived and anchored (I've no idea how many they have). As we passed by, it called us on the radio and asked for some basic registration information which we were happy to provide. By the time we reached the pass we had our sails up and I was spotting on the bow as Kyle maneuvered us through the narrow pass. The Navy boat sent out a rib full of crew and demanded we stop - they wanted to board us! I've no idea why the could not have notified us before we found ourselves in the middle of the narrow pass - we'd have happily delayed in calmer waters. There was no way it was safe for us to come to a stop in the pass, we'd be pushed to one wall or the other and find ourselves aground within a minute - so we (finally) managed to communicate that we'd delay the stopping until we were outside the pass. They had one official board us (from customs), he inspected our cruising permit and passports, asked a few questions and looked in all rooms of the boat, then left - he was very easy going an not at all perturbed by our delay in his boarding. Amazingly the rib then proceeded even further out to sea to catch up with the boat Devana (who had left just ahead of us) and perform the same boarding and inspection on their boat - those are some salty Navy guys! Otherwise the passage was easy and uneventful. We again didn't catch any fish. Ashore we need go go and do sevusevu, and it is a 45 minute walk to town, so we need to get going in order to return before to the boat before dark (and then we'll be free all Sunday to explore).]

At: 13:24(FJT) 06-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 27.1C (80.78F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F)
over 1 year  agoShow

19º 8.928' S178º 34.062' WBegonia
At Main Village Anchorage, Vulaga Lagoon, Lau, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -19.1488, -178.5676

Sail From: Picnic Beach Anchorage, Vulaga Lagoon To: Main Village Anchorage, Vulaga Lagoon, Lau, Fiji

We travelled [2.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Back at Village (Muanaicake) Anchorage - anchored in 7m of sand]

General Comments: [The village festival is on and TODAY… so change of plan (4th time) - and supply ship still not here (the reason for all the prior cancellations - We got lucky I think - we'll stay in village today and depart for Namuka tomorrow]

At: 08:52(FJT) 05-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: C (25.5F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F)
over 1 year  agoShow

19º 8.25' S178º 32.118' WBegonia
At Picnic Beach Anchorage, Vulaga Lagoon (South Pacific). Our position: -19.1375, -178.5354

Sail From: Main Village Anchorage, Vulaga Lagoon, Lau, Fiji To: Picnic Beach Anchorage, Vulaga Lagoon

We travelled [1.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Another stunning location with great protection from predominant winds and lots of beautiful mushroom coral islets - another WOW spot, especially at low tide - anchored in 4m sand]

General Comments: [The village festival is further delayed since the supply ship is still to leave Suva. We've congregated with the other cruisers for a shared 4th July beach PotLuck. Note beach is only exposed at lower tides (which it is now).]

At: 14:56(FJT) 04-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 26.6C (79.88F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F)
over 1 year  agoShow

19º 8.94' S178º 34.05' WBegonia
At Main Village Anchorage, Vulaga Lagoon, Lau, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -19.1490, -178.5675

Sail From: Just east of pass Vulaga Lagoon, Lau, Fiji To: Main Village Anchorage, Vulaga Lagoon, Lau, Fiji

We travelled [1.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Back at Village (Muanaicake) Anchorage - anchored in 6m of sand]

General Comments: [Today the plan was to snorkel the pass. The slack water was later than we expected and really short (but at least followed by flood, so we were only going to be washed back into the lagoon. It seemed at least 5 other boats had the same idea to snorkel the pass today - so it was a little crowded with people towing dinghies; that feels mighty odd after having an anchorage to ourselves for a few days. Snorkel was good though, and Kyle got to rescue a fellow boater who had drifted onto the reef in their dinghy when looking in the other direction. We've returned to the village so we can be ready for breakfast in the morning with our host family, AND to attend the traditional dancing organized as part of pre-school week - very excited. However we just learned that the school festivities has been delayed until Friday (due to supply ship delays, that is due to weather issues) - so now we are not sure if we are expected for breakfast or not - it seems rude not to go, and yet I'm uncertain if they will still be expecting us so early? We'll go and take along enough food to feed us all regardless and hopefully that will cause no issues. We've already delayed our departure for the festivities so we'll delay one extra day and keep our fingers crossed.]

At: 17:10(FJT) 03-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 27.2C (80.96F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F)
over 1 year  agoShow

19º 7.758' S178º 32.562' WBegonia

At Just east of pass Vulaga Lagoon, Lau, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -19.1294, -178.5426

Sail From: NE Vulaga Lagoon, Lau, Fiji To: Just east of pass Vulaga Lagoon, Lau, Fiji

We travelled [0.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [0.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Temporary anchorage in 4.5m of sand (great base to snorkel/dive the pass)]

General Comments: [Temporary relocation so we can swim the pass later today]

At: 08:32(FJT) 03-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 26.6C (79.88F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F)
over 1 year  agoShow

19º 8.358' S178º 32.748' WBegonia
At NE Vulaga Lagoon, Lau, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -19.1394, -178.5458

Sail From: Near Beri Island, Vulaga Lagoon, Lau, Fiji To: NE Vulaga Lagoon, Lau, Fiji

We travelled [2.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 2-3.5m of lovely sand - with spectacular views all around.]

General Comments: [Finally the sun has shone and WOW, WOW, WOW, we've pottered about the Lagoon and are just pinching ourselves at how beautiful it is. Today we snorkelled about (near our Beri Island anchorage). Tomorrow we hope to snorkel the pass before returning to the village for the Pre-School week celebrations. Life is good, very good.]

At: 15:58(FJT) 02-Jul-2019, Outside Temp: 27.2C (80.96F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F)
over 1 year  agoShow

19º 8.232' S178º 34.548' WBegonia
At Beri Island, Veluaga Lagoon, Lau, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -19.1372, -178.5759

Sail From: Main Village, Veluaga Lagoon, Lau, Fiji To: Beri Island, Veluaga Lagoon, Lau, Fiji

We travelled [1.85]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [0.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [4-5m of sand, surrounded by stunning 'mushroom' coral islands - spectacular]

General Comments: [We had a lovely introduction to the Chief and our Host Family in the village (Mere-Lowe & Jone). We've temporarily relocated due to expected wind and rain over next two days.]

At: 09:36(FJT) 29-Jun-2019, Outside Temp: 24.3C (75.74F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 27.5C (81.5F)
over 1 year  agoShow

19º 8.928' S178º 33.99' WBegonia
Safely arrived at Vulaga Island, Southen Lau Group, Fiji - PASSAGE COMPLETE.

Day 4 of South Pacific Passage From:Namena Island (off Vanua Levu) Fiji To:Vulaga Island, Southen Lau Group, Fiji. Our position: -19.1489, -178.5665

Progress: [We've made [378.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [25.3]nm (through water). We have moved [8.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We completed our tacking to get to the island and near the entry pass (easily visible) - then motored in. Anchored in 7-8m near beach to land dinghy. Another 8 or so boats scattered about inside the reef.]

General Comments: [A 378nm passage to go just 125nm - zig-zagging is no fun. However once in the reef we have lovely calm waters (compared to outside) and stunning coral scenery all around. This place is beautiful (we've already forgotten about the upwind misery).]

At: 10:38(FJT) 27-Jun-2019, Outside Temp: 26.1C (78.98F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
over 1 year  agoShow

19º 4.188' S178º 41.232' WBegonia
Day 4 of South Pacific Passage From:Namena Island (off Vanua Levu) Fiji To:Vulaga Island, Southen Lau Group, Fiji. Our position: -19.0698,-178.6872

Progress: [We've made [353.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [13]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [133.9]nm (through water). We have moved [56.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [More headwinds, so more tacking (zig-zagging towards our goal) - we continue to make actual progress towards the goal slooooooow. Seas starting to build and we are keen to be in the protection of the reef before the stronger weekend winds arrive]

General Comments: [All looks good for arrival today (thankfully). Sailing downwind is so much nicer - but (if the plan works out) this will be our only upwind passage for our Fiji season - we're getting it over with in one go! We continue to munch our way through the bananas and Papayas (pawpaws)]

At: 06:00(FJT) 27-Jun-2019, Outside Temp: 24.3C (75.74F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F), Course: 45(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.7kt, Wind:17Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:2m (to:W)
over 1 year  agoShow

18º 31.812' S179º 29.958' WBegonia
Day 3 of South Pacific Passage From:Namena Island (off Vanua Levu) Fiji To:Vulaga Island, Southen Lau Group, Fiji. Our position: -18.5302,-179.4994

Progress: [We've made [219.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [82]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [145.1]nm (through water). We have moved [72.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Wind is exactly from the wrong direction and tacking is like climbing a chalk board. To optimize our progress we keep the maximum sail up possible, but that means reefing and unreefing regularly - Ugh!]

General Comments: [Overnight we've struggled to cross over the north of Navutu Reef and its surrounding shallows (we're still not done). This is just one of the obstacles we have to navigate on our route. Progress is frustrating and we've had to accept we will not arrive today. We expect to arrive overnight and hang out until suitable light before entering the pass at Vulaga. We are disappointed, but what-ya-gonna-do? We were lucky enough to enjoy have a beautiful sunset at sea last night.]

At: 06:00(FJT) 26-Jun-2019, Outside Temp: 25.2C (77.36F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F), Course: 192(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.9kt, Wind:16Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:35%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
over 1 year  agoShow

17º 46.53' S179º 31.14' EBegonia
Day 2 of South Pacific Passage From:Namena Island (off Vanua Levu) Fiji To:Vulaga Island, Southen Lau Group, Fiji.
Our position: -17.7755,179.5190

Progress: [We've made [74.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [140]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [74.4]nm (through water). We have moved [46.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Tacking to get up wind, waves slowly building but so far no too bad. We departed Namena by sailing off the mooring ball and through the pass (making Kyle very happy)]

General Comments: [We are eating bananas and papaya as much as we can (breakfast, lunch, snacks and smoothies) and still have plenty to go.]

At: 06:00(FJT) 25-Jun-2019, Outside Temp: 26C (78.8F), Humidity:87%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F), Course: 165(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.1kt, Wind:12Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:98%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:W)
over 1 year  agoShow

17º 8.118' S179º 5.37' EBegonia
At Namena Reef (by South Pass) (South Pacific). Our position: -17.1353,179.0895

Sail From: Namena Island (North side of Western tip) To: Namena Reef (by South Pass)

We travelled [0.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in patch of corral rubble/sand]

General Comments: [Swam around inside and outside of patch of reef wall - lovely/OK - snorkelling back in through the pass was the best.]

At: 11:10(FJT) 24-Jun-2019, Outside Temp: 27.9C (82.22F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F)
over 1 year  agoShow

17º 6.762' S179º 5.55' EBegonia
At Namena Island (North side of Western tip) (South Pacific). Our position: -17.1126,179.0924

Sail From: Off Lesaieccva Point (near Cousteau's Resort) on Vanua Levu Island, Fiji To: Namena Island (North side of Western tip)

We travelled [23.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [20.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [The island's sole mooring ball was free so we picked it up (& gave it a good test). From here we can go ashore and find the marine wardens to pay our marine reserve fees.]

General Comments: [A lovely fast sail across, and an easy pass to enter (North save-a-tack pass). Bright sunshine and plenty of time left in the day to explore the island, tropic birds flying overhead as we arrive… another slice of heaven!]

At: 13:32(FJT) 21-Jun-2019, Outside Temp: 28.5C (83.3F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 29.9C (85.82F)
over 1 year  agoShow

16º 48.972' S179º 16.83' EBegonia

At Off Lesaieccva Point (near Cousteau's Resort) on Vanua Levu Island, Fiji (South Pacific). Our position: -16.8162,179.2804

Sail From: Savusavu, Vanua Levu Island, Fiji To: Off Lesaieccva Point (near Cousteau's Resort) on Vanua Levu Island, Fiji

We travelled [4.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 2.8-3.9m of sand, plenty of wind but protected from waves.]

General Comments: [We enjoyed our time in Savusavu. We topped up with fresh provisions, new outfits, and Kava for the villages to follow (Kava at $120 FJD - about $47US - per Kg was a bit of a shock!). The Kava does come quite uniquely wrapped with newspaper and ribbons (like a maypole). We filled diesel and water (water with help from the lovely folks aboard Muse who helped us rig a filter system as we didn't entirely trust the water). There are some nice places to eat in the very small town, and everything is easy. The staff at the Copra shed were all wonderful. On our last day we took a trip to the nearby Flora Tropica Botanical Gardens (small but filled with lots of beautiful corners) - $20pp for a self guided tour well worth it, and the trails are all wooden walkways so no worries about mud.]

At: 13:58(FJT) 20-Jun-2019, Outside Temp: 28.5C (83.3F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 30.9C (87.62F)
over 1 year  agoShow

16º 46.638' S179º 20.022' EBegonia

Safely arrived at Savusavu, Vanua Levu Island, Fiji - PASSAGE COMPLETE.

Day 4 of South Pacific Passage From:Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga To:Savusavu, Vanua Levu Island, Fiji. Our position: -16.7774,179.3336

Progress: [We've made [428.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [12.6]nm (through water). We have moved [7.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Arrived - at Copra Shed Marina Mooring ball #11. Awaiting officialdom.]

General Comments: [We had a welcome from Muse with a drive by from their dinghy as we passed Cousteau Resort, and an email welcome from Resolution III who must have been following us on CruiserSat.net's Fiji Net (Yay - it works!). After officialdom, then time for some sleep (maybe not…, far too excited!). Thankfully the rain had stopped in time for us to pick up our mooring.]

At: 09:24(FJT) 17-Jun-2019, Outside Temp: 25.6C (78.08F), Humidity:87%, Water Temp: 30C (86F)
over 1 year  agoShow

16º 53.652' S179º 21.672' EBegonia
Day 4 of South Pacific Passage From:Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga To:Savusavu, Vanua Levu Island, Fiji. Our position: -16.8942,179.3612

Progress: [We've made [416.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [14]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [143.2]nm (through water). We have moved [133.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Mostly downwind over the last 24 hours, but seas OK so reasonably comfortable. Light rain much of the night, just turned to heavy rain and a very overcast sky suggests more.]

General Comments: [Almost there! We are still uncertain if we'll need to anchor (in 20m) or get lucky and find a free mooring ball in town. It seems the officialdom begins quite quickly once we arrive so we'll have to prep the boat and ourselves for that. We see on AIS we have old boating friends in town to catch up with too.]

At: 06:00(FJT) 17-Jun-2019, Outside Temp: 24.3C (75.74F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F), Course: 300(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.1kt, Wind:17Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1m (to:NW)
over 1 year  agoShow

17º 49.128' S178º 31.332' WBegonia
Day 3 of South Pacific Passage From:Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga To:Savusavu, Vanua Levu Island, Fiji. Our position: -17.8189,-178.5222

Progress: [We've made [272.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [148]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [170.0]nm (through water). We have moved [164.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Seas and wind continued to yesterday, and have finally started to reduce again. Sailing broad reach with following waves]

General Comments: [Overnight we started winding our way through the islands of the Lau group (we are unable to stop here, until we first clear in in Savusavu - we plan to sail back here). The Australian sailboat Ambler II was spotted around 15nm North of us several times on the AIS yesterday - they are also headed for Savusavu. We look good to arrive tomorrow. We need to dig out Fiji appropriate clothing before we arrive (long skirts for me, long trousers for Kyle), no more shorts for a while (at least not in public).]

At: 06:00(FJT) 16-Jun-2019, Outside Temp: 24.7C (76.46F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F), Course: 267(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.9kt, Wind:21Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:2m (to:NW)
over 1 year  agoShow

18º 12.852' S175º 39.768' WBegonia
Day 2 of South Pacific Passage From:Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga To:Savusavu, Vanua Levu Island, Fiji. Our position: -18.2142,-175.6628

Progress: [We've made [102.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [308]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [102.8]nm (through water). We have moved [97.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Slow start, with wind and seas (and boat speed) slowly increasing. It is nice weather and a good point of sail (broad-reach)]

General Comments: [Back at sea, after a month in Tonga it will take a few days to get back in the swing of watches. We left with a bunch of fresh fruit (coconuts, mango, water-melon & banana) which we'll be feasting on to have all eaten before we arrive in Fiji. I (Maryanne) am currently listening to a climate change podcast called Warm Regards, Kyle's been working through his usual list too. Night watch is made easier for me with a full moon. A line of 3 Taiwanese fishing boats ahead of us (visible only on AIS so far).]

At: 06:00(FJT) 15-Jun-2019, Outside Temp: 24.3C (75.74F), Humidity:90%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F), Course: 289(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.5kt, Wind:15Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:45%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:2m (to:N)
over 1 year  agoShow

18º 41.28' S174º 1.362' WBegoniaAt Mala (Anchorage #6), Vava'u, Tonga (South Pacific). Our position: -18.6879,-174.0227

Sail From: Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga To: Mala (Anchorage #6), Vava'u, Tonga

We travelled [4.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [We're back at Mala - since from this anchorage we have a clear shot west to Fiji and only need to use the motor to lift the anchor.]

General Comments: [We officially cleared out of Tonga, picked up the last of our fresh bred and vegetables and a bottle of duty free whisky. We've plenty of fresh water after the recent rains and are excited to be heading west. (That water came in handy to clean the boat after the very muddy customs dock area.).]

At: 14:00(TOT) 13-Jun-2019, Outside Temp: 24.3C (75.74F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F)
over 1 year  agoShow

18º 39.54' S173º 58.89' WBegoniaAt Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga (South Pacific)

Sail From: Mala (Anchorage #6), Vava'u, Tonga To: Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga

We travelled [4.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Beluga Mooring #13 - a short row to restaurant dock.]

General Comments: [We've moved back to town and will start preparing for our departure (in a lazy way) later in the week. It is a bit busier here than when we left since the ARC rally has arrived in town (which may mean extra activities are arranged for our fun too?)]

At: 14:16(TOT) 09-Jun-2019, Outside Temp: 27.7C (81.86F), Humidity:56%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F)
over 1 year  agoShow

18º 41.25' S174º 1.392' WBegoniaAt Mala (Anchorage #6), Vava'u, Tonga (South Pacific)

Sail From: Langito'o Island, Vava'u, Tonga To: Mala (Anchorage #6), Vava'u, Tonga

We travelled [10.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [4.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Shallow water anchorage (3m) and lots of coral patches (bommies) around so picking the right spot needs good light (which we had just at the right time). Weather is overcast with occasional brief light shower, and occasional sunny spells. It is windy outside of the shelter of the islands and there were even a few white caps out today. We just motored given the short distance to move and windy nature of our path.]

General Comments: [On Route today we took a slight detour and stopped at Mariner's cave where we each took some time to swim over and enjoy the cloud formation and dissipation in time with the waves entering and receding.. Pretty cool. This anchorage is a place we visited previously and from here we plan to take the dingy to Swallows cave during our stay.]

At: 15:30(TOT) 05-Jun-2019, Outside Temp: 26.9C (80.42F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F)
over 1 year  agoShow

18º 43.518' S174º 5.418' WBegoniaAt Langito'o Island, Vava'u, Tonga (South Pacific)

Sail From: Avalau Island (Anchorage #40), Vava'u, Tonga To: Langito'o Island, Vava'u, Tonga

We travelled [3.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 3m of sand between Vakaitu and Langito'o islands (approach from North)]

General Comments: [We've been to this very spot before and enjoyed some nice snorkelling in the immediate area. We are a short dinghy ride from the 'Coral Gardens' which we missed last time and plan to explore this time around. Weather is good (hot), scenery remains stunning... Life is good.]

At: 12:32(TOT) 30-May-2019, Outside Temp: 27.9C (82.22F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F)
over 1 year  agoShow

18º 45.102' S174º 4.89' WBegoniaDestination: Savusavu over 1 year  agoShow

18º 45.102' S174º 4.89' WBegoniaAt Avalau Island (Anchorage #40), Vava'u, Tonga (South Pacific) Sail From: Maninita Island (Anchorage #31), Vava'u, Tonga To: Avalau Island (Anchorage #40), Vava'u, Tonga We travelled [12.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [7.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting] Location Comments: [Maninita was lovely and we managed to get ashore both days, however while the anchor was very well set - it was disconcerting being so close to the reefs - so we decided to move on. We sailed over to Avalau (?) This island seems to have multiple names - Navionics charts call it Avaldu, and the Moorings Chart is marked Avalau (as is Google Maps), but the Moorings Index/Key calls it Ovalau - as does Wikipedia - We are going to assume Avalau is correct). Whatever it is called, it is another picutre postcard perfect spot, with white sand, coconut palms, beautiful blue waters, and birds flying around. Oh - it is now also drizzling with rain - so we'll not take an excursion ashore quite yet!] General Comments: [On passage today I baked some fresh bread, and a new Kyle favourite Cheese and Jalepeno Muffins] At: 15:02(TOT) 26-May-2019, Outside Temp: 26.3C (79.34F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F) ----- At 26/05/2019 02:02 (UTC) our position was 18°45.10'S 174°04.89'Wover 1 year  agoShow

18º 51.39' S173º 59.868' WBegoniaAt Maninita Island (Anchorage #31), Vava'u, Tonga (South Pacific)

Sail From: Kenutu Island (Anchorage #30), Vava'u, Tonga To: Maninita Island (Anchorage #31), Vava'u, Tonga

We travelled [11.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [10.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [All eyes for this reef strewn passage to the southernmost Vava'u Island. Only space for one boat to anchor, and we have to be very wary of the conditions here as it can be dangerous if waves/wind get higher, we are tucked in between some shallow reefs with little swing room (but put out the most scope that we dare).]

General Comments: [We arrived at this picture perfect island to find it full of various birds (to explore later)]

At: 12:34(TOT) 25-May-2019, Outside Temp: 27.3C (81.14F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F)
over 1 year  agoShow

18º 42.03' S173º 55.77' WBegoniaAt Kenutu Island (Anchorage #30), Vava'u, Tonga (South Pacific)

Sail From: Ofu Island, Vava'u, Tonga (Anchorage # 28) To: Kenutu Island (Anchorage #30), Vava'u, Tonga


We travelled [4.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A short motor between heavy rain patches, and meandering through shallow reefs. Anchored in 6.6m of sand.]

General Comments: [Our new location (Kenutu Island) is on the exposed eastern side on Vava'u, and right now the eastern shore and the gaps have some dramatic high breaking waves with spray pouring across the top of the ends of the islands - we are very happy to be on lee side of the island and in tranquil, calm waters. Back at our Ofu anchorage, we had a lazy few days and our first snorkel in Tonga this year. There is a new small eco-type resort(www.mandalaisland.com) opening on Fetoko Island (the little island between Ofu and Mafana) - the people there are lovely and the location great for some sunset cocktails and a meal (opening in July 2019!) - we even saw a pair of Pacific Kingfishers on the island. Weather has been breezy, overcast and with occasional drizzle - which has been welcome really as it keeps things a little cooler while we adjust back into a tropical climate.]

At: 10:24(TOT) 22-May-2019, Outside Temp: 26.9C (80.42F), Humidity:95%, Water Temp: 28.5C (83.3F)
over 1 year  agoShow

18º 41.382' S173º 57.42' WBegoniaAt Ofu Island, Vava'u, Tonga (Anchorage # 28) (South Pacific)

Sail From: Tapana South (Anchorage #12) Vava'u, Tonga To: Ofu Island, Vava'u, Tonga (Anchorage # 28)

We travelled [4.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting

Location Comments: [A short motor around reefs and Islands to this more westerly anchorage]

General Comments: [It is Sunday here, and this means no work (in Tonga) - so aside from relocating we plan just that! Weather is overcast and breezy so it keeps the temperature very comfortable. There seems to be a busy village ashore on Ofu. We're expecting rain over the next few days so we'll plan any exploration around that.]

At: 10:38(TOT) 19-May-2019, Outside Temp: 26.7C (80.06F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 29C (84.2F)
over 1 year  agoShow

18º 43.38' S173º 59.49' WBegoniaAt Tapana South (Anchorage #12) Vava'u, Tonga (South Pacific)

Sail From: Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga To: Tapana South (Anchorage #12) Vava'u, Tonga

We travelled [17.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Great wind and beautiful sunshine for a day of sailing (mostly tacking) away from the 'big city' and out into the remote anchorages for some decompression time]

General Comments: [Having finally completed all our officialdom in Neiafu, along with SIM cards, Fresh veggies and a couple of nice meals out - we have escaped for some quiet time (and time to fix all those little bits that need doing from the recent passage). We are looking forward to chilling, and snorkelling, and relaxing in the sun and breeze... This place is beautiful!]

At: 12:46(TOT) 16-May-2019, Outside Temp: 29C (84.2F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 26.3C (79.34F)
over 1 year  agoShow

18º 39.492' S173º 58.95' WBegoniaSafely arrived at Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga - PASSAGE COMPLETE.


Day 11 of South Pacific Passage From:Opua, New Zealand To:Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga

Progress: [We've made [1438.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [40.9]nm (through water). We have moved [35.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We managed to sail all day - right until just shy of the customs dock when we turned on the motors - sailing and weather conditions are great, water is warm (although we've not yet taken the plunge) and skies are blue.]

General Comments: [We arrived! The last leg of the passage was winding our way through the many islands of the Vava'u group up to the main town of Neiafu. We arrived around 3:20pm local time (14:20 NZST) and needed to squeeze in 4 lots of officialdom visits to the boat before we could move to the mooring area. We finally made it (with one official deferred until tomorrow) - time to catch up on some sleep. Slight problems with our bank card which currently refuses to give us our money (a recurring issue despite completing all the advance notices) - but hopefully this can be resolved by morning when we'll try again.]

At: 16:18(NZST) 13-May-2019, Outside Temp: 27.5C (81.5F), Humidity:62%, Water Temp: 29.5C (85.1F)
over 1 year  agoShow

19º 15.198' S173º 57.882' WBegoniaDay 11 of South Pacific Passage From:Opua, New Zealand To:Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga

Progress: [We've made [1397.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [41.6]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [144.8]nm (through water). We have moved [142.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Conditions continue to calm, and weather is WARM (we both feel too hot, it will take some getting used to again). We managed to get a current in our favour most of yesterday (??).]

General Comments: [Yesterday we approached 3 strange AIS signals in a line. They were each moving in random directions and we figured we'd come across some fishing vessels - but as we got closer we could see nothing - so now we assume they are some kind of scientific buoys recording ocean conditions and (somehow) tethered to the bottom. I spent ages adjusting course to keep out of their way and watching out for them... The big frustration yesterday was some major disagreement between the fridge, the chartplotter and the autopilot. Once the fridge is on (it generally cycles on and off, being 'on' a couple of times a day for an hour or two at a time) suddenly the chart plotter would spout random anchor/depth/warning messages - and often as not change the time on the clock and disengage the autopilot. That kept us on our toes for a few hours until the fridge finally was cold enough again! So far today - so good, but this will need some additional research and fixing (something else to keep us busy in paradise!). The good news is that we expect to arrive today (whew) so we can worry about all this from anchor and possibly with a beer in hand!]

At: 06:00(NZST) 13-May-2019, Outside Temp: 24.2C (75.56F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 28C (82.4F), Course: 355(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.1kt, Wind:17Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:2m (to:NW)
over 1 year  agoShow

21º 37.308' S173º 44.178' WBegoniaDay 10 of South Pacific Passage From:Opua, New Zealand To:Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga

Progress: [We've made [1252.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [183]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [189.9]nm (through water). We have moved [175.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [In the early hours things started to calm down, the wave period has increased and the waves are now down to 3m and given the last few days seem comfortable (we've also turned for a better angle) - forecast is for the weather to continue to decrease/calm.]

General Comments: [We crossed the Tropic of Capricorn yesterday (we are now in the tropics for REAL!) Right now we are crossing over the Tonga Trench - 10km deep (2nd deepest in the world). Yesterday was another day of misery aboard - this has been a wild ride to Tonga. Basically the waves are big enough that they slam under the bridgedeck of the boat - and they slam hard. While we were attempting to enjoy our desert last night we both suddenly smelled electrical burning. We quickly sniffed our way to the problem and found that our little USB socket in the bedroom was the culprit. It is tucked away at one end of a shelf that runs along the bed and was under water!!!! Trust my luck after just proclaiming yesterday we had no leaks. It turns out the water slamming under the bridgedeck can find its way IN one of the drain holes for the propane locker - the force has been so high that we get quite a spout of water here - which jumps up enough to land on the steering pole that connects the two rudders - in turn it flows along the pole and deposits itself at the foot end of that very same shelf and drains towards the head of the shelf... Once we'd fixed the electrical issue (disconnected it all) Kyle cleaned up and spent some time working out how to block any further water from using that same path - at least for now). The *stupid* fire alarms that go off all the time when I'm cooking - were silent (I guess they would have gone off if we hadn't noticed the smell so soon) and I am still a little shaken to think we could have had a fire aboard in the middle of nowhere - and had to resort to our little life-boat in such miserable seas. Thankfully all is well - the weather will only improve and YAY we are in the Tropics again.]

At: 06:00(NZST) 12-May-2019, Outside Temp: 23.4C (74.12F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 27.5C (81.5F), Course: 355(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.5kt, Wind:21Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:3m (to:NW)
over 1 year  agoShow

24º 26.022' S174º 34.758' WBegoniaDay 9 of South Pacific Passage From:Opua, New Zealand To:Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga

Progress: [We've made [1062.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [353]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [183.2]nm (through water). We have moved [157.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Yuk - seas and wind continue to be rough on us (all as forecast) - we also seem to be constantly against a bit if current (??). If we can believe the forecast things will start to improve this evening. We continue to curve more downwind, bit, by bit, which also helps.]

General Comments: [Normally an offshore passage is rather dull, and sailing is mostly like driving on an empty motorway - cruise control for days on end. This passage is WORK. Just watching the waves is quite stressful. We are constantly overreefed (so at least we are not reefing and unreefing any more), but it is a trial to simply stay sat in the helm seat, let alone moving around the boat and preparing food. There is plenty of sea water finding its way on deck (and even in the cockpit at times) - I'm so happy all our hatches are dry, so no water gets into the boat. We've scooped up a few flying-fish too and just keep tossing them back into the sea in the hopes they may survive. Still - we are almost there!!!]

At: 06:00(NZST) 11-May-2019, Outside Temp: 22C (71.6F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 26.5C (79.7F), Course: 26(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.7kt, Wind:20Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:25%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:3.5m (to:W)
over 1 year  agoShow

26º 45.768' S175º 56.34' WBegoniaDay 8 of South Pacific Passage From:Opua, New Zealand To:Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga

Progress: [We've made [879.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [502]nm (along route) to go. Since last posting we have made [147.8]nm (through water). We have moved [138.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Very rough seas - not nice - lots of pounding - and we expect a few more days of this. We deliberately pushed east of our rhum-line and this at least puts on an a reach and as we get closer we'll be slowly turning to downwind sailing.]

General Comments: [ We knew by the date of our departure that this passage was going to expose us to some 'miserable' weather. Ideally we'd have left 3 days earlier, but we'd have needed to know that a week before in order to change our marina and car rental dates. By the time our departure date came - the next 'nice' weather window was so far ahead it would be after our visas expired (since we were not granted the 7 months we initially requested) - sigh - so we went with the forecast we had and knew we'd need to suck-it-up. We are now in the suck-it-up phase. On the good news side of events - the temperature is getting much nicer - Kyle sat his night watch in a T-shirt (with the enclosure on).]

At: 06:00(NZST) 10-May-2019, Outside Temp: 21.5C (70.7F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 26.1C (78.98F), Course: 34(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.9kt, Wind:21Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:45%, Pressure: 1022hPa, Swell:3m (to:W)
over 1 year  agoShow

30º 18.492' S179º 14.4' WBegoniaDay 6 of South Pacific Passage From:Opua, New Zealand To:Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga

Progress: [So far we've made [591.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [761]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [148.5]nm (through water). We have moved [140.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We are slowly bearing off the wind, but the wind is also getting stronger, and seas getting a little choppier (so things balance out) - Kyle had a frustrating night of winds seeming to stabilize at 24kt, only to drop to 8kt for long enough to lull him into unreefing (oh, and it rained too). In the last 24 hours we've averaged 6.19kt - our best day yet!]

General Comments: [We crossed from the Eastern to the Western Hemisphere last night. There has been dramatic displays of bio-luminescence for the last couple of nights too (oh - and some meteor shows too!) - so night watches (when not reefing and unreefing) have been quite the spectacle. Not quite half way there yet, after 6 months of mostly short hops, this seems quite the passage (it is as though the longer passages we were once used to have slipped from our collective memories)]

At: 06:00(NZST) 08-May-2019, Outside Temp: 19C (66.2F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 23.6C (74.48F), Course: 39(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.2kt, Wind:11Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1022hPa, Swell:2m (to:NW)
over 1 year  agoShow

31º 48.63' S178º 39.582' EBegoniaDay 5 of South Pacific Passage From:Opua, New Zealand To:Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga

Progress: [So far we've made [443.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [890]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [134.2]nm (through water). We have moved [128.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Consistent winds (but still sailing upwind) - forecast expects the same for the next 24 hours]

General Comments: [We are still wearing jackets and hats overnight and in the mornings. Kyle manages a t-shirt by afternoon. Overnight there is generally a lot of cloud so we've had two spectacular sun-rises in a row. Before we departed we fixed a troublesome sail-car - at least we thought we'd fixed it - it came off the track yesterday with the sail up and reefed - so now it looks as if the track is worn in one patch (ugh!). For now Kyle has removed it and all seems fine (for this passage at least!).]

At: 06:00(NZST) 07-May-2019, Outside Temp: 18.6C (65.48F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 22.2C (71.96F), Course: 39(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.9kt, Wind:12Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1025hPa, Swell:2m (to:W)
over 1 year  agoShow

33º 29.79' S177º 4.62' EBegoniaDay 4 of South Pacific Passage From:Opua, New Zealand To:Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga

Progress: [So far we've made [308.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1020]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [127.9]nm (through water). We have moved [120.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [The ocean is definitely rougher in this last 24 hours. We sail with a couple of reefs, and occasionally the wind lulls to 5-8kt for 20 minutes or more, only to shoot back up to 20+kt for no obvious reason - so our passage has seen some variable speeds especially overnight, and we delay any unreefing more than normal.]

General Comments: [Neither of us feel quite used to our watches. It is chilly out here also - so getting out of a warm bed when still sleepy is a struggle. Kyle was hoping to see some of the 'Eta Aquarids' Meteor Shower last night - but it was too cloudy (maybe tonight?).]

At: 06:00(NZST) 06-May-2019, Outside Temp: 18.5C (65.3F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 21.2C (70.16F), Course: 41(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.5kt, Wind:11Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:85%, Pressure: 1025hPa, Swell:2m (to:W)
over 1 year  agoShow

35º 17.94' S175º 59.778' EBegoniaDay 3 of South Pacific Passage From:Opua, New Zealand To:Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga

Progress: [So far we've made [181.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1139]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [112.8]nm (through water). We have moved [58.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [All the last 24 hours have been spent tacking east - with very slow easterly progress and even slower progress to our destination. We are finally done with getting East and heading Northerly again - so progress to our goal should actually begin to show from now.]

General Comments: [Sunny weather, and wind increased too (great for the batteries). No moon last night so more great star gazing (Kyle especially enjoying the Magellenic clouds which Kyle warns will hit us in 2 billion years - watch out!]

At: 06:00(NZST) 05-May-2019, Outside Temp: 18C (64.4F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 21.2C (70.16F), Course: 350(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.7kt, Wind:7Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1026hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SW)
over 1 year  agoShow

35º 2.772' S174º 51.27' EBegoniaDay 2 of South Pacific Passage From:Opua, New Zealand To:Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga

Progress: [So far we've made [68.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1159]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [68.2]nm (through water). We have moved [39.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [A mostly slow, mostly upwind sail so far - no chance of any records being broken.]

General Comments: [We departed the Bay of Islands with a farewell from the local dolphins. We had Cape Brett in view for some time as we (slowly) sailed away - Farewell New Zealand. Little boat traffic, but we were passed by MUSE, which is also headed for Tonga. The last sliver of a moon overnight, along with clear skies made for a dramatic display of the stars, and the ribbon of the milky way - a beautiful night for star gazing.]

At: 06:00(NZST) 04-May-2019, Outside Temp: 17.5C (63.5F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 20.7C (69.26F)Course: 139(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.1kt, Wind:5Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1027hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:W)
over 1 year  agoShow

35º 19.05' S174º 7.158' EBegoniaAt Dock in Bay of Islands Marina, Opua, Northland, North Island (New Zealand)

Sail From: Orokawa Bay (off Manawaora Bay, Bay of Islands), Northland, North Island To: Bay of Islands Marina, Opua, Northland, North Island

We travelled [13.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [5.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Gusty and windy passage, but Kyle smoothly maneuvered into the dock]

General Comments: [We're back in Opau - last chance to provision and prepare for our NZ departure - and last chance to eat out as it is a lot of on-board cooking once we set off!]

At: 13:18(NZST) 30-Apr-2019, Outside Temp: 21.8C (71.24F), Humidity:46%, Water Temp: 19.3C (66.74F)
over 1 year  agoShow

35º 15.33' S174º 11.85' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Orokawa Bay (off Manawaora Bay, Bay of Islands), Northland, North Island (New Zealand)
From: Motuarahi Island (Paihai, Bay of Islands), Northland, North Island To: Orokawa Bay (off Manawaora Bay, Bay of Islands), Northland, North Island

We travelled [10.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [5.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored with a handful of other boats in 7-8m of mud.]

General Comments: [Kyle thoroughly enjoyed himself departing our mooring ball under sail (although our nearest neighbour rushed out to check we didn't drift into him, everything was in very slow motion so we were able to have quite the chat with him as we drifted/sailed by!). We sailed and tacked our way into Manawaora Bay and had some sail-car problems when we wanted to bring down the sail (sigh). Something else to fix before we depart NZ!]

At: 14:18(NZST) 27-Apr-2019, Outside Temp: 22C (71.6F), Humidity:62%, Water Temp: 20.7C (69.26F)
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35º 17.178' S174º 6.12' EBegoniaAt Mooring at Motuarahi Island (Paihai, Bay of Islands), Northland, North Island (New Zealand)
From: Moturoa Island (Bay of Islands, Northland), North Island To: Motuarahi Island (Paihai, Bay of Islands), Northland, North Island

We travelled [6.7]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [5.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Picked up mooring ball belonging to ENOLA whom we met in Marlborough Sounds. Tide range 1.6m-3.3m - so hopefully not too much wake here.]

General Comments: [Another sunny day and an opportunity to sail (despite the short distance). From here we hope to go ashore tomorrow and visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and grab some fresh provisioning before heading back out to see more of the Bay of Islands]

At: 12:51(NZST) 24-Apr-2019, Outside Temp: 23.8C (74.84F), Humidity:54%, Water Temp: 20.7C (69.26F)
over 1 year  agoShow

35º 12.282' S174º 4.968' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Moturoa Island (Bay of Islands, Northland), North Island (New Zealand)

From: Te Pahi Islands (Bay of Islands, Northland), North Island To: Moturoa Island (Bay of Islands, Northland), North Island

We travelled [1.7]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 9.7-11.6m - moorings closer to shore - private island (No shore access)]

General Comments: [We relocated a little ahead of schedule since Monday is forecast to be rain all day - just motored a very short distance for a change of scenery!]

At: 15:44(NZST) 21-Apr-2019, Outside Temp: 23.3C (73.94F), Humidity:54%, Water Temp: 20.7C (69.26F)
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35º 10.92' S174º 4.818' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Te Pahi Islands (Bay of Islands, Northland), North Island (New Zealand)
From: Waiiti Bay, Motukawanui Island, Cavalli Islands, Northland, New Zealand To: Te Pahi Islands (Bay of Islands, Northland), North Island

We travelled [22.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [12.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 4-7m of good sand - plenty of mini islands and rocky reefs around - makes for stunning scenery.]

General Comments: [We're finally back in the Bay of Islands (but still yet to cross our path and officially complete a circumnavigation). Easter is turning out to be overcast and drizzly which may have kept some of the boaters away, but there are still plenty out and about - we are back in the land of sailors for sure. AND we were able to sail (upwind) most of the way here today - so a fine sailing day.]

At: 13:52(NZST) 20-Apr-2019, Outside Temp: 23.7C (74.66F), Humidity:61%, Water Temp: 20.7C (69.26F)
over 1 year  agoShow

35º 0.462' S173º 55.938' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Waiiti Bay, Motukawanui Island, Cavalli Islands, Northland, New Zealand (New Zealand)

From: Whangaihe Bay, Northland, North Island To: Waiiti Bay, Motukawanui Island, Cavalli Islands, Northland, New Zealand

We travelled [13.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [5.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 5-7m with a sandy beach and arm of rocky parawanui reef just behind us (at a safe distance).]

General Comments: [A refreshing upwind sail south to the Cavalli Island group. Yes, actual sailing at last (it seems like forever ago we did anything but motor). This required a fair bit of tacking, but was actual fun. We are starting to see sailboats departing New Zealand and heading North to the tropics, reminding us that our time in New Zealand is close to an end, but since we are still visiting new-to-us locations we feel we have plenty more to enjoy here.]

At: 11:48(NZST) 18-Apr-2019, Outside Temp: 20.3C (68.54F), Humidity:60%, Water Temp: 21.2C (70.16F)
over 1 year  agoShow

34º 59.772' S173º 48.972' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Whangaihe Bay, Northland, North Island (New Zealand)
From: Waihi Bay (Whangaroa), Northland, North Island To: Whangaihe Bay, Northland, North Island

We travelled [4.7]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in bay with beach and rocky arms (4-6m)]

General Comments: [We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Whangaroa with plenty of exploring activities and a good dose of eating out. Today we made a short hop down the coast as we continue to head south. We are anchored with a view of a picturesque chain of rocky islands extend from this bay which we plan to explore by Kayak shortly. The sun continues to shine and a swallow is sat on the lifelines - oh boy - now there are 5 of them... we may have a cleaning project ahead of us. ]

At: 09:08(NZST) 16-Apr-2019, Outside Temp: 19.4C (66.92F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 21.2C (70.16F)
over 1 year  agoShow

35º 1.17' S173º 44.742' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Waihi Bay (Whangaroa), Northland, North Island (New Zealand)

From: Oakura Bay (Whangaroa), Northland, North Island To: Waihi Bay (Whangaroa), Northland, North Island

We travelled [1.7]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Another location with stunning scenery - anchored in 10.5m]

General Comments: [Motored the short distance to our next anchorage. Will get out the Kayak and explore while water is so very calm!]

At: 11:26(NZST) 14-Apr-2019, Outside Temp: 24.1C (75.38F), Humidity:49%, Water Temp: 20.7C (69.26F)
over 1 year  agoShow

35º 2.43' S173º 44.052' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Oakura Bay (Whangaroa), Northland, North Island
From: Rere Bay, Pekapeka Bay, Northland, North Island To: Oakura Bay (Whangaroa), Northland, North Island

We travelled [3.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored outside other boats (a bit crowded and full of moorings) - in 4-6m of mud - just a across from local Marina and town.]

General Comments: [A short motor through more of the stunning local scenery. An early start so we can enjoy a full day here.]

At: 08:52(NZST) 12-Apr-2019, Outside Temp: 17.6C (63.68F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 20.7C (69.26F)
over 1 year  agoShow

35º 0.522' S173º 43.842' EBegoniaDestination: Opua

At Anchor at Rere Bay, Pekapeka Bay, Northland, North Island
From: Maitai Bay, Northland, North Island To: Rere Bay, Pekapeka Bay, Northland, North Island

We travelled [23.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [18.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 5-7m of good sticky mud.]

General Comments: [An easy motor south with some great coastline to see. Tried fishing but we just caught/tangled with some seaweed. Arrived in Whagaroa Harbour (western arm) to stunning hills lit by great sunshine - this place is a Disneyland of geological formations - Spectacular. Hope to get out and explore soon. Chance of rain forecast for tomorrow (hopefully nothing to deter us).]

At: 11:54(NZST) 10-Apr-2019, Outside Temp: 26.6C (79.88F), Humidity:48%, Water Temp: 22.2C (71.96F)
over 1 year  agoShow

34º 49.752' S173º 25.482' EBegoniaSafely at Anchor at Maitai Bay, Northland, North Island Passage Complete.

Day 2 of New Zealand Passage From:Apihara Bay, Northland, North Island To:Maitai Bay, Northland, North Island

Progress: [We've made [138.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [26.5]nm (through water). We have moved [24.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Anchorage picturesque, but took a few tries to set, lots of mini-rocky-islands for the birds. Anchored in 4-6m of patchy sand.]

General Comments: [Good News: We were joined by a pod of dolphins as we approached. Bad News: I lost my fav. 'wooly' hat as I started to prepare to anchor, and then we discovered we lost a boat hook somewhere on this passage :-( - We'll rest up here for a couple of nights and enjoy this pretty bay.]

At: 11:26(NZST) 08-Apr-2019, Outside Temp: 23.1C (73.58F), Humidity:50%, Water Temp: 22.2C (71.96F)
over 1 year  agoShow

34º 28.962' S173º 10.578' EBegoniaDay 2 of New Zealand Passage From:Apihara Bay, Northland, North Island To:Apihara Bay, Northland, North Island

Progress: [So far we've made [111.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [24]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [111.9]nm (through water). We have moved [41.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Until the most recent turn to head south again, we've been downwind sailing (with a bit of wing-on-wing even) - now we have some headwinds. We had a few sprinkles of rain, but only ever for a few short minutes. No dolphin sightings.]

General Comments: [There were plenty of fishing boats (no fishing lights) hanging about/drifting on the North coast of North Island for Kyle to dodge overnight. North Cape light did not appear to be working (thankfully we have a chartplotter to guide our path)]

At: 06:00(NZST) 08-Apr-2019, Outside Temp: 17.3C (63.14F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 21.7C (71.06F)Course: 129(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.7kt, Wind:15Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:15%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:N)
over 1 year  agoShow

35º 10.302' S173º 7.668' EBegoniaSafely at Anchor at Apihara Bay, Northland, North Island Passage Complete.

Day 4 of New Zealand Passage From:Ship Cove, Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island To:Apihara Bay, Northland, North Island

Progress: [So far we've made [397.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [12.6]nm (through water). We have moved [7.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Motored to anchorage, anchored in 8m of good sandy holding. Expecting South winds and therefore protected for our stay here.]

General Comments: [Arrived to a beautiful bay, calm waters and splendid backdrop of hills in crystal clear skies. No surfers in sight today (good news for us!). Welcomed and reassured we're in a good/safe location by local fishermen.]

At: 09:58(NZDT) 05-Apr-2019, Outside Temp: 21C (69.8F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 21.2C (70.16F)
over 1 year  agoShow

35º 13.188' S172º 59.712' EBegonia"Day 4 of New Zealand Passage From:Ship Cove, Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island To:Apihara Bay, Northland, North Island

Progress: [So far we've made [384.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [9.8]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [130.1]nm (through water). We have moved [123.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Spinnaker sailing for almost all the last of the 24 hours.]

General Comments: [Almost there - weather report continues to look good for us to anchor at Apihara beach (this is most unusual), so we'll wait here for a good window to head over the North of the island.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 05-Apr-2019, Outside Temp: 17.6C (63.68F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 21.2C (70.16F)Course: 355(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.6kt, Wind:8Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:1m (to:N)
over 1 year  agoShow

37º 14.562' S173º 30.492' EBegoniaDay 3 of New Zealand Passage From:Ship Cove, Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island To:Apihara Bay, Northland, North Island

Progress: [So far we've made [254.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [134]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [107.5]nm (through water). We have moved [102.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [There was more 'crazy' winds and seas yesterday morning, but for most of the last 24 hours we've had very little winds (frustrating). Seas have calmed at least]

General Comments: [Despite being so far offshore, we've been joined by a host of house and other flies (Yuk!). The light winds we have don't match the forecast, but we're hoping we find the wind again soon. No boat traffic this side of NZ it seems (since we passed the Gas Rigs). Water temperature has been steadily increasing, this makes us happy.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 04-Apr-2019, Outside Temp: 18.2C (64.76F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 21.7C (71.06F)Course: 357(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.6kt, Wind:1Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1022hPa, Swell:1m (to:NW)
over 1 year  agoShow

38º 57.228' S173º 32.838' EBegoniaDay 2 of New Zealand Passage From:Ship Cove, Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island To:Apihara Bay, Northland, North Island

Progress: [So far we've made [146.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [236]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [146.9]nm (through water). We have moved [132.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We started with such light winds I considered using the Spinnaker (thankfully Kyle talked me out of it). Last night was miserable, with strong winds and very choppy, high, seas. (for a few hours we had an apparent wind in the 30s constantly, and 3m seas with a very short period). In the last half hour things are calming down to 'normal'.]

General Comments: [Overnight I felt the boat was simply a cork in the drainage system after a flash flood, the only positive being that we were being taken the direction we wanted to go. Huge thank you to the autopilot that never let us down. Neither of us managed much restful sleep. Thankfully today's forecast should have things getting easier and easier.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 03-Apr-2019, Outside Temp: 15.2C (59.36F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 19.3C (66.74F)Course: 0(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.5kt, Wind:19Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1023hPa, Swell:3m (to:NW)
over 1 year  agoShow

41º 5.358' S174º 14.382' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Ship Cove, Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island
From: Burney's Beach, East Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island To: Ship Cove, Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island

We travelled [6.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [5.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Motored over to a bay with North Wind protection. Again we find the chart depths are wildly different (shallower) from depths found (much deeper) - so finding a good anchor spot was problematic.]

General Comments: [This is (yet another) bay where Cook and the Endevour spent some time. Today is glorious and sunny and we hope to go ashore for a short hike (up hill) and stretch our legs.]

At: 12:56(NZDT) 30-Mar-2019, Outside Temp: 26.2C (79.16F), Humidity:55%, Water Temp: 17.3C (63.14F)
over 1 year  agoShow

41º 10.578' S174º 17.31' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Burney's Beach, East Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island
From: Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough, South Island To: Burney's Beach, East Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island

We travelled [17.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [13.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Motored and tried for several bays - each time we gave up since the only places to anchor were where yacht club mooring balls were placed, leaving us to anchor in water so deep that the scope we'd need would conflict with the moorings anyways… Ugh… We sure wish there was an easy way to pay/join for short term visitors (especially since we are in the off season and all these mooring balls are sitting empty).]

General Comments: [We had a very windy and rainy day at Lochmara (indeed the whole of the South Island of NZ suffered terribly from major flooding damage). We had lots of gusts in the mid-30's and a few in the mid-40s (kt). Glad that is over! The plan for today is to consider jumping in the water and cleaning the hull a little of the slime that is accumulating - if we pull out the wetsuits, we may as well go for a snorkel I guess! We also need to do some fixes to our jib sun cover before our next passage - which means we'll have to remove the sail and get out our sewing machine. Thankfully the sun is shining!]

At: 10:16(NZDT) 28-Mar-2019, Outside Temp: 17.6C (63.68F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 16.3C (61.34F)
over 1 year  agoShow

41º 13.182' S173º 59.982' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough, South Island
From: Kumototo Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough, South Island To: Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough, South Island

We travelled [5.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Motored in patch gusts to this picturesque anchorage (full of mooring balls) but managed to anchor in the middle in 7-7.5m.]

General Comments: [We're expecting a rainy afternoon and rain all day tomorrow - so we've found ourselves a nice patch of protection (hopefully) and a good cell phone signal so we can catch up with admin odds. For now the sun is shining.]

At: 12:20(NZDT) 26-Mar-2019, Outside Temp: 22.1C (71.78F), Humidity:61%, Water Temp: 16.8C (62.24F)
over 1 year  agoShow

41º 12.48' S174º 3.678' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Kumototo Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough, South Island

From: Tawa Bay, Onepua Bay, Marlborough Sounds, South Island To: Kumototo Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough, South Island

We travelled [9.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [7.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [We motored a little more west and into the sounds (Queen Charlotte), picked up a mooring ball.]

General Comments: [Arrived in this little cove to find a host of bird calls from all directions, and the sun shining despite showers earlier. There appears to be a trail but it seems all up-hill for about 1.5km - we're both contemplating and procrastinating over it.]

At: 11:40(NZDT) 25-Mar-2019, Outside Temp: 22.9C (73.22F), Humidity:65%, Water Temp: 18.3C (64.94F)
over 1 year  agoShow

41º 15.768' S174º 12.258' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Tawa Bay, Onepua Bay, Marlborough Sounds, South Island
From: Hakana Bay, Port Underwood, Marlborough, South Island To: Tawa Bay, Onepua Bay, Marlborough Sounds, South Island

We travelled [45.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A mixed sailing day with plenty of wild gusts to contend with (especially in the Cook Strait). We slipped through the narrow and busy Tory Channel Entrance between traffic, and once we reached the bay picked up a mooring ball for the night]

General Comments: [An early start and a borderline KP forecast had us crossing our fingers at possibly a last chance to see the southern lights - no luck, not least because of a beautiful bright full moon (Kyle says technically it was gibbous moon). A sunny day made for a picturesque passage through the sounds. Our first sighting of North Island in a while. You will notice we've only moved the boat a couple of miles from last night - but it took us 9.5 hours to do that… I guess we could have walked it, but dragging the boat over those hills might well have taken longer - so we took the long way round and made it easy on ourselves!]

At: 15:22(NZDT) 24-Mar-2019, Outside Temp: 25.2C (77.36F), Humidity:54%, Water Temp: 17.8C (64.04F)
over 1 year  agoShow

41º 17.682' S174º 11.07' EBegoniaSafely at Anchor at Hakana Bay, Port Underwood, Marlborough, South Island Passage Complete.

Day 3 of New Zealand Passage From:Te Ana Marina (Lyttelton), South Island
To:Hakana Bay, Port Underwood, Marlborough, South Island

Progress: [So far we've made [256.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [34.8]nm (through water). We have moved [35.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [A calm day with fog descending and clearing. Motoring. The bay we are anchored in is peaceful and wonderfully protected (just in case any wind decides to arrive) - anchored in about 10m of water.]

General Comments: [The fog clearing and returning made for an interesting ride and we were glad to make use of our radar just in case! We had several more dolphin visits - both from Hectors dolphins and common dolphins) and the coastal scenery was wonderful whenever the fog lifted. We are now anchored in glorious sunshine - go figure!]

At: 13:30(NZDT) 23-Mar-2019, Outside Temp: 23C (73.4F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 18.3C (64.94F)
over 1 year  agoShow

41º 53.238' S174º 13.602' EBegoniaDay 3 of New Zealand Passage From:Te Ana Marina (Lyttelton), South Island To:Port Underwood, Marlborough, South Island

Progress: [So far we've made [222.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [43]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [113.3]nm (through water). We have moved [72.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [By 11pm yesterday the wind had died completely and we've been motoring since (a bit of a NZ theme!).]

General Comments: [We had several dolphin visits yesterday - most likely from groups of Dusky dolphins. On Kyle's watch he had them leaping from the water (no photos). On mine it was nighttime but with a full moon so another impressive display. This more than made up for the motoring! It was an odd day with patches of dense fog (with wind), and some rather dramatic low clouds on the coastal mountains in some otherwise crisp light - spectacular.]]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 23-Mar-2019, Outside Temp: 14.9C (58.82F), Humidity:91%, Water Temp: 15.4C (59.72F)Course: 24(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.7kt, Wind:1Kt(from:W), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1025hPa, Swell:1m (to:W)
over 1 year  agoShow

42º 57.312' S173º 28.578' EBegoniaDay 2 of New Zealand Passage From:Te Ana Marina (Lyttelton), South Island To:Port Underwood, Marlborough, South Island

Progress: [So far we've made [108.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [116]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [108.7]nm (through water). We have moved [51.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Strong headwinds all the time so far - as expected, but not really appreciated. Lots of distance sailed for not so much gained towards our goal.]

General Comments: [Weather was clear most of yesterday. Too choppy to really enjoy. Expecting more of the same]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 22-Mar-2019, Outside Temp: 16C (60.8F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 15.9C (60.62F)Course: 111(degT), Speed Over Ground:6kt, Wind:11Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1028hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SW)
over 1 year  agoShow

43º 36.312' S172º 42.882' EBegoniaAt Dock at Te Ana Marina (Lyttelton), South Island

From: Ripapa Island, Lyttelton Harbour, South Island
To: Te Ana Marina (Lyttelton), South Island

We travelled [2.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Tied up in the Catamaran Dock (A68)]

General Comments: [A short relocate across the harbour from anchorage to Marina. They are not open on Sundays so I'm not sure if we can get out (or back in again) as of yet - we may have to wait until Monday.]

At: 13:06(NZDT) 17-Mar-2019, Outside Temp: 17.3C (63.14F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 18.8C (65.84F)
over 1 year  agoShow

43º 37.29' S172º 45.102' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Ripapa Island, Lyttelton Harbour, South Island
From: Flea Bay, Banks Peninsula, South Island To: Ripapa Island, Lyttelton Harbour, South Island

We travelled [35.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [18.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Island remains closed after earthquakes etc, but we are anchored in 3.5-5.5m of sandy bottom. In the morning we will proceed into Te Ana Marina (Lyttelton)]

General Comments: [Wow - what a lovely day. Firstly we had winds and could sail (Kyle had been concerned it would be a windless day). Best of all however was hours of company from Hectors Dolphins - almost constantly playing in the bow waves - just magical!]

At: 15:26(NZDT) 16-Mar-2019, Outside Temp: 18.8C (65.84F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 21.9C (71.42F)
over 1 year  agoShow

43º 52.23' S173º 0.318' EBegoniaSafely at Anchor at Flea Bay, Banks Peninsula, South Island Passage Complete.

Day 2 of New Zealand Passage From:Otago YC, Dunedin, South Island To:Flea Bay, Banks Peninsula, South Island

Progress: [So far we've made [160.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [55.9]nm (through water). We have moved [56.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Most of the day we had light downwind sailing and frustratingly slow progress, eventually the wind switched to headwinds and our speed doubled - whew. At anchor in Flea Cove in 7.5-9m of sandy bottom]

General Comments: [We finally decided (based on weather and timing) to anchor at Flea Bay. This is a marine reserve and has a small farm, in the valley and in the water there were plenty of Little (blue) Penguins to greet us. Expecting a drizzly day tomorrow, but if it holds off we hope to launch the kayak for a look around.]

At: 17:52(NZDT) 14-Mar-2019, Outside Temp: 15.5C (59.9F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 15.4C (59.72F)
over 1 year  agoShow

44º 41.922' S172º 21.81' EBegoniaDay 2 of New Zealand Passage From:Otago YC, Dunedin, South Island To:Akaroa, French Bay, Banks Peninsula, South Island

Progress: [So far we've made [104.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [61]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [104.5]nm (through water). We have moved [104.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Departing Dunedin we had headwinds and by noon we had a very rough sea with strong winds from astern most of yesterday, and are now struggling to keep the boat moving (light winds from astern) - Ahhh sailing. It was Kyle's watch with the dramatic wind change - he had a long wall of cloud (a shelf cloud?) pass us and that changed the situation from strong headwinds to stern winds in around 1 minute - thankfully he saw it coming. ]

General Comments: [We've decided to try and make it to Akaroa tonight (and save Lyttleon for some future date) - but this will only remain the case IF we can get to Akaroa before dark - we'll see. As usual for this area there were plenty of albatross following us all day. Happy Pi Day!]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 14-Mar-2019, Outside Temp: 12.9C (55.22F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 10.5C (50.9F)Course: 28(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.9kt, Wind:9Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1022hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:N)
over 1 year  agoShow

45º 52.302' S170º 31.608' EBegonia"Safely at Anchor at Otago YC, Dunedin, South Island Passage Complete.

Day 2 of New Zealand Passage From:Sydney Cove, Ulva Island (off Stewart Island) To:Otago YC, Dunedin, South Island

Progress: [So far we've made [163.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [47.2]nm (through water). We have moved [24.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [The journey along the coast and up the harbour were splendid. The winds were good enough we could sail all the way to the entrance. There are two giant cruise ships also visiting (docked in Port Chalmers) - so there must be plenty for the tourists here]

General Comments: [Sunshine and clear views as we approach the ocean entrance to Dunedin, and the tiny little Hector's dolphins came to say hi too. Now we've made it all the way up the river, we were greeted by Barry the caretaker, and handed a pile of parcels with a smile. Whew! Now we are here for at least a week to relax and explore (and shower, and do laundry, etc)]

At: 13:56(NZDT) 02-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 21C (69.8F), Humidity:55%, Water Temp: 13.9C (57.02F)
over 1 year  agoShow

46º 16.692' S170º 30.168' EBegoniaDay 2 of New Zealand Passage From:Sydney Cove, Ulva Island (off Stewart Island) To:Otago YC, Dunedin, South Island

Progress: [So far we've made [116.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [48]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [116.8]nm (through water). We have moved [105.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Cold, Cold, Cold, Waves calming as we head north. So far we've been downwind/broad reach sailing]

General Comments: [Kyle had a small pod of dolphins with the boat most of the night, and he reported they looked amazing with the bioluminescent trails as they swooped about. As a cruise ship passed us, they left us (presumably for the much faster boat?). Things look good for us to arrive today (maybe even a little earlier than forecast).]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 02-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 12C (53.6F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 8.3C (46.94F)Course: 50(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.6kt, Wind:13Kt(from:WSE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1032hPa, Swell:2m (to:NE)
almost 2 years  agoShow

46º 55.638' S168º 8.088' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Sydney Cove, Ulva Island (off Stewart Island)
From: Golden Bay, Oban, Stewart Island To: Sydney Cove, Ulva Island (off Stewart Island)

We travelled [1.7]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [anchored in 6.5-7.5 bottom marked as Weed]

General Comments: [A very short relocation to Ulva Island in preparation for a morning walk through the nature trails. We had a lovely day in Oban, and managed to meet up with some of the racers in the RNZ 2019 sailors!]

At: 19:08(NZDT) 28-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 14.8C (58.64F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 12.5C (54.5F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

46º 54.27' S168º 7.398' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Golden Bay, Oban, Stewart Island
From: Whalers Base, Prices Inlet, Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island To: Golden Bay, Oban, Stewart Island

We travelled [3.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 8-10m of mud/silt inside of Lona Island]

General Comments: [A short relocation, now the weather has calmed down a bit, to be closer to town (Oban). Aside from sightseeing we hope to meet up with some of the crews of the Round New Zealand race who just ended leg 2 here over the last few days - one of whom is one of our Kiwi Friends (Dave) - we're excited to be able to congratulate them all on their rather miserable passage south to get here.]

At: 08:04(NZDT) 28-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 13.2C (55.76F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 12C (53.6F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

46º 54.678' S168º 2.862' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Whalers Base, Prices Inlet, Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island
From: Oyster Cove, Port Adventure, Stewart Island, NZ To: Whalers Base, Prices Inlet, Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island

We travelled [21.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [10.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 5.4-7.8m of mud. ]

General Comments: [Finally - a day of wonderful sailing in calm seas! Anchored in preparation for a few days of strong NW through SW winds and lots of rain over the next few days. We arrived at low water revealing many of the old whaling equipment and a lot of beautiful rocky outcrops. Weather will most likely keep us aboard for a few days and then we'll relocate and visit Oban (the main town - village? - here in Stewart Island).]

At: 12:26(NZDT) 25-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 17.4C (63.32F), Humidity:53%, Water Temp: 12.9C (55.22F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

47º 4.02' S168º 9.498' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Oyster Cove, Port Adventure, Stewart Island, NZ
From: Sylvan Cove, South Arm, Port Pegasus, Stewart Island To: Oyster Cove, Port Adventure, Stewart Island, NZ

We travelled [40.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [26.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 6-9m of mud in this long cove. Wide enough to avoid a stern line.]

General Comments: [A sunrise departure in fair weather (only occasional drizzle) moving a little more west on the island. On route we put out a fishing line and caught a barracuda so dinner is going to include some fish dish! Lots of albatross and other seabirds followed us again today, and we again saw more penguins (these are not the fiordland penguin but a yellow eye penguin we now believe). We had miserably strong gusts in Pegasus cove and didn't get to go ashore among all those amazing rock formations - so we are hoping for suitable weather that will allow us to at least get off the boat and explore Port Adventure a little.]

At: 16:16(NZDT) 23-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 16.1C (60.98F), Humidity:59%, Water Temp: 12.9C (55.22F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

47º 13.962' S167º 33.768' EBegoniaSafely at Anchor at Sylvan Cove, South Arm, Port Pegasus, Stewart Island Passage Complete.

Day 2 of New Zealand Passage
From:Otago's Retreat, Coal Island, Preservation Inlet, Fiordland
To:Sylvan Cove, South Arm, Port Pegasus, Stewart Island

Progress: [So far we've made [118.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [25.8]nm (through water). We have moved [5.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Lovely big anchorage, anchored in 7-10m in Sand. ]

General Comments: [The entrance to Pegasus Cove is full of stunning scenery. We were really lucky to have sunshine and chinks of blue sky. We even spotted a Fiordland Crested Penguin (?Some time of macaroni type penguin ??). When we arrived in Sylvan Cove we spotted our first fellow cruiser since Able Tasman - 'Hornpipe' a Kiwi Couple who reported they have been here for 3 weeks of rain and gales - we are VERY lucky to have sunshine on arrival! Kyle needs a nap, and then we'll be off to explore the nooks and crannies!]

At: 10:22(NZDT) 21-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 17.7C (63.86F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 12.9C (55.22F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

47º 19.038' S167º 32.688' EBegoniaDay 2 of New Zealand Passage
From:Otago's Retreat, Coal Island, Preservation Inlet, Fiordland
To:Port Pegasus, Stewart Island, New Zealand

Progress: [So far we've made [92.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [12.3]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [73.8]nm (through water). We have moved [80.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Overnight passage with a full moon - perfect. Beam Reach/Downwind sailing with 4m swells to spill out wind readily from the sails…]

General Comments: [We remain wrapped up from the cold (especially overnight). There are LOTS of seabirds around for the whole passage and we seem to have a constant view of at least one Albatross as they swoop about. We are hovering outside Port Pegasus entrance awaiting a more favorable current.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 21-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 13.4C (56.12F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 12.5C (54.5F)Course: 127(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.2kt, Wind:8Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NE)
almost 2 years  agoShow

46º 8.13' S166º 37.692' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Otago's Retreat, Coal Island, Preservation Inlet, Fiordland
From: Lake Cove, Edwardson Sound, Off Chalky Inlet, Fiordland To: Otago's Retreat, Coal Island, Preservation Inlet, Fiordland

We travelled [19.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [16.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 3.5-6m depth just inside sound.]

General Comments: [Preservation Inlet is the last of the Fiord inlets as we head south (and our most southerly point ever to date). There are plenty of albatross around, and ashore Kyle is convinced he can hear Kiwi (on Coal Island). We have arrived to sunshine and an anchorage windy enough to be (so far at least) bug free) but we'll most likely not be going ashore. Maryanne has hurt her back so today Kyle did EVERYTHING. From lifting anchor to setting anchor while Maryanne remained in bed.]

At: 11:10(NZDT) 18-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 18.1C (64.58F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 14.4C (57.92F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

45º 51.912' S166º 42.3' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Lake Cove, Edwardson Sound, Off Chalky Inlet, Fiordland

From: Astronomers Point, Pickersgill Harbour, Dusky Sound, Fiordland
To: Lake Cove, Edwardson Sound, Off Chalky Inlet, Fiordland

We travelled [46.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [6.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 15m of water, but sides of basin slope up. We have 75m of scope out and no sign of any other vessels.]

General Comments: [Another rainy, overcast day, distracting from the potential views. A rather long passage into the head of the sound - hopefully we can enjoy the views on the way out.]

At: 16:56(NZDT) 15-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 15.7C (60.26F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 12.9C (55.22F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

45º 47.76' S166º 34.422' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Astronomers Point, Pickersgill Harbour, Dusky Sound, Fiordland
From: Second Cove, Breaksea Sound, Fiordland To: Astronomers Point, Pickersgill Harbour, Dusky Sound, Fiordland

We travelled [19.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [17.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [This narrow cove, we've set the anchor in about 8m and backed down into the cove (the stern in about 2m depth) and set a stern line of each side to the trees ashore. There is a river (Cook Stream) flowing into the cove and it adds a little current to complicate matters (not too bad).]

General Comments: [A very heavy rain and and overall grey day today so the expected views in Breaksea Sound and the Acheron Passage to Dusky Sound were lost to us! Kyle even needed to use the radar for some of the trip so we were definitely not sightseeing today! The sun does seem to start shining by afternoon (at least from our visit experience) - and today too we finally have chinks of blue sky and sunlight now we are at anchor (and also more sandflies). This anchorage location is yet another from Captain Cook's visits - this time he spent 6 weeks here to conduct a Transit of Venus was in 1773 (apparently). I wonder if there were sandflies when he was here? ]

At: 13:04(NZDT) 14-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 18.5C (65.3F), Humidity:84%, Water Temp: 16.3C (61.34F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

45º 33.078' S166º 48.36' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Second Cove, Breaksea Sound, Fiordland
From: Blanket Bay, Secretary Island, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland To: Second Cove, Breaksea Sound, Fiordland

We travelled [32.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [16.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [The passage was another downwind sail in big seas, but we made good time. As we headed South the 'Carnival Legend' Cruise ship passed by us headed North. Here at breaksea Sound, Second Cove is an all weather anchorage and to our surprise 2 sets of mooring balls and stern lines have been installed. We've made use of them and hopefully that is OK. ]

General Comments: [We departed Doubtful sound with a gift from the local fishermen of 3 freshly caught Crayfish (Spiny lobster) any one of which would have made a good meal for the two of us. Despite their 3am start today, they were happy as it is the last day of the season for them, and after dropping off the catch for the helicopter were headed home. I've cooked up the crayfish on the passage and we will be eating various lobster dishes for the next 2 days (delicious!). When we finally spied our anchorage there was one other boat already here (a nice cruising power boat) but we've seen no sign of life (presumably hiding from the sandflies). This is the first fellow cruiser we've seen since we were up in Able Tasman.]

At: 13:36(NZDT) 13-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 21.2C (70.16F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 15.9C (60.62F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

45º 18.018' S166º 58.608' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Blanket Bay, Secretary Island, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland
From: Deas Cove, Thompson Sound, Fiordland To: Blanket Bay, Secretary Island, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland

We travelled [40.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [6.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [This anchorage area has a number of bow and stern line combinations to pick up each with plenty of depth (10m) - available on a first come first served basis. As we arrived a helicopter was departing from the dock/structure on the little Island where the local crayfish boats unload their catch. (So don't go anywhere near the dock as helicopters seem to come in regularly to deliver the catch as fresh as possible both to NZ and much further afield (current big market is China!). Sandflies around and seagulls landing on the boat.]

General Comments: [Wow - at the start of the day we had swarms of sandfiles, then heavy rain - It was hard to see why anyone really bothers with the hassle of getting a boat here - we were both feeling trapped and miserable. Kyle had planned a sightseeing motor about some of the Doubtful Sound and in particular the Hall Arm so we set off anyway (well covered). By the mid-day the sun was shining, there was wind enough to keep the sandflies away, AND the scenery was spectacular - the earlier rain making sure that the fiord walls were full of waterfalls. We are all happy again. Once we arrived at the anchorage one of the local boats was very kind and explained the various mooring options - and warned us he'd be off at 3am.]

At: 16:28(NZDT) 12-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 22.5C (72.5F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 17.3C (63.14F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

45º 11.688' S166º 58.5' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Deas Cove, Thompson Sound, Fiordland, New Zeealand.

From: Alice Falls Anchorage, George Sound, Fiordland To: Deas Cove, Thompson Sound, Fiordland

We travelled [38.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [23.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Large (4m+ seas) today, but with good downwind conditions. "Anchorage" has a fixed mooring line to tie to (with several loops to pick up and secure to boat or own lines) so no need for an anchor here (4.5-6.2 m depth). So far we are the only boat.]

General Comments: [We left Alice Falls amid a cloud of Sandfiles (thankfully we still have our Australian fly nets for our heads/hats). On route we had originally planned to stop at Caswell Sound and see Styles Island and its population of Fiordland Crested Penguins, but the seas were too rough to get close enough and even with our binoculars we could see no sign of any penguins in the sea, nor on the island. We did however make this Thompson Sound anchorage in good time with much of the day left to explore. Currently there is plenty of wind so no sandflies (fingers crossed they won't descend on us once the wind finally dies off).]

At: 13:40(NZDT) 11-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 21.8C (71.24F), Humidity:58%, Water Temp: 15.9C (60.62F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

44º 58.602' S167º 25.998' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Alice Falls Anchorage, George Sound, Fiordland
From: Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound, South Island To: Alice Falls Anchorage, George Sound, Fiordland

We travelled [65.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [27.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Good wind at sea for downwind sailing with just the jib, but lots of gusts and lulls in the sounds - very difficult to pick a sail or a tack once in the sounds - so lots of motoring for our tour of Bligh Sound on route. We are anchored by Alice Falls - There is a line across the little cove with two (rather slimy) stern lines with loops on the ends to secure to the boat stern cleats, and we have an anchor set forward. (No need to deploy the dingy or the kayak - we could back up to the stern lines and then pull in some of the anchor chain).]

General Comments: [Milford Sound was spectacular with sunshine both days that were were exploring. We managed several short hikes, and a trip to the underwater observatory with a private tour just for the two of us (there aren't many people show up in their own dinghy!). There we were able to see the (white) 'black coral' growing (without us having to get wet to do so). Departing Milford Sound - we had an early start for a day sail to George Sound and were joined by a large cruise ship that came into Milford flying a Q flag, but then turned around and headed south along the coast well ahead of us. On route south we diverted into Bligh sound for a 4 hour tour in and out. It was overcast but pretty cool to see. Once we made it into George Sound we had lots of strong gusts (and lulls) and at times the wind alone was pushing us at 7 knots with bare poles. We had a group of perhaps 3 dolphins joins us for a while as we motored along in the sound (always nice). In Alice falls we are all calm and the falls are running light and gentle. There is (currently) no wind in our cove but plenty of sand flies! We're expecting several days of heavy rain so we'll wait out here before moving further sound - if the weather allows we'll take a few tours about the sound and possible hikes to enjoy the local scenery (only way is UP hill). There is no sign of any other boats in the sound.]

At: 19:12(NZDT) 08-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 18.5C (65.3F), Humidity:62%, Water Temp: 15.4C (59.72F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

44º 40.89' S167º 55.548' EBegoniaSafely at Anchor at Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound, South Island Passage Complete.

Day 4 of New Zealand Passage From:Onetahuti Beach, Tonga Roadstead, Tasman Bay To:Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound, South Island

Progress: [So far we've made [461.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [79.4]nm (through water). We have moved [71.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We made it well before dark after some nice downwind conditions - YAY!!! - We were directed to a mooring ball (the one on the far right as you enter) by the local lobster company (VHF 62) so no anchoring issues. Once we were settled on our mooring ball though - a cruise ship came and told us we were on their mooring and directed us to a different one - no doubt the one we should have had all along in the far SW corner of the harbour, a different ""right"".]

General Comments: [The seas and wind slowly calmed all day, and just as we approached Milford Sound entrance, we were seeing little chinks of blue sky. By the time we made it to the basin - WOW - spectacular. Sun is out, sandflies and mosquitos are not (not too bad anyway) - waterfalls flowing everywhere from the recent rain. We're in time for a good night sleep and we'll be up and at 'em tomorrow to explore ashore. Amazingly no cell phone service in the small tourist town.]

At: 19:12(NZDT) 05-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 18.1C (64.58F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 12.9C (55.22F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

43º 31.782' S168º 21.132' EBegonia"Day 4 of New Zealand Passage
From:Onetahuti Beach, Tonga Roadstead, Tasman Bay
To:Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound, South Island

Progress: [So far we've made [381.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [78]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [97.6]nm (through water). We have moved [96.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [After some significant motoring - since 2pm yesterday we again have enough wind to sail (with MUCH more to come tonight, we're also expecting rain).]

General Comments: [We are so very close, but will most likely hold off and hold off our entry into the sound until Wednesday morning. Yesterday we still saw no ships - but we did spot a lone large shark at the surface. The water temperature continues to dive (and the air overnight) but according to one thing I read, Milford Sound is well worth such discomfort (it also has over 180 days of rain a year).]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 05-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 16.7C (62.06F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 15.9C (60.62F)Course: 193(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.6kt, Wind:16Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:2m (to:SW)
almost 2 years  agoShow

41º 57.408' S168º 48.69' EBegoniaDay 3 of New Zealand Passage From:Onetahuti Beach, Tonga Roadstead, Tasman Bay To:Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound, South Island

Progress: [So far we've made [284.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [175]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [110.7]nm (through water). We have moved [98.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Things slowly calmed, and calmed, until just before midnight we started motoring. Forecast says wind due again sometime this afternoon.]

General Comments: [There have been plenty of birds on this passage (including a host of different albatross types?). The wind indicator keeps teasing us. We have yet to see a single boat of any type since we left Tasman Bay.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 04-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 15.5C (59.9F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 18.3C (64.94F)Course: 192(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.8kt, Wind:1Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1025hPa, Swell:1m (to:NE)
almost 2 years  agoShow

40º 46.218' S170º 19.872' EBegoniaDay 2 of New Zealand Passage From:Onetahuti Beach, Tonga Roadstead, Tasman Bay To:Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound, South Island

Progress: [So far we've made [173.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [265]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [143.3]nm (through water). We have moved [125.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [The seas north of Farewell Spit turned into a mess, indeed most of the day we were close hauled and beating into choppy 3m waves (Yuk). No traffic of any kind spotted (even on AIS). We are currently headed SW paralleling the coastline.]

General Comments: [The wind instrument decided to start working or 12 hours or more yesterday - then went back to dead. It was nice while it lasted. In its absence we have to go outside the cockpit with our little hand held and take readings and approximate direction (apparent). We had 2 reefs in and borderline conditions to reef again most of last night - but with the forecast 'promising' winds would decrease we held out and crossed our fingers for 4 hours until finally the wind decrease came at around 11pm.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 03-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 15.8C (60.44F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 19.7C (67.46F)Course: 220(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.9kt, Wind:5Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1026hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NE)
almost 2 years  agoShow

40º 28.332' S173º 2.868' EBegoniaDay 1 of New Zealand Passage
From:Onetahuti Beach, Tonga Roadstead, Tasman Bay
To:Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound, South Island

Progress: [So far we've made [30.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [362]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [30.28]nm (through water). We have moved [24.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Kyle says it sucks! The crossing of Golden Bay was rough with short, steep seas and plenty of gusts and sail changes. Quite the work out for his first watch. Things have calmed down for now - now that we've rounded Bush End Point and are heading more west.]

General Comments: [My watch starts with a lovely sunrise and a cup of coffee made and ready for me.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 02-Feb-2019, Outside Temp: 16.5C (61.7F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 18.8C (65.84F)Course: 300(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.9kt, Wind:13Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:55%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:2m (to:W)
almost 2 years  agoShow

40º 53.1' S173º 3.072' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Onetahuti Beach, Tonga Roadstead, Tasman Bay
From: Waikawa Bay, Tasman Bay To: Onetahuti Beach, Tonga Roadstead, Tasman Bay

We travelled [38.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [34.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A fair passage with pretty calm seas and some good winds for sailing (with patches of motoring). Anchorage is alongside a beautiful long sandy beach and with plenty of foot traffic along the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. Anchorage within Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Anchored in 6-9m of sand with a handful of other boats.]

General Comments: [Another early start so we could be sure to do the passage in the day. We arrived ahead of schedule, to glorious sunshine and a beautiful beach.]

At: 14:10(NZDT) 30-Jan-2019, Outside Temp: 25.3C (77.54F), Humidity:65%, Water Temp: 22.2C (71.96F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

40º 57.63' S173º 48.552' EBegoniaDestination: Dunedin

At Anchor at Waikawa Bay, Tasman Bay
From: Waihinau Bay, Pelorus Sound, Marlborough Sound To: Waikawa Bay, Tasman Bay

We travelled [29.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [7.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [We had planned to anchor just east of French pass, and pass through tomorrow - but when we arrived the anchorage was filled with moorings and the pass was 'just right' so we went through. We've anchored on the Able Tasman side, and found a small bay - anchored between a mussel farm and the rocky coast in about 8m.]

General Comments: [A glorious sunny day had all the sights looking spectacular. Aside from a few hobby-fisherman we had the place to ourselves again. The water in our anchorage is much warmer than before so, given the heat, I'm anticipating some swimming will be enjoyed.]

At: 15:44(NZDT) 28-Jan-2019, Outside Temp: 29.3C (84.74F), Humidity:55%, Water Temp: 22C (71.6F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

40º 56.268' S173º 57.96' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Waihinau Bay, Pelorus Sound, Marlborough Sound

From: Chaffers Marina, Wellington, NZ To: Waihinau Bay, Pelorus Sound, Marlborough Sound

We travelled [67.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [42.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Location Comments: [A rather blustery and bouncy start - with strong winds and 3m+ seas. Once we left Wellington Harbour we were able to be downwind for the worst of it, and conditions gradually calmed through the day. ]

General Comments: [We made it - we're in South Island, and the huge cruising ground of Marlborough Sounds. Here the bays drop to deep water close to shore, so anchoring is a challenge and we had several unsuccessful attempts. After a long, long day (early start) we plan 2 nights here so we can have a fun day between passages.]

At: 17:30(NZDT) 24-Jan-2019, Outside Temp: 21.3C (70.34F), Humidity:45%, Water Temp: 18.3C (64.94F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

41º 17.328' S174º 46.998' EBegoniaSafely at Doc at Chaffers Marina, Wellington, NZ Passage Complete.

Day 3 of New Zealand Passage From:Napier (Hawke's Bay), North Island To:Chaffers Marina, Wellington, NZ

Progress: [So far we've made [260.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [124.6]nm (through water). We have moved [77.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We motor sailed all yesterday (with occasional attempts to just sail) - but there are Gale and Storm force winds arriving - and we needed to keep moving. We made it - safely at the marina.]

General Comments: [Arrived early - just after daylight to a busy Wellington harbour (tug boats, cruise ship, and ferries - not surprising no other sailboats out there!) - we can now rest and prepare for exploring. The dock was a little complex - missing a cleat and a bit narrow in the wind - but Kyle made it look easy and I was able to jump down to the dock first time to secure lines. No witnesses... LOL.]

At: 06:22(NZDT) 19-Jan-2019, Outside Temp: 18.1C (64.58F), Humidity:87%, Water Temp: 18.3C (64.94F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

40º 53.61' S176º 25.11' EBegoniaDay 2 of New Zealand Passage From:Napier (Hawke's Bay), North Island To:Chaffers Marina, Wellington, NZ

Progress: [So far we've made [135.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [109]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [124.2]nm (through water). We have moved [85.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Once out of the main bay we had head winds and big, choppy seas to bash into. By early evening we had mirror calm seas and have been motoring (motor-sailing) on and off ever since. This is not ideal 'sailing' conditions but our only weather window to head south.]

General Comments: [We continue to find it amazing how few other sail boats we see (aside from within the marinas) now we've left the Auckland area. We see 2-3 cargo ships a day, and no sailboats daily. We installed the enclosure on the boat before departing Napier and this has been appreciated and kept us dryer and warmer than we would have been without it.. Summer doesn't seem to have quite reached this area and we have further south to go (probably why there are not so many boats around). We might try fishing again today!]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 18-Jan-2019, Outside Temp: 17.1C (62.78F), Humidity:86%, Water Temp: 18.8C (65.84F)Course: 212(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.2kt, Wind:3Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SW)
almost 2 years  agoShow

39º 33.582' S177º 4.62' EBegoniaDay 1 of New Zealand Passage From:Chaffers Marina, Wellington, NZ To:Chaffers Marina, Wellington, NZ

Progress: [So far we've made [11.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [199]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [11.23]nm (through water). We have moved [9.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Sailing SE to get past Cape Kidnappers. Seas are a bit mixed and washing machine like, but we're on our way.]

General Comments: [A very early start (just before 4am) to be sure (hope) we arrive in Wellington before the strong winds arrive later on Saturday. In Napier we installed a new autopilot sensor and our autopilot is working well again.. We pick spares for the wind instrument in Wellington once we arrive.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 17-Jan-2019, Outside Temp: 17.9C (64.22F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 20.2C (68.36F)Course: 134(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.3kt, Wind:10Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1008hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
almost 2 years  agoShow

39º 29.01' S176º 53.46' EBegoniaDestination: Wellington

Safely at Anchor at Napier Sailing Club Passage Complete.

Day 2 of New Zealand Passage From:Hicks Bay, Gisborne District To:Napier Sailing Club

Progress: [So far we've made [195.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [56.1]nm (through water). We have moved [51.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Mixed wind for most of the day - we've had spinnaker and various sail combinations on the go. Finally motored for the last 2 hours to be sure we arrive in daylight and have time to explore]

General Comments: [The day started with an actual fish caught (and secured, and eaten). Another Albacore Tuna. We had Ceviche for lunch and tuna steaks with salad for dinner. Timmy was delicious! We've made it to Napier (famous for its Art Deco) and plan to spend a few days to explore the town and local area.]

At: 18:44(NZDT) 10-Jan-2019, Outside Temp: 27.6C (81.68F), Humidity:55%, Water Temp: 27C (80.6F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

39º 17.658' S177º 58.782' EBegoniaDay 2 of New Zealand Passage From:Hicks Bay, Gisborne District To:Napier

Progress: [So far we've made [139.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [54]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [135.7]nm (through water). We have moved [104.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Lots of downwind sailing in the last 24 hours with strong winds and a fair chop to the sea. We currently have calm winds and a much smaller sea (and our boat speed has dropped).]

General Comments: [We sailed passed Penguin Rock in the dark (shame) we had another dolphin visit yesterday and a bit of drizzle. But the highlight? We caught a fish (A 2' long Albacore Tuna) - Catching any fish is such a rare event for us and I was so excited. I landed it on our back step and went to check the catch regulations - and it hopped off the hooks and returned to the sea (Doh!). Kyle did manage to snap a picture so we have evidence of our very rare semi-success. It turns out there are no limits for this species and oh, it would have made for some lovely food! I guess we just keep trying... At this rate I'll tell you about the next one that got away in about 6 months time.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 10-Jan-2019, Outside Temp: 19.8C (67.64F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 21.2C (70.16F)Course: 212(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.6kt, Wind:8Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:1m (to:SW)
almost 2 years  agoShow

37º 34.848' S178º 24.012' EBegoniaDay 1 of New Zealand Passage From:Hicks Bay, Gisborne District To:Napier

Progress: [So far we've made [3.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [173]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [3.6]nm (through water). We have moved [4.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Departed just before 4am (still dark). Very light winds currently, expecting NE winds slowly increasing over the day.]

General Comments: [Beautiful misty mountain views on a very calm sea - quite spectacular. Land and sea breezes fighting among themselves! Dolphins currently headed our way.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 09-Jan-2019, Outside Temp: 20.2C (68.36F), Humidity:86%, Water Temp: 21.7C (71.06F)Course: 82(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.4kt, Wind:2Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1021hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:S)
almost 2 years  agoShow

37º 35.412' S178º 18.528' EBegoniaSafely at anchor after overnight passage...

Day 2 of New Zealand Passage From:Graveyard Bay, Whangaparapara (Great Barrier Island) To:Hicks Bay, Gisborne District

Progress: [So far we've made [185.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [21.9]nm (through water). We have moved [17.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [From our last post - a short hop (sail) around Matakaoa Point and into the protection of Hicks Bay.]

General Comments: [We made it - with dolphins leading the way (Yay!), and with a reasonable cell phone/data signal once we arrived (double Yay). The sun is shining but the water temperature has significantly dropped (yikes).]

At: 10:04(NZDT) 07-Jan-2019, Outside Temp: 25.2C (77.36F), Humidity:62%, Water Temp: 18.8C (65.84F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

37º 28.578' S177º 58.65' EBegoniaDay 2 of New Zealand Passage From:Graveyard Bay, Whangaparapara (Great Barrier Island) To:Hicks Bay, Gisborne District

Progress: [So far we've made [163.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [21]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [163.3]nm (through water). We have moved [144.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Wow, after a frustrating start, the wind built, and built, and built (reports from nearby White Island in the mid-40s). Thankfully Kyle had pushed us more west than we originally planned, so we could be more downwind for the worst of it (we had one hour at avg. 9.48kt and peaks (with surfing) of 16. Wind calmer now, but still a bit bouncy. Whakaari (or White Island) is an active/smoking volcano - but we saw nothing of it as we passed by at night on a new moon.]

General Comments: [Since leaving Great Barrier, we've only spotted a couple of sailboats, but quite a bit of cargo traffic. No dolphins or whales which we were looking out for, but maybe they'd be easier to see in calmer conditions.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 07-Jan-2019, Outside Temp: 20.6C (69.08F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 21.9C (71.42F)Course: 105(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.3kt, Wind:16Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NE)
almost 2 years  agoShow

36º 14.958' S175º 23.562' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Graveyard Bay, Whangaparapara (Great Barrier Island)
From: Man o' War Bay (Waiheke Island) To: Graveyard Bay, Whangaparapara (Great Barrier Island)

We travelled [33.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [34.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A wonderful sail across. Anchorage is the only one nearby protected from the forecast winds, and is a bit small/busy but we made it. Anchored in 14m.]

General Comments: [We had a lovely sail over (after a very early start). We arrived only just ahead of Dave on Parera so we have good company for our stay!]

At: 13:54(NZDT) 03-Jan-2019, Outside Temp: 24.8C (76.64F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 23.1C (73.58F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

36º 47.322' S175º 9.468' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Man o' War Bay (Waiheke Island)
From: Viaduct Harbour Marina (Central Auckland) To: Man o' War Bay (Waiheke Island)

We travelled [22.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [19.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in a busy new year crowd of boats - in 6m. A fair, light-wind sail ]

General Comments: [We had a lovely few days in Auckland (Viaduct Harbour Marina), and our dock had a prime view of both the fireworks atop Sky Tower and the light show on the Auckland Harbour Bridge - perfect for New Year's eve]

At: 13:02(NZDT) 01-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 25.1C (77.18F), Humidity:95%, Water Temp: 21.7C (71.06F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

36º 50.568' S174º 45.642' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Viaduct Basin Marina (Central Auckland)
From: Takutairaroa Bay (Motuihe Island) To: Viaduct Basin Marina (Central Auckland)

We travelled [10.4]nm (GPS) on this trip. We have moved [9.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A choppy motor sail south into Auckland. Marina is in a great location (no facilities) and requires lifting of a pedestrian bridge to enter/exit. Pretty cool!]

General Comments: [We're here for New Years Eve and very excited. Kyle is still struggling with his back, but this marina makes getting about easy.]

At: 11:34(NZDT) 28-Dec-2018, Outside Temp: 24.6C (76.28F), Humidity:50%, Water Temp: 21.7C (71.06F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

36º 48.282' S174º 56.802' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Takutairaroa Bay (Motuihe Island)
From: Huruhi Bay (Waiheke Island) To: Takutairaroa Bay (Motuihe Island)

We travelled [5.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A very windy motor to a much more protected anchorage (from the SW winds) after a bouncy Christmas night. On departing today we lifed a very tangled lump of chain (the bight between boat and bridle). Anchored in 6m of sand/mud. ]

General Comments: [Kyle continues to suffer and very slowly make progress with his back, so Christmas day (yesterday) was a stress free couch day.]

At: 13:50(NZDT) 26-Dec-2018, Outside Temp: 20.5C (68.9F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 20.7C (69.26F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

36º 47.94' S175º 1.272' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Huruhi Bay (Waiheke Island)

From: Arles Bay (Whangaparaoa Peninsula) To: Huruhi Bay (Waiheke Island)

We travelled [29.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [16.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Upwind sailing and against a current much of the way, doused in drizzle with rain forecast until after Christmas. Anchored in 3m (avoiding power cable)]

General Comments: [A rather miserable day for sightseeing as we tacked across to Waiheke in near constant rain. We'll hunker down here out of the hussle until after Christmas. Kyle's back is worse so the rest time will be good.]

At: 13:16(NZDT) 23-Dec-2018, Outside Temp: 20C (68F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 21.2C (70.16F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

36º 38.562' S174º 45.162' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Arles Bay (Whangaparaoa Peninsula)
From: Okoromai Bay (Whangaparaoa Peninsula) To: Arles Bay (Whangaparaoa Peninsula)

We travelled [2.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [At anchor in 4-8m, only one other boat here, expecting winds to be more northerly during our stay.]

General Comments: [At Okoromai Bay we had a day of sunshine and managed to explore Shakespear Park (yes, Shakespear without the last 'e'), and a day of heavy rain hunkered down and catching up with photos, blog, Christmas, etc. Kyle is 90% recovered regarding his back. Already the Auckland Marinas are full which is messing with our NYE plans (oh well). We suddenly seem busy again and appreciated the rain time to catch up.]

At: 12:50(NZDT) 21-Dec-2018, Outside Temp: 21C (69.8F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 22.7C (72.86F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

36º 37.08' S174º 48.468' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Okoromai Bay (Whangaparaoa Peninsula)
From: Tiritiri Matangi Island (Hobbs Beach) To: Okoromai Bay (Whangaparaoa Peninsula)

We travelled [4.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 3.5-5.5m Of mud/sand, tucked in behind high cliffs and expensive looking houses - but with a sneak view of Sky Tower in the far distance.]

General Comments: [We had a fantastic sunny day ashore at Tiritiri Magangi Island. Blue sky, lots of birds, and stunning displays of the coastline dotted with the the New Zealand Christmas Tree (the Pohutukawa tree which has a stunning red floral display this time of year). We'd have liked to have spent longer, but moved on since there are unfavorable winds forecast.]

At: 17:12(NZDT) 18-Dec-2018, Outside Temp: 25.6C (78.08F), Humidity:53%, Water Temp: 24.6C (76.28F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

36º 36.18' S174º 53.07' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Tiritiri Matangi Island (Hobbs Beach)
From: Kawau Island (Bon Accord Harbour) To: Tiritiri Matangi Island (Hobbs Beach)

We travelled [12.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [10.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [At anchor in nice sandy cove (3.5-5.5m) Just off Hobbs Beach. Thanks to a nice clear day, we have a distant view (maybe 16nm away) of the Auckland Skyline and Sky Tower (tallest building in Southern Hemisphere)]

General Comments: [Our last anchorage (on Kawau Island) was mostly spent with Kyle recovering from a bad back while celebrating his birthday. Thankfully we were rescued from going completely cabin crazy with a visit from our good boating friends Lyndon and Dave - who also brought us fresh Scallops for today's lunch. With the expectation that Kyle will be mobile enough to go ashore tomorrow, we've moved on to Tiritiri and hope for some walking and bird spotting ashore. The island name (Tiritiri Matangi) means 'tossed by the wind' and we are hoping this doesn't apply during our time here.]

At: 16:38(NZDT) 17-Dec-2018, Outside Temp: 23.7C (74.66F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 22.7C (72.86F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

36º 26.46' S174º 50.382' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Kawau Island (Bon Accord Harbour)
From: Hen and Chicken Islands (Boulder Bay: between Lady Alice and Whatupuke Islands) To: Kawau Island (Bon Accord Harbour)

We travelled [30.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [33.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 5-7m of good sand, close to Smelting Cove and Kawau Island Boating Club)]

General Comments: [A nice sail with the ""new"" spinnaker. Dolphins passed all around us at one point (with no care to stop). No rain so plenty of time to enjoy the views. Unfortunately Kyle's back has gone out in a big way - so he's suddenly an invalid (normally takes 3 days to pass), so I'm not sure how much of this stop we'll get to enjo.]

At: 18:26(NZDT) 13-Dec-2018, Outside Temp: 20.5C (68.9F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 22.2C (71.96F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

35º 53.532' S174º 44.508' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Hen and Chicken Islands (Boulder Bay: between Lady Alice and Whatupuke Islands)
From: Urquhart Bay (Whangarei Harbour) To: Hen and Chicken Islands (Boulder Bay: between Lady Alice and Whatupuke Islands)

We travelled [12.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [10.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Very light winds meant a day motoring across to these Scenic Reserve Islands. We saw so few boats it is crazy! Anchored on a rather rocky bottom in 5-7m)]

General Comments: [We had a fantastic time at Urquhart, exploring ashore (seeing various beautiful flowers, trees, and birds, and getting some altitude exercise!). We were anchored alongside the resident Roger Henry (of Alvah Simon's - North to the Night - fame)]

At: 14:34(NZDT) 12-Dec-2018, Outside Temp: 22.8C (73.04F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 20.2C (68.36F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

35º 50.688' S174º 31.908' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Urquhart Bay (Whangarei Harbour)
From: Whangarei Town Basin Marina To: Urquhart Bay (Whangarei Harbour)

We travelled [9.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [12.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 11m just outside mooring field. Gusty sail with lots of headwind, we sailed with just a reefed jib (since we have our Christmas lights up, and we didn't want to take the all down to sail)]

General Comments: [Strong/gusty wind - hoping for calms so we can go ashore tomorrow - a beautiful little bay that we've never visited by boat before. ]

At: 13:58(NZDT) 10-Dec-2018, Outside Temp: 20.6C (69.08F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 28.7C (83.66F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

35º 43.5' S174º 19.65' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Whangarei Town Basin Marina
From: Norsand Boat Yard (Launched into slipway) To: Whangarei Town Basin Marina

We travelled [1.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Easy motor in light winds, whangarei bridge open on demand - tied to the catamaran dock]

General Comments: [Yes - we are free of the yard (hopefully for at least a year, Kyle hints at years) - now the fun can begin.]

At: 09:16(NZDT) 07-Dec-2018, Outside Temp: 19.2C (66.56F), Humidity:64%, Water Temp: 28.7C (83.66F)
almost 2 years  agoShow

35º 44.07' S174º 21.018' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Outside Norsand Boatyard, Whangarei
From: Whangarei Town Basin Marina To: Outside Norsand Boatyard, Whangarei

We travelled [0.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A short hop back to Norsand in preparation for our haul out tomorrow. Anchored in 2-4m of good mud]

General Comments: [Another opening and passage through the destinctive Whangarei bridge. We've moved now and can start preparing for the haul out - fun very shortly about to end (for a short while) - yard work never fun - but we already know a bunch of other boaters that will be there and have beers arranged :-)]

At: 11:28(NZDT) 26-Nov-2018, Outside Temp: 23.3C (73.94F), Humidity:56%, Water Temp: 29.7C (85.46F)
about 2 years  agoShow

35º 43.512' S174º 19.662' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Whangarei Town Basin Marina
From: Outside Norsand Boatyard, Whangarei To: Whangarei Town Basin Marina

We travelled [1.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A short hop up river to the marina (on the dock)]

General Comments: [We made it to the marina and were instantly welcomed by a host of boats we've met on our travels. Forecast is for a rainy weekend - but since everything is so easy to get to, we are not so worried. A time for a break before the chaos of the haul out.]

At: 10:00(NZDT) 24-Nov-2018, Outside Temp: 21C (69.8F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 28.7C (83.66F)
about 2 years  agoShow

35º 44.418' S174º 20.958' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Outside Norsand Boatyard, Whangarei
From: Pacific Bay (Tutukaka Habour) To: Outside Norsand Boatyard, Whangarei

We travelled [29.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [11.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A mixed day of slow sailing and a bit of motoring once we hit the skinny channel (at least for parts of it). Currently anchored in 2.5-5m of good mud (with several others) - just outside Norsand Boat Yard]

General Comments: [We had a beautiful sunny day, and blue skies to round Bream Head and enter the Whangarei basin. We're all set to go through the bridge and into the Marina in the morning for a weekend of fun before we hit the yard!]

At: 17:08(NZDT) 23-Nov-2018, Outside Temp: 22.8C (73.04F), Humidity:55%, Water Temp: 28.2C (82.76F)
about 2 years  agoShow

35º 36.972' S174º 32.1' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Pacific Bay (Tutukaka Habour)
From: Oakura Bay (off Whangaruru Harbour), Northland, New Zealand To: Pacific Bay (Tutukaka Habour)

We travelled [18.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [16.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [We had a nice fast sail south, and are now anchored on the edge of the mooring field]

General Comments: [The sail south was a mix of bright blue skies and overcast grey. We had several instances of the sea bursting into a boil with a mess of fish - who knows what was going on down there. Kyle insists it is Thanksgiving Day today (this side of the date line) and as such Potato Soup is on the menu (otherwise I'd have been fishing for sure!).]

At: 11:34(NZDT) 22-Nov-2018, Outside Temp: 21.5C (70.7F), Humidity:58%, Water Temp: 24.8C (76.64F)
about 2 years  agoShow

35º 23.232' S174º 20.958' EBegoniaDestination: Whangarei

At Anchor at Oakura Bay (off Whangaruru Harbour), Northland, New Zealand
From: Whangamumu Harbour To: Oakura Bay (off Whangaruru Harbour), Northland, New Zealand

We travelled [11.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [8.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Sailed south, and anchored in 4-7m of good sand.]

General Comments: [Kyle declared another early start today in an attempt to beat the rain (I'm not a fan of anchoring in the rain). We're nestled near the sandy cove with a line of very different homes just up from the shore (holiday homes?), a backdrop of rolling hills and with little rocky islands all around us. Yesterday at anchor we even had a hailstorm (thankfully after our explore ashore) - we are certainly being reminded that we are no longer in the tropics. The cockpit enclosure and cabin heating are appreciated aboard and hats, scarfs and socks are out!]

At: 09:44(NZDT) 21-Nov-2018, Outside Temp: 16.1C (60.98F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 24.3C (75.74F)
about 2 years  agoShow

35º 15.06' S174º 17.772' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Whangamumu Harbour
From: Oruruhoe Bay (by Tawiriwiri Island) To: Whangamumu Harbour

We travelled [10.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Sailed with just the jib around Cape Brett to the outer coastline. Mild seas, easy sail. No other boats (at least not yet) we are anchored in 4-6m.]

General Comments: [We exited the main bay and headed seaward, In a long loop that took us just 2.5 miles from where we started (as the crow flies). We are now anchored in Whangamumu Harbour which is very protected, has no roads (just a hiking trail out to cape Brett) and is the site of an old whaling station. Rain is forecast but we had an early start and hope to get ashore to explore.]

At: 09:36(NZDT) 20-Nov-2018, Outside Temp: 19.7C (67.46F), Humidity:49%, Water Temp: 24.8C (76.64F)
about 2 years  agoShow

35º 13.638' S174º 15.372' EBegonia"At Anchor at Oruruhoe Bay (by Tawiriwiri Island)
From: Matauwi Bay, Bay of Islands (near Russell) To: Oruruhoe Bay (by Tawiriwiri Island)

We travelled [8.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [7.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Sailed against the slight current with just the jib (we were in no rush) to this very picturesque anchorage.]

General Comments: [After a lovely sunny day exploring Russell yesterday, today we have moved the boat towards the Bay of Islands exit, positioning ourselves for a the journey to the South in the morning. Today is drizzly and overcast. We are surrounded by tiny islands covered in oysters at low tide, and topped with lots of green - quite the Maine (USA) vibe here.]

At: 11:50(NZDT) 19-Nov-2018, Outside Temp: 20C (68F), Humidity:60%, Water Temp: 27.2C (80.96F)
about 2 years  agoShow

35º 16.398' S174º 7.53' EBegoniaAt Anchor at Matauwi Bay, Bay of Islands (near Russell)
From: Matauwi Bay, Bay of Islands (off Russell) To: Matauwi Bay, Bay of Islands (near Russell)

We travelled [2.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Motored from the marina to this nearby anchorage, the next bay around from Russell. The place is littered with moorings, but thankfully good shallow mud for some ways beyond]

General Comments: [We escaped the marina in hopes of having some tourist time in the islands. We're starting with Russell - the historic little town once considered for the place as capital of New Zealand. It remains a tiny town and top tourist attraction so it is time to explore!]

At: 13:20(NZDT) 17-Nov-2018, Outside Temp: 26.2C (79.16F), Humidity:40%, Water Temp: 27.7C (81.86F)
about 2 years  agoShow

35º 18.84' S174º 7.362' EBegoniaDay 8 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:South Minerva Reef To:Opua Harbour, New Zealand

ARRIVED!

Progress: [So far we've made [817.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [54.9]nm (through water). We have moved [53.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Despite us having positioned ourselves quite far east to catch the wind and sail in - we still had to motor in patches. We deliberately dawdled and enjoyed the scenery once we entered the bay - as we didn't want to arrive too early at the Quarantine dock (we can overnight here, sleep well, and do all the officialdom in the morning, and only start paying for the marina dock tomorrow!).]

General Comments: [A beautiful sail with just enough sunshine to give us the great views of the islands on the way in. We were welcomed on the radio by Lalamanzi, and had Red Max follow us in all the way to the Quarantine dock. All is well.]

At: 18:02(NZDT) 12-Nov-2018, Outside Temp: 21.8C (71.24F), Humidity:60%, Water Temp: 27.7C (81.86F)
about 2 years  agoShow

34º 42.912' S174º 55.98' EBegoniaDay 8 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:South Minerva Reef To:Opua Harbour, New Zealand

Progress: [So far we've made [762.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [56]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [111.9]nm (through water). We have moved [114.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Finally a whole 24 hours of sailing AND moving (not motoring). Seas are fiine, but overcast all day.]

General Comments: [It looks obvious we'll be there today (possibly even before Sunset). Yesterday, around 4pm, we passed quite the milestone - 8766 hours of being underway aboard Begonia - that is over a year of sailing since we purchased her in June 2012. On the VHF Radio we've been receiving (weak) weather notices from the NZ stations. While the colder weather is an unpleasant shock, the longer days are already being appreciated.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 12-Nov-2018, Outside Temp: 16.9C (62.42F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 25.3C (77.54F)Course: 236(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.3kt, Wind:13Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1024hPa, Swell:1m (to:N)
about 2 years  agoShow

33º 34.872' S176º 47.022' EBegoniaDay 7 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:South Minerva Reef To:Opua Harbour, New Zealand

Progress: [So far we've made [651.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [171]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [83.3]nm (through water). We have moved [92.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Another day of light winds, and a mixture of slow sailing and later motoring. I'm not sure if Kyle is glad to have missed a rough passage (which is more the norm) or so very frustrated that there is not more wind. Either way his favourite phrase is 'stupid wind'.]

General Comments: [Kyle spotted two whales in the distance yesterday (behind us), but otherwise we were quite uneventful. Our wind meter remains turned off and when not motoring we continue to have power issues interfering with our Chartplotter and autopilot - it keeps us alert!]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 11-Nov-2018, Outside Temp: 18C (64.4F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 27C (80.6F)Course: 191(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.7kt, Wind:3Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1022hPa, Swell:1m (to:N)
about 2 years  agoShow

32º 3.72' S177º 3.078' EBegoniaDay 6 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:South Minerva Reef To:Opua Harbour, New Zealand

Progress: [So far we've made [567.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [246]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [107.7]nm (through water). We have moved [112.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Light winds and motoring for much of yesterday evening (poor Kyle), currently sailing with the Spinnaker, gentle seas again]

General Comments: [The NZ airforce plane ORION was in radio distance yesterday - we didn't see it but we heard it call several boats (but could not hear their replies). Our HAM radio is working on the informal Net, but very weak - this time in NZ we really need to get it fixed!]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 10-Nov-2018, Outside Temp: 18.7C (65.66F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 27.7C (81.86F)Course: 181(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.8kt, Wind:5Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:1m (to:S)
about 2 years  agoShow

30º 11.772' S177º 7.152' EBegoniaDay 5 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:South Minerva Reef To:Opua Harbour, New Zealand

Progress: [So far we've made [460.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [344]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [162.4]nm (through water). We have moved [152.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Another day of good wind, with the swell feeling much less choppy now.]

General Comments: [Air and sea temperature continue to drop daily as we head south - I guess that should be expected, but it still remains a shock. We have been listening in to the informal SSB Net daily (with fellow cruisers heading to NZ from Tonga and Minerva) - we can hear most people, but our radio isn't so good and people can rarely hear us. We are also having a host of power issues. When the fridge kicks on - the autopilot goes a little crazy - Kyle is convinced it isn't a battery issue, but it is definitely something we'll have to get fixed sooner rather than later. We ate up the last of the salad yesterday (I forgot to mention salad in our last post), and are doing well on the food front I think with that fine balance of having plenty, without having too much of anything that might be confiscated on arrival in NZ.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 09-Nov-2018, Outside Temp: 18C (64.4F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 28.2C (82.76F)Course: 165(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.7kt, Wind:8Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:W)
about 2 years  agoShow

27º 42.09' S177º 39.45' EBegoniaDay 4 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:South Minerva Reef To:Opua Harbour, New Zealand

Progress: [So far we've made [297.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [489]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [165.8]nm (through water). We have moved [137.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Finally - yesterday morning the wind arrived and we could both sail and move at a fair speed again. Last 24 hour average is 6.9kt - much better. Seas are bouncy, and we reefed - but it feels good to be moving properly again]

General Comments: [Each day I sort through a different food tub/locker looking for foods that need to be inspected on arrival, and making sure nothing has escaped my notice/memory. Yesterday we used up the last of the bell peppers, and the last of the bananas. We only have carrots and onion remaining as fresh veggies, and we'll have no trouble eating them during this trip.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 08-Nov-2018, Outside Temp: 19C (66.2F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 29.7C (85.46F)Course: 198(degT), Speed Over Ground:8.9kt, Wind:14Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:2m (to:NW)
about 2 years  agoShow

25º 37.362' S178º 43.89' EBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:South Minerva Reef To:Opua Harbour, New Zealand

Progress: [So far we've made [131.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [629]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [62.9]nm (through water). We have moved [74.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Light winds occasionally stopped. We spent just 2 hours motoring yesterday and another 2.5 overnight (mostly to stop us going backwards). Finally the wind has arrived and we are sailing with a reliable speed (but into a swell - so quite bouncy)]

General Comments: [With the calm conditions of yesterday life aboard was easy - I made some yogurt and cooked up a fish chowder (fish kinly donated by Pogeyan). We had some really appreciated help from Ludger (Green Duck) with instructions to help diagnose the fault with our Wind Meter (Kyle will look at that on his daytime watch), but for now are still sailing without it.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 07-Nov-2018, Outside Temp: 20.4C (68.72F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 31.1C (87.98F)Course: 190(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.8kt, Wind:12Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
about 2 years  agoShow

24º 43.008' S179º 40.362' EBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:South Minerva Reef To:Opua Harbour, New Zealand

Progress: [So far we've made [69.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [699]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [69.0]nm (through water). We have moved [80.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Light winds and a gentle swell, make the close hauled sailing slow but straightforward.]

General Comments: [With our wind speed indicator broken means we can't set the autopilot to sail to the wind, but constantly have to tweak the direction we are sailing to avoid luffing the sails and stalling the boat. With calm seas and light winds at least make using the hand held wind meter easy. It certainly feels cooler and even with the enclosure we need a jumper/sweater or a jacket at night. No need to try fishing as a fellow cruiser, Pogeyan, gave us a very large helping of Trevalli (a white fish) to enjoy.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 06-Nov-2018, Outside Temp: 20C (68F), Humidity:63%, Water Temp: 31.6C (88.88F)Course: 175(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.7kt, Wind:6Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:2m (to:N)
about 2 years  agoShow

23º 56.61' S179º 6.858' WBegoniaAt Anchor at South Minerva Reef
From: South Minerva Reef To: South Minerva Reef

We travelled [1.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Motored South in the reef for better protection from expected winds.]

General Comments: [We've had several days of snorkelling mixed with minor boat chores (including cleaning the boat bottom). Aside from an overnight visit from the NZ catamaran Katariana we've been the only boat here, while we understand that today there was 10 boats at North Minerva. Not sure how boats decide which reef to anchor in - but we are enjoying the feeling of it being 'our' reef for now. It will still be several days (early November) before we depart for NZ.]

At: 16:48(TOT) 29-Oct-2018, Outside Temp: 25.5C (77.9F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 33.1C (91.58F)
about 2 years  agoShow

23º 55.512' S179º 5.982' WBegoniaAt Anchor - South Minerva Reef

Progress: [So far we've made [291.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [5.3]nm (through water). We have moved [2.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Safely at anchor on sand shelf (6m)]

General Comments: [We made it - we delayed our entrance a little more to avoid the worse of the sun (our anchorage was basically into the sun from the pass). No sign of any other boats here, nor at the North Reef as we passed by.]

At: 08:44(TOT) 25-Oct-2018, Outside Temp: 24C (75.2F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 31.1C (87.98F)
about 2 years  agoShow

23º 52.722' S179º 5.592' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Big Mama Yacht Club, Pangaimotu Island, Tongatapu Group, Tonga To:*South* Minerva Reef

Progress: [So far we've made [286.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [5]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [137.8]nm (through water). We have moved [149.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Passage continued to be rather bouncy. At one point we we had nearly everything unreefed, but then realized we'd need to slow down so as not to arrive in dark, so sailed much of the night on just a reefed jib. We can see the lighthouse entrance (to S. Minerva) and breakers, so should be anchored well before noon.]

General Comments: [I was assuming we were headed for North Minerva Reef, until I paid attention the route named Kyle had assigned - and finally realized we were headed for South Minerva Reef (the one that looks like a drunken figure 8). We've seen no other ships on our passage, and few birds. All is well.]

At: 06:00(TOT) 25-Oct-2018, Outside Temp: 21.1C (69.98F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 31.1C (87.98F)Course: 233(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.5kt, Wind:14Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:25%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:2m (to:W)
about 2 years  agoShow

22º 21.132' S176º 57.642' WBegoniaDestination: Opua

Day 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Big Mama Yacht Club, Pangaimotu Island, Tongatapu Group, Tonga To:North Minerva Reef

Progress: [So far we've made [148.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [154]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [148.7]nm (through water). We have moved [124.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [A rough and bouncy ride, slowly calming a tad. We've been mostly sailing with double reefed main and jib and are slowly starting to unreef, we've averaged over 7kts despite the waves.]

General Comments: [We departed Tonga at a civilized time, and were followed later by Carpe Mare (which we expect to see in Minerva). Kyle had installed the enclosure for the passage and overnight I was especially grateful for that. All is well aboard, and we have plenty of fresh fruit and veggies for our passage and our time at Minerva.]

At: 06:00(TOT) 24-Oct-2018, Outside Temp: 21.6C (70.88F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 32.1C (89.78F)Course: 232(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.6kt, Wind:16Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:W)
about 2 years  agoShow

21º 7.482' S175º 9.762' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Big Mama Yacht Club (bar) Pangaimotu Island, Tongatapu Group, Tonga
From: Kelefesia Island (Ha'apai/Nomuka Group Group, Tonga) To: Big Mama Yacht Club (bar) Pangaimotu Island, Tongatapu Group, Tonga

We travelled [52.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [44.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Large swell and beam reach for a fast and furious passage. Quite rough to exit the island pass at the start. Anchored in 7m of sand at Big Mama'a. ]

General Comments: [We'll be here for several days, awaiting the next window to depart for New Zealand. We were here last year, and even from the boat at anchor, the damage is obvious at Big Mama's from last years cyclone. The dock is gone. There are also a number of new wrecks since last year in the outer harbor area (commercial vessels). As we approached the island we were called by Lalamanzi, our South African Cruising friends who were unfortunately departing as we arrive; we managed a quick chat on the radio and a wave as we sailed by each other - they will lead the way to New Zealand.]

At: 14:14(TOT) 17-Oct-2018, Outside Temp: 24.5C (76.1F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 33.6C (92.48F)
about 2 years  agoShow

20º 30.108' S174º 44.442' WBegoniaDestination: Nuku'alofa

At Anchor at Kelefesia Island (Ha'apai/Nomuka Group Group, Tonga)
From: Nomuka Iti (Ha'apai Group) To: Kelefesia Island (Ha'apai/Nomuka Group Group, Tonga)

We travelled [21.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [13.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Motored the whole way against headwind (short hop), anchorage behind the shelter of the island and reef (in 10m of sand with scattered bommies)]

General Comments: [I tried fishing again this trip - no luck again. We'll hang out here for several days as we wait out some stronger winds (from S/SE) expected over the next few days.]

At: 11:06(TOT) 14-Oct-2018, Outside Temp: 26.8C (80.24F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 35C (95F)
about 2 years  agoShow

20º 16.692' S174º 47.91' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Folifuka Island (Vava'u Group, Tonga) #14 To:Nomuka Iti (Ha'apai Group)

Progress: [So far we've made [110.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [2.6]nm (through water). We have moved [2.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Good beam reach sailing, we had to reef and then hove-to in order to avoid arriving at dark. There was a lot of lightning all night (distant), and Kyle got a heavy downpour and lots of sail changes on his watch. On approach the anchorage looked littered with bommies, but once closer we found a giant patch of good sand in 6-7m.]

General Comments: [A fine sail, we are now anchored off Nomuka Island (home of an old prison), Kyle saw a whale on approach (long gone now). We will rest up and most likely depart in the morning to get further south.]

At: 07:24(TOT) 13-Oct-2018, Outside Temp: 25.2C (77.36F), Humidity:90%, Water Temp: 34.5C (94.1F)
about 2 years  agoShow

18º 42.768' S174º 8.352' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Folifuka Island (Vava'u Group, Tonga) #14
From: Langito'o Island (Vava'u Group) To: Folifuka Island (Vava'u Group, Tonga) #14

We travelled [4.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Short motor sail at high water to next planned anhorage - Good sand holding (10-11m).]

General Comments: [Easy entry in morning light and with OpenCPN and sat photos to be double sure. Plenty of signs of life on island (scattered houses/huts). No other sailboats currently, more snorkelling planned, supposedly the best!]

At: 09:16(TOT) 10-Oct-2018, Outside Temp: 27C (80.6F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)
about 2 years  agoShow

18º 43.53' S174º 5.4' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Langito'o Island (Vava'u Group)
From: Nuku Island (Vava'u Group, Tonga) - #8 Anchorage To: Langito'o Island (Vava'u Group)

We travelled [5.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Unable to find a free/suitable mooring around Lape Island or Vaka'eitu Island - we motored about and found this nice anchorage spot (Shallow sand shelf). We are just outside a protected area, and with a nice reef nearby to swim on - we plan to take the dingy over to the famed Coral Gardens once we are sure the boat is settled and safe in all currents.]

General Comments: [We spotted a turtle swim by as we were busy looking for some place to anchor and are looking forward to some more snorkelling]

At: 09:32(TOT) 07-Oct-2018, Outside Temp: 27.8C (82.04F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)
about 2 years  agoShow

18º 42.798' S174º 2.232' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Nuku Island (Vava'u Group, Tonga) - #8 Anchorage

From: Neiafu (#3 Anchorage) To: Nuku Island (Vava'u Group, Tonga) - #8 Anchorage

We travelled [6.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Light winds - motor sailed between anchorages - arrived to find Green Duck already here, staging for a trip to Fiji!]

General Comments: [After a hectic string of activities and busy evenings with the ""Blue Water festival"", we've moved to one of the nearby tranquil anchorages for some downtime and snorkelling]

At: 14:32(TOT) 05-Oct-2018, Outside Temp: 30.8C (87.44F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)
about 2 years  agoShow

18º 41.238' S174º 1.368' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Mala (Anchorage #6), Vava'u Group
From: Neiafu Mooring Field To: Mala (Anchorage #6), Vava'u Group

We travelled [5.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Vava'u Island Gropu anchorage #6 in Tongan charts: Mala - looks like we can expect some nice snorkelling]

General Comments: [Mooring balls are full and we had to vacate ours for the charter fleet - we've relocated to a nearby anchorage for a few days - but plan to return to Neiafu (presumably to anchor) in time for the Tongan Bluewater Festival to start (this weekend)]

At: 15:02(TOT) 25-Sep-2018, Outside Temp: 28.2C (82.76F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)
about 2 years  agoShow

18º 39.42' S173º 58.938' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Neiafu Mooring Field

From: Neiafu Customs dock To: Neiafu Mooring Field

We travelled [0.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [0.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Completed customs - moved to town mooring]

General Comments: [Will go ashore and get cash and SIM cards etc once we can prep the dinghy - fun can start after that!]

At: 10:10(TOT) 24-Sep-2018, Outside Temp: 27.8C (82.04F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
about 2 years  agoShow

18º 39.138' S173º 59.112' WBegoniaDestination: Neiafu

Day 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Alofi (Niue) To:Neiafu (Vava'u, Tonga)

Made it!

Progress: [So far we've made [263.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [49.7]nm (through water). We have moved [29.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Arrived at the customs dock (welcome from Ma'he, customs security - says to expect clearance at 9:30am tomorrow) - amazingly none of the other boats are here (maybe anchored nearby?) Once we had the island in sight we had light head winds - so we motored much of today (Kyle was not so happy)]

General Comments: [Lovely calm seas around the north of the island, not much traffic, and no whales spotted.]

At: 18:52(TOT) 23-Sep-2018, Outside Temp: 27.5C (81.5F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)
about 2 years  agoShow

18º 27.102' S173º 30.438' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Alofi (Niue) To:Neiafu (Vava'u, Tonga)

Progress: [So far we've made [213.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [43.5]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [121.7]nm (through water). We have moved [119.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [All day we continued to have an easy down wind sail with occasional (light) squalls. Since midnight all has changed. The wind has swung from all directions, mini-squalls are frequent and not-surprisingly seas are very mixed.]

General Comments: [We still expect (hope) to arrive later this afternoon in the main town - where we can wait at the wharf for clearance in the morning.]

At: 06:00(TOT) 23-Sep-2018, Outside Temp: 25.2C (77.36F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)Course: 268(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.4kt, Wind:11Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:2m (to:SW)
about 2 years  agoShow

18º 38.22' S171º 24.882' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Alofi (Niue) To:Neiafu (Vava'u, Tonga)

Progress: [So far we've made [92.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [163]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [92.0]nm (through water). We have moved [88.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Downwind sailing (jib alone) in some choppy seas (but mostly with the swell). We don't want to arrive before late Sunday afternoon so are not rushing.]

General Comments: [We departed Niue for Tonga the same day as 4 other boats - the customs dock will be crowded when we arrive with just our boats! Weather is cool enough on watch to require a jacket at night. Today we'll try fishing again just in case. We've had a little rain on this passage, but mostly it's been dry. Nothing of significance to report.]

At: 06:00(TOT) 22-Sep-2018, Outside Temp: 24.8C (76.64F), Humidity:86%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)Course: 287(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.4kt, Wind:15Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:W)
about 2 years  agoShow

19º 3.282' S169º 55.488' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Beveridge Reef (Niue) To:Alofi (Niue)

Progress: [So far we've made [156.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [40.9]nm (through water). We have moved [37.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Arrived at mooring (Ball #13) - only 3 other boats here, and supply ship due in tomorrow. We have arranged to clear in in the morning.]

General Comments: [We managed to fly the spinnaker for the whole way - just changing to the jib about 1.5nm off the mooring field so Kyle could get in some practice and pick up the mooring ball under sail. I wasn't so keen - but I should have given him more credit - no issues!]

At: 14:40(NUT) 10-Sep-2018, Outside Temp: 28.2C (82.76F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
about 2 years  agoShow

18º 55.11' S169º 17.238' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Beveridge Reef (Niue) To:Alofi (Niue)

Progress: [So far we've made [116.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [42]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [116.0]nm (through water). We have moved [109.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We've been flying the spinnaker since we departed the pass at Beveridge. Great downwind sailing. Swell OK.]

General Comments: [Attempted some fishing (no luck, even with our new lure) - will try again once daylight begins. A large motor boat/yacht approached Beveridge just as we departed (but didn't enter the pass) we had a short radio chat. Last night Kyle witnessed a pretty impressive meteor - as it entered the atmosphere it left behind a glow for several seconds - must have been HUGE!]

At: 05:00(NUT) 10-Sep-2018, Outside Temp: 24.2C (75.56F), Humidity:86%, Water Temp: 34.5C (94.1F)Course: 270(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.6kt, Wind:11Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:25%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:2m (to:W)
about 2 years  agoShow

20º 0.762' S167º 44.94' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Beveridge Reef (Niue)
From: Beveridge Reef (Niue) To: Beveridge Reef (Niue)

We travelled [0.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Short relocate]

General Comments: [Relocate to be nearer to Ganesh (for dinner invite)]
about 2 years  agoShow

19º 59.622' S167º 44.592' WBegoniaArrived and at anchor in Beveridge Reef (Niue)

Progress: [So far we've made [563.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [62.9]nm (through water). We have moved [46.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [It felt touch and go - but we DID make it safely anchored well before dark. We'll be here for around a week and there is expected to be quite a bit of wind during our stay (great for the wind generator, not so good for swimming)]

General Comments: [As we approached Beveridge reef we noticed just one boat on the AIS - Ganesh. This boat happens to be the boat of Fatty and Caroline Goodlander - long time heroes of Kyle for their cruising stories in the magazine Cruising World and Captain Fatty's books - the are coming over for lunch/snacks tomorrow and Kyle is very excited. It is the ONLY boat that could be here and not make him feel upset he doesn't have the place to himself. No sign of the 2017 wreck Avanti, and we're not sure if it has broken up or been towed out and sunk at sea. For now, we rest up and reset our sleep patterns for our stay in Beveridge Reef. Air and water temperatures cooled a bit as we sailed south!]

At: 17:15(NUT) 26-Aug-2018, Outside Temp: 24.9C (76.82F), Humidity:61%, Water Temp: 33.6C (92.48F)
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19º 47.718' S166º 57.222' WBegoniaDay 5 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Suwarrow Island (Cook Islands) To:Beveridge Reef (Niue)

Progress: [So far we've made [500.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [54]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [118.7]nm (through water). We have moved [105.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [The wind finally picked up after yesterday's dismal progress - although most of yesterday was slow also, we are now making good speed again. Seas have risen and are now calming again. We've been bouncing around a lot.]

General Comments: [Last night the gooseneck (the hardware that connects the boom to the mast) lost its pin and hardware. Luckily we had a long carriage bolt that is temporarily doing the job (hopefully it will last until NZ). We are hoping we make it in daylight today (if not we'll have to hold offshore pretty much all night - it will be a close call time wise.]

At: 06:00(NUT) 26-Aug-2018, Outside Temp: 23C (73.4F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 34C (93.2F)Course: 258(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.7kt, Wind:10Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:35%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:2m (to:N)
over 2 years  agoShow

18º 37.278' S165º 33.492' WBegoniaDay 4 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Suwarrow Island (Cook Islands) To:Beveridge Reef (Niue)

Progress: [So far we've made [381.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [155]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [57.3]nm (through water). We have moved [65.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [As forecast we had very little wind (especially after noon and through the night) - we had several sub 1nm hours. Also the wind swung around a lot, but thankfully the swell was quite light (low with long periods). We are hoping that the wind will return by dark today, maybe earlier. We look forward to it.]

General Comments: [When we departed suwarrow we caught our chain on a bommie AND this seems to have broken our windlass. We had to hoist the remaining chain by hand (and had assistance to unravel our chain from the lovely Nick from Unicorn). Once we arrive in Beveridge we'll need to just drop the chain manually (easy) and then (hopefully) we'll have some time to fix the windlass before we depart. If we are lucky there won't be too many new jobs to add to the list by the time we arrive!]

At: 06:00(NUT) 25-Aug-2018, Outside Temp: 24.2C (75.56F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)Course: 204(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.1kt, Wind:3Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1m (to:W)
over 2 years  agoShow

17º 35.1' S165º 10.992' WBegoniaDestination: Alofi

Day 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Suwarrow Island (Cook Islands) To:Beveridge Reef (Niue)

Progress: [So far we've made [324.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [211]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [165.6]nm (through water). We have moved [150.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Wind is reducing, and swell is much more comfortable this morning. Winds for the next 24 hours are expected to be frustrating.]

General Comments: [When Kyle unreefed the main last night, a flying fish fell out of the folds (Ewwwww). All is well aboard, and we may even try to catch a fish with our new Lure (courtesy of Nick on Urchin)]

At: 06:00(NUT) 24-Aug-2018, Outside Temp: 25.5C (77.9F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)Course: 200(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.8kt, Wind:10Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:25%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
over 2 years  agoShow

15º 17.07' S164º 8.472' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Suwarrow Island (Cook Islands) To:Beveridge Reef (Niue)

Progress: [So far we've made [158.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [355]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [158.6]nm (through water). We have moved [127.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [A great start to our passage - boisterous seas, and lots of rain overnight (not so great), we are sailing with heavily reefed main and jib. We expect the rest of the day to remain rough (per forecast)]

General Comments: [After another amazing stay at Suwarrow, with basket weaving, snorkelling, manta rays and lots of sunset socializing (and music), we finally move on for Beveridge Reef (just as we did last year).]

At: 06:00(NUT) 23-Aug-2018, Outside Temp: 26.2C (79.16F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)Course: 201(degT), Speed Over Ground:8.4kt, Wind:20Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:W)
over 2 years  agoShow

13º 24.93' S163º 6.6' WBegoniaDay 6 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Maupiti (off Pauma Town) To:Suwarrow Island (Cook Islands)

Progress: [So far we've made [724.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [5.1]nm (through water). We have moved [11.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Anchored! When we arrived there were 11 other boats already here, and one just a little further out to sea waiting to enter - Still lest crowded than a week ago, but it took us some time to find an anchor spot we were happy with (actually, we never did, we just kept lowering our standards until we met with what was available.). We are anchored in 9m of water with lots of bommies (Kyle is about to go add floats to the chain once we've done our paperwork).]

General Comments: [Once the sun was good and up we entered the pass and then spent some time (an hour) looking for the perfect spot to anchor (which didn't exist). Today is forecast to be good weather but then rain for the following 2 days - so we'll have plenty of time to recover before we explore much.]

At: 08:44(THAT) 11-Aug-2018, Outside Temp: 27.3C (81.14F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F)
over 2 years  agoShow

13º 13.818' S163º 4.98' WBegoniaDay 6 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Maupiti (off Pauma Town) To:Suwarrow Island (Cook Islands)

Progress: [So far we've made [719.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3.4]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [149.8]nm (through water). We have moved [145.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Wind and swell slowly backed to come from the stern. We arrived outside the island and are now simply waiting for daylight to enter. Given that we slowed down and are now stopped - we've had another great sailing day (distance wise)]

General Comments: [We've no idea how busy Suwarrow is but Kyle is convinced he can see lights for at least 9 boat (and no doubt there are more hidden by the island). We're looking forward to arriving and being able to get our sleep clocks back in sync.]

At: 06:00(THAT) 11-Aug-2018, Outside Temp: 26.5C (79.7F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F)Course: 198(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.7kt, Wind:12Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:1m (to:NW)
over 2 years  agoShow

13º 12.372' S160º 35.58' WBegoniaDay 5 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Maupiti (off Pauma Town) To:Suwarrow Island (Cook Islands)

Progress: [So far we've made [569.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [150]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [115.4]nm (through water). We have moved [100.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Rain! Lots of drizzle and occasional downpours, and the wind shifts, lulls and gusts to go along with it called for plenty of reefing and un-reefing. Yesterday was a frustrating day with a few hours of less than 1nm. If the forecasts are correct we can now expect good winds for the rest of the passage (just one frustrating day isn't too bad)]

General Comments: [All is looking well to arrive at Suwarrow on Saturday (tomorrow). Early this morning Kyle was joined by a large patch of bioluminescence about the size of the boat and just a couple of meters of the boat to one side. He's not 100% sure what it was but something very big travelling very fast alongside the boat (possibly a whale, but no spouting - a mystery of the deep. ]

At: 06:00(THAT) 10-Aug-2018, Outside Temp: 25.7C (78.26F), Humidity:87%, Water Temp: 37.4C (99.32F)Course: 269(degT), Speed Over Ground:8.1kt, Wind:16Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:2m (to:N)
over 2 years  agoShow

13º 24.96' S158º 53.208' WBegoniaDay 4 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Maupiti (off Pauma Town) To:Suwarrow Island (Cook Islands)

Progress: [So far we've made [454.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [250]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [151.0]nm (through water). We have moved [143.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Winds have been calming, and seas are smoothing out (but we are still making good speed). Light rain has just started and we expect rain for the next day or so as a front passes us.]

General Comments: [Aside from keeping watch and managing the sailing (which takes only occasional effort), we've been occupying ourselves with our podcasts and books (even Kyle is reading). We have yet to see any other boats, planes, etc - nothing but birds. A second day of trying to fish produced 0 results.]

At: 06:00(THAT) 09-Aug-2018, Outside Temp: 27.1C (80.78F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F)Course: 300(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.3kt, Wind:12Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:S)
over 2 years  agoShow

14º 6.75' S156º 31.86' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Maupiti (off Pauma Town) To:Suwarrow Island (Cook Islands)

Progress: [So far we've made [303.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [389]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [182.0]nm (through water). We have moved [173.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Waves are big and wild enough to make for a bouncy ride (rolling and lurching), but weather has been clear and nice (warm). We are making a fantastic average speed of OVER 7.5kt)]

General Comments: [We've seen no boats nor whales so far on this passage - only a mix of occasional birds. The sunsets have been spectacular, all is well, although Kyle did have to fix a leak that had saltwater dripping at the bottom of our bed.]

At: 06:00(THAT) 08-Aug-2018, Outside Temp: 26.7C (80.06F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)Course: 297(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.6kt, Wind:13Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:2m (to:SW)
over 2 years  agoShow

15º 26.118' S153º 52.722' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Maupiti (off Pauma Town) To:Suwarrow Island (Cook Islands)

Progress: [So far we've made [121.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [553]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [121.2]nm (through water). We have moved [112.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Good Sailing wind so far - backing from around 60 degrees point of sail to 120 so far - we continue north of our ideal line to allow for changes to the wind expected later in the passage]

General Comments: [We left Maupiti earlier than expected (we were just all ready and thought we may as well depart) - the pass was a picture of calm on the way out. We are adjusting still to our sleep patterns, but all is well.]

At: 06:00(THAT) 07-Aug-2018, Outside Temp: 26.3C (79.34F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)Course: 307(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.7kt, Wind:23Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:2m (to:SW)
over 2 years  agoShow

16º 26.778' S152º 14.568' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Maupiti (off Pauma Town)
From: Bora Bora (off Motu Ahuna) To: Maupiti (off Pauma Town)

We travelled [26.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [27.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A day of light winds (Spinnaker!) which were a just light enough to be frustrating for the first 4 hours. The pass into Maupiti was quite dramatic (due to the big swells that hit that direct area), and we needed more RPM that Kyle normally feels comfortable with to push in and make way against the current.]

General Comments: [Mooring balls reported to exist appear absent so we anchored in 3.1m of sand. We'll hold out here for a few days until the forecasts for the passage on to Suwarrow suits us (and the pass here in Maupiti is safe to exit).]

At: 16:24(THAT) 03-Aug-2018, Outside Temp: 27.5C (81.5F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F)
over 2 years  agoShow

16º 29.16' S151º 46.248' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Bora Bora (off Motu Ahuna)
From: Bora Bora (Viatape Town Quay) To: Bora Bora (off Motu Ahuna)

We travelled [1.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in a great patch of sand (3.3m) along with Nemo and Savanah]

General Comments: [We finally managed to get fuel, and water before departing Viatape and are now set at anchor with the laundry air drying - ready to depart in the morning. Electronic issues continue to taunt us, Kyle's watch no longer keeps the right time for more than a few hours (then just jumps around the clock to random times), his phone finally died when attempting some last minute updates and we have made progress but still don't have a functioning Mac computer (just one that will finally boot up, but without any of our apps and data on it as of yet)]

At: 13:08(THAT) 02-Aug-2018, Outside Temp: 29.4C (84.92F), Humidity:65%, Water Temp: 37.4C (99.32F)
over 2 years  agoShow

16º 30.438' S151º 45.12' WBegoniaAt Dock at Bora Bora (Viatape Town Quay)
From: Bora Bora (Bloody Mary's Restaurant) To: Bora Bora (Viatape Town Quay)

We travelled [2.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Tied to town dock - wakes make it very choppy towards the corner, so we hope to move along once some of the other boats depart]

General Comments: [We attempted to get our Duty free fuel today - but were unable to do so without our exit paperwork - so that will be our next job.]

At: 11:22(THAT) 31-Jul-2018, Outside Temp: 29.8C (85.64F), Humidity:65%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)
over 2 years  agoShow

16º 31.638' S151º 44.688' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Bora Bora (Bloody Mary's Restaurant)
From: Bora Bora (Pt Tepuhoro, Motu Farone - far SE motu) To: Bora Bora (Bloody Mary's Restaurant)

We travelled [10.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Returned to Bloody Mary's mooring - we'll spend two nights here (it isn't open on Sundays so we'll be a customer on Monday!)]

General Comments: [Today's sail was #300 in our Begonia Logbook - we'll celebrate (as if we need an excuse!). After a lovely day sailing in the dinghy and snorkelling, we've moved back towards the town and finally plan to go ashore in Bora Bora in the morning!]

At: 12:22(THAT) 29-Jul-2018, Outside Temp: 29.2C (84.56F), Humidity:65%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)
over 2 years  agoShow

16º 32.622' S151º 42.6' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Bora Bora (Pt Tepuhoro, Motu Farone - far SE motu)
From: Bora Bora (Off Pt. Tuiahora) To: Bora Bora (Pt Tepuhoro, Motu Farone - far SE motu)

We travelled [6.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in large sand patch (1.9m)]

General Comments: [We attempted to head to the far south of the main island, but it was shallow and most areas blocked from anchoring by the fancy hotels - so we settled for this area. We have a good breeze to keep cool and keep the power up and there is apparently some good snorkelling to be had here.]

At: 11:16(THAT) 27-Jul-2018, Outside Temp: 27.1C (80.78F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 2 years  agoShow

16º 29.418' S151º 42.462' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Bora Bora (Off Pt. Tuiahora)
From: Bora Bora (Toopua - Sting ray area) To: Bora Bora (Off Pt. Tuiahora)

We travelled [8.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [4.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 1.8m of sandy bottom]

General Comments: [We've motored around to the NE corner of the island, past many beautiful luxury hotels - mostly with thatched apartments over the water, steps down to the sea and a private freshwater swimming pool on the deck… Oh wow! We are anchored near where we can expect to see manta rays and as we arrived we saw a small group of rays frolicking just ahead of the boat. All is well aboard, although computer woes are causing much frustration and time-wasting. Ugh!]

At: 12:26(THAT) 25-Jul-2018, Outside Temp: 28.7C (83.66F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F)
over 2 years  agoShow

16º 31.38' S151º 46.722' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Bora Bora (Toopua - Sting ray area)
From: Tahaa (by Paipai Pass) To: Bora Bora (Toopua - Sting ray area)

We travelled [23.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [15.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [At anchor in 8.5m of sand with scattered larger bommies]

General Comments: [We moved to Bora Boar this morning (early start) and are anchored near the sand shelf famed for its sting rays. The local tour boats feed them, and depsite the official area being a bit of a swim away, we've already seen some from the boat.]

At: 12:18(THAT) 23-Jul-2018, Outside Temp: 29.8C (85.64F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)
over 2 years  agoShow

16º 39.162' S151º 32.61' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Taha'a (by Paipai Pass)
From: Raiatea (Uturoa town) To: Tahaa (by Paipai Pass)

We travelled [6.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [7.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A short motorsail to Taha'a (within same fringing reef as Raiatea) - odd gusts and calm waters. Rain showers continue (and the forecasts indicate that this will continue for the rest of the month! I'm missing the blue skies)]

General Comments: [After a short stay at Uturoa for provisioning we decided to move on to Taha'a rather than spend the night in the town. We hope to get in some snorkelling (between rain showers) before moving on to Bora Bora in a few days time. ]

At: 15:08(THAT) 21-Jul-2018, Outside Temp: 27.5C (81.5F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 2 years  agoShow

16º 43.722' S151º 26.61' WBegoniaAt DOCK at Raiatea (Uturoa town)
From: Raiatea (SE Corner, on sand shelf by reef) To: Raiatea (Uturoa town)

We travelled [10.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [10.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Tied up to town wall. We are quite uncertain regarding the rules and security (with mixed and worrying notes in our guide books) so not sure if we're here just to provision, or to stay the night… Our French neighbour says all is fine and we are good to stay overnight - we'll test out the vibe!]

General Comments: [We thought we'd get to sail here, but the expected winds just didn't arrive - even the outriggers abandoned us as we were too slow to draft/race with.]

At: 10:30(THAT) 21-Jul-2018, Outside Temp: 28.8C (83.84F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 2 years  agoShow

16º 51.93' S151º 20.628' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Raiatea (SE Corner, on sand shelf by reef)
From: Huahine (Fare) To: Raiatea (SE Corner, on sand shelf by reef)

We travelled [24.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [19.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored on giant 2m sand shelf - protected from waves, but with plenty of wind.]

General Comments: [We left Huahine with outrigger races all around us - quite the sight. We are now in Raiatea and plent to spend a couple of days at anchor catching up on odd chores and enjoying the sunny weather the forecasts promise (hopefully they are right and the rain squalls are done!)]

At: 16:38(THAT) 18-Jul-2018, Outside Temp: 28.1C (82.58F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 2 years  agoShow

16º 42.732' S151º 2.328' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Moorea (Opunohu Bay) To:Huahine (Fare)

Safely at anchor!

Progress: [So far we've made [92.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [20.1]nm (through water). We have moved [12.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Made it to anchor between rain showers after our overnight sail. We're anchored in 4m of sand and close to the dingy dock (we can row ashore readily - once we've rested up and cooled off)]

General Comments: [Although we've visited Huahine before, we didn't visit the town of Fare - so we'll be here for a couple of days to explore. We have a sandy beach in front of us, and there are 20+ boats anchored here and to our west on the other side of the channel.]

At: 12:36(THAT) 15-Jul-2018, Outside Temp: 27.1C (80.78F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 2 years  agoShow

16º 45.312' S150º 49.698' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Moorea (off Papetoai Town) To:Huahine (Fare)

Progress: [So far we've made [72.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [17.6]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [70.2]nm (through water). We have moved [72.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Mixed winds (mostly downwind) - and another rip in our Spinnaker (this time small and in a different area) so we are back to wing-on-wing until I can make the repair and with the rolling seas keep spilling our wind from us - frustrating, but headed in the right direction!]

General Comments: [Warm, muggy, with rain showers. The overnight passage is taking longer than we'd hoped but we should still easily arrive today. We are sleeping as we need to in no official shifts and all is well aboard. We left with 4 other boats heading for Huahine, but they all left us early on as they are motor-sailing (or just motoring) and we're persisting with the sails.]

At: 09:00(THAT) 15-Jul-2018, Outside Temp: 26.5C (79.7F), Humidity:82%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)Course: 293(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.6kt, Wind:11Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:N)
over 2 years  agoShow

17º 30.93' S149º 51.108' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Moorea (Opunohu Bay)
From: Moorea (off Papetoai Town) To: Moorea (Opunohu Bay)

We travelled [2.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A short motor around the corner and deep into Opunohu bay.]

General Comments: [After a snorkel on the (modern) tikis at our anchorage we set off around the corner for our next adventure. No need for sails - just an easy motor, and if the weather is good - a hike up a hill tomorrow.]

At: 13:50(THAT) 13-Jul-2018, Outside Temp: 30.5C (86.9F), Humidity:64%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F)
over 2 years  agoShow

17º 29.298' S149º 52.8' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Moorea (off Papetoai Town)
From: Moorea (off Haapiti Town) To: Moorea (off Papetoai Town)

We travelled [16.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [5.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Short but tough sail - mixed winds and swells with us and heavy against us. We motorsailed most of the way and found a spot to anchor in good sand]

General Comments: [A wet sail with plenty of pounding and spray, but we're looking forward to some fun snorkelling. We are anchored in quite the jet ski/dive boat thoroughfare - so it's plenty busy.]

At: 15:16(THAT) 12-Jul-2018, Outside Temp: 28.4C (83.12F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)
over 2 years  agoShow

17º 34.89' S149º 51.96' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Moorea (off point Opaura)
From: Papeete Town Marina - Tahiti To: Moorea (off point Opaura)

We travelled [25.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [17.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Once clear of the protection of Tahiti - we were in 25-30kt of wind today and sailed across to Moorea with 2 reefs in the Jib. Big waves/swells (3m+) so quite the adventure!]

General Comments: [We left Tahiti only after the bakeries had opened and we could collect some baguettes. We picked up some duty-free fuel at Tahinea before leaving Tahiti and set sail across to Moorea. Once arriving at the Matauvau pass, we were joined by a few dolphins - always a pleasure, but it was hard to fully appreciate them as we were being bombarded with big waves and making sure we navigated the entrance to the pass without incident. We are anchored in the sand banks in the lee of the fringing reef with 3 other catamarans and a ketch. Very windy so we'll have plenty of power, but probably won't be cooking up the lovely Tuna we purchased in Tahiti on the back bbq tonight, but will stay hunkered down in the cabin (with plenty of power). Once the wind actually calms down we should be able to get some good snorkelling in.]

At: 11:58(THAT) 10-Jul-2018, Outside Temp: 27.1C (80.78F), Humidity:62%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 2 years  agoShow

17º 32.382' S149º 34.212' WBegoniaAt the dock at Papeete Town Marina - Tahiti
From: Point Venus - Tahiti - French Polynesia To: Papeete Town Marina - Tahiti

We travelled [7.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [4.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [The dock - and two other sailors came to help us with lines once we arrived. We were concerned that there may not have been space as reservations are not taken - but thankfully there were still several spaces big enough for us.]

General Comments: [After an early morning rain shower were pulled up the anchor and moved to the downtown marina in Papeete. From here we can reprovision and dabble in the Heiva entertainment.]

At: 11:22(THAT) 02-Jul-2018, Outside Temp: 27.2C (80.96F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)
over 2 years  agoShow

17º 30.0' S149º 29.808' WBegoniaArrived and safely at anchor in Tahiti (Point Venus)!

Day 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Rotoava Town - Fakarava Atoll To:Point Venus - Tahiti - French Polynesia

Progress: [So far we've made [265.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [11.2]nm (through water). We have moved [9.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Motor the last 12 miles or so into the anchorage (anchored off the Lighthouse in 7-8m of water charts indicate it to be good sand/mud holding)]

General Comments: [We're back in Tahiti - now off for a nap!]

At: 08:12(THAT) 28-Jun-2018, Outside Temp: 27.5C (81.5F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F)
over 2 years  agoShow

17º 26.7' S149º 21.048' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Rotoava Town - Fakarava Atoll To:Point Venus - Tahiti - French Polynesia

Progress: [So far we've made [254.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [10.5]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [128.7]nm (through water). We have moved [121.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We had great wind until the land breeze started up as we made it to the North of the actual island - we are just 10 miles from the pass and not much further to our anchorage at Point Venus - Almost there!]

General Comments: [Another easy day sailing and the night sail made so much more comfortable with the full moon in place. We should be at anchor well before noon.]

At: 06:00(THAT) 28-Jun-2018, Outside Temp: 25.6C (78.08F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)Course: 268(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.8kt, Wind:5Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:1m (to:SW)
over 2 years  agoShow

17º 9.948' S147º 15.54' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Rotoava Town - Fakarava Atoll To:Point Venus - Tahiti - French Polynesia

Progress: [So far we've made [126.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [131]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [126.0]nm (through water). We have moved [115.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Easy Downwind sailing, mild weather and mostly clear skies - Loving it!]

General Comments: [We left Rotoava with two other boats, and after exiting the pass we soon separated, and with no sign of other boats so far it felt light we had the ocean to ourselves all night. The full moon and easy conditions make for perfect night sailing. We're making good progress to Tahiti.]

At: 06:00(THAT) 27-Jun-2018, Outside Temp: 26.5C (79.7F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)Course: 240(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.1kt, Wind:11Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:W)
over 2 years  agoShow

16º 3.87' S145º 37.11' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Rotoava Town - Fakarava Atoll
From: Hirifa Atoll - Fakarava To: Rotoava Town - Fakarava Atoll

We travelled [31.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [27.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored near town with at least 21 other boats including some very large sailing boats (all free moorings taken)]

General Comments: [A beautiful day sailing - protected from the waves and with a great wind - Kyle was happy to make some great speeds as we headed north to the town. We are also looking forward to Pizza for the first time in way too long (so long ago we can't recall - possibly as far back as New Zealand?)]

At: 13:32(THAT) 23-Jun-2018, Outside Temp: 30C (86F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F)
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16º 26.97' S145º 21.972' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:SouthEast Motus - Tahanea To:Hirifa Atoll/Village - Fakarava

Progress: [So far we've made [58.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [47.6]nm (through water). We have moved [45.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Anchored in 4.5m of water in good sand - protected from winds with any East - rare coral patches easily avoided and plenty of palm trees]

General Comments: [An overnight passage mostly spent under bare poles and trying to slow down to await daylight to enter the South pass with a slight flood. Anchorage at pass was crowded so we continued on to Hirifa and will spend a few days here in more tropical bliss.]

At: 07:56(THAT) 20-Jun-2018, Outside Temp: 26.1C (78.98F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
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16º 51.012' S144º 41.598' WBegoniaAt Anchor at West of Pass - Tahanea
From: SouthEast Motus - Tahanea To: West of Pass - Tahanea

We travelled [10.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [8.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Lots of bommies so hard to find a clear patch of sand - anchored in 10.5m with floats on chain]

General Comments: [Moved to be nearer pass for our departure in a few days, but the journey and anchoring was in regular rain squalls. We arrived to find 9 other boats already there (2 leaving and one just about to arrive at the slack water). This was especially helpful when one of our chain floats managed to break free - and both SHERIG and FORTUNA LIGHT kindly offered to go fetch it for us as it drifted off into the atoll. BIG THANKS!]

At: 11:22(THAT) 15-Jun-2018, Outside Temp: 25.2C (77.36F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)
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16º 58.26' S144º 36.468' WBegoniaAt Anchor at SouthEast Motus - Tahanea
From: South motus - Tahanea (Tuamotu Islands) To: SouthEast Motus - Tahanea

We travelled [5.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [4.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [With a forecast of winds from SSE we've moved to the corner of the island (along with 4 other boats). Anchored in 3.8m on sandy shelf with plenty of swing room.]

General Comments: [The colours of the sea and sky and sand are just so perfectly tropical. To date we've had anchorages to ourselves and we've done very little except relax, eat and swim. Forecast is for a few days of rain and we may finally be ready for a few boat jobs. And while it isn't raining we can continue to enjoy the views.]

At: 11:22(THAT) 12-Jun-2018, Outside Temp: 28.5C (83.3F), Humidity:59%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F)
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16º 58.38' S144º 41.628' WBegoniaAt Anchor at South motus - Tahana (Tuamotu Islands)
From: 7 Anchorage Tahana (Tuamotu Islands) To: South motus - Tahana (Tuamotu Islands)

We travelled [4.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Light winds and stunning views - anchored in 2.8m of water on sandy shelf with islands and small reefs in easy swimming distance.]

General Comments: [We moved just a little around the Atoll for a change of view, but it is still white sands and turquoise waters with backdrop of palm covered motus - heaven!]

At: 10:54(THAT) 10-Jun-2018, Outside Temp: 28.7C (83.66F), Humidity:62%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F)
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16º 57.108' S144º 44.622' WBegonia** MADE IT - AT ANCHOR **

Day 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Hao (Tuamotu Group, French Polynesia) To:Tahana (Tuamotu Islands)

Progress: [So far we've made [278.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [47.8]nm (through water). We have moved [35.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Safely at anchor in 4-7m of water at #7 anchorage (so named since it has a sandspit in the shape of a number 7)! We plan to stay at the atoll for about a week, although we might move around to some of the different anchorages.]

General Comments: [Arrived after motoring most of the day. There are a few other boats in the Atoll, but all so far apart as to feel totally private. While looking for an anchor spot we already spotted the small black tip sharks we expected. The water is REALLY clear and all is well.]

At: 16:10(THAT) 07-Jun-2018, Outside Temp: 30.7C (87.26F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 37.9C (100.22F)
over 2 years  agoShow

17º 4.788' S144º 8.928' WBegonia** Correction - passage is from Hao! **

Day 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Hao (Tuamotu Group, French Polynesia) To:Tahana (Tuamotu Islands)

Progress: [So far we've made [230.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [42]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [105.4]nm (through water). We have moved [100.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Last night was a mix of squalls and shifting winds, until the winds decided to drop to a 2kt headwind and leave the sails cracking in the swell. To ensure we make our destination today Kyle started the motor. Forecast is for very little wind for the next week!]

General Comments: [In the first of the rains we managed to top up our shower buckets that we use after swimming, and extra water for some laundry too. Motoring is always a disappointment, but at least we can expect to be at anchor today again. This window to sail across turned out to be shorter than we expected, but at least we managed to sail most of the way.]

At: 06:00(THAT) 07-Jun-2018, Outside Temp: 24.7C (76.46F), Humidity:88%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F)Course: 308(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.6kt, Wind:2Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:N)
over 2 years  agoShow

17º 4.788' S144º 8.928' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Oneaea Bay (Taravai Island, Gambiers) To:Tahana (Tuamotu Islands)

Progress: [So far we've made [230.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [42]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [105.4]nm (through water). We have moved [100.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Last night was a mix of squalls and shifting winds, until the winds decided to drop to a 2kt headwind and leave the sails cracking in the swell. To ensure we make our destination today Kyle started the motor. Forecast is for very little wind for the next week!]

General Comments: [In the first of the rains we managed to top up our shower buckets that we use after swimming, and collect extra water for some laundry too. Motoring is always a disappointment, but at least we can expect to be at anchor today again. This window to sail across turned out to be shorter than we expected, but at least we managed to sail most of the way.]

At: 06:00(THAT) 07-Jun-2018, Outside Temp: 24.7C (76.46F), Humidity:88%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F)Course: 308(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.6kt, Wind:2Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:N)
over 2 years  agoShow

18º 8.718' S142º 47.04' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Oneaea Bay (Taravai Island, Gambiers) To:Tahana (Tuamotu Islands)

Progress: [So far we've made [125.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [136]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [125.5]nm (through water). We have moved [106.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Kyle says: Stupid waves! We're sailing downwind in light wind and rolly seas and it is frustrating. Forecast is for stronger winds, but rain, so we are not sure what we'd prefer. Do I need to say we are missing our spinnaker?]

General Comments: [We really enjoyed our time in Hao, so many spectacular tropical views and just enough of a town to provision from and a daily bakery for our French Baguettes! As we left Hao, 4 new boats were waiting to enter the pass and the two boats that were planning to leave with us decided to delay to another day (that should leave Hoa full as far as dock space is concerned with the 9 boats rafted up to each other). Yesterday our Autopilot broke. We rely on it so much as it allows the person on watch to not be constantly tending the helm (we can make a snack, take a trip to the bathroom, etc, without worrying). Amazingly Kyle took the thing apart at the guts of the arm that connects to our steering bar and (after much diagnosing and testing) found a corroded wire that he cleaned and reconnected - and presto - our Autopilot is back and functioning. I'm HUGELY proud of him, and very happy to have it fixed.]

At: 06:00(THAT) 06-Jun-2018, Outside Temp: 25.8C (78.44F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)Course: 385(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.9kt, Wind:12Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:35%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:3m (to:N)
over 2 years  agoShow

18º 5.928' S140º 54.732' WBegoniaDestination: Hao

Day 6 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Oneaea Bay (Taravai Island, Gambiers) To:Hao (Tuamotu Group, French Polynesia)

Arrived at Hao!

Progress: [So far we've made [509.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [16.6]nm (through water). We have moved [2.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [Tied to the Dock in the old/abandoned Navy harbor. 3 other boats here, but quite, sunny and a light breeze. One of the other boats came and took lines and gave us a nice welcome.]

General Comments: [Arrived! Time to relax (I may take the bicycle in town to source some French bread too)]

At: 10:14(AKST) 01-Jun-2018, Outside Temp: 29.3C (84.74F), Humidity:63%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)
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18º 3.552' S140º 53.622' WBegoniaDay 6 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Oneaea Bay (Taravai Island, Gambiers) To:Hao (Tuamotu Group, French Polynesia)

Progress: [So far we've made [493.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [14]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [52.5]nm (through water). We have moved [59.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Nice easy sailing conditions continued, but by nightfall we were under bare poles to aim to progress as slowly as possible. We are just a short distance from the pass now, awaiting the right light and conditions to enter. A cargo/supply ship has arrived overnight and entered in the dark (but they must know the pass and the route inside the atoll very well).]

General Comments: [With the great moonlight and calm conditions Kyle cried 'Land-Ho' just after midnight! Since then we've been holding off and skirting around the atoll slowly drifting towards the pass. We'll arrive today and are uncertain yet if we'll be able to find a dock (at the abandoned French Navy base) or if we'll be at anchor once we arrive. This will be our first arrival in 6 months at which we are NOT required to check in with any officials (Since we are already cleared into French Polynesia)]

At: 06:00(AKST) 01-Jun-2018, Outside Temp: 25.8C (78.44F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)Course: 296(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.4kt, Wind:8Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:1m (to:NW)
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18º 36.108' S140º 1.482' WBegoniaDay 5 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Oneaea Bay (Taravai Island, Gambiers) To:Hao (Tuamotu Group, French Polynesia)

Progress: [So far we've made [440.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [73.4]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [106.2]nm (through water). We have moved [109.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [We continue to sail with tail winds. We won't arrive today in time for the two key criteria (light conditions and a suitable current at the pass) - so today will be a deliberately slow sail ]

General Comments: [Cloudy conditions continue to hamper power generation via the solar panels. After several days of this, Kyle eventually stated the motor to bring the batteries back to full charge. Kyle was aghast yesterday to learn that 200 boats have registered as crossing the pacific west bound this year (he dislikes crowds, and expects to find them all in any anchorage at the same time! LOL).]

At: 06:00(AKST) 31-May-2018, Outside Temp: 25.6C (78.08F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)Course: 293(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.6kt, Wind:10Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:2m (to:NE)
over 2 years  agoShow

19º 12.462' S138º 12.48' WBegoniaDay 4 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Oneaea Bay (Taravai Island, Gambiers) To:Hao (Tuamotu Group, French Polynesia)

Progress: [So far we've made [334.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [182]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [92.2]nm (through water). We have moved [88.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [Light winds all day yesterday with sloooow progress. Last night the also switched from head to tail winds, and we passed through several rain squalls. We are at last pointing directly towards the goal (with a few atolls more to weave through)]

General Comments: [Last night, the sunset was quite the show - there was barely a sliver of light between the dark low clouds and the distant horizon - but in that sliver, silhouetted by the red of the sunset was band after band of rain - quite the show (and we were headed towards it). With yesterday's slow sailing and calm seas I decided some baking was in order (Bread and muffins). We have plenty of fresh lemons so I planned on making lemon and poppy-seed muffins. However they used not even a whole lemon and it turns out my poppy-seeds were no more after being confiscated in New Zealand - so we had lemon muffins and I'm still left with a bag of lemons! ]

At: 06:00(AKST) 30-May-2018, Outside Temp: 24.6C (76.28F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)Course: 283(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.2kt, Wind:10Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:2m (to:N)
over 2 years  agoShow

19º 51.96' S136º 48.228' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Oneaea Bay (Taravai Island, Gambiers) To:Hao (Tuamotu Group, French Polynesia)

Progress: [So far we've made [242.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [270]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [136.6]nm (through water). We have moved [126.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [Wonderful moonlit, clear night with calm seas (calmer than some of our recent anchoarges). The dead calms forecast yesterday didn't arrive (yay!), so we continue to progress to our destination.]

General Comments: [Lovely sailing (although we are still pushed north of the line we'd like to be taking). We have plenty of fresh fruit aboard (now all tropical, pomplemouse (grapefruit), oranges, coconut, lemons and limes). Still no luck catching a fish. All is well aboard.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 29-May-2018, Outside Temp: 24.8C (76.64F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)Course: 287(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.8kt, Wind:7Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:E)
over 2 years  agoShow

21º 47.742' S135º 52.908' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Oneaea Bay (Taravai Island, Gambiers) To:Hao (Tuamotu Group, French Polynesia)

Progress: [So far we've made [105.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [372]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [105.8]nm (through water). We have moved [93.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [A great start leaving the main atoll, but by dark we had light winds on the nose and were heading much more north than we wanted (but very slowly). After hours of 4-5kt of wind, we had a brief squall and gusts of 26kt (just for variety!)]

General Comments: [Underway again! But this should be our longest passage now for several months. We finally managed to use the last of the bananas (and to Kyle's relief, the last of the eggplant/aubergine). Night has the benefit of relatively clear skies and an almost full moon. While we are headed to Hoa - we have to string a path through numerous other atolls and islands at which it is not possible to anchor (but keep us alert as our route changes in the shifting winds).]

At: 06:00(AKST) 28-May-2018, Outside Temp: 24.1C (75.38F), Humidity:55%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)Course: 323(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.1kt, Wind:10Kt(from:WSE), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NE)
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23º 8.718' S135º 2.988' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Anganui Bay (Taravai Island, Gambiers)

From: Oneaea Bay (Taravai Island, Gambiers) To: Anganui Bay (Taravai Island, Gambiers)

We travelled [0.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [0.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Slightly larger bay but still on NW side of island - anchored in 14m of good sand]

General Comments: [A relocate just a short distance away to get a little better protection from the west winds]

At: 11:32(AKST) 25-May-2018, Outside Temp: 26C (78.8F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)
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23º 9.042' S135º 3.3' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Oneaea Bay (Taravai Island, Gambiers)

From: Rikitea (Mangareva Island, The Gambiers, French Polynesia) To: Oneaea Bay (Taravai Island, Gambiers)

We travelled [10.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [5.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A small bay we have anchored in a patch of sand and close to reefs all around (great snorkelling spot, but only room for one boat)]

General Comments: [After getting the chores of officialdom, laundry and provisioning completed, we escaped the tiny main town and plan to hang out for 3 days totally away from it all. No schedule, no distractions. The sun is shining and all is well - we have a boat full of fruit and other goodies, and from the cockpit are just a short swim from the palm fringed shore and the lush hills of the island.]

At: 12:32(AKST) 24-May-2018, Outside Temp: 26.8C (80.24F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 35C (95F)
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23º 6.78' S134º 57.99' WBegoniaDestination: Rikitea

Day 4 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Pitcairn Island To:Rikitea (Mangareva Island, The Gambiers, French Polynesia)


Progress: [So far we've made [338.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [11.9]nm (through water). We have moved [6.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [Anchored on the far E of the anchorage but close to shore so an easy row to land (followed by a short walk to the centre of the town).]

General Comments: [Arrived! The sun in shining, the hills are lush, and there are about 18 other boats in the anchorage]

At: 09:26(AKST) 22-May-2018, Outside Temp: 26.2C (79.16F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 34.5C (94.1F)
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23º 4.83' S135º 4.35' WBegoniaDay 4 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Pitcairn Island To:Rikitea (Mangareva Island, The Gambiers, French Polynesia)

Progress: [So far we've made [326.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [10.2]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [77.2]nm (through water). We have moved [71.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [Calm seas and light winds.]

General Comments: [We've had land in sight since around 11am yesterday, but with the realization that we would not make it anchored by dark, we held back and spent the extra hours moving around the island to the better marked NW channel - arriving there for first light. We are soon to start the motor and make our way in.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 22-May-2018, Outside Temp: 23.9C (75.02F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)Course: 181(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.2kt, Wind:9Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:W)
over 2 years  agoShow

23º 39.252' S133º 55.68' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Pitcairn Island To:Rikitea (Mangareva Island, The Gambiers, French Polynesia)

Progress: [So far we've made [249.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [75]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [107.9]nm (through water). We have moved [95.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [More downwind sailing but winds were very light for much of yesterday afternoon.]

General Comments: [ We are travelling just 13nm south of the tropics. Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day, so much so that Kyle took off our enclosure, this means we still wear shorts at night but now with a jacket. Being more cloud free has given us some beautiful night skies. Unfortunately the lighter winds put us at risk of not making it to the anchorage before dark today - so we may have to hold off outside the pass (feels like Pitcairn all over again).]

At: 06:00(AKST) 21-May-2018, Outside Temp: 23.7C (74.66F), Humidity:58%, Water Temp: 35C (95F)Course: 261(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.6kt, Wind:14Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1021hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
over 2 years  agoShow

24º 4.41' S132º 14.928' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Pitcairn Island To:Rikitea (Mangareva Island, The Gambiers, French Polynesia)

Progress: [So far we've made [141.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [171]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [141.1]nm (through water). We have moved [131.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [Good downwind sailing with OK swell and clear-ish skies. Happy sailors (but missing the spinnaker)]

General Comments: [We departed Pitcairn at first light after a fantastic day ashore, and loaded with fresh fruit, veggies, and salad stuff from the locals gardens. I gave the local store a general "if you can spare it I'll take some fresh produce" and a price limit - and when we finished our day hiking we were given two large boxes of produce and two very healthy stalks of bananas (some ripe, some not). We must have 100 bananas, and 30 oranges and a LOAD of other stuff - we are in danger of vitamin overload. Yesterday I had to search out a recipe for our 20 Aubergines (Egg Plants) - and we discovered Caponata (a middle east meets Ratatouille dish) and loved it! Our fellow cruising boat Nemo departed ahead of us in the night and we expect to meet them in Mangareva. We are all looking forward to a calm and protected anchorage where we can sleep somewhat stress free after all our recent open anchorages.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 20-May-2018, Outside Temp: 22.7C (72.86F), Humidity:58%, Water Temp: 35C (95F)Course: 309(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.8kt, Wind:13Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1022hPa, Swell:2m (to:W)
over 2 years  agoShow

25º 3.888' S130º 5.748' WBegoniaDay 10 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Hanga Hotuiti (Easter Island) To:Pitcairn Island

Progress: [So far we've made [1312.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [6.3]nm (through water). We have moved [4.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [Safely at anchor - in 12m with a good bit of wind and swell (and this is the protected anchorage)]

General Comments: [After circumnavigating the island overnight we made it to anchor at daybreak - now to go through the checklists and see if we can get ashore.]

At: 08:22(PST) 17-May-2018, Outside Temp: 22.6C (72.68F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 34.5C (94.1F)
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25º 7.188' S130º 8.22' WBegoniaDay 10 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Hanga Hotuiti (Easter Island) To:Pitcairn Island

Progress: [So far we've made [1306.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [4]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [115.2]nm (through water). We have moved [90.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [So close - but we had sight of the island in daylight but were not able to reach the anchorage before dark (just an hour and half short)… So we've been pottering about the island overnight waiting for first light. Mixed seas and wind.]

General Comments: [Once we were finally in radio range we received a welcome to Pitcairn from both the Deputy Mayor (Charlene) and a fellow cruising boat (Nemo) - now all we have to do is get anchored and get ashore (and at some point maybe sleep too). Apparently the supply ship is also due in today so it will be a busy day on the island.]

At: 06:00(PST) 17-May-2018, Outside Temp: 21.5C (70.7F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 34.5C (94.1F)Course: 80(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.5kt, Wind:13Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:3.5m (to:N)
over 2 years  agoShow

25º 5.478' S128º 28.08' WBegoniaDay 9 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Hanga Hotuiti (Easter Island) To:Pitcairn Island

Progress: [So far we've made [1191.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [88]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [123.0]nm (through water). We have moved [116.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [Another frustrating day of sailing. Mostly because of the lack of progress when we really want to be sure to arrive in Pitcairn before dark today (or we'll be holding off just off the island in some rather miserable seas just to wait until daylight), but also because of the very variable winds (again) in both direction and power. Lots of reefing, unfreefing, gybing, etc - and in the rain. ]

General Comments: [Frustration and anticipation are building as is the uncertainty of if we'll be at sea or safely at anchor and sleeping soundly this evening. For now we have a good speed and being at anchor tonight is a possible - but it's bouncy and we need to tweak the sails regularly (reef and unreef) to maximize that speed. Crossing fingers and toes (just in case).]

At: 06:00(PST) 16-May-2018, Outside Temp: 21.8C (71.24F), Humidity:87%, Water Temp: 34C (93.2F)Course: 271(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.6kt, Wind:12Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NW)
over 2 years  agoShow

24º 54.99' S126º 19.662' WBegoniaDay 8 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Hanga Hotuiti (Easter Island) To:Pitcairn Island

Progress: [So far we've made [1068.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [205]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [155.7]nm (through water). We have moved [138.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [We are making good speed, but we are still uncertain if we'll make it to Pitcarin in daylight tomorrow. If we don't make it then, and get to anchor safely, we are not sure if the conditions will allow for our arrival the following day (Thursday) so we are tweaking sails and doing all we can to arrive before nightfall on Wednesday.]

General Comments: [Yesterday we sailed by (within three quarters of a mile of) Ducie Island. Plenty of birds flying everwhere (seemed to be mostly petrels with a few boobies).]

At: 06:00(PST) 15-May-2018, Outside Temp: 22.7C (72.86F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 34.5C (94.1F)Course: 234(degT), Speed Over Ground:6kt, Wind:13Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NW)
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25º 1.128' S123º 47.172' WBegoniaDay 7 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Hanga Hotuiti (Easter Island) To:Pitcairn Island

Progress: [So far we've made [912.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [350]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [145.6]nm (through water). We have moved [109.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [Another very rough day aboard yesterday (bouncing and banging) - finally the headwinds have backed and we now have tail winds and things have smoothed out - we are expecting more rain (tomorrow). Based on current forecasts, we need to get moving on to Pitcairn and so will now just ""drive by"" Ducie and Henderson.]

General Comments: [Starwatching over night has been a pleasure with the milky way popping out of the night sky so clearly.]

At: 06:00(PST) 14-May-2018, Outside Temp: 23.2C (73.76F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 34C (93.2F)Course: 288(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.3kt, Wind:17Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:2m (to:N)
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25º 42.12' S121º 54.672' WBegoniaDay 6 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Hanga Hotuiti (Easter Island) To:Pitcairn Island

Progress: [So far we've made [767.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [471]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [116.7]nm (through water). We have moved [107.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [Wind has picked up again and we are into headwinds with wind and swell against us (conditions are getting rougher). Kyle tells me we'll be back to tail winds by the end of the day… Oh for the trade winds again. I'm also advised to expect rain again later today.]

General Comments: [We found time yesterday to call around the family. The connection wasn't perfect, but its still impressive that we can chat away from so remote a location. Eight years ago today we were just arriving in Bermuda (our first exotic location!) on route to Ireland.]

At: 06:00(PST) 13-May-2018, Outside Temp: 24.1C (75.38F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 34C (93.2F)Course: 242(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.7kt, Wind:15Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:2m (to:E)
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25º 22.77' S119º 57.882' WBegoniaDay 5 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Hanga Hotuiti (Easter Island) To:Pitcairn Island


Progress: [So far we've made [650.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [568]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [145.5]nm (through water). We have moved [127.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [Seas and wind calming down (and boat is slowing down, but still making a reasonable speed), although we are expecting more wind and RAIN from tomorrow. We headed a little north of our expected line yesterday (and are expecting southerly winds later in the trip so we're OK with that)]

General Comments: [We will be sailing past the Pitcairn islands of Ducie and Henderson on route. If conditions allow we may stop at one or both of them, although for now forecast makes it prudent to get to Pitcairn itself and be in its lee before the really strong winds arrive. Decision pending.]

At: 06:00(PST) 12-May-2018, Outside Temp: 23C (73.4F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 33.6C (92.48F)Course: 278(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.7kt, Wind:13Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1021hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:W)
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26º 31.572' S117º 58.968' WBegoniaDay 4 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Hanga Hotuiti (Easter Island) To:Pitcairn Island

Progress: [So far we've made [505.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [687]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [184.6]nm (through water). We have moved [156.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [We continue to make great speed, but swell has meant we've had to gybe out track a little. It is warm enough (with the enclosure) to be wearing shorts at night again).]

General Comments: [Water clearly has more life - even the night-time bioluminescence display is starting to look more like fireworks.]

At: 06:00(PST) 11-May-2018, Outside Temp: 21.7C (71.06F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 33.1C (91.58F)Course: 342(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.8kt, Wind:17Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:35%, Pressure: 1024hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NW)
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26º 29.802' S115º 4.158' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Hanga Hotuiti (Easter Island) To:Pitcairn Island

Progress: [So far we've made [320.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [840]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [180.6]nm (through water). We have moved [169.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]Sailing Conditions [We are making fantastic speed (it feels like forever since we had a 24 hour period this good). We've had steady winds but the big swell remains. Forecast appears to be more of the same at least for the next day or so.]

General Comments: [We are back in the land of flying fish for sure and in the mornings go around the boat and toss back any bodies that have made it on deck. Once the swell calms I think we should actually be able to go fishing successfully (who am I kidding?).]

At: 06:00(PST) 10-May-2018, Outside Temp: 21.3C (70.34F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 33.1C (91.58F)Course: 280(degT), Speed Over Ground:8.2kt, Wind:24Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:25%, Pressure: 1022hPa, Swell:3.5m (to:NW)
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26º 56.472' S111º 57.168' WBegoniaDestination: Adamstown

Day 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Hanga Hotuiti (Easter Island) To:Pitcairn Island

Progress: [So far we've made [139.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1009]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [139.8]nm (through water). We have moved [135.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Mixed/choppy seas. A lot of rain yesterday and overnight (it's great to have the enclosure). Wind has shifted in our favor but the old swell remains and makes things uncomfortable still.]

General Comments: [On departing Easter Island at first light - we managed to lose a boat hook overboard - thankfully it floated and Maryanne went in for a swim to recover it. Yesterday Kyle discovered that the bedroom hatch wasn't closed properly when a wave made its way to him while he slept (oh boy!). As we exchanged watches last night we were suddenly both alarmed by an electrical sparking sound coming from the cockpit. Kyle immediately went to investigate, the sound stopped and he couldn't find anything. It started again and this time Maryanne found the source - a flying fish had landed in the cockpit and as it fluttered its wings in an attempt to escape it made that very sound. The fish was returned to the water and we were relieved nothing worse was afoot. ]

At: 06:00(PST) 09-May-2018, Outside Temp: 21.5C (70.7F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 32.1C (89.78F)Course: 278(degT), Speed Over Ground:8.1kt, Wind:19Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:3m (to:NE)
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27º 8.658' S109º 26.148' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Hanga Roa (Easter Island)

We have moved [9.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored again in deep water (it is exhausting, and we had to reset the anchor when we realized we'd swing too close and possibly into the no go area… Hopefully some time to go ashore today but slim chance.]

General Comments: [Back in Hanga Roa - we'll clear out tomorrow and depart the following morning early (once we've lifted the anchor - that takes a while!)]

At: 15:18(EAST) 06-May-2018, Outside Temp: 27.2C (80.96F), Humidity:56%, Water Temp: 32.6C (90.68F)
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27º 7.698' S109º 15.96' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Hanga Hotuiti (Easter Island)From: Vinapu (Easter Island) To: Hanga Hotuiti (Easter Island)We travelled [8.7]nm (through water) on this trip.

We have moved [7.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]
Location Comments: [Anchored in 24m in a large patch of sand (no other boats today) - with a stunning view of the Ahu Tongariki Moai with The Raruku Crater/Mountain behind. There is a small harbor here that we should be able to get ashore from with the dingy (apparently good for all weather conditions)]

General Comments: [We moved really because landing didn't look so straightforward at Vinapu and the view wasn't so pretty there - from here, it will be much harder to get into town, but the shore access and view more than makes up for it]

At: 11:46(EAST) 01-May-2018, Outside Temp: 26.7C (80.06F), Humidity:65%, Water Temp: 32.1C (89.78F)
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27º 10.71' S109º 24.06' WBegoniaAt Anchor at Vinapu (Easter Island)From: Hanga Roa (Easter Island) To: Vinapu (Easter Island)

We travelled [8.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]


Location Comments: [Anchored in this small anchorage at the end of the airport runway (views of gas tanks) but at least the wind forecast for the next few days will push us off shore. We could have stayed at the previous anchorage but in an abundance of caution we moved to this around the point to be a little better protected. (Unfortunately there is little sand and still a bit of a swell and we've yet to establish how easiy it will be to get ashore]

General Comments: [We had a lovely day ashore with the last of the arrival admin and a nice hike up to a volcanic crater (Rano Kau) and an old ceremonial village ('Orongo) - all just stunning. We even had a couple of dogs adopt us for the walk. After so long at sea the time ashore was really appreciated - and the views were pretty spectacular too.]

At: 17:50(EAST) 30-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 26.6C (79.88F), Humidity:53%, Water Temp: 32.1C (89.78F)
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27º 8.58' S109º 26.238' WBegoniaArrived at Easter Island!

Day 20 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [2295.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [43.1]nm (through water).

We have moved [29.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [At Anchor in 24m and luckily it set first time (we have a trip line just in case). SAG (Agriculture Officialdom) have visited us aboard and given us our paperwork after checking our potatoes and onions and looking for wasps (all clear!).]

General Comments: [We have arrived! The deep water makes anchoring a bit of a pain (lots of scope and hard work joining lines and chain etc) so arrival was a bit of a stress (Will hopefully soon be forgotten once we open the wine). Forecast is not great and we'll have to move tomorrow evening (but hopefully get to stay around the corner a few days at least). We'll spend the rest of the day today getting the boat in order and resting up for a full schedule tomorrow - but YAY, we are HERE. There are 4 other sailboats here and a cargo ship at the same anchorage. We can already see some of the famous Easter Island statues (moai) from our anchorage.]

At: 13:34(EAST) 29-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 26.8C (80.24F), Humidity:53%, Water Temp: 32.6C (90.68F)
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27º 5.772' S108º 52.932' WBegoniaDay 20 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [2252.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [36.8]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [162.7]nm (through water).

We have moved [151.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [More rough seas, but wind calming (main is up now)]

General Comments: [We should be there later today (not sure if we'll get ashore today or just sleep). With a full moon the night sails have been a little easier but right now it is still dark - no sign of land as of yet.]

At: 06:00(EAST) 29-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 21.8C (71.24F), Humidity:63%, Water Temp: 32.1C (89.78F)Course: 313(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.5kt, Wind:17Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:2m (to:W)
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27º 8.148' S106º 2.49' WBegoniaDay 19 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [2089.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [188]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [136.0]nm (through water).

We have moved [131.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Big swells and choppy seas. We've the main down and the jib heavily reefed and sailing downwind ]

General Comments: [Well the wind finally became consistent - leaving us a constantly boisterous ride aboard. We each had quite the white knuckle ride which we are not quite sure if we've seen the worst as of yet. Through a sleepy haze last night I heard Kyle yell "HOLD ON!. (followed by a swear word)" and I did indeed brace myself in bed waiting for the worst - but this monster wave just passed gently under us as calm as anything. We've had a few slam into us and a few land on us (Kyle was stood on the cabin top putting the main away early when a wave wet him to his waist). Still - we are almost there! Yesterday before the strong winds arrived, Kyle was busy checking over things and preparing for the worst. As he lowered the mainsail a washer fell on deck with a "Tink" sound. It is small (so thankfully not for any rigging) - and we have no idea what it is from, Kyle spent ages with binoculars looking to see where it might have come from without luck. Indeed we even posited that our sailing friend from Virginia has found us with a drone as he is in the habit of dropping springs and screws on the deck of fellow boaters just to mess with them.]

At: 06:00(EAST) 28-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 21.7C (71.06F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 32.1C (89.78F)Course: 273(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.3kt, Wind:23Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:4m (to:NW)
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26º 53.532' S103º 36.378' WBegoniaDay 18 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [1953.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [319]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [98.1]nm (through water).

We have moved [84.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [If I mentioned the wind had been frustrating before - I was so wrong. For the last 12 hours it has really kicked up on the frustration scale. Wind has been variable in speed and direction - spending just enough time at any state to trick us in to believing it might be settled. We've reefed - only to find the wind drops to 4kt for the next hour (and with the big swell that means the sails slamming from side to side). Our course has been a constant saw shape and even had us going at 7kt in exactly the wrong direction from time to time overnight... According to the forecast the wind should settle from ESE, but in the meantime it continues to tease us (oh, with rain too).]

General Comments: [Ready to be there (anywhere really).]

At: 06:00(EAST) 27-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 20.4C (68.72F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 31.6C (88.88F)Course: 252(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.9kt, Wind:14Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:N)
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26º 26.73' S102º 7.182' WBegoniaDay 17 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [1855.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [400]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [103.5]nm (through water).

We have moved [99.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We motored much of yesterday to cross the calm and are now in head winds (at least for now). We expect tail winds for much of the last stretch to Easter Island (can't wait!).]

General Comments: [This week I've tried fishing a couple of days - and so far all I have to show for it is one lost hat.. This is more like I'm used to!!!]

At: 06:00(EAST) 26-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 22.1C (71.78F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 32.1C (89.78F)Course: 270(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.3kt, Wind:11Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NE)
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25º 29.37' S100º 37.158' WBegoniaDay 16 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [1751.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [490]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [53.7]nm (through water).

We have moved [69.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [No wind! We are in the middle of a large calm and Kyle is actually motoring through it (at least for now). We've already been motoring for almost 3 hours - which shows that most of the 70 miles we actually moved yesterday was current.]

General Comments: [We found a can of apple pie filling that was quite rusty. I figured I had to use it before the contents found a way out and made a crumb cake. I think even with our best efforts it is going to take at least 3 days to finish it - but it tastes good :-)]

At: 06:00(EAST) 25-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 20.7C (69.26F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 31.6C (88.88F)Course: 208(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.7kt, Wind:3Kt(from:WSW), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:1m (to:NW)
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24º 31.122' S99º 55.02' WBegonia"Day 15 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [1598.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [543]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [36.7]nm (through water).

We have moved [133.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Forecast continues to predict more frustrations.. Sigh. We have turned south to cut across an area of calms and get to strong winds on the other side.]

General Comments: [We had a good dose of sunshine yesterday and hope for more today (the batteries really like it)]

At: 06:00(EAST) 24-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 21.5C (70.7F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 31.6C (88.88F)Course: 222(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.9kt, Wind:10Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1021hPa, Swell:2m (to:N)
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23º 11.742' S97º 57.612' WBegoniaDay 14 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [1561.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [672]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [130.1]nm (through water).

We have moved [122.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Forecasts have been shifting and yesterday we again turned NW (rather than WSW towards Easter Island). Clouds are starting to lift, but calms are forecast in our future (and also with heavy rain)- Frustrating]

General Comments: [Even with the clouds it is starting to get 'too hot' by afternoon and Kyle has been removing the side panels of the enclosure to let in some air (which we put back at night).]

At: 06:00(EAST) 23-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 21.3C (70.34F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 31.1C (87.98F)Course: 245(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.6kt, Wind:16Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:15%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:N)
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23º 14.862' S95º 44.712' WBegoniaDay 13 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [1431.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [783]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [121.3]nm (through water).

We have moved [118.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [More of the same (although those easier seas I reported yesterday soon turned mixed again). Depending on the model there may or may not be a calm patch between us and Easter Island.. Swell is increasing]

General Comments: [Another day without us noticing any birds (!??!). Its been cloudy for days but so far this morning looks reasonable (hopefully that means we'll get a good dose of solar power?)]

At: 06:00(EAST) 22-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 20.7C (69.26F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 30.6C (87.08F)Course: 263(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.8kt, Wind:10Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:35%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:2m (to:NW)
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23º 7.038' S93º 35.958' WBegoniaDay 12 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [1310.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [899]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [118.5]nm (through water).

We have moved [106.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We have turned towards Easter Island (this time hopefully for good), we are at the edge of the trade wind belt so a little variable, and the chop has gone so the ride is a little easier]

General Comments: [The birds have thinned out over the last few days. Kyle's chin/jaw is much recovered but he tells me is still is a little painful when he bangs into things (!!)]

At: 06:00(EAST) 21-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 21.1C (69.98F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 30.6C (87.08F)Course: 281(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.6kt, Wind:15Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:2m (to:NW)
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23º 25.35' S91º 42.18' WBegoniaDay 11 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [1191.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [993]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [121.6]nm (through water).

We have moved [116.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [The forecasts and predictions are pushing us more North than we were expecting (!!), we are now in the Tropics (not expected). The point of sail and the chop/mixed seas along with shifting winds make for frustrating sailing (we sure miss our Spinnaker)]

General Comments: [We have sliver of a crescent moon for a few hours each night now. The forecasts have been very disappointing. It looks like we will arrive much later than we had hoped, and also that the winds will require us to anchor in a different part of the island.]

At: 06:00(EAST) 20-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 21.1C (69.98F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 29.7C (85.46F)Course: 286(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.4kt, Wind:10Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:99%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:2m (to:NW)
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24º 3.06' S89º 42.078' WBegoniaDay 10 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [1070.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1089]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [143.4]nm (through water).

We have moved [131.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We continue in mixed and choppy seas, but are maintaining a good speed (with a bouncy ride)]

General Comments: [Yesterday we had two large fishing boats pass ahead of us about 2 hours apart. The first one called and introduced themselves, and were very friendly/chatty (in Spanish, so our responses were limited) they were a Spanish crew who worked for 3 months at a time on the boat (with one month to go). The second boat called us well ahead of getting close, and insisted we should not alter our course or speed (in Spanish) - but then proceeded to head directly for us. We think he was just overly curious to 'see us' but the chartplotter was indicating it would pass within 30 feet of us (or less) - way too close. Normally such a boat would pass behind us and nothing like that close - but he was definitely aiming to pass DIRECTLY ahead of us - eventually I pulled up and stalled the boat - so we wouldn't be of any risk of hitting into the side of his giant boat, and he called on the radio to complain... LOL (aaaghhh...) - Everyone came out to wave at us - they looked very excited to see us, and then we were bounced around by the wake for a few minutes... Just crazy. Kyle hurt himself yesterday when a winch handle came free while he had his full force on it, and it swung up and hit him in the face. He was immediately screaming that he'd broken his jaw (but in such clear speech that I knew he hadn't) - but boy that winch handle must have hurt (and still does).]

At: 06:00(EAST) 19-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 20.7C (69.26F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 29.7C (85.46F)Course: 283(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.6kt, Wind:15Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1021hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NW)
over 2 years  agoShow

24º 39.582' S87º 23.01' WBegoniaDay 9 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [926.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1204]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [140.6]nm (through water).

We have moved [136.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Good speed in mixed seas (downwind sailing is not stable in such messy seas)]

General Comments: [Water and air are warming up nicely, but we are looking like we'll arrive much later than we expected - And the weather when we arrive isn't looking too great either. All we can do is hope and keep trying?]

At: 06:00(EAST) 18-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 20.4C (68.72F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 29.7C (85.46F)Course: 311(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.6kt, Wind:20Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1022hPa, Swell:3m (to:W)
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25º 19.038' S84º 58.53' WBegoniaDay 8 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [786.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1326]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [131.2]nm (through water).

We have moved [132.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We had a great speed day yesterday (certainly compared to the previous 4 days), we also had great sunshine yesterday (especially in the morning), but are still waiting on sunshine for today.]

General Comments: [Birds remain our only visitors - but we actually spotted a fishing boat on the AIS and its lights at a distance last night. The starscape overnight was fantastic (what a pleasure to be able to actually see the stars). All is well but the passage appears slow.]

At: 06:00(EAST) 17-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 20.3C (68.54F), Humidity:82%, Water Temp: 28.7C (83.66F)Course: 278(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.3kt, Wind:12Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1022hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NE)
over 2 years  agoShow

25º 24.048' S82º 32.088' WBegoniaDay 7 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [654.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1455]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [76.2]nm (through water).

We have moved [84.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We still wait for the stronger winds and will be glad for some days with more than 100nm/day (hopefully). We continue to sail mostly downwind and mostly west (waiting for those winds!)]

General Comments: [Yesterday Kyle discovered a pack of tuna following us. We didn't need any fish yesterday so we didn't drop a line, but if they try that game again I think we'll be fishing (trying). This morning the clouds appear to have broken up a little and we are hoping for sunshine and solar power today.]

At: 06:00(EAST) 16-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 18.6C (65.48F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 27.7C (81.86F)Course: 284(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.4kt, Wind:7Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
over 2 years  agoShow

25º 29.298' S80º 58.542' WBegoniaDay 6 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [578.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1504]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [86.1]nm (through water).

We have moved [74.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Winds continue to reduce (we hope to have good winds by this evening for the rest of the passage). We finally made the turn west last night so at least we are pointing in the right direction for now.]

General Comments: [Night watches have been DARK, and much of the night we can't even make out the horizon line. It has been constantly cloudy - we haven't seen the sun or the stars for the leat 3 days! We continue to have battery issues (Kyle thinks they are not getting as charged as the instrument indicates) - we have run the motor for a couple of hours for each of the last few days to assist (something that we probably only needed to do twice in the whole of last year) - we are looking forward to tomorrow which promises both wind and sunshine. ]

At: 06:00(EAST) 15-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 18.6C (65.48F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 26.8C (80.24F)Course: 286(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.3kt, Wind:4Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:1m (to:NW)
over 2 years  agoShow

26º 0.732' S79º 43.122' WBegoniaDay 5 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [492.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1624]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [86.7]nm (through water).

We have moved [90.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [A frustrating night - the wind changes direction and speed about every 20 minutes, requiring gybing each time. We made way less than 100nm progress yesterday, and the island group (The 'Miserable Group' of San Ambrosio and San Felix) that we approached last night is still in sight this morning.]

General Comments: [Despite the frustrating sailing - we did put out a fishing line yesterday AND catch a fish (Fish curry for dinner). This is how fishing seems to be for everyone else - it feels so good to decide we want fish AND actually catch one. We are having some battery level problems, (cloudy days and light winds), But even if we get them fully charged during the day, they don't seem to last the night. Once they are at low voltage the chart plotter starts with lots of fake error messages needing a response every few minutes. Kyle suspects a problem with the fridge, it could be that they are not actually getting recharged fully, or a host of other issues (To be investigate). In one of the sail gybes of last night we had a small storm petrel come and land on the boat and hang out with us for a while. The last 24 hours have seemed busy!]

At: 06:00(EAST) 14-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 17.8C (64.04F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 27.2C (80.96F)Course: 324(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.1kt, Wind:14Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:2m (to:N)
over 2 years  agoShow

27º 25.68' S79º 8.622' WBegoniaDay 4 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [406.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1714]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [129.1]nm (through water).

We have moved [129.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Wind remains steady - downwind sailing continues]

General Comments: [We've seen no sign of any other boats since we left Robinson Crusoe, nothing but birds and the occasional squid landing on deck. It's been very overcast and we've had to start the engine for a couple of hours to keep the batteries topped up enough to keep the chartplotter and fridge going.]

At: 06:00(EAST) 13-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 17.8C (64.04F), Humidity:63%, Water Temp: 26.3C (79.34F)Course: 345(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.7kt, Wind:12Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1021hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:N)
over 2 years  agoShow

29º 31.338' S78º 33.63' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [276.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1843]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [164.6]nm (through water).

We have moved [152.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We continue to sail mostly north - since we are aiming to avoid a giant patch of calm that sits between us and Easter Island. By going North and then west (rather than directly there) we hope to keep in good wind all the way to Easter Island. We expect to continue north for another couple of days. Kyle has had some inspiration, and developed a new setup for using the jib downwind (necessity being the mother of invention and all...)]

General Comments: [Yesterday morning, on our wonderful downwind sail - our spinnaker finally gave out with a dramatic rip the top corner peeled away from its sides like a banana skin! It took a while to recover the giant sail from the water. The sail was old when we got the boat, and we've certainly worked it hard over the last few years - but what a loss. We should have expected it was 'due', but we'll definitely miss that sail until we can find a replacement (which will most likely be a while). The loss of this sail means we have an added worry - we MUST reach Easter Island by the end of the month. If we don't - Maryanne's visa will mean she can't legally stay in Chile and we are uncertain if we can even make landfall to officially clear out - weather is already a factor in 'if' we can land in Easter Island, now time adds to it. Additionally Maryanne had a cold before we left mainland Chile - it has long gone, but left behind a lingering and noisy cough. If she is so visibly ill when we arrive at Pitcairn we'll not be allowed to land (with the very small community there), so currently it feels as though both Easter Island and Pitcairn are at risk - Ugh! Fingers crossed.]

At: 06:00(EAST) 12-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 17C (62.6F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 25.8C (78.44F)Course: 350(degT), Speed Over Ground:7kt, Wind:17Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1023hPa, Swell:3m (to:N)
over 2 years  agoShow

32º 3.528' S78º 36.852' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Bahia Cumberland, Robinson Crusoe Island To:Easter Island

Progress: [So far we've made [112.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2020]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [112.3]nm (through water).

We have moved [97.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We departed Juan Fernandez with strong winds, and quite the swell knowing it would calm - once the rain caught up with us and passed. The rain did pass and we are now in reasonable downwind conditions (Spinnaker up)]

General Comments: [Another passage.. All is well and we head for Easter Islands in the hopes of calm conditions once we arrive (so we can actually go ashore)]

At: 06:00(EAST) 11-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 16.7C (62.06F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 24.8C (76.64F)Course: 358(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.3kt, Wind:14Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:75%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:2m (to:NE)
over 2 years  agoShow

33º 39.66' S78º 54.9' WBegoniaDestination: Hanga Roa

Leaving for Easter Island this morning...
over 2 years  agoShow

33º 38.412' S78º 49.422' WBegoniaArrived (Day 4)! Robinson Crusoe Island (Juan Fernandez, Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [432.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [59.7]nm (through water).

We have moved [59.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We pushed today with the Spinnaker set to be sure we arrived before we lost the light. We just made it (in time to anchor in the rain) - but we're here and safe.]

General Comments: [The island appeared in light cloud and before that even was plenty of radio traffic. We're at anchor and will relax, eat and sleep before going ashore in the morning. Glad to be able to rest as tomorrow is supposed to be a splendid day to be ashore.]

At: 19:20(CLST) 02-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 19.2C (66.56F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 24.8C (76.64F)
over 2 years  agoShow

34º 26.562' S78º 7.77' WBegoniaDay 4 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Valdivia, Chile To:Robinson Crusoe Island (Juan Fernandez, Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [372.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [60.5]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [145.6]nm (through water).

We have moved [151.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Seas calming (and wind), we are now sailing with a full jib. We are hopeful that we may arrive this evening, but if we don't look like we'll get there before dark, we'll slow down and arrive in the morning.]

General Comments: [We had a short visit from a large group of dolphins yesterday, and we have the regular birds. However no boats (even on AIS) for the last 36 hours]

At: 08:00(CLST) 02-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 16.7C (62.06F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 25.3C (77.54F)Course: 327(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.7kt, Wind:18Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:98%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:3m (to:N)
over 2 years  agoShow

36º 31.992' S76º 24.36' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Valdivia, Chile To:Robinson Crusoe Island (Juan Fernandez, Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [227.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [211]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [140.0]nm (through water).

We have moved [147.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Seas are rough, ride is bouncy, and we remain well wrapped up. Jib is at 2 reefs and it is not looking like we'll be letting any sail out soon.]

General Comments: [I woke Kyle up with a mini Easter Egg (Happy Easter). We remain wrapped up. Chart plotter seems to act up every time the fridge comes on (??!!) - it decides to tell us we are in 4m of water, or that we have arrived, or something odd and proceeds to turn off the chartplotter - Ugh!]

At: 08:00(CLST) 01-Apr-2018, Outside Temp: 15C (59F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 19.5C (67.1F)Course: 326(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.9kt, Wind:24Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:Nm (to:3.5)
over 2 years  agoShow

38º 32.958' S74º 38.46' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Valdivia, Chile To:Robinson Crusoe Island (Juan Fernandez, Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [87.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [358]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [87.4]nm (through water).

We have moved [99.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Strong winds off port quarter has us moving well enough (no main, just a heavily reefed jib). Seas are big and choppy and we are getting a push in speed due to current (thankfully we are travelling with it all!)]

General Comments: [We departed Valdivia later than planned (3pm) as we squeezed out the last opportunity for wifi in an effort to fix our spare computer issues (no luck). We were waved off by our marina buddies from 'ata 'ata and Sea Rover II (a lovely warm feeling - thanks guys). It always takes a day or two to adjust to the sleep routine required, but since we've been at the dock for so long it definitely feels alien. The rough motion makes it difficult to get about the boat, but at least we are with the current (getting an extra 1kt + over the bottom). It's cold so we are wrapped up and grateful for the enclosure, but all is well aboard.]

At: 08:00(CLST) 31-Mar-2018, Outside Temp: 14.2C (57.56F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 20.4C (68.72F)Course: 325(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.5kt, Wind:29Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:75%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:Nm (to:3.5)
over 2 years  agoShow

39º 50.94' S73º 18.96' WBegoniaDestination: Robinson Crusoe Island

Day 1 of Pacific Ocean Passage From:Valdivia, Chile To:Robinson Crusoe Island (Juan Fernandez, Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [0.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [460]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [0]nm (through water).

We have moved []nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Leaving Valdivia]

General Comments: [Leavng Valdivia]

At: 14:00(CLST) 30-Mar-2018, Outside Temp: C (F), Humidity:%, Water Temp: C (F)
over 2 years  agoShow

39º 50.94' S73º 18.96' WBegoniaRemain in Valdivia, Chile over 2 years  agoShow

39º 50.94' S73º 18.96' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Bahia Hueihue, Chiloe to Valdivia, Chile

Progress: [So far we've made [148.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [49.8]nm (through water). We have moved [43.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [More downwind sailing with a slight current, motoring once we made it into the bay]

General Comments: [A beautiful coast to sail along and once in the bay plenty of birds, and boats (mostly ferries, local fishing boats and tour boats) and 3 old Spanish forts to check out as we sail by. - We are now tied up to the marina, but nobody here to direct us (so we may be asked to move in the morning)]

At: 20:20(CLST) 02-Mar-2018, Outside Temp: 20.7C (69.26F), Humidity:54%, Water Temp: 25.8C (78.44F)

Course: 52(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.7kt, Wind:Kt(from:), Cloud Cover:15%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:m (to:)
over 2 years  agoShow

40º 18.24' S74º 3.72' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Bahia Hueihue, Chiloe to Valdivia, Chile

Progress: [So far we've made [99.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [50.5]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [63.1]nm (through water). We have moved [69.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Good downwind sailing, large-ish swells, making good progress. Again we see no other boats on passage !!??]

General Comments: [As we left the harbor we had a short dolphin visit, and once out at sea we saw plenty of (distant) whales spouting (most likely blue whales) – This time we had the current with us passing through the Chacao channel and Kyle played dodge the seaweed all the way through.]

At: 09:00(CLST) 02-Mar-2018, Outside Temp: 14.8C (58.64F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 17.5C (63.5F)

Course: 29(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.3kt, Wind:17Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:N)
over 2 years  agoShow

41º 27.54' S74º 6.228' WBegoniaDestination: Valdivia

Day 1 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Bahia Hueihue, Chiloe to Valdivia, Chile

Progress: [So far we've made [35.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [129]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [35.82]nm (through water). We have moved [37.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Anchorage/Marina comments go here]

General Comments: [General comments go here]

At: 20:00(CLST) 01-Mar-2018, Outside Temp: 19.8C (67.64F), Humidity:55%, Water Temp: 20.8C (69.44F)

Course: 353(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.3kt, Wind:17Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:2m (to:E)
over 2 years  agoShow

41º 53.82' S73º 31.332' WBegoniaFrom: Isla Anihue
To: Bahia Hueihue, Chiloe

We travelled [28.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [28.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [This bay is very protected, but has an extremely narrow entrance (which happens to have a fishing boat anchored in the middle) and is best entered at high tide. We're looking forward to seeing what the entrance looks like at low tide (it may not even exist) – we are anchored in what should be 5.7 – 11.4m, we'll see what happens at that low tide!]

General Comments: [A gentle sail/motor-sail north, gaining in sunshine and warmth as we travelled.]

At: 14:28(CLST) 26-Feb-2018, Outside Temp: 20.8C (69.44F), Humidity:59%, Water Temp: 19.5C (67.1F)
almost 3 years  agoShow

42º 19.368' S73º 15.33' WBegoniaFrom: Isla Caguache
To: Isla Anihue

We travelled [10.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [8.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [An anchorage (4m at low tide) among a cluster of islands (we should be protected from all directions), a sunny day, and clear sky. A few clumps of kelp about.]

General Comments: [On leaving our last anchorage our windlass (the little engine that lifts the chain and anchor – decided to detatch itself from the mounts. First inspection seems to show that the frame walls (where the bolts screw in) have corroded and broken away at all 4 bolts. We will need to spend the rest of the day coming up with a temporary solution until we can find a machine shop (or replacement windlass) – in the mean time we are happy for a shallow (ish) anchorage – at high tide we'll be just over 8m.]

At: 13:08(CLST) 23-Feb-2018, Outside Temp: 21.5C (70.7F), Humidity:57%, Water Temp: 16.6C (61.88F)
almost 3 years  agoShow

42º 27.84' S73º 17.148' WBegoniaFrom: Rilan, Chiloe
To: Isla Caguache

We travelled [24.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [15.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Another short hop to get us in a good place to continue N – overcast and chilly (but at least no rain today)]

General Comments: [From this anchorage point, we have a beautiful view of small islands with the distant Andes as backdrop – not bad!]

At: 15:46(CLST) 22-Feb-2018, Outside Temp: 17.3C (63.14F), Humidity:62%, Water Temp: 15C (59F)
almost 3 years  agoShow

42º 31.668' S73º 37.98' WBegoniaFrom: Castro, Chiloe
To: Rilan, Chiloe

We travelled [18.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [6.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A mid-size bay which we're sharing with several fishing boats and a large mussel raft/farm. ]

General Comments: [After a rather mixed stay in Castro (we hired a car and had some great fun exploring, but one night were boarded by – presumably – some opportunistic petty criminals who fortunately left once we turned on outside lights, and started making some noise. The Armada were very good to us regarding this matter) we've now relocated to a quieter anchorage in anticipation of some rain tomorrow – a day to hunker down.]

At: 20:24(CLST) 20-Feb-2018, Outside Temp: 20.9C (69.62F), Humidity:49%, Water Temp: 19C (66.2F)
almost 3 years  agoShow

42º 28.692' S73º 45.462' WBegoniaFrom: Marina Quinched (Caleta Linlinao, Chiloe)
To: Castro, Chiloe

We travelled [7.4]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [6.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Moved a short distance up the estuary into the main town of Chiloe. We are the only sailboat here – confused!]

General Comments: [Drizzly and overcast with brief spells of sunshine. Plenty of penguins and sea lions (possibly leopard seals) sitting atop the various floats of the mussel farms. Looking forward to a few days around town, and fingers crossed for a good experience with the Armada (another good chance to use our Spanish)]

At: 15:00(CLST) 18-Feb-2018, Outside Temp: 18.4C (65.12F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 17C (62.6F)
almost 3 years  agoShow

42º 34.698' S73º 45.36' WBegoniaFrom: Estero Pindo, Isla Quehui, Los Angeles
To: Marina Quinched (Caleta Linlinao, Chiloe)

We travelled [17.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [11.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A short sail into strong headwinds through narrow channels filled with mussel floats – lots of reefing/unreefing and tacking! ]

General Comments: [A bit overcast and drizzly – but a very warm welcome at the Marina Quinched]

At: 15:02(CLST) 17-Feb-2018, Outside Temp: 21.2C (70.16F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 16.6C (61.88F)
almost 3 years  agoShow

42º 37.038' S73º 29.598' WBegoniaFrom: Estero Pellu, Isla Apiao
To: Estero Pindo, Isla Quehui, Los Angeles

We travelled [15.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [12.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Light fog for most of the short passage, and no wind – so Kyle actually motored! We've used so much fuel (compared to the passage here)]

General Comments: [An anchorage with 2 other international Sailboats (still to contact – the first foreign cruising yachts we've seen since arriving in Chile) – a medley of mooring balls and floats (which we avoided, although the other sailboats have picked them up, so probably OK) and the promise of a bar/restaurant/grocery along with some nice hikes (and rain)]

At: 15:30(CLST) 14-Feb-2018, Outside Temp: 22.4C (72.32F), Humidity:63%, Water Temp: 16.6C (61.88F)
almost 3 years  agoShow

42º 36.618' S73º 13.08' WBegoniaFrom: Estero Quintupeu
To: Estero Pellu, Isla Apiao

We travelled [92.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [46.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in busy little sound, with locals rowing back and forth.]

General Comments: [A long overnight sail, with mixed winds, and a few fishing pots to dodge around – we finally arrived at the island in beautiful sunshine. Overnight I managed to lose my phone overboard – and have dug out my old, old, old iphones to see if any might still work (time will tell). Will set off and explore tomorrow, and simply rest up for the rest of today. Neptune won this time!]

At: 13:38(CLST) 13-Feb-2018, Outside Temp: 19.2C (66.56F), Humidity:64%, Water Temp: 15.4C (59.72F)
almost 3 years  agoShow

42º 10.212' S72º 22.11' WBegoniaFrom: Caleta Porcelana
To: Estero Quintupeu

We travelled [44.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [18.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [With lovely sunshine, light headwinds, and little time pressure, Kyle got to enjoy tacking up the sound all day (hence the much longer mileage) – the views were great so tacking just gave us all the more variety and (aside from a single passing ferry) we were the only boat out there.]

General Comments: [The good news at the thermal pools (Caleta porcelana) was we found ourselves the only boat there this morning AND the fee was only $700 pesos to enter (just over $1US). After a plunge and a soak in the hot springs (it took a while to find the pool with the 'just right' temperature, we decide to make the most of the afternoon light and make a start on our sail north – enjoying the spectacular mountains. This means we're back at Quintupeu for the night – but as we entered this sound we were joined by 8-10 dolphins – our first Chilean dolphins. What a day. Now off to enjoy a small dinner and reset up for tomorrows passage.]

At: 21:16(CLST) 11-Feb-2018, Outside Temp: 17.1C (62.78F), Humidity:60%, Water Temp: 16.2C (61.16F)
almost 3 years  agoShow

42º 27.882' S72º 26.928' WBegoniaFrom: Estero Quintupeu
To: Caleta Porcelana

We travelled [25.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [18.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [A beautiful anchorage, surrounded by mountains, and on the edge of a (national?) park. We picked up a mooring ball (motor yacht 'Discovery' indicated to us that this is allowed – we hope so). Nearby is a hot spring, we'll have to decide if we can brave the outside temperature in order to enjoy the hot pools. We are also uncertain what the fee is (we think there is a park fee, one old guide book indicates that it is $120 US, we hope not)]

General Comments: [No wind, so we motored down the Estero Comau with spectacular scenery (the Andes as a backdrop), and the odd penguin to entertain us.]

At: 12:26(CLST) 10-Feb-2018, Outside Temp: 14.6C (58.28F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 15.8C (60.44F)
almost 3 years  agoShow

42º 10.2' S72º 22.128' WBegoniaFrom: Puerto Montt (Chile)
To: Estero Quintupeu

We travelled [59.7]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [49.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [An overnight passage through light winds and rain to make it to this beautiful 'sound'. We share it with a salmon farm and a motor yacht with a helicopter]

General Comments: [Currently very calm, swirls of mist in the mountains all around us, and penguins popping up every once in a while. We will stay here anchored for 2 nights (maybe try to catch up with the blog?)]

At: 10:56(CLST) 08-Feb-2018, Outside Temp: 14.4C (57.92F), Humidity:82%, Water Temp: 22C (71.6F)
almost 3 years  agoShow

41º 29.592' S72º 59.04' WBegoniaDay 46 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [6380.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [99.5]nm (through water). We have moved [38.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Arrived. A little rain on the way inside the bay, but not too bad. Arrived to a very helpful and friendly Chilean guy on night watch – officialdom will follow in the morning (in 2 hours!)]

General Comments: [We made it. It turns out not all boats are required to have AIS and there were plenty of boats in the bay to dodge and weave around. We could see the distant Andes Mountains once we were inside the Channel and they were beautifully sunlit. But once we were through the channel it was dark so we've yet to see that the local area is like. Time to explore once we've caught up on our zzzzz's and officialdom.]

At: 23:48(AKST) 29-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 13.7C (56.66F), Humidity:82%, Water Temp: 23.4C (74.12F)
almost 3 years  agoShow

41º 45.438' S73º 45.798' WBegoniaDay 46 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [6281.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [62.6]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [106.0]nm (through water). We have moved [97.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We had a good sail and have arrived at the Channel just a as the flood ends (too late) – we'll now have to wait until dark for the next flood tide, and from there can make our way to the marina.]

General Comments: [We have land all around us :-), and Kyle just spotted a seal pop up beside us. We are 'in' Chile, although yet to make it to the Marina (most likely tomorrow am). We are eating our way through the last of the fresh produce (onion gone, last 2 eggs to eat up today, etc). Last night we made good progress, but not good enough to make the flood tide this morning (so disappointed to be so close). We have beautiful sunshine and no swell in the channel, but that is likely to change later today as rain is expected, so we'll be traversing the channel in the dark.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 29-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 18.8C (65.84F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 14.8C (58.64F)

Course: 83(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.9kt, Wind:8Kt(from:WSW), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:m (to:)
almost 3 years  agoShow

42º 17.718' S75º 50.088' WBegoniaDay 45 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [6175.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [171]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [152.0]nm (through water). We have moved [158.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We had the spinnaker up all night last night, we still have, although I'm not sure it is that helpful – the wind has practically left us. We wait for it to fill]

General Comments: [There is so little wind that we just had an albatross float by us. It is also warming up (air and ocean) and neither of us bothered with a hot water bottle last night (progress). Yesterday I cooked up a large batch of beans (that would otherwise need to be discarded on arrival) and today I plan to do the same with some chick-peas, while I have Kyle nibbling on our remaining nut supply. We are hoping that sometime tomorrow we might actually be able to see land (but now we have to wait on the wind), but even when we enter the channel there is still 75 miles to the marina (and this is in an area of strong currents) – so it will still be some time before we make it to the marina at the port of entry. Yesterday we saw another cargo ship on the AIS (this one off to China), but we have yet to see any sign of fishing or other boats. Our wind instrument keeps popping back to life and failing again (which encourages us to believe it may be a simple connection fix), and this morning Kyle found one of our new bilge float switches has failed (but don't worry, we're not flooding, he was just testing it as part of our boat inspection rounds).]

At: 06:00(AKST) 28-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 22C (71.6F), Humidity:64%, Water Temp: 20.9C (69.62F)

Course: 68(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.6kt, Wind:4Kt(from:W), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:2m (to:E)
almost 3 years  agoShow

43º 10.698' S79º 12.852' WBegoniaDay 44 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [6023.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [322]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [155.2]nm (through water). We have moved [153.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Things calmed down enough to have the spinnaker up for much of the afternoon (and again this morning). The swell remains from the weather system behind us, which has created some 'nice' surfing (Kyle once saw over 15kt). But it is now clear and sunny and we are making great progress. We're looking good to arrive in Chile in advance of the next ugly weather system (but we are likely to have heavy rain on our arrival to the Chilean channel).]

General Comments: [We are now seeing more birds (currently we have a dozen petrels swooping about us). Excitement aboard is growing as we feel our imminent arrival. We have passed the longitude of Charleston (South Carolina,USA) and sun wise we are in the Eastern USA time zone now.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 27-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 19.2C (66.56F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 18.5C (65.3F)

Course: 71(degT), Speed Over Ground:8.4kt, Wind:16Kt(from:WNW), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:3m (to:SE)
almost 3 years  agoShow

44º 0.342' S82º 33.99' WBegoniaDay 43 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [5867.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [476]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [161.5]nm (through water). We have moved [155.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [A rough day of sailing yesterday, but this morning things are definitely calmer. If we are fast enough, we'll have these conditions now until we arrive, but there is a storm due just as we arrive in the Channel for Puerto Montt (hopefully we arrive before it does)]

General Comments: [Rain, wind, gusts, rolly yesterday – we are finally glad to be relatively comfortable again today. Yesterday I didn't even bother to try and cook, but I fed Kyle the last of our camping meals for dinner. The wild waters of yesterday were quite fun to watch, and those crazy birds were just loving it (unlike me). I was unable to sleep for more than about 10 minutes for over 24 hours. Of course I still had to do watches to relieve Kyle, but finally last night I was able to rest effectively (feels much better as I awake this morning). A SHIP is on the AIS this morning (our first proper AIS sighting since day 23) and looks like it will pass within 3 miles of us (we are now pretty much on the great circle route from Cape Horn to Sydney, so we were expecting to see someone soon.)]

At: 06:00(AKST) 26-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 16.4C (61.52F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 18C (64.4F)

Course: 73(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.4kt, Wind:13Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:3m (to:E)
almost 3 years  agoShow

44º 18.84' S86º 8.532' WBegoniaDay 42 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [5706.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [630]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [182.7]nm (through water). We have moved [179.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [The front arrived (no rain yet), the wind is building, as are short and steep seas, there white caps everywhere, and the boat is taking lots of spray and wave hits. It is bouncy and wild and fast (we are fully reefed). ]

General Comments: [We are awaiting the rain, after which we should have a wind shift which should make things a little smoother. Sleep for the off watch is not so easy. The gap on the map is getting smaller, Kyle says we only have a thumb length left on our pacific chart (we started with a distance elbow to fingertip)]

At: 06:00(AKST) 25-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 17.3C (63.14F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 16.1C (60.98F)

Course: 78(degT), Speed Over Ground:8.5kt, Wind:28Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:SE)
almost 3 years  agoShow

44º 52.518' S90º 16.35' WBegoniaDay 41 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [5523.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [809]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [172.0]nm (through water). We have moved [163.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [A great day sailing yesterday, even a little sunshine. Forecast storm (rain and gusts) expected in the next day or so.]

General Comments: [Mild weather with plenty of albatross visiting, I can hardly believe we are day 41 now, hopefully not too many more to go, the gap is closing. Kyle is wanting me to mention that we ONLY have 3 onions left in our supply of onions. I think we'll manage]

At: 06:00(AKST) 24-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 17.7C (63.86F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 15.2C (59.36F)

Course: 81(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.4kt, Wind:11Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:55%, Pressure: 1023hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NE)
almost 3 years  agoShow

45º 15.558' S94º 5.97' WBegoniaDay 40 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [5351.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [973]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [116.2]nm (through water). We have moved [113.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [All as expected per forecast. Wind has filled in and is expected to be without further lulls for the rest of the way. Seas expected to decrease for a day or so before increasing with the passing front expected (25th) that will also bring the rain.]

General Comments: [We are now less than 1000 miles to go. That helps the psyche! I've been taking a hot water bottle to bed with me for some time now, Kyle finally caved in and was grateful to have one last night. The last couple of days we've had gentler seas so its been easy getting about and functioning aboard. Kyle says he spotted a different type of seabird this morning (possibly a booby), and we are expecting to see other boats sometime soon.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 23-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 17C (62.6F), Humidity:62%, Water Temp: 15.4C (59.72F)

Course: 83(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.6kt, Wind:14Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:85%, Pressure: 1024hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:SE)
almost 3 years  agoShow

45º 51.852' S96º 39.03' WBegoniaDay 39 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [5235.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1082]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [160.8]nm (through water). We have moved [154.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Mostly sunny, but cold. The large swell continues (but not too bad), the wind moved enough that we now have both sails up and full. Forecast is for the reasonable conditions to conditions to continue, but there is lots of rain in our future (but we have a few days before it arrives)]

General Comments: [We haven't actually seen a ship for 22 days, and the last one we picked up on the AIS was over a week ago (and 130nm away!), we've had only ourselves and the odd bird for company. We mentioned it is cold (at least it feels it to us!). Overnight we had a GPS issue, and in an attempt to investigate our beautiful old barometer got knocked off the wall and the glass is cracked (It was my grandmothers and was in perfect condition when we received it, I'm so sad).]

At: 06:00(AKST) 22-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 13.6C (56.48F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 14.6C (58.28F)

Course: 107(degT), Speed Over Ground:5kt, Wind:10Kt(from:WSW), Cloud Cover:15%, Pressure: 1024hPa, Swell:3m (to:NE)
almost 3 years  agoShow

45º 1.908' S100º 7.872' WBegoniaDay 38 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [5074.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1237]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [151.2]nm (through water). We have moved [148.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Its COLD again. Large swells from a storm to our south, but motion not too bad. Good sailing conditions aside from the swells. Spinnaker down as of yesterday evening, currently sailing under jib alone, hoping to put main up later.]

General Comments: [I was woken by someone wearing ALL of Kyle's clothing (including several layers of winter hats). It was so nice to have the spinnaker up for just over 24 hours, but we didn't want to risk it overnight as the forecast was for the wind to increase just a little too much. Kyle reports there was an albatross circling the boat as the sun came up today (about 2:30 am boat time). During my 'day' I've been busy getting the paperwork ready for Chile (primarily lists of all our electronics). Our longitude is the same as Amarillo Texas now, and our nearest land is finally in Chile!]

At: 06:00(AKST) 21-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 15.3C (59.54F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 15C (59F)

Course: 111(degT), Speed Over Ground:6kt, Wind:17Kt(from:W), Cloud Cover:99%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:3m (to:E)
almost 3 years  agoShow

43º 30.318' S102º 50.28' WBegoniaDay 37 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [4923.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1363]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [126.3]nm (through water). We have moved [131.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Yesterday's forecast verified that we could expect light winds from behind for a while, so we pulled out the spinnaker (We didn't expect that down here!). So far we've spent almost 24 hours in a (relatively) smooth swell with her. We expect in a day or so the wind will shift and we'll need to switch back. Unfortunately it is looking like we can expect a miserable storm as we get close to Chile (great! traffic, rocks and a wild ride!)]

General Comments: [The wind instrument appears to be working for now (at least most of the time, but we still won't trust it for the autopilot). Yesterday I finally realized (remembered) that Chile has similar restrictions on food imports to NZ – much of that reprovisioning I did in NZ was – well – a bit silly of me. So now my meals will be focusing on beans and grains and the things we are a risk of having confiscated on arrival.

At: 06:00(AKST) 20-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 14.7C (58.46F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 15.8C (60.44F)

Course: 138(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.1kt, Wind:13Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1022hPa, Swell:3m (to:NE)
almost 3 years  agoShow

42º 23.01' S105º 25.242' WBegoniaDay 36 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [4797.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1488]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [134.3]nm (through water). We have moved [128.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Light winds with an annoying swell so progress is slow. Forecast for more of the same.]

General Comments: [Blue skies and sunshine – YAY (that helps mitigate the frustration of sails banging). The recent weather has created some new leaks aboard. Nothing too bad, but annoying, including one in our food locker (luckily everything is in plastic tubs so water finding its way to the floor is away from our cans!). I finally managed to clean up all the giant tub of breakfast cereal in I'd tossed around the boat in a big wave previously! On passage we keep to a 'boat time' which is generally some way between departure and arrival points, this journey is of sufficient distance and direction that each of our watches shifts in it's daylight quota significantly. Most of my watch time is in the dark now, yuk! Despite knowing we have one, we are unable to find our Chile courtesy flag.. seriously where do these things go?]

At: 06:00(AKST) 19-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 17.8C (64.04F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 19.5C (67.1F)

Course: 125(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.4kt, Wind:8Kt(from:WSW), Cloud Cover:25%, Pressure: 1021hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:E)
almost 3 years  agoShow

40º 59.322' S107º 36.18' WBegoniaDay 35 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [4662.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1622]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [148.8]nm (through water). We have moved [147.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [The winds and seas both rose yesterday afternoon and evening, and our wind instrument decided to visit cuckoo land, mostly reading 0, sometimes reading between 0 and 4 kt (when we knew it was way more). Luckily we have a hand held instrument so were able to monitor the changing wind speed, but that meant leaving the cockpit to do so. Kyle believes the worst is now over and conditions will continue to get better (now our course is set on the search for wind in the coming days – for now we still have plenty). Max apparent wind observed 41kt while surfing/travelling at 18 downwind with a scrap of jib (we spent much of the night with bare poles). ]

General Comments: [Despite the larger seas, we have birds swooping around the sails at the bow of the boat and in their element, reminding me of dolphins playing about the boat bows. A little too rough to cook up anything yesterday (so we had leftovers). We are now off our South Pacific – western portion chart now so Kyle only has one chart to plot our daily position (rather than the two he's been using). There was a LOT of sail changes (reefing and unreefing, and gybing) last night (luckily for me on Kyle's watch). Since the wind was building the waves are steep and close together, they look quite dramatic. We've had no sunshine for days and the boat feels damp, hoping for sun soon.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 18-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 17.7C (63.86F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 20.4C (68.72F)

Course: 137(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.7kt, Wind:28Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:3m (to:SE)
almost 3 years  agoShow

40º 34.182' S110º 47.52' WBegoniaDay 34 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [4514.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1742]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [144.4]nm (through water). We have moved [149.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We have choppy mixed seas with plenty of white caps but not breaking (for the most part). A rough ride but tolerable. We expect these conditions to slightly worsen over the next day before a bit of respite]

General Comments: [Still no ships, we are sailing downwind with a reefed jib so this helps ease things (relatively). No ships or anything of interest to report. This passage is now already our longest (in duration) ever to date. We are now east of the longitude of Phoenix (hi Mom!)]

At: 06:00(AKST) 17-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 19C (66.2F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 23.4C (74.12F)

Course: 98(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.1kt, Wind:23Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:SE)
almost 3 years  agoShow

40º 35.208' S114º 4.092' WBegoniaDay 33 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [4369.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [1870]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [142.7]nm (through water). We have moved [136.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Overcast, foggy, misty, light winds with a small swell, we continue to push ahead, expecting to be on the edge of strong storm conditions (30, gusting to 45) in a couple of days (luckily we should be getting the winds, but wave heights will be bigger than we've had so far)]

General Comments: [Kyle wishes to report 'this ocean is big', we've already sailed further than NY to London and are not yet 3/4 of the way. Our ETA date seems reasonable, and we are starting to think we are almost there now we have less than 2000 miles to go (we may need to reset our expectations!).]

At: 06:00(AKST) 16-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 19.5C (67.1F), Humidity:88%, Water Temp: 22.9C (73.22F)

Course: 91(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.8kt, Wind:11Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:S)
almost 3 years  agoShow

40º 41.058' S117º 3.27' WBegoniaDay 32 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [4227.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2000]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [141.0]nm (through water). We have moved [134.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [A BEAUTIFUL day to be sailing yesterday (Kyle was even in shorts), this morning we have fog and continue to press on (hopefully) to skirt the coming storm]

General Comments: [Still no luck fishing (although this isn't exactly a fish rich area of the ocean). Amazingly we had a ship pop up on our AIS display that was 130 miles away... there must have been some tropospheric ducting as VHF is normally line of sight (for us that maxes out at around 20 miles). All yesterday evening we were able to use the autopilot on wind (the earlier problem seems to have vanished for now). My new wide mouth thermos (just purchased in NZ, and great for yogurt) has decided to start rusting already... Doh! We are now into the start of our second month at sea now, and are now reading Bill Bryson's 'Down Under' book (again) as our together book. The calm conditions have things much easier aboard over the last few days.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 15-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 18.4C (65.12F), Humidity:86%, Water Temp: 21.4C (70.52F)

Course: 104(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.5kt, Wind:11Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1023hPa, Swell:1m (to:SW)
almost 3 years  agoShow

40º 50.232' S120º 0.048' WBegoniaDay 31 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [4086.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2136]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [159.7]nm (through water). We have moved [155.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Another quite reasonable day aboard, and the storm we're expecting is going more slowly (now predicted to find us on Thursday) – hopefully the forecast will continue to adjust in our favor.]

General Comments: [After so much cold and humidity, things aboard are feeling damp, but the sun has decided to shine already today so everything feels a little better. We have now crossed the longitude of California (i.e. we are now west of California, and, of course, a long way south) – our target longitude is at about at Boston (USA) so we still have a while to go. Kyle reports another clear night for great star gazing, with an eerie glow from the navigation instruments and lights.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 14-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 18.4C (65.12F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 20C (68F)

Course: 67(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.1kt, Wind:11Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:35%, Pressure: 1027hPa, Swell:1m (to:SE)
almost 3 years  agoShow

41º 40.65' S123º 15.018' WBegoniaDay 30 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [3926.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2258]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [140.7]nm (through water). We have moved [138.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

(** If you notice this number adjusts in an illogical way, it it because Kyle keeps adjusting our route due to weather so the number jumps about **)

Sailing Conditions [Yesterday was so welcome, sunshine, gentle swell, and steady winds from abeam. We have another few days of this before a larger storm catches us (Monday and Tuesday). ]

General Comments: [We attempted fishing again yesterday (no luck dragging line for 50nm), and did some real cooking again, and it was finally calm enough to wash my hair – that feels good! The sunshine was really welcome and it was actually pleasant to do some housework.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 13-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 15.6C (60.08F), Humidity:88%, Water Temp: 18.5C (65.3F)

Course: 75(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.2kt, Wind:11Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1023hPa, Swell:2m (to:SE)
almost 3 years  agoShow

42º 26.772' S126º 11.25' WBegoniaDay 29 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [3785.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2452]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [182.4]nm (through water). We have moved [178.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Rough conditions continued until yesterday evening, and finally started calming over night to current state, it was nice to shake some of the reefs out.]

General Comments: [We've had so much water thrown over us lately, that the emergency light on our lifesling (a special float we can throw in the water if either of us goes overboard that makes it a little easier to haul in someone) – Well at least we know the light works! We know of two other boats that have recently left NZ for the passage to Chile so good luck to those guys (hopefully the don't have to go quite so far North or South as we've managed). Yesterday was so rough (again) I broke out some of our left over camping dinners (add hot water and wait 10 minutes), but I'm really looking forward to cooking some rice today, we normally have it at least twice a week and we're definitely behind on our rice consumption! Both of us are 'getting through' the passage rather than enjoying it (at least on the rough days) – but we keep thinking of that crazy French guy Bernard Mortissier (?Spelling) that after much worse conditions decided he loved the sea, couldn't face people, and just went all the way around again! That is definitely NOT for us. In the meantime HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kyle's MOM Carla!]

At: 06:00(AKST) 12-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 14.3C (57.74F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 16.6C (61.88F)

Course: 65(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.4kt, Wind:15Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:SE)
almost 3 years  agoShow

43º 14.688' S130º 5.04' WBegoniaDay 28 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [3603.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2617]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [173.4]nm (through water). We have moved [166.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Amazingly the seas calmed somewhat and we had a nice day of fast sailing yesterday... before they got nasty again and we've been having a fast, miserable and rather frightening rollercoaster ride. Kyle says forecasts predict more of the same for a while.]

General Comments: [Wow, enough calm to make pizza for dinner, but today will need to be something much simpler. After a salad for lunch we've now used all our fresh veggies (only potatoes and onions remaining). We finished 'Minerva Reef' a tale from 1962 of a group of Tongan men who were shipwrecked on the reef on route to New Zealand. So resourceful were they that they managed to build a boat (yes, a boat, not a raft) from planks of wood and a few nails. Rescue only came after 3 of them made it to Fiji. Our current book is 'True Spirit' the tale of 16 year old Jessica Watson who circumnavigated around the world SOLO and without stopping. Our little seas of misery are nothing compared to what she had to contend with. This will be the last of our sailing themed books.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 11-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 14.7C (58.46F), Humidity:86%, Water Temp: 16.1C (60.98F)

Course: 83(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.2kt, Wind:24Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:SE)
almost 3 years  agoShow

43º 32.022' S133º 52.668' WBegoniaDay 27 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [3429.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2784]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [117.4]nm (through water). We have moved [109.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We had really strong winds yesterday morning, and then it all died out in the afternoon and evening. The big swell further worked to spill any wind we could catch so we had a few 1 and 2 nm hours yesterday. Forecast is still for increasing winds (but who knows)]

General Comments: [I had planned to make pizza yesterday, but things were so bouncy I bailed. We are in full foul weather gear too. Today seems a little better so I'll probably give that pizza another try.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 10-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 13.2C (55.76F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 16.1C (60.98F)

Course: 71(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.2kt, Wind:14Kt(from:W), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:2m (to:NE)
almost 3 years  agoShow

43º 31.83' S136º 23.61' WBegoniaDay 26 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [3312.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [2755]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [192.1]nm (through water). We have moved [182.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Strong winds and bouncy seas make moving about the boat (or even standing) quite the challenge. The wind will be a little more from behind and a little stronger so we're expecting more of the same for the next 2 weeks! Great progress but Ugh!]

General Comments: [The wind instrument remains unreliable, we've not managed to identify the problem, maybe once we're in Chile we can research and fix. With the ride is miserable and cold, and a little frightening, a bit like driving in a blizzard. I'm especially not enjoying the night watch with no moon it is pitch black, and impossible to see what is coming next. The birds continue to enjoy themselves. Kyle reports that last night we entered one of the 3 areas on the planet where you can be more than 1000 nm from land – we've now been to all 3! Our line of latitude is about 15,000 miles long as it circles the earth and is broken only in 2 places by less than 500 miles of land total (South America and New Zealand).]

At: 06:00(AKST) 09-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 13.3C (55.94F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 16.1C (60.98F)

Course: 109(degT), Speed Over Ground:9.5kt, Wind:24Kt(from:WSW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NE)
almost 3 years  agoShow

42º 1.608' S143º 26.64' WBegoniaDay 24 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [2970.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3086]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [133.4]nm (through water). We have moved [132.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Overcast and drizzly, winds reasonably consistent, but just around the reefing zone so we reef and unreef (keeps us occupied!). Forecast looks like more of the same for the next couple of days.]

General Comments: [We finished “And the Sea will Tell”. The book is in two separate sections. While we loved the first section, the second (in the courtroom) was less easy reading and the Bugliosi we loved in the first half, we found annoying and egotistical in the 2nd.. Oh well. We are midway on our next book “Minerva Reef”. We continue to make good use of hoodies and hand warmers on watch... brrr..]

At: 06:00(AKST) 07-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 13.1C (55.58F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 17.5C (63.5F)

Course: 78(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.9kt, Wind:10Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1027hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
almost 3 years  agoShow

42º 26.172' S146º 22.662' WBegoniaDay 23 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [2836.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3194]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [133.3]nm (through water). We have moved [133.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We seem to be experiencing reliable wind now, but also more swell from the system to the south of us. We hope to eventually be able to sail downwind (currently still close hauled). Our coldest night so far (hand warmers and hoodies)]

General Comments: [Yesterday morning we spotted (on AIS) another Maersk cargo ship headed for NZ, but it still seems quite empty out here. I've been having fun making bread and yogurt, and still learning Spanish (as much to remind myself of what I've already learned, that I keep forgetting). We don't consider our wind instrument reliable, but it seems to be only a problem when close hauled (a mystery).]

At: 06:00(AKST) 06-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 13.1C (55.58F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 17C (62.6F)

Course: 75(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.7kt, Wind:11Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1031hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
almost 3 years  agoShow

42º 22.758' S149º 23.988' WBegoniaDay 22 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [2703.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3316]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [119.8]nm (through water). We have moved [119.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Forecast is for some stronger winds In about 3 days time (those 3 giant storms that we're in between right now). For today we proceed more of the same (gaining easterly)]

General Comments: [Our wind instrument is playing up again, Kyle again re-crimped all the wires last night, but he thinks we are still having problems (hopefully it is just the light winds). The instrument shows the reading from the instrument at the top of the mast, and also is input to our autopilot. When it glitches/fails we have to change the autopilot to steer by the compass (or steer by hand) until it's fixed. So far this has only taken 20 minutes, but it seems to mostly occur just at Kyle's bed time. We had a fishing line out most of yesterday but without luck. As we enter week number 4, it's frustrating to see we are no where near half way.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 05-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 14.1C (57.38F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 17.5C (63.5F)

Course: 80(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.6kt, Wind:6Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:98%, Pressure: 1030hPa, Swell:1m (to:N)
almost 3 years  agoShow

41º 40.698' S151º 54.858' WBegoniaDay 21 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [2583.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3435]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [100.6]nm (through water). We have moved [58.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Lots of light winds again yesterday, but this morning the wind finally filled in. Kyle is pleased we have got south as 3 different weather systems are about to squeeze us, and we'll hopefully be able to slip through the gaps between them from here.]

General Comments: [I've decided to make better use of the oven and yesterday baked a quiche. I made too much egg mix so we overdosed on eggs yesterday and we also had Spanish tortilla for lunch. The good new is the Oven is working fine although temperature control is a little finikity!]

At: 06:00(AKST) 04-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 14.5C (58.1F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 19C (66.2F)

Course: 121(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.4kt, Wind:10Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1030hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:N)
almost 3 years  agoShow

41º 10.17' S153º 2.112' WBegoniaDay 20 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [2483.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3494]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [104.1]nm (through water). We have moved [97.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Light winds and low swells, we continue south for the next few days (heading for at least 43 degrees south, possibly 45)]

General Comments: [We've pulled out the 2nd quilt for the bed, and the hand warmers for the night watch. The water is cold enough that there is no way either of us will volunteer for a swim. Yesterday we had an albatross with the boat for a while – such long wings – it was great to just watch it swooping about so effortlessly.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 03-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 14.3C (57.74F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 19C (66.2F)

Course: 82(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.8kt, Wind:7Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1032hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:N)
almost 3 years  agoShow

39º 35.25' S153º 33.312' WBegoniaDay 19 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [2379.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3561]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [137.0]nm (through water). We have moved [127.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Wind from E / ENE prevents us going to the SE, and we are headed more South (not bad, but would prefer to be making east as well). Based on forecasts we are headed below a storm – maybe aiming for mid 40s (brrrrrrrr...)]

General Comments: [It is getting cold. We are now fully south of mainland Australia. Thank goodness it is summer here. We were very excited yesterday evening to have a boat call us by name. Our first received call simply because another boat has seen our AIS signal from our new AIS transponder. It turned out to be a USA tuna fishing boat from Seattle. After a short chat he turned on his AIS and we could then see him on our systems. We never saw him by eye, but were really pleased to have our new equipment finally in full use.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 02-Jan-2018, Outside Temp: 15.3C (59.54F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 20.4C (68.72F)

Course: 174(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.4kt, Wind:13Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1032hPa, Swell:1m (to:W)
almost 3 years  agoShow

37º 42.042' S154º 49.278' WBegoniaDay 18 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [2242.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3670]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [153.0]nm (through water). We have moved [142.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We continue to sail close hauled heading mostly SE – aiming to get south of a large depression forming (We are possibly headed for 43 degrees south – way further than we'd ever expected)]

General Comments: [Happy New Year! I waited until Kyle had actually got up for his midnight watch before blasting the party noise maker at him. Not surprisingly it gets cooler as we head south. The days are getting longer also. During the day its mostly sunny, batteries are doing fine. All systems appear to be working well.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 01-Dec-2018, Outside Temp: 17.2C (62.96F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 22.9C (73.22F)

Course: 165(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.2kt, Wind:17Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1024hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
almost 3 years  agoShow

35º 50.67' S156º 39.588' WBegoniaDay 17 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [2089.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3804]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [135.3]nm (through water). We have moved [130.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [A slow start to yesterday, the boat finally picked up speed in the early evening and we've been making great progress since then (feels good). Weather is fine, seas a little mixed, we're sailing at about 50 degrees (apparent) to the wind and expecting more of the same for the next few days.]

General Comments: [A stunning sunrise this morning, and a cargo ship passed 5 miles behind us last night – aside from that – Nada! (Nada is Spanish for nothing). Temperatures continue to drop (air and water), but we're still snug as long as we remain inside the enclosure. Kyle is thinking of Greece as we find ourselves almost exactly opposite one of the many beautiful islands we've visited there.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 31-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 17.5C (63.5F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 24.3C (75.74F)

Course: 152(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.2kt, Wind:13Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:W)
almost 3 years  agoShow

34º 6.288' S158º 14.712' WBegoniaDay 16 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [1953.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3928]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [29.6]nm (through water). We have moved [34.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Yesterday was mostly mirror calm seas and occasional 2kt winds (from various directions, mostly from where we wanted to go), current caused much of our motion. Today's forecast expects winds that are light but usable and steady, and we'll continue to push SSE]

General Comments: [A beautiful clear night, with bright moonlight and a huge canopy of stars, and with the calm seas made for a memorable night. If only our progress was as heavenly! Forecast is for reasonable winds as we progress today – so we are hoping for better numbers this time tomorrow.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 30-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 18.6C (65.48F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 25.8C (78.44F)

Course: 169(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.8kt, Wind:5Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:1m (to:W)
almost 3 years  agoShow

33º 32.898' S158º 25.842' WBegoniaDay 15 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [1924.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3954]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [108.6]nm (through water). We have moved [103.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [A rough start yesterday, but conditions calmed as we turned South. Heading south does little for our 'miles to go' progress (and for a while it seemed we were practically doubling back to NZ), but there is a rather nasty large tropical storm to the east of us that we need to avoid, and getting south now means we don't need to do it later. Still, it's not easy to look at the dots on our little chart and see so little distance gained to Chile.]

General Comments: [We saw (and spoke with) another boat last night (cargo ship headed for Auckland). Finally conditions aboard are calmer, seas are very gentle (& progress is very slow). Although the temperature is a little cooler, without the winds things are pleasant, and we're enjoying the break from the bouncy week we've just had, but by the end of today no doubt we'll be frustrated with the very light winds.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 29-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 18.5C (65.3F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 26.3C (79.34F)

Course: 94(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.3kt, Wind:6Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:NW)
almost 3 years  agoShow

31º 58.2' S157º 34.89' WBegoniaDay 14 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [1815.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [3973]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [145.4]nm (through water). We have moved [97.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Miserable conditions yesterday – some tacking and some changes of plan had us making little actual progress. Seas are very disturbed (but not crazy high) and life is very bouncy. It also rained all day and visibility was poor. Not the type of day that makes you want to spend more time at sea... oh well.]

General Comments: [After being freshly greased in our recent haul out, and never doing this before, the steering shaft is now 'squeaking' regularly. That and the wild ride is not helping the person trying to sleep. To grease it again requires we disconnect the steering and the conditions have been too rough to consider this.. we have a list of small jobs for when it is calm. :-( Nothing else happening, no ships (With the poor visibility we put out a radio call every hour to any ships in radio range, no response.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 28-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 19C (66.2F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 26.8C (80.24F)

Course: 196(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.7kt, Wind:19Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:W)
almost 3 years  agoShow

30º 26.718' S158º 13.452' WBegoniaDay 13 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [1670.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [4076]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [103.1]nm (through water). We have moved [77.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We spent most of yesterday tacking upwind so life continues to be bouncy. It's been cloudy for several days, and the headwinds are pushing waves towards us so we have mixed swell (which aside from being uncomfortable, also slows us down). Forecast wise, we expect to stay at this latitude for 200 miles before we *finally* head south through a few days of easterly winds to catch the westerlies.]

General Comments: [Boxing day yesterday, and without the business of Christmas things suddenly seemed rather dull. No sign of any ships, birds are much rarer, but our Spanish is improving (at least we think it is). Kyle tried his first (and last) wasabi anchovy, luckily I found them quite delicious so helped him finish the packet.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 27-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 20.8C (69.44F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 28.7C (83.66F)

Course: 99(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.2kt, Wind:12Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:2m (to:NW)
almost 3 years  agoShow

29º 54.12' S159º 34.788' WBegoniaDay 12 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [1567.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [4151]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [136.7]nm (through water). We have moved [118.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Seas continue to get a little smoother each day, we *finally* tacked and are now headed more south, looking to *try* to reach some westerly wind between the next systems before it dies out.]

General Comments: [Christmas Day seemed very busy. It started with a fantastic treat of a beautiful sunrise and a 10 minute visit from a pod of dolphins, playing about the bows (very special!). Aside from the hourly log and general boat checks and watch keeping, we squeezed in present opening and calls to family and friends. The connection wasn't great, but it was still nice to hear from 'home'. We've since decided that possibly the phone does not do so well an hour either side of sunrise, and while we haven't exactly done a scientific test, we'll avoid that time in the future. We had Christmas cake (purchased in NZ) and potato soup (Kyle's go to celebration meal), wore silly Santa hats, played Christmas music, and exchanged some nice and some silly gifts (Kyle is not a fan of the wasabi coated anchovies I found for him...)]

At: 06:00(AKST) 26-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 20.8C (69.44F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 28.7C (83.66F)

Course: 136(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.3kt, Wind:9Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:96%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
almost 3 years  agoShow

30º 45.27' S161º 39.06' WBegoniaDay 11 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [1430.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [4251]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [167.6]nm (through water). We have moved [140.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Seas are getting a little smoother, but the wind hasn't adjusted for us yet – so we are still sailing into the wind, so it remains bouncy enough we still need a hand for the boat if we move anywhere]

General Comments: [No snow for us on this Christmas day (or as Kyle says: Arborial themed gift giving day). Santa (apparently) has yet to visit us today, and Kyle reported 'something' circled us and then crashed into the sea last night. Anyway – our first ever Christmas on passage. We continue on, and wish everyone well.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 25-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 19.6C (67.28F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 27.7C (81.86F)

Course: 75(degT), Speed Over Ground:5kt, Wind:10Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
almost 3 years  agoShow

31º 39.3' S164º 10.518' WBegoniaDay 10 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [1262.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [4383]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [190.2]nm (through water). We have moved [163.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Waves and point of sail continue to make for a choppy ride, but so far we continue West, awaiting the forecast wind shift that will have us change direction to the south (sometime today)]

General Comments: [I got a little cabin crazy and decide to cook a curry (peel and chop veggies, etc) yesterday – it was a challenge in the bouncy conditions, but I made it.. There was no way to leave the cockpit without getting drenched within a few seconds (rain and waves) and we are SOOOO grateful for the enclosure which is doing a wonderful job of keeping us dry and protected from the wind.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 24-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 19C (66.2F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 26.8C (80.24F)

Course: 119(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.1kt, Wind:16Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:N)
almost 3 years  agoShow

31º 35.832' S167º 22.212' WBegoniaDay 9 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [1072.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [4545]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [188.6]nm (through water). We have moved [162.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Wave height is finally subsiding, but we're sailing at about 60 degrees apparent to the wind (so still a bit bouncy). We expect the wind will turn to a direct head wind in the next 30 hours or so – by which time we'll shift and head south a little.]

General Comments: [We're keeping the meals simple in the bouncy seas; simply moving about the boat has been a challenge and we definitely hold on to something whenever we're moving (this makes getting dressed a fun/frustrating exercise). No signs of other life except for the visiting birds. While it seems to be mostly overcast during the day, Kyle is getting some lovely clear nights for star gazing. Since we are so much further North than we'd expected, at least the temperature is reasonable. We've been reading of other sailors (in the past) sailing in snow and other misery waaaay further south at this time of year]

At: 06:00(AKST) 23-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 19C (66.2F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 26.8C (80.24F)

Course: 77(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.8kt, Wind:18Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1008hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
almost 3 years  agoShow

32º 5.232' S170º 30.048' WBegoniaDay 8 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [884.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [4705]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [202.7]nm (through water). We have moved [177.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Yesterday was definitely calmer, but as the wind backs we are now close reached – so we are still having a bouncy ride. The forecast is for the winds to continue to back over the next few days, so we'll curve more and more north, and eventually head south for a while to dodge the next system. This passage is all about sailing around avoiding the really strong winds so the route isn't expected to be a straight line.]

General Comments: [After adjusting to the watches in such 'easy' sailing at the start – we are now having to adjust to the rougher motion. One of the escape hatches is a problem, as the waves rage about on the outside, they seem to keep nudging the handle and loosening it, until it is moved enough to let water in through the seal (This is only a few millimeters! We can't work out how to tighten it so are 'managing' with regular monitoring and wedging it shut with odds while we (hopefully) find the perfect solution soon.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 22-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 19.6C (67.28F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 26.8C (80.24F)

Course: 78(degT), Speed Over Ground:8.1kt, Wind:16Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1007hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:N)
almost 3 years  agoShow

32º 26.772' S173º 58.842' WBegoniaDay 7 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [681.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [4883]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [150.1]nm (through water). We have moved [131.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [A wild day yesterday. Those strong winds and rough seas Kyle had warned me about arrived as forecast. The boat was tossed about a bit, and items shifted about the boat, we were slammed with breaking waves a few times, and the water managed to enter the boat in a few new ways. All is calming now. Max wave height we saw was about 4.2m, and max sustained apparent wind about 36kt. ]

General Comments: [Neither of us slept well as the motion and noise takes some getting used to. There were times even the troughs of the swell was full of white spume, but the birds swooped about gracefully showing that this is really nothing special to them! According to the forecast we'll have winds in the mid-20s for the next 4-5 days, and the wave height will continue to reduce – YAY!]

At: 06:00(AKST) 21-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 17.9C (64.22F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 25.8C (78.44F)

Course: 84(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.4kt, Wind:23Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:60%, Pressure: 1004hPa, Swell:3.5m (to:NE)
almost 3 years  agoShow

32º 54.558' S176º 31.62' WBegoniaDay 6 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [531.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [5014]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [136.8]nm (through water). We have moved [129.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We had headed north to be away from the centers of some low pressure systems. Last night we had true winds of high 20's, with gusts of up to 38kt. We were sailing downwind with a reefed jib, so apparent winds were in the mid 20's. While the swells are high (2.5m), and a bit choppy, all is well, and we were pleased not to have been further south in much stronger winds.]

General Comments: [One or two birds seem to be constantly with the boat (not always the same ones), but aside from that we have our books, Spanish lessons and podcasts to entertain us.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 20-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 18.5C (65.3F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 26.8C (80.24F)

Course: 82(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.6kt, Wind:16Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:15%, Pressure: 1003hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:E)
almost 3 years  agoShow

33º 11.388' S179º 4.332' WBegoniaDay 5 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [394.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [5143]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [124.9]nm (through water). We have moved [120.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [All downwind sailing yesterday, with just the jib sail. Seas remain calm and easy. We crossed the 180 degree longitude line and are now back in the Western hemisphere!]

General Comments: [We both feel well adjusted to the watch system (the calm weather has certainly helped). I spotted a ship passing 25 miles behind us (a cargo ship, headed for Auckland) on AIS – I called on VHF but it was too far away (at least there was no response and I assume this is why); I was hoping to ask if he could see us on his AIS at that distance (it is unlikely as this is beyond or just at the range we expect, and his VHF output is likely to be much stronger).]

At: 06:00(AKST) 19-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 19.6C (67.28F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 25.8C (78.44F)

Course: 87(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.8kt, Wind:15Kt(from:WNW), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SE)
almost 3 years  agoShow

33º 23.592' S178º 32.43' EBegoniaDay 4 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [269.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [5253]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [60.1]nm (through water). We have moved [75.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [A day full of light and variable winds had us pushing ahead very slowly, the swells just enough to constantly empty the sail of any wind it caught. Forecasts are proving a mixed bag – it may now be that we've pushed too far north(!). We have wind again, but this wind will (if the forecast is correct) build and build, and build and this easy, gentle sea we've had for the first few days of the passage will transform somewhat over the next few days. ]

General Comments: [Since the first day at sea, we've seen no sign of any ships, just a few birds, and yesterday we had some dolphins pass some distance astern of us, and not the least bit curious of us.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 18-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 19.3C (66.74F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 26.8C (80.24F)

Course: 88(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.9kt, Wind:10Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
almost 3 years  agoShow

33º 33.438' S177º 3.27' EBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [209.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [5326]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [129.9]nm (through water). We have moved [116.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Yesterdays winds pushed us more North than we were planning, and the forecast has us changing the route yet more which for now adds miles to the expected route (the further north we go the longer the journey – due to the shape of the Earth/ball). We are at least heading roughly East for now.]

General Comments: [Seas remained calm, but winds clocked in all directions yesterday so that kept us busy. Sky was mostly overcast so the solar panels are not being put to work and wind a little too light most of the time for the wind generator. We had an albatross visit for over an hour swooping around the boat and skimming the water. Kyle's taking the brunt of the night watch currently, but he's enjoying the star gazing. (As we head further East, and we keep the same boat time, that will change).]

At: 06:00(AKST) 17-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 18.1C (64.58F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 26.8C (80.24F)

Course: 64(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.5kt, Wind:7Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:W)
almost 3 years  agoShow

35º 14.55' S175º 52.38' EBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand) to Puerto Montt (Chile)

Progress: [So far we've made [79.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [5407]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [79.6]nm (through water). We have moved [77.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Seas are very calm, and we're sailing downwind. Aiming to climb NE to avoid some rather strong winds forecast later.]

General Comments: [After an early call, we were able to clear out of NZ ahead of our initial appointment time (and actually got the time we originally wanted). We left Marsden and NZ on a beautiful sunny day. Kyle continued to celebrate his 50th Birthday at sea (more chocolate cake), it will certainly be a memorable one.]

At: 06:00(AKST) 16-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 19.9C (67.82F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 27.7C (81.86F)

Course: 54(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.5kt, Wind:12Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:15%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:W)
almost 3 years  agoShow

35º 50.298' S174º 28.122' EBegoniaFrom: Hatea River (by green marker K29)
To: Marsden Cove Marina (New Zealand)

We travelled [8.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [8.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Back at Marsden Cove Marina for one night]

General Comments: [Moved for final departure items, and will celebrate Kyle's 50th here (he wants pizza!). Departure for Chile tomorrow after officialdom completed.]

At: 12:19(NZDT) 15-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 24.5C (76.1F), Humidity:45%, Water Temp: 31C (87.8F)
almost 3 years  agoShow

35º 44.688' S174º 21.018' EBegoniaFrom: Whangarei Marina (Town Basin)
To: Hatea River (by green marker K29)

We travelled [2.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 3.5m - good mud holding]

General Comments: [Taking a day out, some last minute sewing and catch up projects, and internet time (waiting out the rain) before heading south for Kyle's birthday celebrations and clearance]

At: 06:44(NZDT) 14-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 17.7C (63.86F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 31.6C (88.88F)
almost 3 years  agoShow

35º 43.488' S174º 19.638' EBegoniaDestination: Puerto Montt

From: Whangarei (Norsand Boat Yard)
To: Whangarei Marina (Town Basin)

We travelled [2.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [After leaving Norsand, we took a short break when we realized the stbd engine exhaust had stopped splashing out water - the test OK we did on launch must have been residual water - Kyle fixed that, then we had the town bridge open to let us into the town basin and Whangarei Marina. The flowers are blooming, the sun is out.. Lovely. We are at a dock (so we can easily provision for Chile)]

General Comments: [We are neighbours of Jadean (a boat we first met in the Marquesas) and they met us to help tie lines. The sun is shining, we are so looking forward to tourist mode.]

At: 15:00(NZDT) 08-Dec-2017, Outside Temp: 25C (77F), Humidity:46%, Water Temp: 33C (91.4F)
almost 3 years  agoShow

35º 44.382' S174º 20.838' EBegoniaFrom: Whangarei (New Zealand)
To: Whangarei (Norsand Boat Yard)

We travelled [0.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [8.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [On the hard in Norsand Boat Yard for some anti-foul painting and general odds]

General Comments: [Haul out at high tide, they drive a trailer into the water for us to drive into, with line handlers to assist.. Once sefely in the the trailer, it's lifted to take the weight and then we are picked up and moved to shore in a little row boat. Next the boat is hauled up the ramp with the tractor and its moved dexterously around the yard to our new home on the hard!]

At: 18:00(NZDT) 14-Nov-2017, Outside Temp: 24.8C (76.64F), Humidity:45%
about 3 years  agoShow

35º 50.208' S174º 28.128' EBegoniaDestination: Whangarei about 3 years  agoShow

35º 50.208' S174º 28.128' EBegoniaDestination: Barcelona about 3 years  agoShow

35º 50.208' S174º 28.128' EBegoniaDay 7 of Pacific Ocean Passage from N Minerva Reef Pass to Whangarei (New Zealand)

ARRIVED!

Progress: [So far we've made [874.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [91.8]nm (through water). We have moved [57.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Arrived at secure customs dock.. We arrived just before midnight and (as far as we can tell) customs will be here at 8am? Hopefully we can get some sleep between now and then.]

General Comments: [It is COLD! 14C (57F) here - time for the heating - yes, I know it is midnight but we are SO not used to this kind of temperature. We are so glad to finally be in NZ - the sail along the coast was beautiful with the mountains silhouetted in the sunset.]

At: 23:46(NZDT) 08-Nov-2017, Outside Temp: 14.1C (57.38F), Humidity:65%, Water Temp: 22.4C (72.32F)
about 3 years  agoShow

34º 52.35' S174º 27.138' EBegoniaDay 7 of Pacific Ocean Passage from N Minerva Reef Pass to Whangarei (New Zealand)

Progress: [So far we've made [782.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [65]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [159.0]nm (through water). We have moved [165.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We've been racing south to try and beat a messy weather system - we made it and are now south of the NZ north capes (although still have strong winds and big seas). We should arrive at Whangarei later this evening and we are hoping that customs will let us sleep but we're not yet sure of the procedure.]

General Comments: [VHF traffic is now regular (mostly weather reports), and other boats are visible on AIS (but still not in sight). It's been a miserable night, windy, big seas and heavy rain, but all seems fine now that arrival is near.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 08-Nov-2017, Outside Temp: 19.2C (66.56F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 23.4C (74.12F)

Course: 170(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.7kt, Wind:21Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1008hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:S)
about 3 years  agoShow

32º 7.368' S174º 30.162' EBegoniaDay 6 of Pacific Ocean Passage from N Minerva Reef Pass to Whangarei (New Zealand)

Progress: [So far we've made [623.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [285]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [108.4]nm (through water). We have moved [102.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions: [We spent a long time yesterday doing no more than 1 or 2 kts (and even then not in the right direction) - but finally the wind filled in and we are moving again. ]

General Comments: [The temperatures (air and water) continue to drop and we are feeling the cold (my UK training is all lost). As we add clothes we are both fully aware (and without care) that we are not adding style - the 'airport pants' and hoodies are out and in use.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 07-Nov-2017, Outside Temp: 18.1C (64.58F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 25.3C (77.54F)

Course: 208(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.4kt, Wind:13Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
about 3 years  agoShow

30º 49.332' S175º 48.63' EBegoniaDay 5 of Pacific Ocean Passage from N Minerva Reef Pass to Whangarei (New Zealand)

Progress: [So far we've made [515.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [386]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [71.9]nm (through water). We have moved [75.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [The forecast light winds have arrived which has really slowed our progress.]

General Comments: [Oh, a 282' tanker just appeared on our AIS (but over the horizon, so out of view) - our first sign of life outside Begonia]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 06-Nov-2017, Outside Temp: 20.2C (68.36F), Humidity:87%, Water Temp: 24.8C (76.64F)

Course: 212(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.9kt, Wind:6Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:98%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:1m (to:SW)
about 3 years  agoShow

29º 46.32' S176º 36.048' EBegoniaDay 4 of Pacific Ocean Passage from N Minerva Reef Pass to Whangarei (New Zealand)

Progress: [So far we've made [443.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [462]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [135.8]nm (through water). We have moved [126.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We've the spinnaker up since yesterday afternoon, our pace as slowed but the wind remains decent. Forecasts suggest this wind will soon (probably this afternoon) drop and turn against us, but we'll keep on as best we can. Temperatures continue to drop and we now wear layers and make use of the quilt/comforter at night.]

General Comments: [We continue to see no signs of anyone else on this passage. No ships, boats or planes, no trash, nothing. We know other traffic MUST be out here, but it is not crossing our path. The occasional bird and flying fish is all we see.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 05-Nov-2017, Outside Temp: 26.8C (80.24F), Humidity:82%, Water Temp: 26.8C (80.24F)

Course: 212(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.5kt, Wind:9Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:2m (to:SW)
about 3 years  agoShow

27º 59.478' S177º 53.58' EBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage from N Minerva Reef Pass to Whangarei (New Zealand)

** Correction to yesterday - I should have reported the Greenwich Meridian as the 0 degree longitude (not 9 degree - accidental finger fumble) **

Progress: [So far we've made [307.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [588]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [170.8]nm (through water). We have moved [176.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [For Begonia we're making what must be record breaking progress. The seas have become smoother and all is well aboard.]

General Comments: [We continue to try and eat our way through any of the supplies that are likely to be confiscated and destroyed once we reach NZ (beans, popcorn, honey, etc). No sightings of ships, dolphins, nor anything but water. Beautiful sunrise today though to help start/end our respective watches. The temperatures continue to dip (water and air) and we're feeling quite shocked by it all - brrrrr]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 04-Nov-2017, Outside Temp: 20.4C (68.72F), Humidity:82%, Water Temp: 27.9C (82.22F)

Course: 211(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.3kt, Wind:16Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:85%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:W)
about 3 years  agoShow

25º 31.242' S179º 40.572' EBegoniaDestination: Whangarei

Day 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage from N Minerva Reef Pass to Whangarei (New Zealand)

Progress: [So far we've made [137.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [765]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [137.2]nm (through water). We have moved [136.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We departed N Minerva in 25kt winds and rough seas, not pleasant, but necessary if we are to make this window to NZ. We made great time this first day despite the 3m waves and rough seas) - overnight things have smoothed out a little, but we continue to make good time. Given the updated forecast we also changed our route to a direct route to Northern NZ (rather than the original float plan route) and this chops a little of the distance overall and hopefully means we can make it to NZ before the wind turns against us.]

General Comments: [The weather conditions for departure and passage are really not ideal, but there was no obvious 'ideal' window in sight - so we're making this work. The enclosure is setup and this makes the cockpit very pleasant and protects us from the occasional wave that washes over the boat. Last night we crossed the 180 degree line so flipped from reporting our position as West to East again; this makes me think of the 9 degree line that passes through Greenwich in London.]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 03-Nov-2017, Outside Temp: 22C (71.6F), Humidity:82%, Water Temp: 29.7C (85.46F)

Course: 211(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.7kt, Wind:17Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:2m (to:W)
about 3 years  agoShow

23º 39.192' S178º 53.652' WBegoniaFrom : N Minerva Reef (N)
Via : N Minerva Reef Pass
To : N Minerva Reef (SE)

We travelled [4.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Overcast with occasional rain showers - relocating Begonia for some snorkelling fun.]

General Comments: [After swimming/walking over the reef to dive the outside yesterday - today we wanted to snorkel the pass - we each took a turn while the other managed Begonia for pick up and drop offs. The pass walls are so so - but in the middle of the pass are large groups of sharks. We are now anchored again safely on the SE corner waiting for our weather window to NZ.]

At: 12:08(TOT) 29-Oct-2017, Outside Temp: 24.2C (75.56F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 32.1C (89.78F)
about 3 years  agoShow

23º 36.96' S178º 54.642' WBegoniaFrom: N Minerva Reef (SE)
To: N Minerva Reef (N)

We travelled [2.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [After some fun snorkelling in the SE, we've moved to the North area so we can snorkel outside the reef - where we've been told to expect some great coral and lots of large fish, and if we can do the pass too - some larger sharks :-)]

General Comments: [2 other boats left the reef today - Whisper and Nahoa. Today was the last of the good wind for a passage to NZ - next window is for a Thursday Nov 2nd departure - per current forecasts, and this is probably when we'll depart for NZ]

At: 15:10(TOT) 28-Oct-2017, Outside Temp: 25.6C (78.08F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 32.6C (90.68F)
about 3 years  agoShow

23º 39.192' S178º 53.658' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Big Mama YC on Pangaimotu Island, Tongatapu Group, Tonga to N Minerva Reef

Progress: [So far we've made [308.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [39.8]nm (through water). We have moved [32.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Wind wasn't cooperating all day - so with 20 miles to go we turned on the motor to be sure that we made it in daylight (the alternative was bobbing around all night waiting off the entrance - we're happy to be here]

General Comments: [Anchored in Sand with scattered bommies (chain bouyed) - Another boat (Whisper) is here and one left early afternoon - so just the two of us here currently. - Soup is ready to go, water is beautifully clear.]

At: 17:08(TOT) 26-Oct-2017, Outside Temp: 25.4C (77.72F), Humidity:92%, Water Temp: 32.6C (90.68F)
about 3 years  agoShow

23º 33.372' S178º 18.792' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Big Mama YC on Pangaimotu Island, Tongatapu Group, Tonga to N Minerva Reef

Progress: [So far we've made [268.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [40]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [115.9]nm (through water). We have moved [104.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Lots of frustrating winds (shifting, backing, and disappearing) but this was as forecast, so progress overnight has been mostly zip! - We are finally headed in roughly the right direction again. We have our fingers and toes crossed that we should be able to make it to N Minerva before dark today (we'll find out for sure when we see the latest weather forecast).]

General Comments: [Again nothing seen. We had a lot of rain yesterday (filled our buckets) and we are certainly feeling the chill as the temeratures slowly creeps downwards.]

At: 06:00(TOT) 26-Oct-2017, Outside Temp: 23.3C (73.94F), Humidity:94%, Water Temp: 31.1C (87.98F)

Course: 156(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.5kt, Wind:9Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:1m (to:SE)
about 3 years  agoShow

22º 22.152' S176º 56.058' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Big Mama YC on Pangaimotu Island, Tongatapu Group, Tonga to N Minerva Reef

Progress: [So far we've made [153.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [139]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [153.0]nm (through water). We have moved [123.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Overcast, but we've had great winds and are making good progress. Kyle's wach overnight required a lot of sail changes (Spinnaker down, Main up, etc). We expect the wind to turn into a head wind later today which will delay our progress.]

General Comments: [We've seen nothing much at all - no boats, no whales. Water is getting slightly cooler and last night we enjoyed a hint of a bioluminescence display in the wake of the boat (so there must be more critters in the water than we've been used to)]

At: 06:00(NZDT) 25-Oct-2017, Outside Temp: 21.6C (70.88F), Humidity:86%, Water Temp: 31.6C (88.88F)

Course: 234(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.8kt, Wind:18Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SW)
about 3 years  agoShow

21º 7.572' S175º 9.678' WBegoniaFrom: Malino Island (Tongatapu Group, Tonga)
To: Big Mama Yacht Club (bar) Pangaimotu Island, Tongatapu Group, Tonga

We travelled [11.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [5.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 16m of sand (no mooring balls) - just off the bar. From here we can take the water taxi into town to clear out of Tonga (and grocery shop, etc)]

General Comments: [A short relocate into Tongatapu. Our day of arrival would have been a PERFECT departure day, but we are too late and will miss this weather window. As we arrived, fellow cruisers Capistrano, and 'Serenity of Southwick' were both leaving and headed for NZ - we'll be following next week.]

At: 12:06(TOT) 21-Oct-2017, Outside Temp: 24.9C (76.82F), Humidity:57%, Water Temp: 32.1C (89.78F)
about 3 years  agoShow

21º 2.1' S175º 8.022' WBegoniaFrom: Kelefesia Island (Ha'apai/Nomuka Group Group, Tonga)
To: Malino Island (Tongatapu Group, Tonga)

We travelled [69.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [38.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in tiny patch of 10m sand surrounded with bommy patches - very difficult to find a spot here. (Bouyed Chain). Not ideal but will be a good resting spot before moving into TongaTapu for real.]

General Comments: [Distance was just to much to do in a day with southerly winds, and not really enough for an overnight sail? So we had to sail slowly deliberately most of the time. Arriving we had trouble finding a suitable place to anchor and spent over an hour motoring around (I was ready to give up, but Kyle was persistent and made it work).]

At: 09:36(TOT) 19-Oct-2017, Outside Temp: 25C (77F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 32.1C (89.78F)
about 3 years  agoShow

20º 30.108' S174º 44.46' WBegoniaFrom: Lalona Island (Ha'apai, Tonga)
To: Kelefesia Island (Ha'apai/Nomuka Group Group, Tonga)

We travelled [23.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [15.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in ring of coral/reef in 11m sandy bottom with scattered bommies.]

General Comments: [Another good fun sail south. This little island is full of reefs and bommies, renowned for sea snakes and has a cliff (unlike the mostly sand only islands around) - looking forward to exploring.]

At: 11:28(TOT) 17-Oct-2017, Outside Temp: 27.1C (80.78F), Humidity:82%, Water Temp: 33.6C (92.48F)
about 3 years  agoShow

20º 20.538' S174º 31.392' WBegoniaFrom: Limu Island/Barrier Reef (Ha'apai, Tonga)
To: Lalona Island (Ha'apai, Tonga)

We travelled [30.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [19.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in single boat space between reefs and bommies - in 8m of sand bottom (no Digicel or TCC service)]

General Comments: [Fast sail in some great wind. We had to navigate around some long reefs (Hense all the extra miles compared to direct line distance) - but we FINALLY caught a fish - a great barracuda (thankfully, but they time we realized he had already worn himself out so bringing him aboard wasn't too scary.. those teeth!!)]

At: 13:04(TOT) 16-Oct-2017, Outside Temp: 28.2C (82.76F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 33.6C (92.48F)
about 3 years  agoShow

20º 1.578' S174º 27.81' WBegoniaFrom: Uonukuhihifo Island (Ha'apai, Tonga)
To: Limu Island/Barrier Reef (Ha'apai, Tonga)

We travelled [5.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [4.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 5m sand bottom behind barrier reef and coral patches, plenty of wind for batteries.]

General Comments: [We continue south through the Ha'apai group, and are now the furthest south we've ever been with our own boat.. We've lovely blue skies and scattered white fluffy clouds, but it is windy (11kt). We are hoping the chop will die off and we can enjoy some snorkelling tomorrow - but for now we can hunker down and continue binge watching 'Game of Thrones' - we just picked up season 7 from a fellow cruiser after finishing season 1-6 kindly delivered by Geoffrey and Sarah on their visit.]

At: 11:42(TOT) 14-Oct-2017, Outside Temp: 27.9C (82.22F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 33.6C (92.48F)
about 3 years  agoShow

19º 57.912' S174º 29.562' WBegoniaDestination: Nuku'alofa

From: Uoleva Island (Ha'apai, Tonga)
To: Uonukuhihifo Island (Ha'apia, Tonga)

We travelled [9.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [8.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 6m of sand with scattered bommies]

General Comments: [Overcast and rainy day, light winds made for some frustrating sailing, but with such a short distance to go - the frustration wasn't so bad.]

At: 13:06(TOT) 12-Oct-2017, Outside Temp: 26.8C (80.24F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 33.6C (92.48F)
about 3 years  agoShow

19º 50.49' S174º 24.918' WBegoniaFrom: Pangai Town (Ha'apai Group, Tonga)
To: Uoleva Island (Ha'apai, Tonga)

We travelled [5.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [4.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 6m of sand with scattered weed and bommies]

General Comments: [Our Tonga App says this is the 'best' snorkelling in Ha'apai. We have a bit of swim but we hope to find out soon - will snorkel 2 days and hope for a walk on the beach too (there is a resort and a back packers camp to visit)]

At: 12:44(TOT) 10-Oct-2017, Outside Temp: 28.2C (82.76F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 34C (93.2F)
about 3 years  agoShow

19º 47.988' S174º 21.228' WBegoniaFrom: Nukunamo Island (Ha'apai Group, Tonga)
To: Pangai Town (Ha'apai Group, Tonga)

We travelled [7.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [6.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 5m sand with scattered coral - just outside main harbor]

General Comments: [Arrived Sunday, will do clear in tomorrow (Monday) when offices are open. We did not correctly clear out of Vava'u group, so we may find ourselves in trouble - we didn't know we had to until we read it after we left? Oh Boy!]

At: 14:00(TOT) 08-Oct-2017, Outside Temp: 28.3C (82.94F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 34C (93.2F)
about 3 years  agoShow

19º 42.768' S174º 16.992' WBegoniaFrom: Off Taunga and Ngau Islands (Vava'u group, Tonga)
To: Nukunamo Island (Ha'apai Group, Tonga)

We travelled [56.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [59.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 8m on very large sandy patch - no coral in area - but passed over some deeper ones to get here]

General Comments: [Good sail south to Ha'apai with 'She San' boat in view the whole way. A glimpse of a whale fin slapping in the distance just as we arrived.]

At: 16:34(TOT) 06-Oct-2017, Outside Temp: 28.5C (83.3F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 34C (93.2F)
about 3 years  agoShow

18º 43.212' S173º 59.388' WBegoniaFrom: Nuku Island (Vava'u Group, Tonga)
To: Tapana Island (Vava'u Group, Tonga)

We travelled [4.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored on sand surrounded by small uninhabited islands, lots of shallows and sandy beaches to snorkel and explore, protected from swell, but open to wind (for wind generator)]

General Comments: [Another short move to see yet more of the vava'u group.]

At: 11:44(TOT) 04-Oct-2017, Outside Temp: 27.4C (81.32F), Humidity:91%, Water Temp: 34.5C (94.1F)
about 3 years  agoShow

18º 42.81' S174º 2.46' WBegoniaFrom: Mala Island (Vava'u Group, Tonga)
To: Nuku Island (Vava'u Group, Tonga)

We travelled [7.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored on a lovely sandspit (5.5m) between Nuku and Kapa Islands. This near corner of Nuku is a beautiful tiny beach.]

General Comments: [We each snorkelled on route at both Mariner's cave and Swallows Cave (while the other stayed with main boat). We both preferred swallows cave. Mariner's cave entrance is below the water, so requires a swim of faith hoping you have the right hole to swim through and there will be air on the other side.. Whew!!!. We had two failures today - the starboard fuel hose is leaking, and our waterproof flashlight leaked and was flooded on our swallows cave dive... New stuff to fix in paradise!]

At: 11:56(TOT) 02-Oct-2017, Outside Temp: 29.7C (85.46F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 34.5C (94.1F)
about 3 years  agoShow

18º 41.292' S174º 1.332' WBegoniaFrom: Viamalo (on Vava'u, Tonga)
To: Mala Island (Vava'u Group, Tonga)

We travelled [3.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in a good sandy patch - scattered with sea stars]

General Comments: [Nice calm day, 3 boats here when we arrived, but two left shortly after to head for swallows cave.]

At: 13:14(TOT) 30-Sep-2017, Outside Temp: 26.8C (80.24F), Humidity:92%, Water Temp: 34C (93.2F)
about 3 years  agoShow

18º 38.352' S174º 0.0' WBegoniaFrom: Neiafu (on Vava'u, Tonga)
To: Viamalo (on Vava'u, Tonga)

We travelled [2.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Very windy today, but this is a great protected small bay - one other boat when we arrived. Lots of small (dead) coral patches so we buoyed the anchor chain - anchored in 4.5m of water]

General Comments: [Moved from the bustle of 'town' just around the corner and found our first whale just swimming on by us as we set the anchor?]

At: 12:06(TOT) 28-Sep-2017, Outside Temp: 29.4C (84.92F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 34.5C (94.1F)
about 3 years  agoShow

18º 39.138' S173º 59.142' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Alofi (Niue) to Neiafu on Vava'u (Tonga)

Progress: [So far we've made [235.6]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [58.1]nm (through water). We have moved [41.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Could see Tonga at first light and sailed the circuitous route to the customs dock - finally arrived just before sunset - all ready to clear in in the morning]

General Comments: [We arrived to find a P&O cruise ship in port! It leaves tonight so town should be a little quieter while we get to clear in tomorrow]

At: 17:22(NUT) 24-Sep-2017, Outside Temp: 25.9C (78.62F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 34C (93.2F)
about 3 years  agoShow

18º 37.92' S173º 15.168' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Alofi (Niue) to Neiafu on Vava'u (Tonga)

Progress: [So far we've made [177.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [59]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [101.0]nm (through water). We have moved [105.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Slow, light but steady downwind sailing, speed just picked up in the last hour or so.]

General Comments: [ETA is a bit tight after 2 slow days - still hoping to arrive tomorrow (but we may be being a little optimistic)]

At: 06:00(NUT) 24-Sep-2017, Outside Temp: 25.3C (77.54F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 34C (93.2F)

Course: 281(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.9kt, Wind:13Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:W)
about 3 years  agoShow

18º 52.5' S171º 24.582' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Alofi (Niue) to Neiafu on Vava'u (Tonga)

Progress: [So far we've made [76.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [164]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [76.4]nm (through water). We have moved [83.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Light downwind sailing keeping up a reasonable (but slow) speed. Easy sailing.]

General Comments: [We were quite shocked and surprised by a VHF interaction we had last night just before midnight. Maryanne was on watch and we had a fellow boater slowly gaining on us for several hours, and it looked as though they would pass us close by in the next hour or so. She called them up just as a courtesy (she could see their lights and on our chartplotter their AIS signal) - she was thanked for the call because "they sleep at night" and asked to call them again on the VHF if we thought they were getting too close, they'd turn the radio up so they'd be woken if we called... YIKES! Sleeping at sea if you are a solo sailor we can understand, but as a couple on a boat, not keeping a watch 24 hours a day, that is just crazy and unnecessarily dangerous for themselves and others.]

At: 06:00(NUT) 23-Sep-2017, Outside Temp: 24.2C (75.56F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 33.1C (91.58F)

Course: 274(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.2kt, Wind:9Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:35%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:NW)
about 3 years  agoShow

19º 3.03' S169º 55.29' WBegoniaSafely arrived at Niue (Port: Alofi)

Progress: [So far we've made [146.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [15.4]nm (through water). We have moved [8.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Arrived - tied to Mooring Ball N3 - official clearance to do]

General Comments: [When we arrived, there is a whale and baby in mooring field (between North and South mooring balls) - right by the harbor ]

At: 09:04(NUT) 06-Sep-2017, Outside Temp: 24.5C (76.1F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 32.6C (90.68F)
about 3 years  agoShow

19º 11.7' S169º 54.132' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Beveridge Reef (Niue) to Niue (Alofi)

Progress: [So far we've made [131.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [14.9]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [131.1]nm (through water). We have moved [131.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Good fast overnight passage - Mix of spinnaker at first and Jib overnight. Downwind sailing - swells working with us.]

General Comments: [Our last day in Beveridge Reef there were a total of 9 Boats. When we departed at least 5 of them also left. Some for Niue, some for Tonga. We are almost at Niue now, but still uncertain as to if there are free mooring balls. Fingers crossed.]

At: 06:00(NUT) 06-Sep-2017, Outside Temp: 23.8C (74.84F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 33.1C (91.58F)

Course: 299(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.7kt, Wind:11Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NW)
about 3 years  agoShow

19º 59.64' S167º 44.64' WBegonia"Day 6 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Suwarrow Island (Cook Islands) to Beveridge Reef (Niue)

** Safely at anchor **

Progress: [So far we've made [505.7]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [15.5]nm (through water). We have moved [8.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Arrived - safely at anchor on sand shelf. As we approached the pass we could see two boats inside. One called us on the radio (Dona Catharina) to let us know the other had crossed the reef and was damaged, just a couple of days ago. The damaged boat, Avanti, is awaiting a recovery crew from New Zealand, but the two adults and children were safe and were heading off for Niue today with Dona Catharina (making them a crowded 11 folks aboard for the passage). Hopefully Avanti will stay stable until the Freighter arrives and can recover her - and then that she will be fully repairable once it is shipped to New Zealand. I can't bear to imagine how different the story would have been if Dona Catharina had not been here to give the Avanti crew shelter after the wreck and for the past two days or so. Avanti is partially sunk (at the stern) and at anchor - but currently stable. ]

General Comments: [This reef is marked in the incorrect location on the chart, and the weather has been miserable. We are reminded again how easy it is for life to take a turn (and thankful it isn't us). It is a little like driving past a new accident on the freeway. For now at least we are glad to be at anchor and we'll take a good nap - tomorrow we can start to explore this special location, and inspect the new and older wrecks. Dona Catharina has left, we are alone on the reef.]

At: 10:38(NUT) 30-Aug-2017, Outside Temp: 24.6C (76.28F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 32.1C (89.78F)
over 3 years  agoShow

19º 52.062' S167º 40.41' WBegoniaDay 6 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Suwarrow Island (Cook Islands) to Beveridge Reef (Niue)

Progress: [So far we've made [490.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [17]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [112.9]nm (through water). We have moved [124.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Getting close to beveridge reef - so we slowed the boat around 1am to 1kt - as it gets lighter we'll enter (or at least verify it looks good to enter. We are aware that the charts are 3nm off, but have good coordinates from cruisers that have been here in the past and good Google Earth Image. ]

General Comments: [Waves remain annoying - the cockpit gets awash intermittently and often deposit flying fish along with the water.]

At: 06:00(NUT) 30-Aug-2017, Outside Temp: 22.3C (72.14F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 32.1C (89.78F)

Course: 235(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.4kt, Wind:16Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:3.5m (to:W)
over 3 years  agoShow

18º 43.278' S165º 50.67' WBegoniaDay 5 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Suwarrow Island (Cook Islands) to Beveridge Reef (Niue)

Progress: [So far we've made [377.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [140]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [143.4]nm (through water). We have moved [149.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Big seas and 20kt winds remain. Swell has a short 5s period so we have to avoid ploughing into wave, We have turned and now have waves more to the side (a different and equally miserable problem) but we are at least moving again.]

General Comments: [Kyle saw a plane last night headed north (Mystery). We spend most of our watches inside to save getting doused by waves at the helm. Time seems to be going slowly.]

At: 06:00(NUT) 29-Aug-2017, Outside Temp: 23.6C (74.48F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 32C (89.6F)

Course: 229(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.7kt, Wind:30Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:65%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:3m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

17º 10.05' S163º 48.438' WBegoniaDay 4 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Suwarrow Island (Cook Islands) to Beveridge Reef (Niue)

Progress: [So far we've made [233.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [288]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [48.6]nm (through water). We have moved [66.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Big seas remain (most recent forecast suggests until Wednesday) - so we remain hove to, but still moving slowly roughly south.]

General Comments: [Ugh! We continue to hope that the forecast turns brighter soon.]

At: 06:00(NUT) 28-Aug-2017, Outside Temp: 24.7C (76.46F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 33.6C (92.48F)

Course: 184(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.6kt, Wind:21Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:3.5m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 4.062' S163º 51.36' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Suwarrow Island (Cook Islands) to Beveridge Reef (Niue)

Progress: [So far we've made [185.3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [336]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [81.0]nm (through water). We have moved [89.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Wind, Seas, and Point of sail make sailing quite miserable so we've hove to a little earlier than expected. Forecast is for winds getting worse this afternoon - this isn't so much fun.]

General Comments: [No boat sigthed (eye-ball nor AIS) since we departed Suwarrow, we maintain regular watches but everything is difficult in the motion we have. We are both hoping for a good-news forecast when we next get the weather.]

At: 06:00(NUT) 27-Aug-2017, Outside Temp: 25.6C (78.08F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 34C (93.2F)

Course: 187(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.1kt, Wind:16Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:3m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

14º 40.428' S163º 18.768' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Suwarrow Island (Cook Islands) to Beveridge Reef (Niue)

Progress: [So far we've made [104.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [413]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [104.4]nm (through water). We have moved [86.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Sailing at 50 degrees to the wind (apparent), choppy large swell, life aboard is difficult. Our route is currently taking us further east of the line than we expected, but since the forecast conditions will push us more west, this is fine and deliberate.]

General Comments: [We left Suwarrow after our two weeks but would have been more than happy to stay longer. We are headed for Beverdige reef, but weather forecasts verify we are in for a rough ride and some nasty weather ahead (so we may need to skip it for Niue). For now we still hope for Beveridge Reef. Our computer charger/inverter failed and we were quite concerned that this would leave us without the ability to get weather and post the usual position reports. Luckily we were able to buy one from a fellow crusier willing to give up their spare just hours before we departed. Whew.]

At: 06:00(NUT) 26-Aug-2017, Outside Temp: 26.6C (79.88F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 35C (95F)

Course: 193(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.4kt, Wind:15Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

13º 14.85' S163º 6.498' WBegoniaDay 7 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Bora Bora (Viatape) to Suwarrow Islands

Arrived and at anchor!

Progress: [So far we've made [775.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [9.3]nm (through water). We have moved [8.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [At anchor and cleared all formalities with the caretaker residents (Harry & Katu) - now to rest and then explore]

General Comments: [There are only 2 other boats here when we arrived. Rules for the atoll have become more strict and there is no landing on any of the motus except Anchorage Island! But we have up to 14 days to enjoy and relax ]

At: 10:10(THAT) 11-Aug-2017, Outside Temp: 27.6C (81.68F), Humidity:88%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)
over 3 years  agoShow

13º 11.958' S162º 58.458' WBegoniaDay 7 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Bora Bora (Viatape) to Suwarrow Island

Progress: [So far we've made [766.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [10.2]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [118.3]nm (through water). We have moved [114.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [We arrived about 1am, and have been hove to/drifting since then waiting for daylight. The big seas seem to toss the boat around a little more now we are not moving with the waves, but we are happy to be so close to done for this trip.]

General Comments: [No boats spotted during the entire trip, a few more birds about yesterday but still not that many (but we did see an albatross)]

At: 06:00(THAT) 11-Aug-2017, Outside Temp: 26.1C (78.98F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)

Course: 224(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.2kt, Wind:13Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:3m (to:W)
over 3 years  agoShow

14º 10.002' S161º 16.998' WBegoniaDay 6 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Bora Bora (Viatape) to Suwarrow Island

Progress: [So far we've made [647.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have [123]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [156.7]nm (through water). We have moved [152.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [This passage continues to be a little boisterous, and as the larger waves pass from behind underneath the boat, the motion can be very yaw-ing (Slew-y). We've adjusted but are tired of it. Today is expected to be the windiest day and we are sailing close to downwind.]

General Comments: [During this passage my spectacles have broken (luckily I have a spare), Kyle ripped a pair of shorts from top to bottom, and we've had the new leak in that forward porthole (currently taped). But we'll soon be there and provided our access is granted (still slightly uncertain about that), we hope for a long rest to fix everything and enjoy the amazing islands of Suwarrow Atoll.]

At: 06:00(THAT) 10-Aug-2017, Outside Temp: 26.8C (80.24F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)

Course: 310(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.7kt, Wind:18Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:3m (to:W)
over 3 years  agoShow

15º 3.66' S158º 49.308' WBegoniaDay 5 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Bora Bora (Viatape) to Suwarrow Island

Progress: [So far we've made [491.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [276]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [139.6]nm (through water). We have moved [132.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Sea remains boisterous, but we are adjusting and functional aboard, a little easier now wind is from SSW (more behind us). It seems much cooler than we've been used to and we wear long pants and a sweatshirt at night.. ]

General Comments: [Ocean here is more than 5,000m deep. We crossed the official boundary between French Polynesia and the Cook Islands.]

At: 06:00(THAT) 09-Aug-2017, Outside Temp: 25.5C (77.9F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)

Course: 294(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.6kt, Wind:19Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:3m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

15º 56.022' S156º 43.32' WBegoniaDay 4 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Bora Bora (Viatape) to Suwarrow Island

Progress: [So far we've made [351.5]nm (through water) on this passage and have [408]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [166.6]nm (through water). We have moved [161.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Sea state is now more comfortable for us on board, but have tossed us about for most of the last 24 hours. Boat is drier now that the wind is more from the back. That window now only dribbles but we haven't had calm enough conditions to inspect/cover in any way yet. We've had a few patches of rain, and the cloud cover has been 100% all night (so no stars to enjoy)]

General Comments: [No boats sighted since we left Maupiti (on AIS nor eye)]

At: 06:00(THAT) 08-Aug-2017, Outside Temp: 25.2C (77.36F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 35C (95F)

Course: 281(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.6kt, Wind:17Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:2m (to:N)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 59.802' S154º 9.198' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Bora Bora (Viatape) to Suwarrow Island

Progress: [So far we've made [184.9]nm (through water) on this passage and have [565]nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [152.1]nm (through water). We have moved [113.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Wind has been from North, through W to South. We had to leave Maupiti yesterday since the southerly winds would have prevented us from exiting the pass. Seas have been rough for most of the time since we left Maupiti, and we have a leak in one of the forward portholes that means we have to clean up a pot full of water every hour (we'll tape the window once the weather calms)]

General Comments: [We left Maupiti with views of a humpback whale, but since then winds and seas have meant we've seen little of anything. The flip side of that is that we've been making great speed.]

At: 06:00(THAT) 07-Aug-2017, Outside Temp: 24.3C (75.74F), Humidity:92%, Water Temp: 34.5C (94.1F)

Course: 289(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.9kt, Wind:13Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1008hPa, Swell:3m (to:SW)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 28.452' S152º 15.102' WBegoniaDay 1 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Bora Bora (Viatape) to Suwarrow Island

Progress: [So far we've made [32.8]nm (through water) on this passage and have []nm (along route) to go. Since last position report we have made [32.78]nm (through water). We have moved [28.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Sailing Conditions [Anchored just inside Passe Onoiau on Maupiti Island (French Polynesia) after a lovely fast sail]

General Comments: [We need to wait for winds to switch to continue - so an unofficial stop (2 nights rest with no responsibilities) before starting off on the passage again on Sunday (6th August) - hoping to snorkel with more manta rays (fingers crossed)]

At: 11:34(THAT) 04-Aug-2017, Outside Temp: 29.4C (84.92F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 35C (95F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 30.462' S151º 45.138' WBegoniaFrom: Bora Bora (Bloody Mary's Restaurant)
To: Bora Bora (Town Quay)

We travelled [2.2]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Town Quay (free) gives easy access to grocery and official checking out process]

General Comments: [We left Bloody Mary's and stopped for fuel at the town total dock, then moved to the town dock for final admin and shopping (we'll stay here a couple of nights)]

At: 10:32(THAT) 02-Aug-2017, Outside Temp: 28.4C (83.12F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 31.692' S151º 44.718' WBegoniaFrom: Bora Bora (Mai Kai Marina, Viatape)
To: Bora Bora (Bloody Mary's Restaurant)

We travelled [2.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Mooring ball outside Bloody Mary's (this time there is only one other boat in the whole bay!)]

General Comments: [We set off today and filled our water tanks, intended to get fuel, but the fuel dock is expecting the refill-boat to arrive any minutes so they chased us off and told us to return this afternoon (We'll leave it for another day) - We now find ourselves outside Bloody Mary's (which was closed last time we visited - closed on Sundays) - and here we intend to spend out the remainder of our French Polynesian Francs - tough life!]

At: 10:40(THAT) 01-Aug-2017, Outside Temp: 29.2C (84.56F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 35C (95F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 30.102' S151º 45.39' WBegoniaFrom: Bora Bora (Between Tuiahora point and St Regis Resort)
To: Bora Bora (Mai Kai Marina, Viatape)

We travelled [6.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Mooring Ball #20 at Mai Kai Marina ]

General Comments: [So we moved to a Marina for the last few days before we depart Bora Boar - we need laundry, groceries, internet, etc so it will be all work and hopefully a couple of beers too]

At: 11:04(THAT) 30-Jul-2017, Outside Temp: 29.6C (85.28F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 29.238' S151º 42.468' WBegoniaFrom: Bora Bora (Motu Piti Aau)
To: Bora Bora (Between Tuiahora point and St Regis Resort)

We travelled [5.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [2.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 2.5m of sand with plenty of over water type resorts on Reef side, and another great view of Bora Bora peaks]

General Comments: [Relocate boat - catching up with chores and hoping for some snorkelling with Manta Rays in the morning]

At: 13:46(THAT) 28-Jul-2017, Outside Temp: 29.9C (85.82F), Humidity:68%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 31.968' S151º 42.402' WBegoniaFrom: Bora Bora (Motu Ome)
To: Bora Bora (Motu Piti Aau)

We travelled [5.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [4.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in large sand patch off Sofitel Marara Private island]

General Comments: [Short/Fun passage under motor through some very narrow and windy channels - change of view and very tranquil. Engine alarm started off again - Kyle is not happy and we have no idea what is going on. Speed wheel didn't work (no doubt we have a critter that has made it his home - we'll fix that on the next swim)]

At: 11:48(THAT) 27-Jul-2017, Outside Temp: 29.6C (85.28F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 27.408' S151º 44.268' WBegoniaFrom: Bora Bora (Town Quay)
To: Bora Bora (Motu Ome)

We travelled [4.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 3.5m of sand - away from EVERYTHING but in view of airport]

General Comments: [A short relocate to this anchor spot - we had up to 6 outriggers drafting/racing behind us for much of the journey - great fun - We were motoring at 5.5kt but Kyle pulled out the Jib to give them an extra knot to push for - they managed easily!]

At: 17:30(THAT) 24-Jul-2017, Outside Temp: 29.2C (84.56F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 30.438' S151º 44.268' WBegoniaFrom: Bora Bora (Bloody Mary's Restaurant)
To: Bora Bora (Town Quay)

We travelled [2.5]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Town Quay (free) gives easy access to Airport ferry - we asked at local information point and docking there is free - but they ask you not to spend more than one night at the wall]

General Comments: [Ashore in the main town. Geoffrey and Sarah found time to source me a new mouse to get the computer functional again!!! Whew! After a nice final lunch together and a delicious ice cream we waved our friends off on their way to a hotel before their flight on to Tahiti tomorrow...]

At: 10:04(THAT) 24-Jul-2017, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 31.68' S151º 44.712' WBegoniaFrom: Tooopua Island (within Bora Bora Reefs)
To: Bora Bora (Bloody Mary's Restaurant)

We travelled [3.9]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Mooring ball (free) off Bloody Mary's restaurant - which turned out to be closed on Sundays]

General Comments: [Relocate from the snorkel stop - now off to shore for a meal out]

At: 16:34(THAT) 23-Jul-2017, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 31.152' S151º 46.59' WBegoniaFrom: Tahaa (By Paipai Pass Ready for exit to Bora Bora in the morning
To: Tooopua Island (within Bora Bora Reefs)

We travelled [22.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [15.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored on sand shelf in 4m depth]

General Comments: [Snorkel with Sharks and rays - last chance to snorkel for our guests Sarah and Geoffrey]

At: 13:24(THAT) 23-Jul-2017, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 39.15' S151º 32.61' WBegoniaFrom: Tahaa (Hurepiti Bay - Vanilla Tours Mooring ball)
To: Tahaa (By Paipai Pass Ready for exit to Bora Bora in the morning

We travelled [1.6]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored by pass in 2.9 m on sandy shelf]

General Comments: [We had a lovely day with Noah of vanilla tours on a 4x4 tour of Tahaa (focus on plants/fruits, and included rum distillery), now for a snorkel on the reef]

At: 13:56(THAT) 22-Jul-2017, Outside Temp: 29.6C (85.28F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 38.592' S151º 31.002' WBegoniaFrom: Raiatea (Hotopuu Bay)
Via: Anchored on reef for snorkel while waiting on mooring ball
To: Tahaa (Hurepiti Bay - Vanilla Tours Mooring ball)

We travelled [22.3]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [14.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

At: 16:04(THAT) 21-Jul-2017, Outside Temp: 26.7C (80.06F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 50.688' S151º 22.08' WBegoniaFrom: Raiatea (SE Corner, on sand shelf by reef)
To: Raiatea (Hotopuu Bay)

We travelled [2.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [1.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Deep anchorage that quickly shallows with occasional 1m spires to 'discover' - unsure of a good place to go ashore in dinghy (but we'll find somewhere)]

General Comments: [Small relocate to be nearer to archelogical site at Pt. Atiapiti]

At: 10:18(THAT) 20-Jul-2017, Outside Temp: 28.7C (83.66F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 35C (95F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 51.918' S151º 20.688' WBegoniaFrom: Huahine (SW of Mt Faaua by coral reef/sandy shelf)
To: Raiatea (SE Corner, on sand shelf by reef)

We travelled [24.0]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [17.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Giant sandy shelf at 2m, we traversed most of it to be closer to reef (1/4 mile)]

General Comments: [Choppy passage, but guests are still alive and aboard, but we skipped lunch underway; we'll make up for that later]

At: 16:12(THAT) 18-Jul-2017, Outside Temp: 31.2C (88.16F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 46.548' S151º 2.82' WBegoniaFrom: Huahine (Avea Bay)
To: Huahine (SW of Mt Faaua by coral reef/sandy shelf)

We travelled [3.7]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [3.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Sandy shelf - longish swim to reef]

General Comments: [After a trip ashore this morning to look at some ancient native temple base, and enjoy a lovely lunch - we relocated on the same island to be nearer exit for the morning]

At: 14:42(THAT) 17-Jul-2017, Outside Temp: 30C (86F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 48.69' S150º 59.472' WBegoniaFrom: Moorea (Opunohu Bay)
To: Huahine (Avea Bay)

We travelled [92.1]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [77.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Anchored in 11m, sand, just off hotel]

General Comments: [Overnight sail in mixed strength wind - a mix of spinnaker, full sail, motoring, and frustration. We have an intermittent engine alarm that we need to diagnose - water is calling out for us to swim.]

At: 10:50(THAT) 16-Jul-2017, Outside Temp: 29.5C (85.1F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 35C (95F)
over 3 years  agoShow

17º 44.76' S149º 34.482' WBegoniaFrom: Tahiti (Port Phaeton)
To: Tahiti (Mana'a)

We travelled [18.8]nm (through water) on this trip. We have moved [14.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Sand anchorage on edge of coral reef (10-16m) - with stable winds forecast we are comfortable here. Rather impressive wave action either side of pass into this area.]

General Comments: [We have a beautiful view of Moorea (and hope for a stunning sunset). No sign of any other cruisers - we hope to snorkel on the reef today and go ashore tomorrow to the local Paroa/Mara'a grotto. Passage today was overcast again, we look forward to the sunshine arriving. Happy 4th July to our American friends and family.]

At: 13:42(THAT) 03-Jul-2017, Outside Temp: 26.8C (80.24F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)
over 3 years  agoShow

17º 43.998' S149º 19.602' WBegoniaARRIVED - At Anchor in Port Phaeton

Progress: [So far we've made [262.0]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. We made [55.8]nm (through water) since last report. ]

Sailing Conditions [Good mud anchorage in the rainy village that links Tahiti Iti and Tahiti Nui]

General Comments: [We were hoping to find a good place to anchor further East, but found nowhere suitable. Lots of strong gusts (25Kt+) as we traversed the twisting channel. We arrived to rain and a double rainbow - now off to rest]

We have moved [40.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

At: 16:46(THAT) 30-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 29.4C (84.92F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)
over 3 years  agoShow

17º 37.53' S148º 37.62' WBegoniaDay 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Tuamotus - Fakarava Atoll (Pakakota YC) to Society Islands - Tahiti Iti (Havae Pass)

Progress: [So far we've made [206.2]nm (through water) on this passage and have [43]nm (along route) to go. We made [125.8]nm (through water). We have moved [120.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Downwind sailing (Jib alone), we've been avoiding spinnaker since wind is supposed to have increased but no sign yet. Sloppy seas have calmed down somewhat overnight.]

General Comments: [No sightings of land, wildlife or other boats.]

At: 06:00(THAT) 30-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 26.7C (80.06F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)

Course: 242(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.5kt, Wind:10Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:2m (to:W)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 37.452' S146º 48.168' WBegoniaDay 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Tuamotus - Fakarava Atoll (Pakakota YC) to Society Islands - Tahiti Iti (Havae Pass)

Progress: [So far we've made [80.4]nm (through water) on this passage and have [166]nm (along route) to go. We made [68.3]nm (through water). We have moved [70.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Overcast skies and small mixed seas - sailing downwind just a little slower than we planned]

General Comments: [Nothing of note has happened as yet, but the wind is a little lighter than we expected (we are still hopeful). There is one other sailboat that left just before us and has been travelling at about the same direction just 5 miles NW of us. First day of a passage is always tough while we get reacquaint with the sleep patterns, but all is well.]
At: 06:00(THAT) 29-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 27C (80.6F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 5.4' S145º 42.72' WBegonia** Correction to position **

Day 1 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Tuamotus - Fakarava Atoll (Kakaiau Motu) to Society Islands - Tahiti Iti (Havae Pass)

Progress: [So far we've made [12.1]nm (through water) on this passage and have [236]nm (along route) to go. We made [12.1]nm (through water). and have moved [11.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: []

General Comments: [Exiting Fakarava North Pass on route to Tahiti]

At: 13:50(THAT) 28-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 29C (84.2F), Humidity:72%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 13.362' S145º 33.48' WBegoniaRelocated in Fakarava

From: Tuamotus - Fakarava Atoll (Kakaiau Motu)
To: Tuamotus - Fakarava Atoll (Pakakota YC)

We travelled [5.8]nm (through water) on this trip, and have moved [5.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Moved to PYC - moorings all in use, so anchored - hoping to go ashore for laundry, wifi, fuel, lunch, etc]

General Comments: [After a couple of days hunkered down waiting out winds we've moved further north on the atoll for some appreciated services]

At: 10:38(THAT) 24-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 27.6C (81.68F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 17.892' S145º 30.24' WBegoniaRelocated in Fakarava

From: Tuamotus - Fakarava Atoll (at Southen Pass/Tetamanu - Dive shop moorings)
To: Tuamotus - Fakarava Atoll (Kakaiau Motu)

We travelled [14.7]nm (through water) on this trip, and have moved [12.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [Large sandy patch will allow for plenty of swing with the mix of winds expected over the next few days) - small copra camp just to our north - but not occupied - no boats in sight]

General Comments: [Wow! that South Passage was amazing. We tried to call the dive shop (no answer on VHF), then swam ashore to them (all closed up) - so we just walked through the village to the pass and drift snorkelled our way in. A-MAZ-ING! More sharks, lots of healthy coral, and a stunningly beautiful village (not really a village, just a group of dive shacks). We spent both days repeating the snorkelling and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Now we are anchored away from everyone and plan to stay here for a couple of days waiting out some mixed winds. Still no internet...

We tried to go to the Tetamanu dive center restaurant for some lunch (it seemed to be the only option to eat out), but they chased us away complaining about our wet footprints on the outside deck, and then let us know we needed reservations and could reserve a place for dinner for $35 each. By the time we got back to Begonia we knew we'd be too tired to head back out so we cooked up at home for (almost) free - but ahh, that view from that restaurant was heavenly.. next time.


At: 15:16(THAT) 21-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 30.9C (87.62F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 30.468' S145º 27.51' WBegoniaFrom: Tuamotus - Tahanea Atoll (at NE corner)
To: Tuamotus - Fakarava Atoll (at Southen Pass - Dive shop moorings)

We travelled [56.8]nm (through water) on this trip, and have moved [55.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Location Comments: [On Dive shop mooring (VHF 9) - assumed free, but we hope to do a snorkel in the pass with the guys so guilt free. Sharks swimming beneath us all about the boat.]

General Comments: [Frustrating overnight passage - 0-2kt wind from behind or variable (not useful) and dead calm seas - Poor Kyle had to begrudgingly resort to the motor to avoid bobbing around for an extra 12 hours. Still - we are safe at a mooring in good time for the forecast winds]

At: 07:10(THAT) 20-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 28.3C (82.94F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 53.118' S144º 34.932' WBegoniaRelocate in Atoll

From: Tuamotus - Tahanea Atoll (at Motu and reef on SE side)
To: Tuamotus - Tahanea Atoll (at NE corner)

We travelled [8.6]nm (through water) on this trip, and have moved [7.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

Passage/Mooring Comments: [Anchored in 11.7m with some coral heads (chain buoyed). There are maybe 10 other boats in the whole Atoll but none in this corner currently]

General Comments: [More snorkelling this morning before relocating to this NE corner of the Atoll - we plan to spend 2 nights here (exploring motu, snorkelling, and general maint and housekeeping) and then exit for the next Atoll]

At: 14:20(THAT) 17-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 31.5C (88.7F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 59.16' S144º 39.222' WBegoniaFrom: Tuamotus - Tahanea Atoll - just north of Teavatapu Pass)
To: Tuamotus - Tahanea Atoll - at Motu and reef on SE side)

We travelled [9]nm (through water) on this trip, and have moved [8.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

General Comments: [After snorkelling by the pass last night and this morning, we've moved across the Atoll to a different area. Another picture postcard view... Sigh... This Atoll is a nature reserve due a rare bird (Tuamotu Sandpiper) - and as such is unpopulated - but just as we arrived at our remote Motu - we find someone camping here with their dog... I hope they are not too upset to have their privacy disturbed - we'll take goodies ashore and get the story shortly.]

At: 11:20(THAT) 16-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 31.1C (87.98F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 50.91' S144º 41.592' WBegoniaFrom: Tuamotus (Makemo Atoll - near western pass)
To: Tuamotus - Tahanea Atoll - just north of Teavatapu Pass)

We travelled [52]nm (through water) on this trip, and have moved [48.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

General Comments: [Day passage to Tahanea Atoll - anchoring by pass and will move deeper into atoll in the morning? For now we have another picture postcard view and can have sundowners on the trampoline (Needing floats for anchor chain again - but much bigger sandy patches than last night)]

At: 15:28(THAT) 15-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 31.1C (87.98F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 27.27' S143º 58.02' WBegoniaRelocate in Makemo Atoll to: near western pass

We travelled [17]nm (through water) on this trip, and have moved [9.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

General Comments: [After two amazing days snorkelling and some rather impressive shark encounters, we have relocated within the atoll to be near the western pass for a departure in the morning. Getting to the area took 2.5 hours, finding an anchor spot took almost another 2.5 - ugh! Took a little of the shine from our beautiful view, but now we are anchored, we are trying to reset, relax and enjoy. ]

At: 13:16(THAT) 14-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 29.8C (85.64F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 30.96' S143º 49.26' WBegoniaOvernight passage
From: Tuamotus (Raroia Atoll)
To: Tuamotus (Makemo Atoll)

We travelled [101]nm (through water) on this trip, and have moved [87.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

General Comments: [A short overnight hop had us arriving in the atoll around 6am for the slack water (along with 5 other boats that made the same passage from Raroia) - once in the Atoll we headed west to anchor part way along - picturesque all the way - dodging coral patches and soaking up the view and the sunshine... Time for a rest soon before and after some more snorkelling]

At: 11:40(THAT) 12-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 30.7C (87.26F), Humidity:70%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 4.278' S142º 21.99' WBegoniaArrived - Day 4 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Ua Pou Island - Hakahua bay (Marquesas) to Tuamotus (Raroia Atoll)

Progress: [So far we've made [462]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. In the last 24 hours we made [15.5]nm (through water). We have moved [9.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

General Comments: [Safely at anchor - beautiful - but a little overcast. Looking forward to some snorkelling]

At: 12:44(THAT) 09-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 29.8C (85.64F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)
over 3 years  agoShow

15º 55.128' S142º 22.872' WBegoniaDay 4 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Ua Pou Island - Hakahua bay (Marquesas) to Tuamotus (Raroia Atoll)

Progress: [So far we've made [446]nm (through water) on this passage and have [14]nm (along route) to go. In the last 24 hours we made [168.1]nm (through water). We have moved [162.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

General Comments: [A lot of waves, every couple of hours one makes its way into the cockpit, boat was slewed and smacked. Once we finally got to the lee of Takume Atoll things calmed down until the gap - now we are approaching the entrance of RAROIA Atoll - our first Tuamotu landfall - land and palm trees in sight]

At: 06:00(THAT) 09-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 27.4C (81.32F), Humidity:84%, Water Temp: 36.6C (97.88F)

Course: 210(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.9kt, Wind:14Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

13º 46.662' S140º 40.332' WBegoniaDestination: Raroia

Day 3 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Ua Pou Island - Hakahua bay (Marquesas) to Tuamotus (Raroia Atoll)

Progress: [So far we've made [278]nm (through water) on this passage and have [143]nm (along route) to go. In the last 24 hours we made [184.7]nm (through water). We have moved [174.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting]

General Comments: [Yesterday we made great progress, but with a bouncy ride. I was determined to make Chicken curry (we'd purchased frozen chicken in Nuku Hiva and it was no longer frozen and needed cooking) - but items were levitating off chopping boards and in pans - not so easy. Things have calmed down now we have turne a little more west, but we are still making great speed. We are now further south than we've ever been with Begnonia, and in the latitudes of Australia. There has been no land nor other ships in sight since the first day at sea.]

At: 06:00(THAT) 08-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 27.1C (80.78F), Humidity:82%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F)

Course: 185(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.6kt, Wind:10Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:2m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

10º 55.23' S140º 5.082' WBegoniaDestination: Raroia

Day 2 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Ua Pou Island - Hakahua bay (Marquesas) to Tuamotus (Raroia Atoll)

Progress: So far we've made [94]nm (through water) on this passage and have [339]nm (along route) to go. In the last 24 hours we made [90.2]nm (through water). We have moved [92.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting

Yesterday was a nice easy day with beautiful flat seas. Just as I (Maryanne) went to bed at midnight and Kyle took over, the rain and squalls started; he was reefing and un-reefing all night. His hair is long enough to be annoying in wind and whipped wet strands into his eyes - a problem he solves by wearing a beanie type hat (wooly hat) - with his shorts and t-shirt he looks like a skateboard kid.. Makes me chuckle. Now I'm up again, weather is sunny and no rain in sight (whew for me)

At: 06:00(THAT) 07-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 27.3C (81.14F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F)

Course: 173(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.4kt, Wind:10Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:2m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

9º 23.208' S140º 0.06' WBegoniaDay 1 of Pacific Ocean Passage from Ua Pou Island - Hakahua bay (Marquesas) to Tuamotus - Island: Raroia

Progress: So far we've made [3]nm (through water) on this passage and have [438]nm (along route) to go.

Just set off - ready for a short hop (possibly 4 days) to our first Tuamotu Atoll. We departed a little earlier than planned to coordinate with a fellow boat (Pickles) also departing this morning as they were concerned our anchor chain may be crossed. All is well aboard Begonia and we have fresh Baguettes to keep us happy.

At: 11:00(THAT) 06-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 30.9C (87.62F), Humidity:66%, Water Temp: 37.4C (99.32F)

Course: 154(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.8kt, Wind:4Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1m (to:W)
over 3 years  agoShow

9º 21.57' S140º 2.838' WBegonia"From: Ua Pao Island - Hakahua bay (Marquesas)
To: Ua Pao Island - Hakahua bay (Marquesas)
We travelled [0]nm (through water) on this day trip, We have moved [0.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting

Not moved, just testing new Sailmail account and Farkwar

At: 12:20(MART) 04-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 28.9C (84.02F), Humidity:87%, Water Temp: 38C (100.4F)
over 3 years  agoShow

9º 21.57' S140º 2.838' WBegoniaFrom: Taiohae (Capital town of) Marquesas on Nuku Hiva
To: Ua Pao Island - Hakahua bay (Marquesas)
We travelled [29]nm (through water) on this day trip, We have moved [26.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting

Boisterous passage to this island, arriving in a small anchorage where we needed to set a stern anchor. It was a catalog of problems. One transmission failed (later we found a major oil loss) - we deployed dinghy just as neighbor came to offer help - accepted help, then got our dinghy caught around a prop. So Maryanne dove to release that while neighbor helped keep boat in place... It got worse, but eventually we are set - now to work out what our remaining problems are and swing by all the folks that helped us.

At: 15:09(MART) 03-Jun-2017, Outside Temp: 30.4C (86.72F), Humidity:75%, Water Temp: 38C (100.4F)
over 3 years  agoShow

8º 54.858' S140º 5.862' WBegoniaFrom: Baie HakaTea (AKA Daniel's Bay) - Nuku Hiva Marquesas
To: Taiohae (Capital town of) Marquesas on Nuku Hiva
We travelled [6]nm (through water) on this day trip, We have moved [4.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting

Rainy, miserable (but thankfully short) passage to the main town - time for admin and jobs - but waiting for the rain to stop first

At: 11:58(MART) 31-May-2017, Outside Temp: 26C (78.8F), Humidity:87%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F)
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8º 56.568' S140º 9.78' WBegoniaFrom: HaaHopu (by airport - Nuku Hiva, Marquesas)
To: Baie HakaTea (AKA Daniel's Bay) - Nuku Hiva Marquesas
We travelled [15]nm (through water) on this day trip, We have moved [8.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting

Rainy passage around to the south of the island - but since we hope to do the 4 hr round trip hike to the waterfall tomorrow - at least we can expect a significant display (and some very muddy trails)

At: 14:40(MART) 28-May-2017, Outside Temp: 28.1C (82.58F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 37.4C (99.32F)
over 3 years  agoShow

8º 49.488' S140º 14.952' WBegoniaFrom: Pua Hamlet B.Hakaehu (Nuku Hiva, Marquesas)
To: HaaHopu (by airport - Nuku Hiva, Marquesas)
We travelled [10]nm (through water) on this day trip, We have moved [4.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting

Moving a little further around the island - Anchored near the old airport-dock (before the road across the island was in place, people would come from the airport to the dock to take a boat around to the main town). We are planning a quiet day aboard to catch up with jobs - no other boats seen at all today (local or cruising) - we did disturb a couple ashore by our arrival, who clearly thought they'd found a private beach... Oops!

At: 12:04(MART) 27-May-2017, Outside Temp: 31.1C (87.98F), Humidity:71%, Water Temp: 37.9C (100.22F)
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8º 47.28' S140º 10.728' WBegoniaFrom: Hatiheu (Nuku Hiva - Marquesas)
To: Pua Hamlet B.Hakaehu(Nuku Hiva, Marquesas)
We travelled [8]nm (through water) on this day trip, We have moved [6.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting

Move a little further West on the norh of the island to this more rolling landscape. This part of the coast is uncharted, amazing to think that any uncharted area still exists (But we had reliable coordinates from previous travellers)! It is supposed to be a warmer and drier part of the island, but we've arrived to overcast, cool, and rain; undecided if we are to go ashore as of yet. A family farm here and there are coconut trees and cattle in obvious view.

At: 10:06(MART) 26-May-2017, Outside Temp: 26.3C (79.34F), Humidity:88%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F)
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8º 49.572' S140º 5.052' WBegoniaFrom: Baie D'Anaho / Anaho Village (Nuku Hiva Island - Marquesas)
To: Hatiheu (Nuku Hiva - Marquesas)
We travelled [5]nm (through water) on this day trip, We have moved [1.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting

A very short hop around the corner to this beautiful town of Hatiheu - unable to understand why people avoid this pace

At: 10:58(MART) 25-May-2017, Outside Temp: 31.1C (87.98F), Humidity:64%, Water Temp: 37.4C (99.32F)
over 3 years  agoShow

8º 49.368' S140º 3.882' WBegoniaFrom: HakaHaa Bay (Taipivai Village) within Controllers Bay (Nuku Hiva Island - Marquesas)
To: Baie D'Anaho / Anaho Village (Nuku Hiva Island - Marquesas)
We travelled [25]nm (through water) on this day trip, We have moved [3.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting

A short passage around the east end of the island to this NE bay - Stunning scenery from the island's volcanic history surrounds us and we are the only boat here (so far).

At: 11:54(MART) 23-May-2017, Outside Temp: 30.8C (87.44F), Humidity:74%, Water Temp: 37.4C (99.32F)
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8º 52.692' S140º 2.97' WBegoniaFrom: HanaMoeNoe on Tahuata Island - Marquesas
To: HakaHaa Bay (Taipivai Village) within Controllers Bay (Nuku Hiva Island - Marquesas)
We travelled [97]nm (through water) on this day trip, We have moved [83.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting

Overnight passage - safely at anchor to find only two boats in the anchorage (YAY) - and one of them is WaterHoen (Alfred and Adva) - so we have friends here (Double YAY)

At: 09:14(MART) 21-May-2017, Outside Temp: 29.7C (85.46F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F)
over 3 years  agoShow

9º 54.45' S139º 6.258' WBegoniaHeading North from Fatu Hiva - we rounded Tahuata on the East Side - where plenty of goats and a herd of wild horses were grazing. Dolphins briefly joined us on our passage in great wind (Kyle regularly keeping 8kts). We are now anchored safely in Hana Moe Noe - a small cove with beautiful sand beach and the clearest water we've seen since we arrived - will spend a this afternoon and tomorrow snorkelling and loafing

From:HanaVave Bay (Fatu Hiva Island) - Marquesas
To:HanaMoeNoe on Tahuata Island - Marquesas
We travelled [52]nm (through water) on this day trip, We have moved [41.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting

At: 13:58(MART) 17-May-2017, Outside Temp: 32.5C (90.5F), Humidity:67%, Water Temp: 37.4C (99.32F)
over 3 years  agoShow

10º 27.702' S138º 40.278' WBegoniaWe rounded the east point of Hiva Oa in big seas and head winds, then headed SSW to this beautiful island (Fatu Hiva) - anchorage crowded and water deep - long row ashore for tomorrow - but waterfalls and stunning scenery all around us

We travelled [64]nm (through water) on this day trip, We have moved [43.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting

At: 14:16(MART) 14-May-2017, Outside Temp: 29.2C (84.56F), Humidity:76%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F)
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9º 45.852' S138º 52.782' WBegoniaYesterday we spent the day at a little anchorage and village called 'Hanamenu' - below is our story.. We are now at a village called PeaMau - where we hope to see some rather grand Tiki carvings tomorrow - and will then head South to the Island of Fatu Hiva.

Yesterday we were in Hanamenu (NW Hiva Oa): There are no roads to here, and there were as no boat on the village mooring so we assumed it is now only used for getaways by the remaining owners. Indeed we found ourselves the only boat here, and after the dark of the evening descended, it appeared as if nobody was ashore (no lights). Given this, and the expectation of an ?interesting? landing in the surf we went ashore with just our waterproof camera - i.e. with no money and no exchanges. We wondered around the river and possible trails for a while - finding plenty to occupy us (and crabs, and flies and no-nos) - and eventually circled our way back to the old/current village. Plenty of old lava stone built walls and newer wooden homes - some amazingly beautiful (and very well tended) gardens. Eventually we heard a music playing so we called out bonjour so as not to surprise anyone - and were welcomed by one of the owners (he was taking a short visit to tidy up and mow grass after the recent death of his father). He insisted we took pamplemousse (grapefruit), citron vert (limes), and even some wild bore he had shot the previous evening.. and then directed us to use the pool if we wanted to bathe (the ?hollywood pool? is to the west side of beach, within the village - where soap and loofa were also found - it is fed by a waterfall and surrounded by tropical flowers - and on the day we visited there was also a boar head carefully placed to clean in the fast exit water)? Quite the amazing Marquesan experience and welcome! Dinner was wild boar vindaloo that night, and breakfast for the next few days will be pamplemousse :-) How lucky are we???!!


Today We travelled [21]nm (through water) on this day trip, We have moved [15.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting

At: 14:56(MART) 12-May-2017, Outside Temp: 31.6C (88.88F), Humidity:69%, Water Temp: 37.9C (100.22F)
over 3 years  agoShow

9º 45.93' S139º 8.388' WBegoniaWe traveled clockwise around the island from Atuona (we had light winds, strong winds, squalls and sunshine!) and are now anchored in this NW bay in Hiva Oa and will hopefully spend the day ashore exploring what is supposed to be a very pleasant spring - We'll also get some swimming in at last!

We traveled [21]nm (through water) on this day trip, We have moved [6.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting

At: 17:38(MART) 10-May-2017, Outside Temp: 29.6C (85.28F), Humidity:73%, Water Temp: 37.4C (99.32F)
over 3 years  agoShow

9º 48.138' S139º 1.878' WBegonia** CORRECTED report **
We made it and are now safely at anchor outside Atuona town (Baie Taahuku) with plenty of daylight hours left.

It is HOT, and muggy, so we are doing our chores very slowly. We plan to do laundry tomorrow, but it seems a fruitless task - every time you step into clothes they become covered in sweat...

At Anchor - Arrived - bow & stern anchor set - surrounded by verdant, lush, steep hills and by swooping frigate birds, and locals darting about in Proas. Champagne ready to go!

Progress: So far we've made [3113]nm *** CORRECTED **** (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. In the last 24 hours we made [17782.4]nm (through water). We have moved [44.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting

At: 16:01(PST) 08-May-2017, Outside Temp: 32.9C (91.22F), Humidity:58%, Water Temp: 37.9C (100.22F),
Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1011hPa,
over 3 years  agoShow

9º 48.138' S139º 1.878' WBegoniaWe made it and are now safely at anchor outside Atuona town (Baie Taahuku) with plenty of daylight hours left.

It is HOT, and muggy, so we are doing our chores very slowly. We plan to do laundry tomorrow, but it seems a fruitless task - every time you step into clothes they become covered in sweat...

At Anchor - Arrived - bow & stern anchor set - surrounded by verdant, lush, steep hills and by swooping frigate birds, and locals darting about in Proas. Champagne ready to go!

Progress: So far we've made [20852]nm (through water) on this passage and have [0]nm (along route) to go. In the last 24 hours we made [17782.4]nm (through water). We have moved [44.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting

At: 16:01(PST) 08-May-2017, Outside Temp: 32.9C (91.22F), Humidity:58%, Water Temp: 37.9C (100.22F),
Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1011hPa,
over 3 years  agoShow

9º 43.8' S138º 17.31' WBegoniaDay 29 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)

Progress: So far we've made [3070]nm (through water) on this passage and have [44]nm (along route) to go. In the last 24 hours we made [118.8]nm (through water). We have moved [131.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting

At: 06:00(PST) 07-May-2017, Outside Temp: 27.4C (81.32F), Humidity:84%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F),
Course: 255(degT), Speed Over Ground:6kt, Wind:9Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

9º 18.702' S136º 6.18' WBegoniaDay 28 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)

Progress: So far we've made [2951]nm (through water) on this passage and have [176]nm (along route) to go. In the last 24 hours we made [126.1]nm (through water). We have moved [127.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting

At: 06:00(PST) 06-May-2017, Outside Temp: 28.2C (82.76F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F),
Course: 252(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.6kt, Wind:11Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

8º 49.302' S134º 0.45' WBegoniaDay 27 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)

Progress: So far we've made [2805]nm (through water) on this passage and have [303]nm (along route) to go. In the last 24 hours we made [113.7]nm (through water). We have moved [142.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting

At: 06:00(PST) 05-May-2017, Outside Temp: 28C (82.4F), Humidity:77%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F),
Course: 260(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.4kt, Wind:12Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:2%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:2m (to:W)
over 3 years  agoShow

8º 18.21' S131º 40.08' WBegoniaDay 26 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
At: 06:00(PST) 04-May-2017, Outside Temp: 28C (82.4F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F),
Course: 250(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.7kt, Wind:10Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:15%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:2m (to:W)
over 3 years  agoShow

7º 50.7' S129º 23.34' WBegoniaDay 25 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
At: 06:00(PST) 03-May-2017, Outside Temp: 28.1C (82.58F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F),
Course: 269(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.2kt, Wind:7Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:2m (to:W)
over 3 years  agoShow

7º 14.118' S127º 3.06' WBegoniaDay 24 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
At: 06:00(PST) 02-May-2017, Outside Temp: 28C (82.4F), Humidity:79%, Water Temp: 36.5C (97.7F),
Course: 260(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.3kt, Wind:3Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:3m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

6º 51.69' S124º 38.142' WBegoniaDay 23 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
At: 06:00(PST) 01-May-2017, Outside Temp: 27.9C (82.22F), Humidity:81%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F),
Course: 246(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.5kt, Wind:13Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:35%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:3m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

6º 3.6' S122º 23.28' WBegoniaDay 22 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
At: 06:00(PST) 30-Apr-2017, Outside Temp: 27C (80.6F), Humidity:82%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F),
Course: 280(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.9kt, Wind:3Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:W)
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5º 34.482' S120º 29.34' WBegoniaDay 21 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
At: 06:00(PST) 29-Apr-2017, Outside Temp: C (25.9F), Humidity:88%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F),
Course: 254(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.3kt, Wind:8Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:3m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

5º 8.07' S119º 16.14' WBegoniaDay 20 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
At: 06:00(PST) 28-Apr-2017, Outside Temp: 27.4C (81.32F), Humidity:78%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F),
Course: 255(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.5kt, Wind:6.5Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:3m (to:W)
over 3 years  agoShow

4º 38.1' S117º 22.53' WBegoniaDay 19 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
At: 06:00(PST) 27-Apr-2017, Outside Temp: 27.1C (80.78F), Humidity:83%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F),
Course: 247(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.8kt, Wind:13Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:3m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

3º 32.472' S115º 11.85' WBegoniaDay 18 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
Very mixed seas making for a lot of speed loss and uncomfortable ride!
At: 06:00(PST) 26-Apr-2017, Outside Temp: 27.4C (81.32F), Humidity:84%, Water Temp: 35.5C (95.9F),
Course: 200(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.8kt, Wind:12Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

1º 32.88' S115º 2.4' WBegoniaDay 17 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
At: 06:00(PST) 25-Apr-2017, Outside Temp: 26.8C (80.24F), Humidity:84%, Water Temp: 35C (95F),
Course: 180(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.5kt, Wind:8Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

0º 15.738' N115º 4.188' WBegoniaDay 16 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
At: 06:00(PST) 24-Apr-2017, Outside Temp: 27.4C (81.32F), Humidity:85%, Water Temp: 33.6C (92.48F),
Course: 175(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.4kt, Wind:9Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:2%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

1º 57.948' N115º 0.342' WBegoniaDay 15 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
At: 06:00(PST) 23-Apr-2017, Outside Temp: 27.7C (81.86F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 36C (96.8F),
Course: 180(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.6kt, Wind:6Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1008hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

3º 24.732' N114º 51.84' WBegoniaDay 14 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
At: 06:00(PST) 22-Apr-17, Outside Temp: 28.2C (82.76F), Humidity:80%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F),
Course: 228(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.4kt, Wind:5Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:2m (to:N)
over 3 years  agoShow

5º 2.988' N114º 2.892' WBegoniaDay 13 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
At: 06:00(PST), Outside Temp: 27.9C (82.22F), Humidity:89%, Water Temp: 37C (98.6F),
Course: 183(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.9kt, Wind:7Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:1m (to:NW)
over 3 years  agoShow

6º 46.698' N113º 52.68' WBegoniaDay 12 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
Temp: 27.2C (80.96F), Humidity:87%,
Course: 189(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.7kt, Wind:5Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SW)
over 3 years  agoShow

7º 53.742' N113º 31.458' WBegoniaDay 11 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
Temp: 27.8C (82.04F), Humidity:82%,
Course: 224(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.2kt, Wind:6Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:85%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:2m (to:S)
over 3 years  agoShow

9º 4.44' N113º 11.55' WBegoniaDay 10 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
Temp: 27.1C (80.78F), Humidity:95%,
Course: 212(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.5kt, Wind:5Kt(from:W), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:SW)
over 3 years  agoShow

10º 5.718' N112º 50.82' WBegoniaDay 9 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
Course: 192 (degT), Speed Over Ground:5.4kt, Wind:15Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:SW)
over 3 years  agoShow

12º 13.608' N112º 22.488' WBegoniaDay 8 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
Course: 194 (degT), Speed Over Ground:9.6kt, Wind:19Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:SE)
over 3 years  agoShow

14º 22.398' N111º 53.472' WBegoniaDay 7 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
Course: 194 (degT), Speed Over Ground:5kt, Wind:9Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:85%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:2m (to:SSE)
over 3 years  agoShow

16º 18.69' N111º 26.622' WBegoniaDay 6 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
Course: 204 (degT), Speed Over Ground:3.8kt, Wind:7Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SE)
over 3 years  agoShow

17º 37.038' N110º 53.532' WBegoniaDay 5 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
Course: 225 (degT), Speed Over Ground:4.3kt, Wind:9Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:1m (to:N)
over 3 years  agoShow

18º 56.808' N109º 51.702' WBegoniaDay 4 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
Course: 188 (degT), Speed Over Ground:5.6kt, Wind:12Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:1.5m to:SSE
over 3 years  agoShow

20º 48.45' N109º 47.988' WBegoniaDay 3 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa)
Course: 201 (degT), Speed Over Ground:5kt, Wind:12Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:2.5m to:ESE
over 3 years  agoShow

22º 38.082' N109º 42.108' WBegoniaDay 2 of Passage from Mexico (La Paz) to Marquesas (Hiva Oa) over 3 years  agoShow

22º 59.94' N109º 30.762' WBegoniaFirst night of passage over 3 years  agoShow

23º 22.86' N109º 25.398' WBegoniaAt Anchor Bajia De Frailes (BCS, Mexico) - a rest stop before continuing on passage to Marquesas over 3 years  agoShow

23º 34.182' N109º 23.79' WBegoniaWe have moved [46.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage from La Paz - Frailes - en route to Marquesas. Course: 169(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.8kt, Wind:3Kt(from:WSW), Cloud Cover:2%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:S). At: 06:00(PST) 08-Apr-2017over 3 years  agoShow

24º 9.822' N109º 55.632' WBegoniaWe have moved [21.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage from La Paz - Frailes - en route to Marquesas. At: 06:00(PST) 07-Apr-2017over 3 years  agoShow

24º 9.366' N110º 19.572' WBegoniaWe have moved [0.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Slip #27 at Marina de La Paz. At: 08:48(MST) 27-Mar-2017over 3 years  agoShow

24º 9.606' N110º 19.308' WBegoniaWe have moved [8.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor in La Paz - awaiting slip availability at Marina. At: 11:28(MST) 25-Mar-2017over 3 years  agoShow

24º 17.982' N110º 20.154' WBegoniaWe have moved [1.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At anchor - Caleta Lobos - just outside La Paz - expecting strong N winds tomorrow... At: 12:00(MST) 22-Mar-2017over 3 years  agoShow

24º 19.164' N110º 20.064' WBegoniaWe have moved [6.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Puerto Balandra, BCS, MX - Cellphone coverage And the mushroom rock. At: 15:00(MST) 20-Mar-2017over 3 years  agoShow

24º 25.686' N110º 22.02' WBegoniaWe have moved [2.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Bahia San Gabriel - Isla Espiritu Santo - 2 bars and 3g (finally) - but strong winds from SW currently and W later expected so too choppy to dinghy off. At: 10:54(MST) 19-Mar-2017over 3 years  agoShow

24º 28.35' N110º 22.746' WBegoniaWe have moved [2.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Ensenada de la Raza - Isla Espiritu Santo. At: 11:26(MST) 18-Mar-2017over 3 years  agoShow

24º 30.456' N110º 23.322' WBegoniaWe have moved [0.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Ensenada del Candelero (Candlestick Cove) - Espiritu Santo. At: 10:00(MST) 16-Mar-2017over 3 years  agoShow

24º 30.9' N110º 23.568' WBegoniaWe have moved [1.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - El Mezteno - Isla Espiritu Santo. At: 11:14(MST) 13-Mar-2017over 3 years  agoShow

24º 32.046' N110º 22.764' WBegoniaWe have moved [1.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Caleta Partida (between Isla Partida and Isla Espiritu Santo). At: 10:22(MST) 12-Mar-2017over 3 years  agoShow

24º 33.66' N110º 23.814' WBegoniaWe have moved [18.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor -Isla Partida - Ensenada Grande - Already had rays and sea lions at the boat and water temperature finally works for us!. At: 13:34(MST) 10-Mar-2017over 3 years  agoShow

24º 49.11' N110º 34.056' WBegoniaWe have moved [13.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Isla San Francisco - in the fish hook shaped bay to south west. At: 13:04(MST) 07-Mar-2017over 3 years  agoShow

25º 1.17' N110º 41.292' WBegoniaWe have moved [22.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Isla San Jose - Mangle Solo anchorage (by fishing camps). At: 14:36(MST) 06-Mar-2017over 3 years  agoShow

25º 18.102' N110º 56.754' WBegoniaWe have moved [14.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Bahia El Gato / Puerto Los Gatos - and just had a fish delivery. At: 14:48(MST) 04-Mar-2017over 3 years  agoShow

25º 31.278' N111º 4.398' WBegoniaWe have moved [20.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Aqua Verde - tiny fishing community with goat farmers (can get fresh goat cheese!) - no cell phone signal. At: 13:12(MST) 01-Mar-2017over 3 years  agoShow

25º 48.57' N111º 15.588' WBegoniaWe have moved [12.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Honeymoon Cove on Danzante Island - after multiple attempts in different (limited) areas just dragged - seem to have made an enemy of AB Normal from Alaska (power boat) - oh boy.. At: 12:14(MST) 28-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

26º 0.762' N111º 20.154' WBegoniaWe have moved [9.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor outside Loreto - winds at 12 kt but reducing rapidly - swell reducing too - will stay aboard until tomorrow. At: 11:40(MST) 25-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

26º 1.068' N111º 9.882' WBegoniaWe have moved [7.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Puerto Ballandra - Isla Carmen. At: 12:30(MST) 24-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

26º 6.222' N111º 16.452' WBegoniaWe have moved [16.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor off Islas Coronados. At: 12:20(MST) 23-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

26º 21.12' N111º 23.892' WBegoniaWe have moved [2.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. On passage (day sail). At: 08:00(MST) 23-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

26º 21.984' N111º 25.908' WBegoniaWe have moved [24.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - San Juanico - busy with boats and a few RVs - but otherwise quiet. At: 16:55(MST) 20-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

26º 45.132' N111º 35.892' WBegoniaWe have moved [11.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. On passage (day sail). At: 12:00(MST) 20-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

26º 54.618' N111º 43.722' WBegoniaWe have moved [6.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. On passage (day sail). At: 09:00(MST) 20-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

26º 51.93' N111º 50.85' WBegoniaWe have moved [9.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - bahia Santo Domingo. At: 15:00(MST) 19-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

26º 42.93' N111º 54.228' WBegoniaWe have moved [21.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Bahia Coyote - expecting strong south winds tomorrow.. At: 14:56(MST) 16-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

27º 3.834' N111º 57.708' WBegoniaWe have moved [10.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Punta Chivato area - just off Punta Mezquitito (Bahia Santa Ines) - Conception Bay. At: 13:01(MST) 15-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

27º 13.572' N112º 1.35' WBegoniaWe have moved [14.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Underway. At: 10:00(MST) 15-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

27º 20.4' N112º 15.78' WBegoniaWe have moved [31.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At anchor - Santa Rosalia after a windy/rough night passage. At: 02:44(PST) 13-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

27º 49.68' N112º 27.18' WBegoniaWe have moved [68.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. On Passage. At: 21:00(PST) 12-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

28º 48.192' N113º 8.43' WBegoniaWe have moved [13.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. On Passage. Course: 196(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.9kt, Wind:7Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:SE). At: 07:20(PST) 12-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

28º 52.914' N113º 22.638' WBegoniaWe have moved [6.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Ensenada el Alacran (Scorpion Cove) - cove is home to a eco-resort and has yerts as accomodation (not much else!). At: 16:22(PST) 11-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

28º 59.388' N113º 24.252' WBegoniaWe have moved [8.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. On Passage south. At: 12:00(PST) 11-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

28º 56.718' N113º 33.276' WBegoniaWe have moved [36.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Bahia de Los Angeles (village) - No cell service. At: 15:44(PST) 09-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

29º 33.18' N113º 33.744' WBegoniaWe have moved [45.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Puerto Refuigo- West Bay - just to southeast of Isla Mejia. At: 16:40(PST) 06-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

29º 48.414' N114º 23.556' WBegoniaWe have moved [21.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Bahia San Luis Gonzaga. At: 17:58(MST) 04-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

29º 42.348' N113º 59.508' WBegoniaWe have moved [23.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. calm… still... Course: 151(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.7kt, Wind:2Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 08:22(MST) 04-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

29º 37.902' N113º 33.0' WBegoniaWe have moved [2.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. calm. Course: 2(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.1kt, Wind:4Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 12:00(MST) 03-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

29º 35.82' N113º 30.6' WBegoniaWe have moved [24.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Very calm - barely moving… headed west now. Course: 290(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.1kt, Wind:2Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:0m (to:S). At: 07:00(MST) 03-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

29º 19.908' N113º 8.97' WBegoniaWe have moved [15.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Wind speed indicator fails - reads 0 - oh shit…. Course: 341(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.4kt, Wind:9Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:60%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 16:58(MST) 02-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

29º 10.212' N112º 54.912' WBegoniaWe have moved [26.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. tacking.. After a calm couple of hours late evening yesterday. Course: 236(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.5kt, Wind:5Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:0m (to:S). At: 06:00(MST) 02-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

28º 45.12' N112º 46.686' WBegoniaWe have moved [26.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. tacking... Course: 320(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.7kt, Wind:4Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 16:14(MST) 01-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

28º 19.62' N112º 39.42' WBegoniaWe have moved [62.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Day 2 of passage North. Course: 4(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.8kt, Wind:8Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:2%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:S). At: 06:00(MST) 01-Feb-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

27º 20.262' N112º 15.768' WBegoniaWe have moved [0.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Marina Fonatur - Santa Rosalia. At: 19:00(MST) 23-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

27º 20.424' N112º 15.828' WBegoniaWe have moved [31.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor in Santa Rosalia. At: 21:24(MSt) 22-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

26º 59.082' N111º 50.052' WBegoniaWe have moved [51.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Continuing North. Course: 14(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.4kt, Wind:6Kt(from:WNW), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:S). At: 06:00(MST) 22-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

26º 22.632' N111º 9.402' WBegoniaWe have moved [15.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Plodding along… still trying to get weather forecast today. Course: 307(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.7kt, Wind:3Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 16:00(MST) 21-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

26º 9.546' N111º 0.786' WBegoniaWe have moved [23.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 320(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.2kt, Wind:Kt(from:), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 09:34(MST) 21-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

25º 50.4' N110º 46.548' WBegoniaWe have moved [99.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Another Rough night of mixed/strong winds and lots of reefing and unreefing. Course: 317(degT), Speed Over Ground:7kt, Wind:15Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:98%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:E). At: 06:00(MST) 21-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

24º 29.472' N109º 42.402' WBegoniaWe have moved [9.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Finally moving!. Course: 312(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.7kt, Wind:4Kt(from:WSW), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 10:10(MST) 20-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

24º 23.418' N109º 34.152' WBegoniaWe have moved [61.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Slow progress after a frantic night of unexpected high winds. Course: 279(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.8kt, Wind:4Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:1%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:1m (to:SE). At: 06:00(MST) 20-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

23º 22.77' N109º 25.524' WBegoniaWe have moved [22.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored at Los Frailes (small fishing camp and hotel on lovely beach - protected from N Winds (beware - marine reserve - treat with care). At: 15:32(MST) 18-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

23º 0.558' N109º 26.88' WBegoniaWe have moved [79.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Heading N on inside of Baha at last!. Course: 49(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.5kt, Wind:6Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:1m (to:S). At: 06:00(MST) 18-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

23º 26.322' N110º 48.534' WBegoniaWe have moved [112.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage around Southern Baja - Day 2. Course: 129(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.1kt, Wind:7Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:1%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:S). At: 06:00(MST) 17-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

24º 46.362' N112º 15.342' WBegoniaWe have moved [70.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored at Bahia Santa Maria, Mexico. At: 11:28(PST) 13-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

25º 17.598' N113º 25.482' WBegoniaWe have moved [45.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. With the spinnaker!. Course: 134(degT), Speed Over Ground:7kt, Wind:10Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:15%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:1m (to:S). At: 16:20(PST) 12-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

25º 52.248' N113º 58.356' WBegoniaWe have moved [75.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Sailing on Main now (for last 2 days on Jib alone). Course: 129(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.4kt, Wind:17Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:60%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 15:55(PST) 12-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

26º 49.398' N114º 53.598' WBegoniaWe have moved [116.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Yay - moving. Course: 124(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.4kt, Wind:16Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:2m (to:SE). At: 15:50(PST) 11-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

28º 21.918' N116º 14.13' WBegoniaWe have moved [44.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Still moving… still chilly. Course: 144(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.3kt, Wind:8Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:1m (to:SE). At: 15:50(PST) 10-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

29º 1.47' N116º 37.434' WBegoniaWe have moved [101.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Bigger waves and consistant wind. Course: 134(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.2kt, Wind:15Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1021hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:S). At: 06:00(PST) 10-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

30º 34.122' N117º 26.214' WBegoniaWe have moved [33.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Sailing in very light winds. Course: 192(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.9kt, Wind:2Kt(from:WNW), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1022hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:SE). At: 06:00(PST) 09-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

31º 5.964' N117º 13.818' WBegoniaWe have moved [11.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:00(PST) 08-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

31º 15.822' N117º 7.65' WBegoniaWe have moved [44.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Sailing south on Pacific Baja, Mexico. Course: 200(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.2kt, Wind:2Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1022hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:SE). At: 06:00(PST) 08-Jan-2017almost 4 years  agoShow

31º 51.546' N116º 37.566' WBegoniaWe have moved [59.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At End Dock (B) at Baja Naval - Ensenada - MEXICO. At: 00:16(PST) 10-Nov-2016about 4 years  agoShow

32º 43.56' N117º 11.082' WBegoniaWe have moved [68.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At A-9 Anchorage in San Diego - FREE (but need permit/inspection). At: 12:48(PDT) 05-Nov-2016about 4 years  agoShow

33º 20.76' N118º 19.44' WBegoniaWe have moved [10.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Avalon Harbor Mooring - Catalina Island - $41/night (pay for 2 get next 5 free). At: 12:52(PDT) 31-Oct-2016about 4 years  agoShow

33º 25.818' N118º 30.432' WBegoniaWe have moved [62.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Catalina Harbor Mooring - Catalina Island (K3/$43 per day). At: 08:16(PDT) 29-Oct-2016about 4 years  agoShow

34º 0.54' N119º 32.682' WBegoniaWe have moved [6.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Smugglers Cove (YellowBanks anchorage), Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands, CA. At: 15:10(PDT) 26-Oct-2016about 4 years  agoShow

34º 1.242' N119º 40.992' WBegoniaWe have moved [18.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Prisoners Harbor, Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands. At: 15:32(PDT) 25-Oct-2016about 4 years  agoShow

34º 0.696' N120º 2.802' WBegoniaWe have moved [90.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Bechers Bay, Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands. At: 04:24(PDT) 24-Oct-2016about 4 years  agoShow

35º 22.008' N120º 51.336' WBegoniaWe have moved [23.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. On Mooring Ball in Morro Bay - near Red Triangle marker #12. At: 13:10(PDT) 19-Oct-2016about 4 years  agoShow

35º 38.346' N121º 11.334' WBegoniaWe have moved [67.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored at San Simeon (in view of Hearst Castle). At: 10:20(PDT) 18-Oct-2016about 4 years  agoShow

36º 36.192' N121º 53.556' WBegoniaWe have moved [22.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. In city marina (G29) - friendly - $26/night (70c/ft - great location. At: 13:48(PDT) 13-Oct-2016about 4 years  agoShow

36º 57.612' N122º 0.618' WBegoniaWe have moved [39.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At anchor off Santa Cruz (free). At: 18:00(PDT) 06-Oct-2016about 4 years  agoShow

37º 29.91' N122º 29.37' WBegoniaWe have moved [20.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At anchor ($free) in Pillar Point (Half Moon Bay). At: 12:05(PDT) 04-Oct-2016about 4 years  agoShow

37º 47.58' N122º 16.524' WBegoniaWe have moved [7.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At temporary dock allocation - Jack London Square. At: 14:04(PDT) 28-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

37º 51.57' N122º 25.098' WBegoniaWe have moved [1.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored off Angel Island (Quarry Beach) - last day before taking up official residence in Oakland. At: 13:46(PDT) 27-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

37º 52.038' N122º 26.148' WBegoniaWe have moved [2.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Dock in Angel Island (Ayala Cove - $15 fee 8am to sunset only). At: 09:18(PDT) 27-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

37º 51.198' N122º 28.638' WBegoniaWe have moved [9.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored - outside the Trident Restaurant - Saulsolito. At: 11:00(PDT) 24-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

37º 46.296' N122º 38.502' WBegoniaWe have moved [7.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage - Fort Bragg to Saulsolito. Course: 109(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.4kt, Wind:7Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 08:00(PDT) 24-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

37º 50.076' N122º 46.014' WBegoniaWe have moved [14.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage - Fort Bragg to Saulsolito. Course: 102(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.3kt, Wind:4Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 04:00(PDT) 24-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

37º 55.542' N123º 3.642' WBegoniaWe have moved [47.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage - Fort Bragg to Saulsolito. At: 23:00(PDT) 23-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

38º 37.38' N123º 31.596' WBegoniaWe have moved [49.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage - Fort Bragg to Saulsolito. Course: 260(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.8kt, Wind:8Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SE). At: 06:00(PDT) 23-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

39º 25.494' N123º 48.072' WBegoniaWe have moved [23.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Noyo Basin Marina, Fort Bragg (CA). At: 08:26(PDT) 19-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

39º 47.58' N123º 59.844' WBegoniaWe have moved [61.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Eureka - Fort Bragg (CA). Course: 131(degT), Speed Over Ground:4kt, Wind:3Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1008hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 02:00(PDT) 19-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

40º 48.366' N124º 10.05' WBegoniaWe have moved [20.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Betty Cool Dock? End of M Street, Eureka (CA) - $30.40 a night. At: 16:14(PDT) 16-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

41º 2.796' N124º 29.748' WBegoniaWe have moved [60.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage from Brookgins OREGON to Eureka, CALIFORNIA. Course: 146(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.5kt, Wind:13Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 06:00(PDT) 16-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

42º 2.826' N124º 16.032' WBegoniaWe have moved [45.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At City Dock, Brookings OREGON ($20/night). At: 14:04(PDT) 11-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

42º 43.44' N124º 44.664' WBegoniaWe have moved [41.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage from Coos Bay to Brookings (OREGON). Course: 64(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.7kt, Wind:5Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 00:00(PDT) 11-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

43º 20.79' N124º 19.302' WBegoniaWe have moved [3.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Transient Dock B - Charleston OREGON - $45 for 3 nights. At: 07:14(HAST) 07-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

43º 23.022' N124º 23.712' WBegoniaWe have moved [126.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 26. Course: 128(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.8kt, Wind:4Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:1m (to:N). At: 06:00(HAST) 07-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

44º 50.766' N126º 31.458' WBegoniaWe have moved [103.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 25. Course: 116(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.3kt, Wind:1Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:98%, Pressure: 1021hPa, Swell:1m (to:E). At: 06:00(HAST) 06-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

46º 0.3' N128º 20.718' WBegoniaWe have moved [86.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 24. Course: 112(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.5kt, Wind:6Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:1m (to:S). At: 06:00(HAST) 05-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

46º 56.988' N129º 54.834' WBegoniaWe have moved [54.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 23. Course: 107(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.5kt, Wind:5Kt(from:WNW), Cloud Cover:25%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:1m (to:E). At: 06:00(HAST) 04-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

47º 9.18' N131º 12.828' WBegoniaWe have moved [62.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 22. Course: 70(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.9kt, Wind:5Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1023hPa, Swell:1m (to:SE). At: 06:00(HAST) 03-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

47º 34.452' N132º 36.462' WBegoniaWe have moved [54.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 21. Course: 88(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.4kt, Wind:3Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:85%, Pressure: 1023hPa, Swell:1m (to:SSW). At: 06:00(HAST) 02-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

47º 57.072' N133º 50.466' WBegoniaWe have moved [149.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 20. Course: 89(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.6kt, Wind:5Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1025hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:W). At: 06:00(HAST) 01-Aug-2014over 6 years  agoShow

47º 12.216' N137º 22.332' WBegoniaWe have moved [128.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 19. Course: 45(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.7kt, Wind:10Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:98%, Pressure: 1021hPa, Swell:1m (to:W). At: 06:00(HAST) 31-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

47º 20.31' N140º 31.326' WBegoniaWe have moved [123.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 18. Course: 75(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.1kt, Wind:6Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:1m (to:NW). At: 06:00(HAST) 30-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

47º 34.548' N143º 33.432' WBegoniaWe have moved [93.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 17. Course: 50(degT), Speed Over Ground:5kt, Wind:9Kt(from:W), Cloud Cover:60%, Pressure: 1021hPa, Swell:1m (to:E). At: 06:00(HAST) 29-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

47º 29.808' N145º 51.936' WBegoniaWe have moved [129.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 16. Course: 67(degT), Speed Over Ground:4kt, Wind:8Kt(from:WNW), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1019hPa, Swell:1m (to:SE). At: 06:00(HAST) 28-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

47º 23.7' N149º 2.682' WBegoniaWe have moved [106.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 15. Course: 97(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.9kt, Wind:9Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:1m (to:SE). At: 06:00(HAST) 27-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

47º 7.458' N151º 37.848' WBegoniaWe have moved [152.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 14. Course: 51(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.7kt, Wind:11Kt(from:WNW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:E). At: 06:00(HAST) 26-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

46º 3.594' N154º 59.124' WBegoniaWe have moved [128.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 13. Course: 38(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.5kt, Wind:15Kt(from:W), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1022hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:W). At: 06:00(HAST) 25-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

44º 49.302' N157º 27.708' WBegoniaWe have moved [42.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 12. Course: 39(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.3kt, Wind:2Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1030hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:N). At: 06:00(HAST) 24-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

44º 18.75' N158º 9.408' WBegoniaWe have moved [119.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 11. Course: 357(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.4kt, Wind:7Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1030hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:NW). At: 06:00(HAST) 23-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

42º 52.314' N160º 2.574' WBegoniaWe have moved [130.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 10. Course: 4(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.6kt, Wind:11Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1030hPa, Swell:1m (to:NW). At: 06:00(HAST) 22-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

40º 45.69' N160º 44.406' WBegoniaWe have moved [110.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 9. Course: 8(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.7kt, Wind:7Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1030hPa, Swell:1m (to:NW). At: 06:00(HAST) 21-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

38º 55.71' N160º 43.968' WBegoniaWe have moved [124.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 8. Course: 337(degT), Speed Over Ground:4kt, Wind:5Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1030hPa, Swell:2m (to:NW). At: 06:00(HAST) 20-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

36º 53.502' N160º 16.338' WBegoniaWe have moved [145.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 7. Course: 341(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.7kt, Wind:9Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1028hPa, Swell:2m (to:NW). At: 06:00(HAST) 19-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

34º 30.354' N159º 45.828' WBegoniaWe have moved [169.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 6. Course: 338(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.7kt, Wind:13Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:60%, Pressure: 1026hPa, Swell:1m (to:W). At: 06:00(HAST) 18-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

31º 42.972' N159º 15.852' WBegoniaWe have moved [182.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 5. Course: 3(degT), Speed Over Ground:8.8kt, Wind:14Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1024hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(HAST) 17-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

28º 40.794' N159º 31.824' WBegoniaWe have moved [152.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 4. Course: 6(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.9kt, Wind:14Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1023hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(HAST) 16-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

26º 8.82' N159º 50.766' WBegoniaWe have moved [150.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 3. Course: 351(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.8kt, Wind:10Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1021hPa, Swell:1m (to:SW). At: 06:00(HAST) 15-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

23º 38.094' N159º 50.574' WBegoniaWe have moved [87.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage Hawaii to CA/OR - Day 2. Course: 357(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.1kt, Wind:14Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:W). At: 06:00(HAST) 14-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

22º 12.702' N159º 30.108' WBegoniaWe have moved [0.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Relocated in Hanalei Bay, Kauai (to make space for canoe race course). At: 09:00(HAST) 12-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

22º 12.528' N159º 30.0' WBegoniaWe have moved [3.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored in Hanalei Bay, Kauai. At: 16:28(HAST) 07-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

22º 13.488' N159º 33.924' WBegoniaWe have moved [85.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored west of the stunningly beautiful Haena Reef location (Kauai). At: 11:08(HAST) 06-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

21º 31.884' N158º 13.866' WBegoniaWe have moved [5.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored off Makua Beach, west coast of Oahu. At: 12:12(HAST) 04-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

21º 26.616' N158º 11.556' WBegoniaWe have moved [22.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored off Kaneilio Point (Waianae Village, Oahu). At: 16:22(HAST) 02-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

21º 15.99' N157º 49.806' WBegoniaWe have moved [1.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored - Oahu - Waikiki Beach (the bite). At: 19:10(HAST) 01-Jul-2014over 6 years  agoShow

21º 17.136' N157º 50.508' WBegoniaWe have moved [3.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Dock B1 - Ali Wai state marina, Honolulu ($14/day - power 87c/day). At: 12:24(HAST) 27-Jun-2014over 6 years  agoShow

21º 19.236' N157º 53.514' WBegoniaWe have moved [4.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Keehei Boat Yard - Honolulu (Sand Island) - to install rudders. At: 08:48(HAST) 23-Jun-2014over 6 years  agoShow

21º 15.978' N157º 49.764' WBegoniaWe have moved [32.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored - Oahu - Waikiki Beach (the bite). At: 12:20(HAST) 21-Jun-2014over 6 years  agoShow

21º 11.796' N157º 15.012' WBegoniaWe have moved [14.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored in Papohaku Roadstead (Moloka'i). At: 12:46(HAST) 14-Jun-2014over 6 years  agoShow

21º 10.992' N156º 59.484' WBegoniaWe have moved [9.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored in Kalaupapa Anchorage (Awahaua Bay) - old lepar colony. At: 12:34(HAST) 12-Jun-2014over 6 years  agoShow

21º 10.026' N156º 49.764' WBegoniaWe have moved [13.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored at Wailau Valley (western south coast of Molokai) - large patch of sand - good holding - stunning views. At: 08:24(HAST) 10-Jun-2014over 6 years  agoShow

21º 0.9' N156º 38.46' WBegoniaWe have moved [9.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored in Honolua Bay (Maui). At: 14:08(HAST) 08-Jun-2014over 6 years  agoShow

20º 52.272' N156º 41.058' WBegoniaWe have moved [13.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Mooring ball #3 - Lahaina Yacht Club moorings (Free - just need to submit paperwork and pay any harbor/dinghy dock dues to town). At: 13:55(HAST) 03-Jun-2014over 6 years  agoShow

20º 44.496' N156º 53.286' WBegoniaWe have moved [0.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Depart from Dock at Manele Small boat harbor ( temp dock #1) - $45 for 2 nights (2 people). At: 14:14(HAST) 01-Jun-2014over 6 years  agoShow

20º 44.568' N156º 53.142' WBegoniaWe have moved [6.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored at Manele Bay (Lahini) - posh resort town. At: 09:50(HAST) 01-Jun-2014over 6 years  agoShow

20º 47.796' N156º 59.388' WBegoniaWe have moved [26.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored at Kalama Nui on west of Lanai Island, Hawaii - Steep rock faces with indents (graves?) and sea arch - cool. At: 18:20(HAST) 31-May-2014over 6 years  agoShow

20º 46.584' N156º 31.47' WBegoniaWe have moved [8.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored at McGregor Landing (Point)… Windy. At: 13:12(HAST) 29-May-2014over 6 years  agoShow

20º 37.95' N156º 29.862' WBegoniaWe have moved [2.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Snorkel site (Molokini Crater) for morning snorkel. At: 06:14(HAST) 29-May-2014over 6 years  agoShow

20º 38.49' N156º 26.922' WBegoniaWe have moved [15.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored off Makena Bay, Maui. At: 15:50(HAST) 27-May-2014over 6 years  agoShow

20º 37.518' N156º 10.782' WBegoniaWe have moved [30.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored in Nu'u Landing on S.Coast of Maui - wild scenery, breat holding (sticky sand). At: 11:32(HAST) 25-May-2014over 6 years  agoShow

20º 11.4' N155º 54.192' WBegoniaWe have moved [42.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored in (tiny) Nishimura Bay (Big Island, HI) - along with rather rough looking local sailboat. At: 14:10(HAST) 24-May-2014over 6 years  agoShow

19º 28.47' N155º 55.272' WBegoniaWe have moved [18.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored in Kealakekua Bay (Captain Cook Monument) - Needed a permit from Parks Office. At: 16:50(HAST) 22-May-2014over 6 years  agoShow

19º 10.188' N155º 54.546' WBegoniaWe have moved [20.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored - Honomolino Bay (SW of Hawaii island). At: 19:22(HAST) 19-May-2014over 6 years  agoShow

18º 53.844' N155º 42.414' WBegoniaWe have moved [68.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. On Route to Honomolino Bay. At: 15:00(HAST) 19-May-2014over 6 years  agoShow

19º 36.636' N154º 45.624' WBegoniaWe have moved [18.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. On Route to Honomolino Bay. At: 23:00(HAST) 18-May-2014over 6 years  agoShow

19º 43.782' N155º 3.636' WBegoniaWe have moved [15.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Arrived - day 34 Galapagos to Hawaii -Anchored in Hilo. At: 10:00(PST) 04-May-2014over 6 years  agoShow

19º 46.866' N154º 47.298' WBegoniaWe have moved [132.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 34 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 302(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.5kt, Wind:7Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 04-May-2014over 6 years  agoShow

19º 49.488' N152º 26.55' WBegoniaWe have moved [121.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 33 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 208(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.3kt, Wind:12Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:W). At: 06:00(PST) 03-May-2014over 6 years  agoShow

19º 49.668' N150º 17.376' WBegoniaWe have moved [123.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 32 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 256(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.4kt, Wind:14Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:2m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 02-May-2014over 6 years  agoShow

19º 58.998' N148º 6.498' WBegoniaWe have moved [74.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 31 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 268(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.6kt, Wind:9Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1m (to:W). At: 06:00(PST) 01-May-2014over 6 years  agoShow

19º 54.756' N146º 47.604' WBegoniaWe have moved [42.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 30 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 255(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.4kt, Wind:3Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:3%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 30-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

19º 56.256' N146º 2.922' WBegoniaWe have moved [103.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 29 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 317(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.8kt, Wind:4Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1m (to:W). At: 06:00(PST) 29-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

19º 26.256' N144º 17.778' WBegoniaWe have moved [142.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 28 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 278(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.8kt, Wind:10Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:25%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:2m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 28-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

18º 32.976' N141º 57.924' WBegoniaWe have moved [158.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 27 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 297(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.6kt, Wind:18Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:25%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:3m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 27-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

17º 56.502' N139º 15.03' WBegoniaWe have moved [151.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 26 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 269(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.4kt, Wind:18Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:3m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 26-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

17º 25.866' N136º 38.886' WBegoniaWe have moved [168.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 25 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 277(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.9kt, Wind:15Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 25-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

16º 47.658' N133º 46.818' WBegoniaWe have moved [160.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 24 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 265(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.5kt, Wind:14Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1015hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 24-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

16º 10.392' N131º 4.362' WBegoniaWe have moved [167.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 23 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 261(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.1kt, Wind:17Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 23-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

15º 32.88' N128º 14.838' WBegoniaWe have moved [153.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 22 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 277(degT), Speed Over Ground:8.5kt, Wind:18Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 22-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

14º 54.66' N125º 41.052' WBegoniaWe have moved [150.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 21 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 272(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.8kt, Wind:13Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 21-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

14º 16.86' N123º 10.17' WBegoniaWe have moved [154.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 20 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 277(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.5kt, Wind:17Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 20-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

13º 35.994' N120º 37.086' WBegoniaWe have moved [148.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 19 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 277(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.5kt, Wind:15Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:1m (to:S). At: 06:00(PST) 19-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

12º 55.548' N118º 10.314' WBegoniaWe have moved [140.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 18 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 287(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.7kt, Wind:13Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:99%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:1m (to:S). At: 06:00(PST) 18-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

12º 16.218' N115º 51.648' WBegoniaWe have moved [141.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 17 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 270(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.1kt, Wind:8Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:35%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:1m (to:S). At: 06:00(PST) 17-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

11º 36.954' N113º 33.132' WBegoniaWe have moved [144.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 16 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 282(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.3kt, Wind:8Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SE). At: 06:00(PST) 16-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

10º 53.676' N111º 12.15' WBegoniaWe have moved [135.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 15 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 274(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.2kt, Wind:9Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:S). At: 06:00(PST) 15-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

10º 18.87' N108º 59.04' WBegoniaWe have moved [116.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 14 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 277(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.3kt, Wind:11Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 14-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

9º 37.38' N107º 8.886' WBegoniaWe have moved [148.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 13 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 289(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.3kt, Wind:14Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:1m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 13-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

8º 45.396' N104º 48.324' WBegoniaWe have moved [161.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 12 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 286(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.7kt, Wind:16Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:W). At: 06:00(PST) 12-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

7º 46.056' N102º 16.38' WBegoniaWe have moved [171.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 11 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 286(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.5kt, Wind:17Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:3m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 11-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

6º 41.004' N99º 36.522' WBegoniaWe have moved [168.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 10 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 278(degT), Speed Over Ground:7kt, Wind:19Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:3m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 10-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

5º 44.058' N96º 57.576' WBegoniaWe have moved [85.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 9 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 293(degT), Speed Over Ground:7kt, Wind:12Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(PST) 09-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

5º 14.856' N95º 36.744' WBegoniaWe have moved [77.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 8 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 294(degT), Speed Over Ground:4kt, Wind:6Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:1m (to:NW). At: 06:00(PST) 08-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

4º 28.77' N94º 34.422' WBegoniaWe have moved [119.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 7 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 310(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.4kt, Wind:9Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW). At: 06:00(PST) 07-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

2º 44.358' N93º 37.008' WBegoniaWe have moved [91.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 6 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 329(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.1kt, Wind:5Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:1m (to:N). At: 06:00(PST) 06-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

1º 17.088' N93º 8.544' WBegoniaWe have moved [72.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 5 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 320(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.4kt, Wind:2Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:1m (to:N). At: 06:00(PST) 05-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

0º 9.006' N92º 43.728' WBegoniaWe have moved [47.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 4 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 310(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.1kt, Wind:5Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:N). At: 06:00(PST) 04-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

0º 31.392' S92º 19.44' WBegoniaWe have moved [82.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 3 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 327(degT), Speed Over Ground:4kt, Wind:9Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:1m (to:N). At: 06:00(PST) 03-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

1º 38.448' S91º 31.86' WBegoniaWe have moved [43.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 2 Galapagos to Hawaii. Course: 293(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.4kt, Wind:11Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:1m (to:W). At: 06:00(PST) 02-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

1º 9.084' S90º 59.748' WBegoniaWe have moved [11.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Exit Galapagos due to Tsunami warning. Course: 180(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.9kt, Wind:4Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 21:07(GALT) 01-Apr-2014over 6 years  agoShow

0º 57.798' S90º 57.594' WBegoniaWe have moved [3.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - ARRIVED! Galapagos (corrected W position). At: 09:00(GALT) 31/032014over 6 years  agoShow

1º 0.744' S90º 58.428' WBegoniaWe have moved [27.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 17 Panama to Galapagos. Course: 18(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.2kt, Wind:4Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:N). At: 06:00(GALT) 31/032014over 6 years  agoShow

1º 26.988' S90º 51.552' WBegoniaWe have moved [33.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 16 Panama to Galapagos. Course: 250(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.7kt, Wind:2Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:1m (to:N). At: 06:00(GALT) 30-Mar-2014over 6 years  agoShow

1º 52.392' S90º 29.322' WBegoniaWe have moved [59.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 15 Panama to Galapagos. Course: 324(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.2kt, Wind:5Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:60%, Pressure: 1008hPa, Swell:1m (to:N). At: 06:00(GALT) 29-Mar-2014over 6 years  agoShow

2º 4.134' S89º 30.618' WBegoniaWe have moved [62.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 14 Panama to Galapagos. Course: 255(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.8kt, Wind:6Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1008hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:NE). At: 06:00(GALT) 28-Mar-2014over 6 years  agoShow

1º 43.506' S88º 31.32' WBegoniaWe have moved [108.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 13 Panama to Galapagos. Course: 246(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.6kt, Wind:7Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:N). At: 06:00(GALT) 27-Mar-2014over 6 years  agoShow

1º 7.644' S86º 49.074' WBegoniaWe have moved [89.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 12 Panama to Galapagos. Course: 257(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.4kt, Wind:5Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:1m (to:N). At: 06:00(GALT) 26-Mar-2014over 6 years  agoShow

0º 28.596' S85º 28.062' WBegoniaWe have moved [107.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 11 Panama to Galapagos. Course: 232(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.2kt, Wind:7Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1m (to:N). At: 06:00(GALT) 25-Mar-2014over 6 years  agoShow

0º 33.966' N84º 0.51' WBegoniaWe have moved [121.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 10 Panama to Galapagos. Course: 251(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.3kt, Wind:9Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1m (to:N). At: 06:00(GALT) 24-Mar-2014over 6 years  agoShow

0º 59.682' N82º 1.746' WBegoniaWe have moved [71.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 9 Panama to Galapagos. Course: 269(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.3kt, Wind:3Kt(from:SSE), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:N). At: 06:00(GALT) 23-Mar-2014over 6 years  agoShow

2º 10.032' N81º 48.438' WBegoniaWe have moved [57.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 8 Panama to Galapagos. Course: 304(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.3kt, Wind:3Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:NE). At: 06:00(GALT) 22-Mar-2014over 6 years  agoShow

1º 37.404' N81º 1.704' WBegoniaWe have moved [43.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 7 Panama to Galapagos. Course: 244(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.3kt, Wind:6Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:1m (to:N). At: 06:00(GALT) 21-Mar-2014over 6 years  agoShow

2º 20.664' N80º 55.416' WBegoniaWe have moved [75.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 6 Panama to Galapagos. Course: 263(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.5kt, Wind:15Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:N). At: 06:00(GALT) 20-Mar-2014over 6 years  agoShow

3º 21.33' N81º 40.614' WBegoniaWe have moved [34.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 5 Panama to Galapagos. Course: 144(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.6kt, Wind:5Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:1m (to:NE). At: 06:00(GALT) 19-Mar-2014over 6 years  agoShow

3º 45.696' N81º 16.59' WBegoniaWe have moved [67.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 4 Panama to Galapagos. Course: 190(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.4kt, Wind:3Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(GALT) 18-Mar-2014over 6 years  agoShow

4º 44.784' N80º 43.608' WBegoniaWe have moved [99.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 3 Panama to Galapagos. Course: 199(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.4kt, Wind:4Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1011hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(GALT) 17-Mar-2014over 6 years  agoShow

6º 11.628' N79º 55.368' WBegoniaWe have moved [154.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Pacific Passage - day 2 Panama to Galapagos. Course: 213(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.6kt, Wind:10Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:15%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:S). At: 06:00(GALT) 16-Mar-2014over 6 years  agoShow

8º 37.212' N79º 2.256' WBegoniaWe have moved [33.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored at Isla Contradora (Las Perlas Islands) Panama. At: 19:14(EST) 13-Mar-2014over 6 years  agoShow

8º 54.612' N79º 31.518' WBegoniaWe have moved [6.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored outside La Playita (free anchorage - dinghy dock $35 / week). At: 13:20(EST) 15-Feb-2014almost 7 years  agoShow

8º 48.15' N79º 33.234' WBegoniaWe have moved [6.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored @ Isla Taboga (North bay - Punta Balovento) - since south anchorage full of mooring floats - not sure how to acquire nor rate?. At: 15:15(EST) 12-Feb-2014almost 7 years  agoShow

8º 54.588' N79º 31.632' WBegoniaWe have moved [30.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored outside La Playita (free anchorage - dinghy dock $35 / week). At: 23:18(EST) 09-Feb-2014almost 7 years  agoShow

9º 15.672' N79º 54.12' WBegoniaWe have moved [7.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Moored at Gatun Lake on Panama Canal transit. At: 20:14(EST) 08-Feb-2014almost 7 years  agoShow

9º 22.05' N79º 57.09' WBegoniaWe have moved [0.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At dock E11 Shelter Bay Marina, Panama. At: 17:00(EST) 02-Feb-2014almost 7 years  agoShow

9º 22.038' N79º 57.072' WBegoniaWe have moved [21.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At dock E23 Shelter Bay Marina, Panama. At: 10:14(EST) 05-Dec-2013almost 7 years  agoShow

9º 40.044' N79º 46.134' WBegoniaWe have moved [104.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: Turks & Caicos to Panama - Land in sight. Course: 200(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.7kt, Wind:13Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(EST) 05-Dec-2013almost 7 years  agoShow

11º 11.742' N78º 56.034' WBegoniaWe have moved [137.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: Turks & Caicos to Panama. Course: 213(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.3kt, Wind:12Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1m (to:SW). At: 06:00(EST) 04-Dec-2013almost 7 years  agoShow

13º 12.06' N77º 49.08' WBegoniaWe have moved [148.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: Turks & Caicos to Panama. Course: 212(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.3kt, Wind:8Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:45%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:W). At: 06:00(EST) 03-Dec-2013almost 7 years  agoShow

15º 23.136' N76º 37.002' WBegoniaWe have moved [106.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: Turks & Caicos to Panama. Course: 215(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.2kt, Wind:13Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:W). At: 06:00(EST) 02-Dec-2013almost 7 years  agoShow

16º 59.178' N75º 48.528' WBegoniaWe have moved [81.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: Turks & Caicos to Panama. Course: 220(degT), Speed Over Ground:3kt, Wind:6Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1014hPa, Swell:1m (to:W). At: 06:00(EST) 01-Dec-2013almost 7 years  agoShow

18º 12.042' N75º 10.62' WBegoniaWe have moved [131.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: Turks & Caicos to Panama. Course: 223(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.9kt, Wind:11Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1017hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(EST) 30-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

19º 58.662' N73º 49.278' WBegoniaWe have moved [125.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: Turks & Caicos to Panama. Course: 223(degT), Speed Over Ground:8.3kt, Wind:20Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:2m (to:SW). At: 06:00(EST) 29-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

21º 36.954' N72º 25.896' WBegoniaWe have moved [11.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor on South West Reef (west of southern end of West Caicos). At: 09:50(EST) 26-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

21º 44.472' N72º 17.184' WBegoniaWe have moved [22.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Sapodilla Bay, Providenciales (in preparation to clear out of country), Turks & Caicos. At: 16:20(EST) 24-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

21º 38.628' N71º 53.49' WBegoniaWe have moved [21.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Ciacos Bank (no land around, very shallow water approx 1.4m). At: 11:28(EST) 23-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

21º 29.706' N71º 32.328' WBegoniaWe have moved [20.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Cockburn Harbor, South Caicos, Turks and Caicos. At: 11:14(EST) 21-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

21º 19.878' N71º 12.93' WBegoniaWe have moved [9.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor Salt Cay (Turks & Caicos). At: 08:33(EST) 20-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

21º 28.2' N71º 9.126' WBegoniaWe have moved [0.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. On Dive mooring for evening (Grand Turk). At: 08:33(EST) 19-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

21º 28.014' N71º 8.994' WBegoniaWe have moved [1.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Grand Turk - Cockburn Town Anchoarge (to West of Island). At: 12:00(EST) 18-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

21º 26.148' N71º 9.06' WBegoniaWe have moved [3.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At Anchor - Grand Turk Customs dock area. At: 08:45(EST) 18-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

21º 29.724' N71º 9.45' WBegoniaWe have moved [98.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: North Carolina to Turks and Caicos - Land in clear sight. Course: 185(degT), Speed Over Ground:5kt, Wind:11Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:SW). At: 05:44(EST) 18-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

22º 41.874' N69º 56.682' WBegoniaWe have moved [119.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: North Carolina to Turks and Caicos. Course: 233(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.8kt, Wind:17Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1012hPa, Swell:2m (to:SW). At: 06:00(EST) 17-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

24º 32.22' N69º 6.258' WBegoniaWe have moved [135.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: North Carolina to Turks and Caicos. Course: 214(degT), Speed Over Ground:4kt, Wind:11Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:3m (to:W). At: 06:00(EST) 16-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

26º 42.27' N68º 22.914' WBegoniaWe have moved [151.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: North Carolina to Turks and Caicos. Course: 203(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.9kt, Wind:16Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:2m (to:SW). At: 06:00(EST) 15-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

29º 12.726' N68º 1.338' WBegoniaWe have moved [161.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: North Carolina to Turks and Caicos. Course: 165(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.3kt, Wind:14Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:3m (to:S). At: 06:00(EST) 14-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

31º 11.346' N70º 8.562' WBegoniaWe have moved [79.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: North Carolina to Turks and Caicos. Course: 103(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.5kt, Wind:29Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1009hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:E). At: 06:00(EST) 13-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

31º 0.072' N71º 39.858' WBegoniaWe have moved [82.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: North Carolina to Turks and Caicos. Course: 107(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.2kt, Wind:1Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1016hPa, Swell:1m (to:S). At: 06:00(EST) 12-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

31º 50.676' N72º 56.376' WBegoniaWe have moved [79.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: North Carolina to Turks and Caicos. Course: 84(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.7kt, Wind:1Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1018hPa, Swell:1m (to:NW). At: 06:00(EST) 11-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

32º 16.734' N74º 25.554' WBegoniaWe have moved [94.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: North Carolina to Turks and Caicos. Course: 124(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.1kt, Wind:4Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1020hPa, Swell:1m (to:W). At: 06:00(EST) 10-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

33º 31.836' N75º 33.498' WBegoniaWe have moved [89.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage: North Carolina to Turks and Caicos. Course: 163(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.4kt, Wind:11Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1023hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(EST) 09-Nov-2013about 7 years  agoShow

34º 42.9' N76º 39.888' WBegoniaWe have moved [35.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored: Taylor Creek, Beaufort, NC. At: 18:01(EDT) 30-Oct-2013about 7 years  agoShow

35º 17.808' N76º 36.324' WBegoniaWe have moved [33.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored By Red daymarker #4 Easthan Creek(?) off Goose Creek on ICW - south of Pamlico River. At: 16:10(EDT) 29-Oct-2013about 7 years  agoShow

35º 40.35' N76º 5.298' WBegoniaWe have moved [38.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored at Alligator River (just NE of Alligator-Pongo Canal. At: 16:36(EDT) 28-Oct-2013about 7 years  agoShow

36º 17.814' N76º 13.068' WBegoniaWe have moved [32.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Elizabeth City Public (Free) Dock - alongside waterfront Park. At: 19:34(EDT) 26-Oct-2013about 7 years  agoShow

36º 50.124' N76º 17.802' WBegoniaWe have moved [0.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. High Street Landing, Portsmouth (Free dock). At: 18:29(EDT) 21-Oct-2013about 7 years  agoShow

37º 49.8' N75º 59.64' WBegoniaWe have moved [31.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Parks Marina @ Tangier Island (Tangier Village) - $30 rate for boats over 30' (+$5 optional for electric/water) - showers available - no AT&T cell phone siganl, Wifi available at 4 brothers. At: 00:00(EDT) 26-Sep-2013about 7 years  agoShow

36º 50.604' N76º 18.048' WBegoniaWe have moved [42.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Hospital Point, Portsmouth, VA - anchored near a half sunk wreck!. At: 08:33(EDT) 02-Oct-2013about 7 years  agoShow

37º 39.024' N76º 25.956' WBegoniaWe have moved [9.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Yopps Cove, Rappahannock, VA - at anchor. At: 12:30(EDT) 29-Sep-2013about 7 years  agoShow

37º 47.598' N76º 20.22' WBegoniaWe have moved [16.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Mill Creek off of the Great Wicomico River, VA @anchor. At: 12:08(EDT) 27-Sep-2013about 7 years  agoShow

38º 12.72' N76º 27.894' WBegoniaWe have moved [7.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Tippity Wichity Island, MD (St Mary's River) - at anchor. At: 18:46(EDT) 24-Sep-2013about 7 years  agoShow

38º 19.914' N76º 27.45' WBegoniaWe have moved [34.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Calvert Marina ($1/foot for Boat US) - To visit with Larry and Clare W.. At: 14:02(EDT) 23-Sep-2013about 7 years  agoShow

38º 54.624' N76º 30.468' WBegoniaWe have moved [22.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Selby Bay off South River (MD). At anchor in 3m.. At: 15:39(EDT) 22-Sep-2013about 7 years  agoShow

39º 16.746' N76º 35.226' WBegoniaWe have moved [7.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Baltimore, MD - At Dock - Henderson's wharf Marina (C6&8). At: 11:46(EDT) 22-Aug-2013over 7 years  agoShow

39º 9.228' N76º 32.25' WBegoniaWe have moved [3.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored in Burley Cove, Stony Creek, Baltimore, MD. At: 15:03(EDT) 19-Aug-2013over 7 years  agoShow

39º 7.608' N76º 28.002' WBegoniaWe have moved [33.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored in Bodkin Creek, MD (going to Cheshire Crab with Chuck and Mary Ritenour). At: 16:30(EDT) 17-Aug-2013over 7 years  agoShow

39º 28.584' N75º 54.738' WBegoniaWe have moved [14.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored, Veazey Cove, Bohemia River, MD. At: 00:48(EDT) 16-Aug-2013over 7 years  agoShow

39º 33.21' N75º 37.278' WBegoniaWe have moved [24.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passing through the C&D Canal - on route. At: 19:55(EDT) 15-Aug-2013over 7 years  agoShow

39º 13.752' N75º 18.132' WBegoniaWe have moved [24.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage - RI to Delaware Bay. At: 16:00(EDT) 15-Aug-2013over 7 years  agoShow

38º 50.094' N75º 10.356' WBegoniaWe have moved [33.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage - RI to Delaware Bay. At: 11:00(EDT) 15-Aug-2013over 7 years  agoShow

39º 2.118' N74º 29.688' WBegoniaWe have moved [186.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Passage - RI to Delaware Bay. At: 05:00(EDT) 15-Aug-2013over 7 years  agoShow

41º 11.562' N71º 34.668' WBegoniaWe have moved [31.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored in Great Salt Pond Block Island (RI) - Breakfast from Aldo Bakery boat delivery. At: 17:22(EDT) 12-Aug-2013over 7 years  agoShow

41º 40.212' N71º 17.238' WBegoniaWe have moved [11.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored in Bristol RI - South of Mooring field - around Nav "1" - way out!!!. At: 15:05(EDT) 28-Jul-2013over 7 years  agoShow

41º 28.776' N71º 19.23' WBegoniaWe have moved [11.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Newport RI - by Day Marker Red #6 - Mooring ball #1101 ($45/night) - for 2 nights - Newport Harbor - Sotito Nearby…. At: 18:08(EDT) 26-Jul-2013over 7 years  agoShow

41º 40.2' N71º 17.22' WBegoniaWe have moved [3.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored in Mooring Field at Bristol, RI. At: 11:04(EDT) 18-Jul-2013over 7 years  agoShow

41º 42.696' N71º 14.928' WBegoniaWe have moved [13.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored in Kickamuit River (East of Bristol, RI) - Entrance Via Bristol Narrows! (Tight and shallow). At: 17:22(EDT) 17-Jul-2013over 7 years  agoShow

41º 30.45' N71º 23.076' WBegoniaWe have moved [6.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored off Dutch Harbor (near Jamestown), Cuneticut Island, RI. At: 15:36(EDT) 16-Jul-2013over 7 years  agoShow

41º 29.526' N71º 14.634' WBegoniaWe have moved [10.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored at Third Beach, Sachuest, Near (just east of) Newport RI (Nice beach, plenty of moorings). At: 16:00(EDT) 15-Jul-2013over 7 years  agoShow

41º 40.176' N71º 17.19' WBegoniaWe have moved [5.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored in Bristol RI - South of Mooring field - around Nav "1" - way out!!!. At: 11:02(EDT) 25-Jun-2013over 7 years  agoShow

41º 35.58' N71º 12.714' WBegoniaWe have moved [13.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. RI - Sakonnet River - South of Tiverton - near Sapowat Marsh Nature Reserve. At: 15:30(EDT) 23-Jun-2013over 7 years  agoShow

41º 37.086' N70º 54.528' WBegoniaWe have moved [21.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. New Bedford Harbor (Mass)- no anchor space inside, so just outside hurricane wall.. At: 18:08(EDT) 22-Jun-2013over 7 years  agoShow

41º 46.926' N70º 29.61' WBegoniaWe have moved [113.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Eastern end Cape Cod Canal (Mass) - anchor by Beach. At: 16:12(EDT) 21-Jun-2013over 7 years  agoShow

43º 39.696' N70º 14.424' WBegoniaWe have moved [6.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Mooring 1610 at Portland Yacht Services. At: 10:54(EDT) 15-Jun-2013over 7 years  agoShow

43º 41.256' N70º 5.466' WBegoniaWe have moved [11.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Jewell Island's tiny cove (we kind-a fill it, a little embarrassing).. At: 10:06(EDT) 13-Jun-2013over 7 years  agoShow

43º 48.984' N69º 54.096' WBegoniaWe have moved [2.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Quahog Bay - Maine - East of Snow Island, South of Ben Island. At: 13:36(EDT) 10-Jun-2013over 7 years  agoShow

43º 48.372' N69º 51.108' WBegoniaWe have moved [47.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. The Basin - at anchor (hard to find a safe spot - moorings bagged our previous spot than before). At: 20:22(EDT) 07-Jun-2013over 7 years  agoShow

44º 7.17' N68º 51.078' WBegoniaWe have moved [14.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Off Vinalhaven Island - in Shipwreck Cove (South of/Behind Zeke Pt) - Anchor in Good mud - amazingly no mooring balls or pot floats to hinder location or scope.. At: 13:38(EDT) 06-Jun-2013over 7 years  agoShow

44º 15.126' N68º 34.404' WBegoniaWe have moved [15.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchor in Tiny NorthWest Cove - to NE of the Deer Island Channel (Eggemoggin Reach). At: 18:28(EDT) 05-Jun-2013over 7 years  agoShow

44º 15.192' N68º 13.23' WBegoniaWe have moved [35.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchor off Little Cranberry Island. At: 19:04(EDT) 04-Jun-2013over 7 years  agoShow

44º 34.242' N67º 30.846' WBegoniaWe have moved [10.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchor on Roque Island off Twin Beach - seals abound!. At: 07:30(EDT) 01-Jun-2013over 7 years  agoShow

44º 37.014' N67º 17.196' WBegoniaWe have moved [12.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchor in Cross Island Narrows - off Cutler Naval Radio Station - by Mink Island. At: 12:30(EDT) 30-May-2013over 7 years  agoShow

44º 29.97' N67º 31.644' WBegoniaWe have moved [16.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchor in Cows Yard in 5.4m (1.5-6.9) - too many pots and floats around to feel safe. At: 11:40(EDT) 28-May-2013over 7 years  agoShow

44º 24.114' N67º 53.406' WBegoniaWe have moved [18.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchor off Big Pond on far south of western peninsular (in Pigeon Hill Bay, Eastern Maine). At: 11:27(EDT) 27-May-2013over 7 years  agoShow

44º 21.684' N68º 19.638' WBegoniaWe have moved [12.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchor in Somes Harbor (avoiding mass of mooring balls). At: 19:00(EDT) 21-May-2013over 7 years  agoShow

44º 9.132' N68º 15.78' WBegoniaWe have moved [4.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. On Route. At: 15:00(EDT) 21-May-2013over 7 years  agoShow

44º 6.342' N68º 20.37' WBegoniaWe have moved [86.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchor previous night at Eastern Bay on Long Island, Maine. At: 09:00(EDT) 21-May-2013over 7 years  agoShow

43º 39.702' N70º 14.412' WBegoniaWe have moved [41.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Portland, ME (Portland Yacht Services) - 4000lb mooring ball (#1610). At: 14:28(EDT) 13-May-2013over 7 years  agoShow

43º 4.428' N70º 43.074' WBegoniaWe have moved [24.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Portsmouth, NH (Portsmouth Yacht Club). At: 12:15(EDT) 07-May-2013over 7 years  agoShow

42º 41.298' N70º 33.546' WBegoniaWe have moved [3.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 04:15(EDT) 07-May-2013over 7 years  agoShow

42º 37.422' N70º 34.308' WBegoniaWe have moved [24.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 01:52(EDT) 07-May-2013over 7 years  agoShow

42º 20.286' N70º 57.276' WBegoniaWe have moved [4.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 20:07(EDT) 06-May-2013over 7 years  agoShow

42º 21.63' N71º 2.826' WBegoniaWe have moved [4.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Boston Waterboat Marina - at mooring (offered dock for same price, stayed on mooring). At: 10:56(EDT) 27-Apr-2013over 7 years  agoShow

42º 19.5' N70º 57.246' WBegoniaWe have moved [26.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 23:54(EDT) 24-Apr-2013over 7 years  agoShow

42º 0.0' N70º 32.724' WBegoniaWe have moved [13.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:00(EDT) 24-Apr-2013over 7 years  agoShow

41º 46.698' N70º 29.238' WBegoniaWe have moved [7.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:00(EDT) 24-Apr-2013over 7 years  agoShow

41º 44.136' N70º 39.18' WBegoniaWe have moved [24.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. @ Anchor Onset Bay (Just west of Cape cod canal). At: 18:42(EDT) 21-Apr-2013over 7 years  agoShow

41º 27.036' N71º 2.634' WBegoniaWe have moved [19.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Underway. At: 10:00(EDT) 21-Apr-2013over 7 years  agoShow

41º 18.744' N71º 26.334' WBegoniaWe have moved [90.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Underway - Long Island - Point Judith. At: 06:45(EDT) 21-Apr-2013over 7 years  agoShow

40º 58.524' N73º 24.024' WBegoniaWe have moved [30.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Underway - Long Island Sound (NY/CT border). At: 17:34(EDT) 20-Apr-2013over 7 years  agoShow

41º 9.726' N73º 52.938' WBegoniaWe have moved [24.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored at Croton Bay. At: 13:00(EDT) 27-Mar-2013over 7 years  agoShow

40º 45.594' N74º 1.14' WBegoniaWe have moved [91.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club/Marina. At: 09:46(EDT) 08-Sep-2012about 8 years  agoShow

39º 18.186' N74º 35.184' WBegoniaWe have moved [45.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:45(EDT) 05-Sep-2012about 8 years  agoShow

39º 34.968' N75º 29.232' WBegoniaWe have moved [52.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:10(EDT) 04-Sep-2012about 8 years  agoShow

39º 13.764' N76º 31.2' WBegoniaWe have moved [18.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:54(EDT) 03-Sep-2012about 8 years  agoShow

39º 20.058' N76º 8.178' WBegoniaWe have moved [21.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Still Pond. At: 18:59(EDT) 01-Sep-2012about 8 years  agoShow

39º 9.312' N76º 32.274' WBegoniaWe have moved [4.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Stoney Creek. At: 13:12(EDT) 29-Aug-2012over 8 years  agoShow

39º 7.53' N76º 26.676' WBegoniaWe have moved [80.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Holed up for weather. At: 04:30(EDT) 28-Aug-2012over 8 years  agoShow

37º 47.628' N76º 20.202' WBegoniaWe have moved [20.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Heading N towards Baltimre. At: 18:53(EDT) 26-Aug-2012over 8 years  agoShow

37º 27.234' N76º 16.212' WBegoniaWe have moved [6.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchorage Rest. At: 09:00(EDT) 26-Aug-2012over 8 years  agoShow

37º 33.354' N76º 19.02' WBegoniaWe have moved [6.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Mast unstepped - in DYC marina in the water. At: 14:30(EDT) 29-Jun-2012over 8 years  agoShow

37º 27.264' N76º 16.218' WBegoniaWe have moved [37.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:30(EDT) 25-Jun-2012over 8 years  agoShow

36º 50.298' N76º 17.796' WBegoniaWe have moved [29.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Portsmouth, VA - yay!. At: 17:20(EDT) 24-Jun-2012over 8 years  agoShow

36º 20.61' N76º 13.11' WBegoniaWe have moved [40.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Just north of Elizabeth City. At: 18:20(EDT) 23-Jun-2012over 8 years  agoShow

35º 40.512' N76º 3.912' WBegoniaWe have moved [34.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:01(EDT) 22-Jun-2012over 8 years  agoShow

35º 17.844' N76º 36.312' WBegoniaWe have moved [35.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:02(EDT) 21-Jun-2012over 8 years  agoShow

34º 42.684' N76º 42.306' WBegoniaWe have moved [47.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Moving along the ICW. At: 17:58(EDT) 20-Jun-2012over 8 years  agoShow

34º 24.342' N77º 35.586' WBegoniaWe have moved [57.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:39(EDT) 19-Jun-2012over 8 years  agoShow

33º 52.944' N78º 34.218' WBegoniaWe have moved [50.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Moving along the ICW. At: 18:09(EDT) 18-Jun-2012over 8 years  agoShow

33º 15.678' N79º 15.588' WBegoniaWe have moved [45.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:00(EDT) 17-Jun-2012over 8 years  agoShow

32º 46.782' N79º 57.3' WBegoniaWe have moved [7.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Charleston SC - City Marina for 2 nights. At: 12:24(EDT) 15-Jun-2012over 8 years  agoShow

32º 47.808' N79º 49.104' WBegoniaWe have moved [9.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Anchored for day - rest and sleep!. At: 10:42(EDT) 14-Jun-2012over 8 years  agoShow

32º 39.156' N79º 45.0' WBegoniaWe have moved [106.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Almost in view of land. Course: 325(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.3kt, Wind:15Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:60%, Pressure: 1010hPa, Swell:1.8m (to:SW). At: 07:00(EDT) 14-Jun-2012over 8 years  agoShow

30º 52.686' N79º 39.474' WBegoniaWe have moved [200.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. In the gulf stream, taking a ride. Course: 0(degT), Speed Over Ground:12kt, Wind:12.5Kt(from:WSW), Cloud Cover:85%, Pressure: 1008hPa, Swell:1m (to:NE). At: 07:00(EDT) 13-Jun-2012over 8 years  agoShow

27º 33.0' N79º 52.998' WBegoniaWe have moved [88.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Off Florida - heading for NC. Course: 4(degT), Speed Over Ground:9.4kt, Wind:9Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:2%, Pressure: 1013hPa, Swell:1m (to:SW). At: 07:00(EDT) 12-Jun-2012over 8 years  agoShow

26º 5.898' N80º 10.002' WBegoniaFlorida start. At: 16:46(EDT) 10-Jun-2012over 8 years  agoShow

40º 21.288' N14º 59.568' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Agropoli beach (could not get anchor to set on nearby harbour… grrrrr.). We have moved [114.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 16:12(CEST) 07-Oct-2011about 9 years  agoShow

40º 1.644' N15º 17.688' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Palinuro - anchored - beautiful high cliffs - no wifi signal with wind. We have moved [152.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 06:52(CEST) 07-Oct-2011about 9 years  agoShow

38º 48.03' N15º 14.628' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Stromboli Island, Aeolian Islands, Italy - Mooring ball - €35/night. We have moved [132.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 11:23(CEST) 04-Oct-2011about 9 years  agoShow

38º 38.328' N15º 6.642' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Bottaro Rock (Temp stop to snorkel on Fumeroles) - just hovered under motor and took turns - COOL!. We have moved [161.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 08:00(CEST) 04-Oct-2011about 9 years  agoShow

38º 38.52' N15º 4.674' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Panarea, Aeolian Islands, Italy - anchored in small bolder field (very calm weather). We have moved [113.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 10:52(CEST) 03-Oct-2011about 9 years  agoShow

38º 33.696' N14º 34.986' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Filicudi, Aeolian Islands, Italy. We have moved [28.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 10:41(CEST) 01-Oct-2011about 9 years  agoShow

38º 25.134' N14º 57.234' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Vico, Vulcano, Sicily, Aeolian Islands, Italy. At: 17:10(CEST) 29-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

38º 13.56' N15º 14.712' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Milazzo, Sicily, Italy. We have moved [1.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:43(CEST) 27-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

38º 14.04' N15º 34.398' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Arrived - Messina, Italy. We have moved [1.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:33(EEST) 26-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

37º 42.528' N15º 57.702' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Passage: Greece to Italy - Monday (day 5). We have moved [2.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 284(degT), Speed Over Ground:6kt, Wind:NEKt(from:23), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1014.00hPa, Swell:1m (to:S). At: 07:00(EEST) 26-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

37º 14.232' N17º 43.644' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Passage: Greece to Italy - Sunday (day 4). We have moved [2.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 300(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.6kt, Wind:NNEKt(from:8), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1013.00hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:S). At: 07:00(EEST) 25-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

36º 57.72' N18º 5.244' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Passage: Greece to Italy - Saturday (day 3). We have moved [4.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 223(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.4kt, Wind:NKt(from:8), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1014.00hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:SE). At: 07:00(EEST) 24-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

37º 9.192' N19º 32.73' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Passage: Greece to Italy - Friday (day 2). We have moved [3.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 280(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.8kt, Wind:NNEKt(from:10), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1010.00hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:S). At: 07:00(EEST) 23-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

36º 54.924' N21º 41.742' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Greece, Pylos to clear out of Greece - used town dock (not marina) and charged for 2 days (1 night) €15 - Water Key from city hall (€5), fuel from shell delivered.. We have moved [1.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 08:46(EEST) 21-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

36º 48.912' N21º 42.456' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Greece, Methoni Bay beside ancient castle. We have moved [1.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 08:49(EEST) 19-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

36º 38.346' N22º 22.896' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Greece, Anchored in Diros Bay, by Diros Neolithic caves, Good sand holding. We have moved [15.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 13:48(EEST) 17-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

36º 25.176' N23º 8.4' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Greece, On passage to Pelopense. We have moved [1.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 03:01(EEST) 17-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

36º 46.59' N24º 33.498' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Greece, Island of Kimilos, anchored on beach near hamlet of Alyki. We have moved [0.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:20(EEST) 14-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

36º 36.834' N24º 56.922' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Greece, Island of Folegandros, Karavostis. We have moved [14.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 12:28(EEST) 13-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

36º 40.524' N25º 8.652' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Greece, Island of Sikinos, Alaipronia Harbour. We have moved [1.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 04:00(EEST) 12-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

36º 39.936' N25º 20.346' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Greece, Ios Island (West side, small cove, no signs of other inhabitants). We have moved [17.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:44(EEST) 11-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

36º 26.244' N25º 21.33' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Greece, Therasia (Santorini): Borrowed a mooring ball (on advice) but no suitable anchor in bay. We have moved [3.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:27(EEST) 09-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

36º 21.078' N25º 48.816' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Greece, Anafi Island Beach. We have moved [76.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:23(EEST) 08-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

36º 34.572' N26º 24.456' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Greece, Astypalaia Island. We have moved [1.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 08:10(EEST) 08-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

36º 56.808' N26º 59.082' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Greece, Pothis, Island of Kalymnos - to clear customs - overnight stay - terrible holdiing, took 6+ attempts to get anchor set. We have moved [16.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 16:20(EEST) 06-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

36º 59.94' N27º 15.414' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Turkey - Clear out only so no marina fee Turgetries(?). We have moved [3.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 08:28(EEST) 06-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

37º 6.276' N27º 17.214' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Tukey - Port Bodrom (Yalikavak) - €60 one night - ouch!!! (No immigration). We have moved [10.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:51(EEST) 05-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

37º 21.24' N27º 12.504' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Tukey - Cukurcuk, sandy, shallow industrial ugly bay. We have moved [14.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:06(EEST) 04-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

37º 38.94' N27º 1.038' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Turkey - Dilek Y-B M National Park - shallow cove, anchored in 1.7 - good holding (in white sand patches). We have moved [40.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 16:09(EEST) 03-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

37º 52.344' N27º 15.714' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Kusadisi, Turkey - Marina (laid lines) - €40 for night, with all entrance fees, etc - €155. We have moved [120.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 11:15(EEST) 02-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

37º 41.382' N26º 56.616' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Pythagoreio, Samos Island, Greece - med moor at town dook - Clear out of Greece. We have moved [70.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:27(EEST) 01-Sep-2011about 9 years  agoShow

37º 31.974' N26º 30.3' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: South end of Nisidhes - Fouroni (Eastern Sporades, Greece). We have moved [11.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:50(EEST) 30-Aug-2011over 9 years  agoShow

37º 37.344' N26º 18.342' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Ikaria Island (Greece) - Thermia (very small town dock we could use for a few hours to get a hot spring jacuzzi and sauna (and lunch) - no fee - had to move before ferry? Turned up at 5pm. We have moved [5.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:00(EEST) 30-Aug-2011over 9 years  agoShow

37º 32.232' N25º 9.72' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Tinos (Main Port Town), Tinos, Greece - 4€ a day (initial night 2 days) - Med mooring - water turned on if you call to request (5pm - 8pm). We have moved [12.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:26(EEST) 28-Aug-2011over 9 years  agoShow

37º 28.374' N24º 54.066' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Siros, Secluded Cove - Ormos Aetou - at anchor - no fee. We have moved [55.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 00:20(EEST) 27-Aug-2011over 9 years  agoShow

37º 23.94' N24º 28.194' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Island of Kynthos (Middle of East side) - at anchor - no fee. We have moved [7.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:20(EEST) 25-Aug-2011over 9 years  agoShow

37º 34.626' N24º 16.704' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Island of Kea - Ormos Kavia - at anchor - no fee. We have moved [8.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:00(EEST) 24-Aug-2011over 9 years  agoShow

37º 39.888' N23º 58.158' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Windy anchorage west of Ak Sunion - No fee. We have moved [48.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:29(EEST) 23-Aug-2011over 9 years  agoShow

37º 56.184' N23º 38.832' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Zea Marina to meet with Kate and Mark and visit Athens!. We have moved [9.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 10:53(EEST) 19-Aug-2011over 9 years  agoShow

37º 54.294' N23º 24.336' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Off island of Nisos Salamis (in channel by Ormos Kanakia Island) - Anchored, Free, Taverna ashore - small hamlet (Kanakia)- required several attempts to successfully anchor (sand over rock). We have moved [87.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:33(EEST) 18-Aug-2011over 9 years  agoShow

37º 55.38' N23º 1.038' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Anchor in Town - East end of Corinth Canal. We have moved [9.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:45(EEST) 08-Aug-2011over 9 years  agoShow

38º 12.786' N22º 58.536' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Secluded ancorage in cliff fringed cove - Corrinth passage Near Ormos Ay Ioanna. We have moved [162.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:30(EEST) 06-Aug-2011over 9 years  agoShow

38º 22.59' N22º 23.274' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Galaxidi - Med Mooring to wall - guidance from Drunk - Free water, Pay at Port Police. We have moved [174.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:08(EEST) 03-Aug-2011over 9 years  agoShow

38º 21.564' N22º 6.096' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Anchored of uninhabited island (unnamed on chart) - East of Trizonia Nisis (Free). We have moved [92.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 12:14(EEST) 01-Aug-2011over 9 years  agoShow

38º 10.71' N20º 29.394' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Arrived Agristoli, Keffalonia. We have moved [3.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 20:06(CEST) 29-Jul-2011over 9 years  agoShow

38º 39.654' N19º 20.574' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Passage Sicily to Greece - Fri. We have moved [26.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 132(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.8kt, Wind:16Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1009.00hPa, Swell:1m (to:N). At: 06:00(CEST) 29-Jul-2011over 9 years  agoShow

37º 32.43' N17º 31.608' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Passage Sicily to Greece - Thu. We have moved [4.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 53(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.6kt, Wind:8Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1011.00hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:W). At: 06:00(CEST) 28-Jul-2011over 9 years  agoShow

37º 55.788' N16º 22.194' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Passage Sicily to Greece - Wed. We have moved [8.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 79(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.6kt, Wind:5Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1011.00hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:S). At: 06:00(CEST) 27-Jul-2011over 9 years  agoShow

38º 14.01' N15º 31.392' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Anchored of East coast of Sicily. We have moved [4.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:13(CEST) 25-Jul-2011over 9 years  agoShow

38º 49.002' N15º 12.0' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Not anchored, watching the volcano at Stromboli. We have moved [6.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 06:00(CEST) 25-Jul-2011over 9 years  agoShow

40º 1.662' N15º 17.682' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Palinuro - anchored - beautiful high cliffs - no wifi signal with wind. We have moved [1.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:51(CEST) 23-Jul-2011over 9 years  agoShow

40º 25.182' N14º 58.968' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Paestum. We have moved [3.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 07:31(CEST) 22-Jul-2011over 9 years  agoShow

40º 47.352' N14º 4.89' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Miseno Near Napoli. We have moved [83.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:24(CEST) 20-Jul-2011over 9 years  agoShow

41º 26.808' N12º 38.136' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Anzio -Forced to move outside harbour - Anchored. We have moved [41.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 22:18(CEST) 13-Jul-2011over 9 years  agoShow

41º 26.778' N12º 37.974' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Anzio - Anchored in Harbour (Free 48 hours, hopefully all week). We have moved [43.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 16:12(CEST) 13-Jul-2011over 9 years  agoShow

41º 46.254' N12º 14.484' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Fiumicino - Cantiere Nautico Albula. We have moved [15.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 09:00(CEST) 13-Jun-2011over 9 years  agoShow

41º 46.182' N12º 13.494' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Fiumicino - wait for bridge. We have moved [6.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 21:58(CEST) 12-Jun-2011over 9 years  agoShow

43º 40.686' N10º 18.144' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Pisa, Italy - for the week. We have moved [44.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 22:53(CEST) 04-Jun-2011over 9 years  agoShow

43º 43.716' N7º 25.296' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Monte Carlo, Monaco. We have moved [131.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 11:54(CEST) 02-Jun-2011over 9 years  agoShow

43º 6.15' N5º 55.902' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Toulon for the week. We have moved [127.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 09:42(CEST) 26-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

43º 12.294' N5º 30.912' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: PORT miou Calanque. We have moved [142.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:01(CEST) 24-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

43º 16.932' N3º 30.684' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Cap d'agde - for the week. We have moved [138.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 10:30(CEST) 18-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

43º 17.88' N3º 27.156' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Grau d'agde - for Mast Unstepping. We have moved [143.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 10:03(CEST) 17-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

43º 19.194' N3º 27.984' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Agde, waiting for last lock. We have moved [145.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:16(CEST) 16-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

43º 19.824' N3º 11.688' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Beziers. We have moved [142.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:53(CEST) 15-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

43º 14.454' N2º 45.888' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Argens Minervoir. We have moved [117.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:55(CEST) 14-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

43º 13.122' N2º 21.222' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Carcasonne. We have moved [77.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 16:46(CEST) 12-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

43º 17.142' N2º 2.004' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Crimelle Lock - Canal du Midi. We have moved [117.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:04(CEST) 11-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

43º 23.97' N1º 40.734' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Leval Lock - canal de Midi. We have moved [145.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:32(CEST) 10-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

43º 32.496' N1º 29.46' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Port-Sud on the Canal De Midi (Toulouse). We have moved [120.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:29(CEST) 09-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

43º 57.612' N1º 14.202' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Montech Town Docks. We have moved [108.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 11:00(CEST) 09-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

44º 7.728' N0º 49.956' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Lamagistere Lock. We have moved [102.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 03:00(CEST) 09-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

44º 21.444' N0º 16.572' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: St Christophe on Canal Garonne. We have moved [87.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:30(CEST) 06-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

44º 33.75' N0º 9.78' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Castetes (Waiting for canal Garonne). We have moved [109.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 07:00(CEST) 06-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

45º 11.934' N0º 44.646' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: At Dock in Pauillac. We have moved [104.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 20:30(CEST) 03-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

45º 40.62' N1º 27.48' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Holding off entering the River Gironde until the noon flood starts. We have moved [70.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 129(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.8kt, Wind:12Kt(from:WNW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1011.00hPa, Swell:1.2m (to:N). At: 07:00(CEST) 03-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

46º 38.592' N3º 8.46' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Northern Bay of Biscay (Still). We have moved [73.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 136(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.4kt, Wind:5Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1012.00hPa, Swell:0.3m (to:S). At: 07:00(CEST) 02-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

47º 38.994' N4º 43.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Just in bay of Biscay, South of Brest. We have moved [64.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 25(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.5kt, Wind:7Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: 1012.00hPa, Swell:1m (to:WSW). At: 07:00(CEST) 01-May-2011over 9 years  agoShow

49º 4.806' N5º 27.552' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: In French waters, Mid-Channel. We have moved [130.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 170(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.8kt, Wind:16Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1012.00hPa, Swell:1m (to:SW). At: 06:00(BST) 30-Apr-2011over 9 years  agoShow

50º 37.614' N5º 45.852' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Still crossing Bristol Channel, Wales now behind us, heading for Cornwall. We have moved [131.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 188(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.2kt, Wind:12Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1013.00hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(BST) 29-Apr-2011over 9 years  agoShow

52º 11.418' N5º 25.938' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Off Davids Head (Wales, Milford Haven nearest town). We have moved [119.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 187(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.5kt, Wind:7Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1013.00hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(BST) 28-Apr-2011over 9 years  agoShow

53º 29.412' N4º 29.55' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Just off Anglesea (Wales). We have moved [84.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 262(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.6kt, Wind:19Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1012.00hPa, Swell:1m (to:W). At: 07:00(BST) 27-Apr-2011over 9 years  agoShow

53º 45.636' N2º 44.544' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Preston Marina. We have moved [109.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:51(BST) 28-Aug-2010over 10 years  agoShow

53º 17.46' N3º 50.304' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Conwy Marina. We have moved [24.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:22(BST) 26-Aug-2010over 10 years  agoShow

53º 12.192' N4º 12.828' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Menai Straight - Plas Newydd House Moorings. We have moved [23.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 13:09(BST) 25-Aug-2010over 10 years  agoShow

53º 8.562' N4º 16.662' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Caernafon, Wales. At: 20:37(BST) 23-Aug-2010over 10 years  agoShow

52º 48.078' N4º 42.798' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Aberdaron Bay, Wales. We have moved [11.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 20:48(BST) 22-Aug-2010over 10 years  agoShow

52º 24.636' N4º 5.256' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Aberystwyth. We have moved [46.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:35(BST) 18-Aug-2010over 10 years  agoShow

52º 53.136' N4º 24.378' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Pwllheli, Wales. We have moved [21.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:10(BST) 15-Aug-2010over 10 years  agoShow

53º 19.194' N4º 38.538' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Holyhead, Anglesea Wales. At: 04:06(BST) 14-Aug-2010over 10 years  agoShow

53º 45.618' N2º 44.562' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Preston Marina. We have moved [0.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:05(BST) 14-Jul-2010over 10 years  agoShow

53º 45.492' N2º 45.054' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Preston - awaiting Lock. We have moved [8.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 02:13(BST) 14-Jul-2010over 10 years  agoShow

54º 13.344' N4º 41.88' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Peel Harbour - Marina. We have moved [1.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 20:35(BST) 09-Jul-2010over 10 years  agoShow

54º 13.668' N4º 41.724' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Peel Harbour - Pier Wall - waiting for cill. We have moved [6.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 13:34(BST) 09-Jul-2010over 10 years  agoShow

54º 39.828' N5º 40.362' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Bangor Marina, Near Belfast. We have moved [2.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 12:26(BST) 28-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

54º 59.622' N5º 59.34' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Carnlough Harbour and town. We have moved [2.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 11:06(BST) 27-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

55º 12.6' N6º 6.804' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Murlough Bay. We have moved [0.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 09:13(BST) 26-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

55º 17.58' N6º 11.628' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Rathlin Island - N. Ireland. We have moved [1.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 11:19(BST) 25-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

55º 40.362' N5º 43.776' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Ardminish Bay, Gigha Island, Inner Hebrides - Last stop in Scotland. We have moved [1.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 16:07(BST) 24-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

56º 15.264' N5º 37.632' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Cuan Bay. We have moved [18.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 13:46(BST) 23-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

56º 41.16' N5º 9.372' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Ballachulish. We have moved [13.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 12:15(BST) 22-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

57º 0.546' N5º 7.302' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Corpoch Basin - Caledonian Canal. We have moved [22.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:08(BST) 21-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

57º 2.694' N4º 48.174' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Laggan Bridge. We have moved [14.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:25(BST) 20-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

57º 8.778' N4º 40.548' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Fort Augustus - Caledonian Canal. We have moved [20.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 22:17(BST) 19-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

57º 29.436' N4º 15.822' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Inverness - Clachnaharry. We have moved [12.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 00:36(BST) 18-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

60º 23.802' N5º 19.338' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Bergen. We have moved [7.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:23(GMT) 13-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

60º 56.628' N4º 57.222' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Skerjehamn. We have moved [16.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:17(GMT) 12-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

61º 2.298' N6º 16.116' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Finnabotn. We have moved [2.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:46(GMT) 10-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

61º 12.636' N6º 32.196' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Balestrand. We have moved [24.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:03(GMT) 09-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

60º 55.05' N6º 52.272' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Indre Holmaviki - Naeroyfjord - Norway. We have moved [11.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:28(GMT) 07-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

61º 24.27' N6º 44.466' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Mondal - Norway. We have moved [6.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:43(GMT) 04-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

61º 8.22' N5º 20.802' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Leirwik I Sogn- Norway. We have moved [9.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:42(BST) 02-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

60º 55.896' N4º 57.198' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Passage. We have moved [21.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:00(BST) 02-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

60º 44.508' N3º 31.872' EBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Passage. We have moved [10.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 07:00(BST) 02-Jun-2010over 10 years  agoShow

60º 10.194' N1º 9.69' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Shetland - Lerwick (Gremista). We have moved [14.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:38(BST) 20-May-2010over 10 years  agoShow

60º 9.24' N1º 8.46' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Shetland - Lerwick. We have moved [31.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 20:19(BST) 19-May-2010over 10 years  agoShow

59º 32.286' N1º 36.246' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Fair Isle. We have moved [68.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 20:40(BST) 16-May-2010over 10 years  agoShow

59º 8.556' N2º 35.886' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Orkney - Stronsay - Whitehall. We have moved [13.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 16:34(BST) 14-May-2010over 10 years  agoShow

58º 59.202' N2º 57.51' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Orkney - Main Island - Kirkwall Marina. We have moved [6.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:15(BST) 12-May-2010over 10 years  agoShow

58º 26.382' N3º 5.064' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Wick - Inner Harbour. We have moved [8.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:18(BST) 28-Apr-2010over 10 years  agoShow

58º 6.978' N3º 38.88' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Helmsdale Harbour Visitor Dock. At: 19:41(BST) 25-Apr-2010over 10 years  agoShow

57º 29.406' N4º 15.672' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Clachnaharry Sea Loch - end of Caledonian - Inverness. We have moved [36.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:29(BST) 24-Apr-2010over 10 years  agoShow

57º 28.53' N4º 15.21' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Caley Marina - Inverness. At: 16:41(BST) 23-Apr-2010over 10 years  agoShow

57º 8.724' N4º 40.752' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Bottom Fort Augustus Locks. We have moved [45.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:29(BST) 21-Apr-2010over 10 years  agoShow

57º 1.614' N4º 49.5' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Laggan Locks. We have moved [21.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 16:44(BST) 19-Apr-2010over 10 years  agoShow

56º 50.91' N5º 5.448' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Atop Neptune's Staircase, Banavie, Fort William. We have moved [23.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 11:20(BST) 18-Apr-2010over 10 years  agoShow

56º 50.544' N5º 7.308' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Corpach Basin. We have moved [2.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 16:53(BST) 17-Apr-2010over 10 years  agoShow

56º 41.49' N5º 10.224' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Ballachulish Bridge. We have moved [24.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 09:00(BST) 16-Apr-2010over 10 years  agoShow

56º 42.84' N4º 58.926' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: KinLochLeven. We have moved [15.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:09(BST) 15-Apr-2010over 10 years  agoShow

56º 41.46' N5º 10.212' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Ballachulish Bridge. We have moved [26.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 09:00(BST) 15-Apr-2010over 10 years  agoShow

56º 25.152' N5º 29.802' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Oban Marina. We have moved [26.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 12:00(BST) 17-Sep-2009about 11 years  agoShow

56º 24.744' N5º 29.076' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Oban Visitor Mooring. We have moved [62.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 13:37(BST) 15-Sep-2009about 11 years  agoShow

56º 37.212' N6º 3.936' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Tobermorry. We have moved [0.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:00(BST) 13-Sep-2009about 11 years  agoShow

57º 8.874' N5º 47.82' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Duisdale, Isle of Ornsay, Skye. We have moved [31.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:51(BST) 11-Sep-2009about 11 years  agoShow

57º 42.138' N5º 43.35' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Badachro, Loch Girloch. We have moved [51.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:46(BST) 10-Sep-2009about 11 years  agoShow

57º 27.3' N6º 35.43' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Dunvegan, Skye. We have moved [15.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:49(BST) 06-Sep-2009about 11 years  agoShow

56º 49.782' N6º 13.464' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Muck (Port Mor). We have moved [23.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 20:29(BST) 05-Sep-2009about 11 years  agoShow

56º 33.366' N5º 45.27' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Loch Aline again. We have moved [99.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:38(BST) 03-Sep-2009about 11 years  agoShow

56º 27.042' N5º 26.082' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Dunstaffnage Marina. We have moved [9.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:26(BST) 28-Aug-2009over 11 years  agoShow

56º 31.83' N5º 24.108' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Eriska Island. We have moved [61.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:28(BST) 27-Aug-2009over 11 years  agoShow

56º 33.498' N5º 45.498' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Loch Aline. We have moved [22.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:00(BST) 24-Aug-2009over 11 years  agoShow

56º 15.462' N5º 37.836' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Cuan Bay. We have moved [79.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 21:31(BST) 22-Aug-2009over 11 years  agoShow

56º 5.508' N5º 33.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Canal End. We have moved [112.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:30(BST) 22-Aug-2009over 11 years  agoShow

56º 0.738' N5º 26.712' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Canal Start. We have moved [70.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 08:30(BST) 22-Aug-2009over 11 years  agoShow

56º 0.618' N5º 19.314' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Otter Ferry. We have moved [45.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:00(BST) 20-Aug-2009over 11 years  agoShow

55º 53.562' N5º 14.304' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Kames, Kyles of Bute. We have moved [75.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 11:41(BST) 18-Aug-2009over 11 years  agoShow

55º 45.084' N5º 1.29' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Bute, Kilchattan Bay. We have moved [116.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:00(BST) 16-Aug-2009over 11 years  agoShow

55º 42.522' N5º 17.79' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Arran - Lochranza. We have moved [44.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 16:52(BST) 14-Aug-2009over 11 years  agoShow

55º 17.148' N5º 34.95' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Sanda - SCOTLAND. We have moved [101.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 12:36(BST) 11-Aug-2009over 11 years  agoShow

55º 17.52' N6º 11.616' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Church Bay, Rathlin Island. We have moved [33.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 12:44(BST) 08-Aug-2009over 11 years  agoShow

55º 13.086' N6º 32.892' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Portballintrae Hbr, Ireland. We have moved [11.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 13:24(BST) 06-Aug-2009over 11 years  agoShow

55º 13.338' N6º 38.436' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Skerries - seals and all. We have moved [44.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 16:27(BST) 05-Aug-2009over 11 years  agoShow

55º 12.594' N6º 6.84' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Loughan Bay, N of Runabay Head - stunning small cove. We have moved [59.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:30(BST) 04-Aug-2009over 11 years  agoShow

55º 3.408' N6º 2.496' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Waterfoot (Red Bay). We have moved [68.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:00(BST) 03-Aug-2009over 11 years  agoShow

54º 39.894' N5º 40.326' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Bangor Marina, Near Belfast. We have moved [10.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 12:23(BST) 29-Jul-2009over 11 years  agoShow

54º 40.092' N5º 38.808' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: BallyholmBay, Bangor, N. Ireland. We have moved [62.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 06:00(BST) 28-Jul-2009over 11 years  agoShow

54º 22.536' N5º 39.216' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Strangford Lough, N. Ireland. We have moved [6.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 12:20(BST) 25-Jul-2009over 11 years  agoShow

54º 2.946' N6º 11.016' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Carlingford Lough. We have moved [18.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 20:37(BST) 23-Jul-2009over 11 years  agoShow

53º 27.258' N6º 9.06' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Malahide, outside Dublin. We have moved [90.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 10:38(BST) 19-Jul-2009over 11 years  agoShow

52º 58.968' N6º 2.04' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Wicklow Town - Public docking on harbour wall. We have moved [23.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:00(BST) 16-Jul-2009over 11 years  agoShow

52º 15.21' N7º 3.942' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Kings Channel, River Suir, Near Waterford, Ireland. We have moved [67.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 13:29(BST) 13-Jul-2009over 11 years  agoShow

52º 5.208' N7º 36.882' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Dungarvan (gales expected this evening and following day. We have moved [22.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:48(BST) 10-Jul-2009over 11 years  agoShow

51º 57.384' N7º 50.652' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Youghal (pronouced YAWL). We have moved [39.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 12:00(BST) 06-Jul-2009over 11 years  agoShow

51º 48.288' N8º 18.108' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Crosshaven (near Cork). We have moved [20.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 11:31(BST) 29-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

51º 41.718' N8º 31.422' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Kinsale (by bridge). We have moved [7.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 20:38(BST) 27-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

51º 38.13' N8º 42.03' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: CourtMacSherry (Yuk). We have moved [1.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 23:00(BST) 26-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

51º 31.668' N9º 10.182' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Castletownshend. We have moved [2.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 13:00(BST) 26-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

51º 29.052' N9º 22.608' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Arrived and anchored.. We have moved [9.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 13:23(GMT) 18-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

51º 20.046' N9º 45.57' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Land Ho - Fastnet light ahead. We have moved [7.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 73(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.5kt, Wind:19Kt(from:W), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1014.22hPa, Swell:4.5m (to:E). At: 09:00(GMT) 18-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

50º 37.644' N13º 1.08' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Blue sky peaking through the clouds - shaddows in the cockpit. We have moved [14.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 47(degT), Speed Over Ground:7kt, Wind:17Kt(from:WNW), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1010.16hPa, Swell:2m (to:SE). At: 09:00(GMT) 17-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

49º 53.778' N15º 43.692' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Mixed seas, messy with fog - should be calm again by lunch time.. We have moved [47.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 80(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.4kt, Wind:20Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1011.18hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:N). At: 09:00(GMT) 16-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

48º 59.316' N18º 55.452' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Calm… ahhh the calm - we are loving it. We have moved [49.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 49(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.3kt, Wind:11Kt(from:WSW), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1015.24hPa, Swell:1m (to:E). At: 09:00(GMT) 15-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

48º 10.014' N21º 27.006' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Still mixed seas and v. nasty sailing. We have moved [23.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 62(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.5kt, Wind:28Kt(from:WNW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1013.21hPa, Swell:5.5m (to:E). At: 09:00(GMT) 14-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

47º 27.69' N23º 36.792' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Water in STBD Hull - trying to find source now.. We have moved [61.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 11(degT), Speed Over Ground:2kt, Wind:24Kt(from:W), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1008.13hPa, Swell:3m (to:NE). At: 09:00(GMT) 13-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

46º 18.594' N26º 21.99' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Storm is staying with us!. We have moved [20.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 77(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.6kt, Wind:26Kt(from:W), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1005.08hPa, Swell:5m (to:S). At: 09:00(GMT) 12-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

45º 10.818' N28º 44.73' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: BIG seas…. But Kyle is wiredly hapy. We have moved [60.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 60(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.5kt, Wind:31Kt(from:W), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1004.06hPa, Swell:5m (to:E). At: 09:00(GMT) 11-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

43º 56.616' N31º 8.706' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Calm for a change! More bad wather approaching.. We have moved [45.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 51(degT), Speed Over Ground:5kt, Wind:16Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:98%, Pressure: 1003.05hPa, Swell:2m (to:E). At: 09:00(GMT) 10-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

42º 36.366' N33º 38.184' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Pressure didn't lift, remains low… not happy. We have moved [41.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 45(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.3kt, Wind:26Kt(from:WSE), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 998.99hPa, Swell:3m (to:E). At: 09:00(GMT) 09-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

41º 23.508' N35º 38.28' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Pressure - Just started to climb again… . We have moved [3.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 56(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.5kt, Wind:26Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1000.00hPa, Swell:3.5m (to:E). At: 09:00(GMT) 08-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

40º 9.288' N39º 6.816' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Waiting for the storms….. We have moved [126.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 86(degT), Speed Over Ground:6kt, Wind:13Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1013.21hPa, Swell:1m (to:N). At: 09:00(GMT) 07-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

40º 3.54' N40º 16.26' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [103.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 121(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.2kt, Wind:15Kt(from:W), Cloud Cover:50%, Pressure: 1017.27hPa, Swell:1m (to:NE). At: 09:00(GMT) 06-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

40º 34.518' N43º 23.166' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [86.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 46(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.9kt, Wind:6Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1017.27hPa, Swell:2m (to:E). At: 09:00(GMT) 05-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

39º 13.986' N45º 38.64' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [54.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 67(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.2kt, Wind:12Kt(from:WSW), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1016.26hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:E). At: 09:00(GMT) 04-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

39º 6.03' N47º 25.656' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [62.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 116(degT), Speed Over Ground:1.8kt, Wind:3Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1016.26hPa, Swell:1m (to:S). At: 09:00(GMT) 03-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

39º 4.914' N50º 4.974' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Overcast but hopeful, strong winds. We have moved [54.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 82(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.5kt, Wind:19Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1011.18hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:SE). At: 09:00(GMT) 02-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

38º 29.22' N53º 10.788' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Still overcast - batteries very low... We have moved [149.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 79(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.2kt, Wind:17Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1014.22hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NE). At: 09:00(GMT) 01-Jun-2009over 11 years  agoShow

36º 53.826' N55º 1.992' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Overcast, cooler.. We have moved [128.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 20(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.6kt, Wind:14Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1014.22hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:E). At: 09:00(GMT) 31-May-2009over 11 years  agoShow

35º 17.31' N56º 24.234' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: calmer seas, nice motion. We have moved [123.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 55(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.6kt, Wind:15Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:85%, Pressure: 1015.24hPa, Swell:1m (to:NE). At: 09:00(GMT) 30-May-2009over 11 years  agoShow

34º 40.998' N59º 3.546' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Rain, overcast, bouncy ride. We have moved [93.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 74(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.5kt, Wind:23Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1014.22hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:N). At: 09:00(GMT) 29-May-2009over 11 years  agoShow

33º 46.866' N61º 32.916' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [129.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 68(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.8kt, Wind:15Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1017.27hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:N). At: 09:00(GMT) 28-May-2009over 11 years  agoShow

32º 50.208' N63º 43.08' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Sill can hear Bermuda Radio.. We have moved [106.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 65(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.2kt, Wind:5Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1017.27hPa, Swell:0.5m (to:N). At: 09:00(GMT) 27-May-2009over 11 years  agoShow

32º 22.77' N64º 40.332' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Arrived in Bermuda - Anchored in St George's. We have moved [128.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 20:40(AST) 13-May-2009over 11 years  agoShow

31º 50.964' N64º 37.842' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Day 8 - BVI to Bermuda. We have moved [42.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 79(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.1kt, Wind:15Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1018.29hPa, Swell:1m (to:SSW). At: 06:00(AST) 13-May-2009over 11 years  agoShow

30º 3.018' N64º 36.612' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Day 7. We have moved [119.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 356(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.8kt, Wind:13Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:15%, Pressure: 1016.26hPa, Swell:1m (to:NE). At: 06:00(AST) 12-May-2009over 11 years  agoShow

28º 16.956' N64º 33.204' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Day 6. We have moved [130.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 5(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.2kt, Wind:7Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:15%, Pressure: 1017.27hPa, Swell:1m (to:N). At: 06:00(AST) 11-May-2009over 11 years  agoShow

27º 0.42' N64º 32.868' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Day 5 - BVI - Bermuda. We have moved [110.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 2(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.6kt, Wind:8Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1017.27hPa, Swell:1m (to:NW). At: 06:00(AST) 10-May-2009over 11 years  agoShow

24º 56.058' N64º 31.05' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Day 4. We have moved [124.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 0(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.2kt, Wind:15Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1017.27hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:SW). At: 06:00(AST) 09-May-2009over 11 years  agoShow

22º 16.524' N64º 28.782' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Day 3. We have moved [145.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 0(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.8kt, Wind:14Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:75%, Pressure: 1016.26hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NW). At: 06:00(AST) 08-May-2009over 11 years  agoShow

19º 39.936' N64º 26.556' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Still in First 24 hours of passage BVI - Bermuda. We have moved [169.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 356(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.4kt, Wind:20Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:75%, Pressure: 1014.22hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:W). At: 05:55(AST) 07-May-2009over 11 years  agoShow

18º 26.802' N64º 31.962' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Trellis Bay, Tortula, BVI. We have moved [182.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:28(AST) 09-Mar-2009over 11 years  agoShow

18º 27.276' N64º 26.394' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Spanish Point, Virgin Gorda, BVI. We have moved [152.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 08:55(AST) 07-Mar-2009over 11 years  agoShow

18º 2.436' N63º 5.658' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [150.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:30(AST) 26-Jan-2009almost 12 years  agoShow

18º 2.694' N63º 6.588' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [87.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 12:00(AST) 26-Jan-2009almost 12 years  agoShow

17º 28.902' N62º 59.4' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Statia . We have moved [0.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:00(AST) 22-Jan-2009almost 12 years  agoShow

17º 12.054' N62º 36.69' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Nevis - Oualie Beach. We have moved [3.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 12:00(AST) 20-Jan-2009almost 12 years  agoShow

17º 8.166' N62º 37.902' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Nevis - Charlestown. We have moved [85.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 12:00(AST) 19-Jan-2009almost 12 years  agoShow

17º 0.336' N61º 45.642' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: English Harbour - Freeman Bay. We have moved [5.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:00(AST) 20-Dec-2008almost 12 years  agoShow

16º 35.754' N61º 59.922' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Near Monserat. We have moved [22.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:00(AST) 20-Dec-2008almost 12 years  agoShow

16º 18.438' N61º 47.73' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Deshaies. We have moved [1.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 11:00(AST) 20-Dec-2008almost 12 years  agoShow

16º 10.062' N61º 47.568' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Cousteau. We have moved [3.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 08:00(AST) 20-Dec-2008almost 12 years  agoShow

16º 8.886' N61º 46.572' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Bath Place. We have moved [4.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 03:00(AST) 20-Dec-2008almost 12 years  agoShow

17º 0.54' N61º 45.972' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [32.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 09:03(AST) 12-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

17º 7.722' N61º 33.486' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [14.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 213(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.8kt, Wind:Kt(from:), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 04:00(AST) 12-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

17º 14.88' N61º 30.15' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [9.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 217(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.3kt, Wind:Kt(from:), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 01:00(AST) 12-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

18º 19.938' N61º 9.09' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [13.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 199(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.8kt, Wind:9Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1008.81hPa, Swell:1m (to:W). At: 06:00(AST) 11-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

20º 7.596' N60º 29.724' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [9.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 172(degT), Speed Over Ground:5kt, Wind:15Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1010.16hPa, Swell:2m (to:SW). At: 06:00(AST) 10-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

21º 52.698' N59º 59.778' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [13.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 173(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.3kt, Wind:11Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1012.19hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 07:40(AST) 09-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

23º 37.884' N59º 59.652' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [0.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 183(degT), Speed Over Ground:2kt, Wind:6Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1009.14hPa, Swell:1m (to:W). At: 06:00(AST) 08-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

24º 58.494' N60º 1.698' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [6.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 173(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.3kt, Wind:23Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1012.19hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 06:00(AST) 07-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

26º 32.202' N59º 51.498' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [26.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 185(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.2kt, Wind:20Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1013.21hPa, Swell:2.5m (to:W). At: 06:00(AST) 06-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

28º 31.98' N59º 51.18' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [8.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 180(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.7kt, Wind:16Kt(from:ESE), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1016.26hPa, Swell:2m (to:W). At: 06:00(AST) 05-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

30º 53.334' N60º 14.058' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [2.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 146(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.9kt, Wind:17Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1019.30hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 06:00(AST) 04-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

31º 7.518' N60º 20.496' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [15.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 153(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.8kt, Wind:17Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:40%, Pressure: 1019.98hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 03:00(AST) 04-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

33º 11.448' N61º 58.374' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [18.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 132(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.8kt, Wind:Kt(from:), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: 1022.01hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 00:00(AST) 03-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

33º 25.422' N62º 12.216' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [20.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 151(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.7kt, Wind:18Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: 1022.01hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 21:00(AST) 03-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

32º 47.262' N61º 29.034' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [30.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 146(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.4kt, Wind:26Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1022.01hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 06:00(AST) 03-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

32º 59.508' N61º 41.67' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [42.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 127(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.1kt, Wind:21Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1022.01hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 03:00(AST) 03-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 22.128' N63º 30.372' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [15.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 95(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.9kt, Wind:1.6Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1019.98hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 00:00(AST) 02-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 22.068' N63º 32.004' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [132.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 50(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.1kt, Wind:1Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1021.00hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 21:00(AST) 02-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 12.288' N63º 13.014' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [68.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 107(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.3kt, Wind:7Kt(from:WNW), Cloud Cover:5%, Pressure: 1019.98hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 06:00(AST) 02-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 14.112' N63º 18.858' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [18.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 130(degT), Speed Over Ground:0.9kt, Wind:4Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1019.98hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 03:00(AST) 02-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 30.93' N64º 53.556' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [74.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 97(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.4kt, Wind:16Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1022.01hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 00:00(AST) 01-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 32.478' N65º 12.324' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [42.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 83(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.3kt, Wind:16Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1022.01hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 21:00(AST) 01-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 26.928' N64º 18.72' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [121.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 122(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.9kt, Wind:9Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:60%, Pressure: 1021.00hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 06:00(AST) 01-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 28.776' N64º 33.384' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [123.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 99(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.8kt, Wind:11Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1021.00hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 03:00(AST) 01-Nov-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 37.224' N67º 21.078' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [158.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 111(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.7kt, Wind:20Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1021.00hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 00:00(EDT) 31-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 40.338' N67º 35.574' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [151.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 107(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.4kt, Wind:19Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1019.98hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 21:00(EDT) 31-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 37.56' N66º 39.408' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [103.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 102(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.5kt, Wind:20Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:60%, Pressure: 1021.00hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 06:00(EDT) 31-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 37.074' N67º 0.54' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [142.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 98(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.4kt, Wind:24Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:30%, Pressure: 1021.00hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 03:00(EDT) 31-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 42.21' N69º 44.688' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [154.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 38(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.7kt, Wind:20Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: 1014.22hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 21:00(EDT) 30-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 44.214' N67º 56.694' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [168.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 54(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.6kt, Wind:22Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: 1018.29hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 16:00(EDT) 30-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 45.12' N68º 24.648' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [160.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 103(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.7kt, Wind:25Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1016.26hPa, Swell:2m (to:SE). At: 11:00(EDT) 30-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 46.98' N68º 53.34' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [167.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 86(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.4kt, Wind:19Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1014.22hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 06:00(EDT) 30-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 46.908' N69º 11.07' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [153.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 83(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.7kt, Wind:16Kt(from:WNW), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1014.22hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 03:00(EDT) 30-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 45.456' N69º 28.23' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [150.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 72(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.4kt, Wind:20Kt(from:W), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: 1014.22hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 00:00(EDT) 30-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 25.134' N71º 31.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [148.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 102(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.1kt, Wind:Kt(from:), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: 1010.16hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 06:00(EDT) 29-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 23.148' N72º 5.616' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [140.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 87(degT), Speed Over Ground:8.2kt, Wind:Kt(from:), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 03:00(EDT) 29-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 22.968' N72º 20.448' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [141.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 95(degT), Speed Over Ground:11kt, Wind:Kt(from:), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: 1010.16hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 00:00(EDT) 29-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 22.002' N74º 23.922' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [144.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 84(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.6kt, Wind:28Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1008.13hPa, Swell:5m (to:W). At: 07:49(EDT) 28-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 30.216' N76º 32.826' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [135.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 134(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.5kt, Wind:7Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1011.18hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 06:00(EDT) 27-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 36.894' N76º 40.014' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [116.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 154(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.7kt, Wind:6Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1012.19hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 03:00(EDT) 27-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

34º 43.272' N76º 42.258' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [148.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:46(EDT) 24-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

35º 7.338' N76º 31.044' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [161.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 10:01(EDT) 24-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

35º 17.85' N76º 36.354' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [171.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:38(EDT) 23-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

35º 31.35' N76º 34.992' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [168.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 12:49(EDT) 23-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

35º 40.38' N76º 3.372' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [85.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 16:10(EDT) 22-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

35º 52.17' N76º 1.29' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [77.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 13:40(EDT) 22-Oct-2008about 12 years  agoShow

37º 2.772' N75º 58.566' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [72.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 265(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.6kt, Wind:20Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: 1027.09hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 22:00(EDT) 12-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

36º 50.13' N76º 17.802' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [119.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 04:16(EDT) 12-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

37º 0.078' N76º 16.776' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [91.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 254(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.6kt, Wind:14Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1027.09hPa, Swell:1m (to:E). At: 01:00(EDT) 12-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

38º 19.23' N73º 53.67' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [59.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 198(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.2kt, Wind:19Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: 1027.09hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 22:00(EDT) 11-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

37º 4.164' N75º 37.122' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [47.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 265(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.3kt, Wind:13Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1027.09hPa, Swell:1m (to:NE). At: 19:00(EDT) 11-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

37º 12.6' N75º 20.73' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [82.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 213(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.5kt, Wind:12Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1028.11hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:E). At: 16:00(EDT) 11-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

37º 23.01' N75º 9.99' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [43.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 231(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.2kt, Wind:7Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:60%, Pressure: 1028.11hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 13:00(EDT) 11-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

37º 29.67' N74º 57.048' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [11.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 225(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.7kt, Wind:14Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:60%, Pressure: 1028.11hPa, Swell:1.2m (to:E). At: 10:00(EDT) 11-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

37º 39.258' N74º 39.192' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [3.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 239(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.1kt, Wind:18Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:75%, Pressure: 1027.09hPa, Swell:2.8m (to:E). At: 07:00(EDT) 11-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

37º 55.914' N74º 21.156' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [27.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 226(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.8kt, Wind:18Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1026.08hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 04:00(EDT) 11-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

38º 4.104' N74º 5.244' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [33.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 240(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.1kt, Wind:17.5Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1027.09hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 01:00(EDT) 11-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

40º 27.804' N73º 50.166' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [43.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 97(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.5kt, Wind:13.3Kt(from:WSW), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: 1018.29hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 22:00(EDT) 10-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

38º 35.622' N73º 44.226' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [62.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 202(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.8kt, Wind:17Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1026.08hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 19:00(EDT) 10-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

38º 49.644' N73º 32.412' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [108.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 214(degT), Speed Over Ground:5kt, Wind:14Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1025.06hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 16:00(EDT) 10-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

39º 4.728' N73º 25.302' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [89.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 186(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.8kt, Wind:15.6Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:90%, Pressure: 1026.08hPa, Swell:1m (to:NE). At: 13:00(EDT) 10-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

39º 24.606' N73º 25.878' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [107.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 167(degT), Speed Over Ground:15kt, Wind:1.5Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1024.04hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NE). At: 10:00(EDT) 10-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

39º 45.432' N73º 30.156' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [121.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 172(degT), Speed Over Ground:8.2kt, Wind:20Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1022.01hPa, Swell:1.5m (to:NE). At: 07:00(EDT) 10-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

40º 2.724' N73º 34.872' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [71.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 166(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.6kt, Wind:11Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: 1021.00hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 04:00(EDT) 10-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

40º 17.772' N73º 39.036' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [57.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 185(degT), Speed Over Ground:5kt, Wind:13Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1019.98hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 01:00(EDT) 10-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

40º 37.584' N74º 2.688' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [75.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 150(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.9kt, Wind:7.5Kt(from:SSW), Cloud Cover:95%, Pressure: 1017.27hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 19:00(EDT) 09-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

40º 47.088' N74º 0.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [34.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 213(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.1kt, Wind:5.9Kt(from:SW), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1017.27hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 15:39(EDT) 09-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

40º 45.582' N73º 51.066' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [67.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:59(EDT) 05-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

40º 42.492' N73º 59.004' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [99.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 171(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.1kt, Wind:16.3Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: 683.37hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 15:58(EDT) 05-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

40º 47.7' N73º 58.698' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [154.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 21:50(EDT) 02-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

40º 44.976' N74º 0.84' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [33.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 17(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.4kt, Wind:10Kt(from:ENE), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1019.30hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 18:43(EDT) 02-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

40º 44.076' N73º 58.218' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [6.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 177(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.9kt, Wind:10Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:20%, Pressure: 1019.30hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 15:35(EDT) 02-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

40º 53.946' N73º 44.67' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [6.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 191(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.4kt, Wind:6Kt(from:SE), Cloud Cover:10%, Pressure: 1021.00hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 12:16(EDT) 02-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

40º 55.044' N73º 44.532' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [30.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 12:50(EDT) 01-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

40º 56.196' N73º 36.552' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [7.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 257(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.2kt, Wind:11Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1025.06hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 09:30(EDT) 01-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

40º 58.872' N73º 8.796' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [0.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 278(degT), Speed Over Ground:7.1kt, Wind:13Kt(from:N), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1023.03hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 06:22(EDT) 01-Sep-2008about 12 years  agoShow

40º 57.78' N73º 4.716' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [21.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 10:55(EDT) 31-Aug-2008about 12 years  agoShow

41º 5.958' N72º 49.056' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [104.1]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 239(degT), Speed Over Ground:6.4kt, Wind:12.1Kt(from:NNW), Cloud Cover:0%, Pressure: 1021.00hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 07:42(EDT) 31-Aug-2008about 12 years  agoShow

41º 14.202' N72º 30.702' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [137.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 227(degT), Speed Over Ground:6kt, Wind:Kt(from:), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 04:24(EDT) 31-Aug-2008about 12 years  agoShow

41º 15.51' N72º 28.836' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [148.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 13:50(EDT) 30-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 15.12' N72º 26.694' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [106.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 287(degT), Speed Over Ground:2kt, Wind:6.3Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1019.98hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 10:40(EDT) 30-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 15.45' N72º 14.508' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [81.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 265(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.3kt, Wind:4Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:100%, Pressure: 1019.30hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 07:39(EDT) 30-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 16.668' N72º 0.582' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [131.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 286(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.1kt, Wind:6Kt(from:NNE), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 04:37(EDT) 30-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 11.232' N71º 34.428' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [21.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 20:41(EDT) 29-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 16.458' N72º 0.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [125.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:46(EDT) 29-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 17.13' N71º 49.776' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [11.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 291(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.3kt, Wind:3Kt(from:S), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: 1019.98hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 11:43(EDT) 29-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 12.108' N71º 35.868' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [22.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 297(degT), Speed Over Ground:5.6kt, Wind:3.5Kt(from:NW), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1019.98hPa, Swell:0.2m (to:N). At: 08:08(EDT) 29-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 12.624' N71º 35.364' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Approaching Block Island - looks busy, Forgot this was Labor day weekend!. We have moved [20.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 182(degT), Speed Over Ground:2.4kt, Wind:13Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:60%, Pressure: 1019.30hPa, Swell:0.3m (to:E). At: 17:33(EDT) 28-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 17.934' N71º 28.536' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Becalmed, attempting to sail, very frustrating. We have moved [9.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 235(degT), Speed Over Ground:1kt, Wind:3Kt(from:E), Cloud Cover:70%, Pressure: 1021.00hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 14:28(EDT) 28-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 22.278' N71º 19.74' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Becalmed, Started motor. Sea amazingly calm. We have moved [0.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 235(degT), Speed Over Ground:6kt, Wind:4Kt(from:NE), Cloud Cover:80%, Pressure: 1021.00hPa, Swell:0.2m (to:N). At: 11:26(EDT) 28-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 30.0' N71º 6.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Left Anchorage, heading for Block Island, Another Sunny day forecast. We have moved [1.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 07:00(EDT) 28-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 31.002' N71º 4.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [3.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:39(EDT) 27-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 30.0' N70º 57.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [98.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 238(degT), Speed Over Ground:3.8kt, Wind:Kt(from:), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 12:23(EDT) 27-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 37.998' N70º 43.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: . We have moved [119.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. Course: 218(degT), Speed Over Ground:4.7kt, Wind:Kt(from:), Cloud Cover:%, Pressure: hPa, Swell:m (to:). At: 08:58(EDT) 27-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 43.998' N70º 39.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Onsett Bay, MA after passing through Cape Cod Canal. We have moved [135.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:07(EST) 26-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

42º 22.002' N71º 1.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Logan Airport. We have moved [161.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:11(EST) 15-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

42º 19.002' N70º 55.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Georges Island (after failng to get good holding in Little Brewster Island - heavy in kelp). We have moved [82.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 21:05(EST) 14-Aug-2008over 12 years  agoShow

42º 19.998' N70º 55.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Lovell Island, in 13.7-22.9'. We have moved [94.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:30(EST) 19-Jul-2008over 12 years  agoShow

42º 15.0' N70º 55.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Hewitt's Cove Marina, Hingham, MA. We have moved [33.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:04(EST) 06-Jul-2008over 12 years  agoShow

42º 18.0' N70º 55.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Peddocks Island, Mass. We have moved [38.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 21:45(EST) 04-Jul-2008over 12 years  agoShow

44º 7.998' N68º 52.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Waterman Cove, N Haven Island, Penobscot Bay, ME. We have moved [32.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:11(EST) 01-Jul-2008over 12 years  agoShow

44º 16.002' N68º 15.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Cranberry Harbor. We have moved [0.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:09(EST) 30-Jun-2008over 12 years  agoShow

44º 22.002' N68º 19.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Sommes Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME. We have moved [42.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:37(EST) 29-Jun-2008over 12 years  agoShow

44º 22.998' N68º 46.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Holbrook Island cove (anchor) - did not join in with Dinghy raft up!. We have moved [7.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 13:20(EST) 28-Jun-2008over 12 years  agoShow

44º 22.998' N68º 52.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Anchor at Turtle Head Cove, Isleborou Island, Penobscot Bay (?). We have moved [16.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:12(EST) 21-Jun-2008over 12 years  agoShow

44º 46.002' N68º 48.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Hamlins Marina, East Hampden, ME (Bangor) - on Mooring. We have moved [34.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 16:45(EST) 10-Jun-2008over 12 years  agoShow

44º 28.998' N68º 49.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Fort Point Cove, Penobscot River, ME. We have moved [22.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:06(EST) 09-Jun-2008over 12 years  agoShow

43º 58.002' N69º 12.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: SW Corner, Penobscot Bay, Long Cove, Tenants Harbor ????. We have moved [7.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:15(EST) 08-Jun-2008over 12 years  agoShow

43º 49.998' N69º 40.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Love Cove, Ebenecook Harbor. We have moved [3.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 17:28(EST) 07-Jun-2008over 12 years  agoShow

43º 40.002' N70º 15.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Portland Yacht Services - Ball 1615. We have moved [33.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 13:58(EST) 26-May-2008over 12 years  agoShow

43º 40.998' N70º 6.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Jewell Island, Maine. We have moved [14.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 10:09(EST) 24-May-2008over 12 years  agoShow

43º 49.002' N69º 54.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Ben Island, Quahog Bay. We have moved [24.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:41(EST) 21-May-2008over 12 years  agoShow

43º 49.002' N69º 51.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: The Basin, New Meadows River, Casco,Maine. We have moved [24.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 06:21(EST) 19-May-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 18.0' N70º 4.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Cotoqec (??), Nantucket - Harbor too crowded with moorings, so anchored miles from town by a secluded beach in about 12' of water. We have moved [33.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:59(EST) 14-May-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 27.0' N70º 37.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Martha's Vinyard, Lake Tashimoo. We have moved [186.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 13:32(EST) 11-May-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 25.998' N70º 55.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Cuttyhunk Pond - arrived to find it empty despite it's popularity as a boating place. We have moved [31.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 16:35(EST) 10-May-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 28.998' N71º 19.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: After a day having fun 'racing' other boats, anchored in Newport, RI in 17.6' of water at HT. We have moved [11.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 16:37(EST) 07-May-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 34.998' N71º 13.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Anchored in Sarowet Cove, Saskonnet River (Mass?) in 8.1' - nice views of islands, bridges, etc. We have moved [3.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:50(EST) 26-Apr-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 34.002' N71º 27.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Wickford, RI. Rough Day sailing, meet up with JD in evening (Ryan's Market closed). We have moved [13.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:30(EST) 25-Apr-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 39.0' N71º 19.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Prudence Island, Potters Cove - Anchorage full of unused mooring balls. We have moved [10.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:53(EST) 19-Apr-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 43.002' N71º 15.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Kickamuit River, RI. We have moved [5.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:42(EST) 18-Apr-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 30.0' N71º 22.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Anchor at Dutch Harbor. We have moved [13.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:10(EST) 17-Apr-2008over 12 years  agoShow

41º 40.998' N71º 27.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Appenaugh Harbor, Providence, RI. We have moved [21.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 04:47(EST) 12-Apr-2008over 12 years  agoShow

37º 31.998' N76º 19.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Fishing Bay at anchor. We have moved [18.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:10(EDT) 05-Oct-2007about 13 years  agoShow

37º 43.002' N76º 31.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Carrotoman River (anchorage) arrived after dark, spent time playing Rummy (card game). We have moved [12.9]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 20:38(EDT) 03-Oct-2007about 13 years  agoShow

38º 13.002' N76º 28.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Tipperty Wichity Island, on St Mary's River (setting world records). We have moved [86.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 02:34(EDT) 30-Sep-2007about 13 years  agoShow

38º 19.998' N76º 25.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Solomons Island, at anchor, celebrate first 1000 miles with some bubbly. We have moved [41.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 20:19(EDT) 28-Sep-2007about 13 years  agoShow

39º 19.998' N76º 7.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: 5 days of sailing up to Still Pond Creek, on route to Solomons Island. We have moved [24.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:24(EDT) 27-Sep-2007about 13 years  agoShow

36º 51.0' N76º 19.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Portsmouth Boating Center. We have moved [19.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 12:04(EDT) 30-Jul-2007over 13 years  agoShow

36º 52.002' N76º 21.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: 50hr Westerbeke Service @ VA Boat and Yacht . We have moved [91.2]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 15:45(EDT) 11-Jul-2007over 13 years  agoShow

37º 10.002' N75º 58.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Anchored at Butlers Bluff - Kiptopeke, Eastern Shore - cleaned boat bottom - 8' water depth. We have moved [4.7]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 18:30(EDT) 30-Jun-2007over 13 years  agoShow

37º 3.0' N76º 37.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Anchored in 8' water - Burwell Bay (James River). We have moved [6.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 16:30(EDT) 09-Jun-2007over 13 years  agoShow

36º 57.0' N76º 25.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Very hot - James River at anchor. We have moved [6.5]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 21:20(EDT) 08-Jun-2007over 13 years  agoShow

36º 57.0' N76º 16.998' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Anchored in Willoughby Bay (first use of anchor trip line). We have moved [40.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 22:20(EDT) 01-Jun-2007over 13 years  agoShow

37º 16.998' N77º 3.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Anchored in 7 mile reach, James River VA. We have moved [47.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 23:21(EST) 27-May-2007over 13 years  agoShow

37º 9.0' N76º 25.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Anchored in Pocoson River - 7' at low tide. We have moved [50.8]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 19:30(EST) 19-May-2007over 13 years  agoShow

36º 54.0' N76º 18.0' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Anchored in Lafeyettte River by Bridge. We have moved [45.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 20:20(EST) 18-May-2007over 13 years  agoShow

37º 4.998' N76º 31.002' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Deep Creek overnight - 9' of water. We have moved [9.3]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 20:30(EST) 31-Mar-2007over 13 years  agoShow

36º 49.878' N76º 17.778' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Dock at Ocean Marine Yacht Club, Portsmouth VA (home for a while). We have moved [106.6]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:00(EST) 26-Mar-2007over 13 years  agoShow

36º 50.574' N76º 18.102' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Arrive Hospital Point, Portsmouth VA for overnight at anchor. We have moved [200.0]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 23:00(EST) 25-Mar-2007over 13 years  agoShow

37º 47.556' N76º 19.284' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Arrive At Mill Creek (by Gt Wicomico Light, off Ingram Bay) - VA. We have moved [88.4]nm point-to-point from prior posting. At: 14:00(EST) 24-Mar-2007over 13 years  agoShow

38º 57.486' N76º 29.058' WBegoniaFootprint Historic Report: Leave From PCI Dock (Annapolis) with our new boat!. At: 18:00(EST) 23-Mar-2007over 13 years  agoShow


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