COG 186 - heading south
01 December 2011 | Fiji - New Zealand
After a wonderful season in Fiji we decided to raise our anchor and head on down to New Zealand again for the cyclone season and enjoy the Kiwi summer.
Our crew for long passages was Hans and Dory of "Happy Monster" a lovely dutch couple who wanted to visit New Zealand without taking their vessel off their helix mooring in Savu Savu.
The passage took 7 1/2 days with the first 3 days of elevated conditions and they typical "getting your sea legs" - Suzanne and I tried the "pahia bombs" anti motion sickness pill combo for the first time and upon arrival in Opua acquired a full set - non drowsy - you can take them after sea sickness has set in - and had no mayor side effects - so thumbs up ... available at the Pahia Pharmacy in New Zealand -
Here are the conditions as posted on Yotreps - and of course the picture is the obligatory T-shirt left behind at the Musket Cove Island Bar.
UTC: 2011/11/24 21:11 LAT: 34-33.27S LONG: 174-16.70 COG: 182T SPEED: 3.7 WIND: 19 SSW BARO: 1020 COMMENT: 35 nm to the Bay of Islands - LAND HO ! ALL OK
UTC: 2011/11/23 19:30 LAT: 32-38.07S LONG: 174-21.21E COG: 180T SPEED: 7.5 WIND: 15-18 WNW BARO: 1020 COMMENT: HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE ! ALL OK 150 nm to Cape Brett / 250 nm to Auckland
UTC: 2011/11/22 19:52 LAT: 30-17.81S LONG: 174-34.92E COG: 181T SPEED: 7.0 WIND: 1 N BARO: 1026 COMMENT: MOTORBOATING 387 nm to Auckland ALL OK
UTC: 2011/11/21 20:32 LAT: 27-20.38S LONG: 174-55.55E COG: 190T SPEED: 7.5 WIND: 6 ESE BARO: 1024, 569 nm to Auckland - motorsailing all OK - ETA Saturday
UTC 2011/11/20 21:28 LAT: 24-52.89S LONG: 175-15.69E COG: 182T SPEED: 6.2 WIND: 17 ESE BARO: 1020 Enroute to Auckland All OK
UTC 2011/11/20 00:56 LATITUDE: 22-55.03S LONGITUDE: 175-28.25E COURSE: 196T SPEED: 7.4 WIND_SPEED: 27 EN route to Auckland ALL OK
UTC 2011/10/20 01:56 LATITUDE: 20-17.45S LONGITUDE: 176-25.62E COURSE: 189T SPEED: 6.5 WIND_SPEED: 19WIND_DIR: SE AIR_TEMP: 28.9C