New Caledonia tomorrow?
02 June 2012 | Coral Sea 23 49S 163 56E
John and Shauna
We are now (Saturday afternoon) about 150 NM from the barrier reef that surrounds southern New Caledonia. Still plugging to windward at a good speed but we think one leg is getting longer than the other after being on a decent heel for 5 days. The swells are pretty benign at 1 to 1.5 metres now, much less than previous days, and Destiny is handling the voyage quite nicely. Other than routine stuff like checking sails, water tanks, and general housekeeping, we have plenty of time for reading, Sudoku, and watching movies. Radio Australia is unfortunately keeping us up to date on politics at home. Our new wind generator is proving to be much better than the one it replaced - in current conditions we are getting 10 to 14 amps, more in stronger breezes. It's looking likely (unless the wind turns to the East earlier than expected) that we'll be inside the lagoon tomorrow evening. Cheers to all