Cruising on Diomedea

Diomedea is a Van de Stadt Tasman 48. The name is the species name of the Wandering Albatross of the Southern Ocean.

21 July 2016 | 55 57.75'N:05 54.55'W
15 July 2016
15 July 2016 | Holyhead, Angelsey
15 July 2016 | Helford River, Cornwall
10 July 2016 | Falmouth, UK
07 July 2016 | Falmouth UK
04 July 2016 | Camaret, Brittany
02 July 2016 | Camaret-Sur-Mer
02 July 2016 | A Caruna, Spain
01 July 2016 | Camarets-Sur-Mer
29 June 2016 | 46 24.20'N:06 28.016'W
25 June 2016 | A Caruna, Galicia, Spain
23 June 2016 | Ria de Muros, Galicia
18 June 2016 | Ria de Arousa
16 June 2016 | Islas Ciel, Galician Atlantic islands, Spain
13 June 2016 | Cascais
09 June 2016 | Cascais
09 June 2016 | Sines
09 June 2016 | Sao Vicente
06 June 2016 | Lagos, PortugaL

Wham, and you're over.

15 June 2013 | Whangaroa
David and Andrea
Yesterday, Whangaroa was quite nice and we did the climb of the Duke's Nose in calm conditions. The climb is only about 40 mins from the DOC hut on the shore but the finish is a cracker, with 20m of near vertical chains up a rock face to be negotiated. The hand and foot holds are reliable I am pleased to report. The views from the summit are outstanding. Today, our pretty bay is truly vile. A big NW front has been going through today. Barometer has fallen 1 Mb every hour this morning. Here in the "shelter" of Pekapeka bay we have had max wind of 45 knots! Huge williwaws coming down the steep gully nearby, landing "splat" on the water and then hammering straight into us, putting Diomedea over quite a few times. A pan with the remains of our Bonito-bake went for a six in the biggest knockdown. Fantastic "smoking" effects as the water is picked up and blown across the anchorage. The anchor system has been superb throughout. 36kg Manson Supreme with new 10mm hi-test short link chain. The snubber made by Sydney Rigging has excellent elasticity and eased away any snatching on the chain. Unfortunately we did not quite appreciate the strength that the wind would get to in the bay and left the dinghy tied up at the stern. It flipped and now the outboard needs an overhaul. Near us is a 30 footer which has been regularly dipping its gunwhales in the big gusts. In a nearby valley a waterfall was blown vertically upwards for an estimated 100m above the cliff top before flying away in a banner. Torrential, view-obliterating rain has just hosed the boat down. In the last 10 minutes, the rain and wind have backed right off, and the wind direction has gone into the NW, indicating passage of the front. We have been able to read without cabin lights now (2pm NZ time). All in all it has been a quite an exciting day with a very remote Patagonian feel about the place. The forecast is for continued NW flow in the next few days before the next strong front on Thursday, when the wind swaps to SW. We will stay in the harbour for now as there are plenty of bays as well as a marina and a pub. Also of interest is another Diomedea! This time it is a big charter game fishing boat. As I finish this blog entry a rainbow has appeared over the Nose and a patch of blue has come over. Yeehaa!
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Vessel Name: Diomedea
Vessel Make/Model: Van de Stadt Tasman 48 See Pix here http://www.sailblogs.com/member/diomedea/index.php?show=gallery&aid=7118&p=1
Hailing Port: Sydney
Diomedea's Photos - Main
40 Photos
Created 22 November 2015
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Created 8 October 2015
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Created 18 September 2015
7 Photos | 6 Sub-Albums
Created 12 July 2015
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Created 12 July 2015
1 Photo | 8 Sub-Albums
Created 8 June 2015
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Created 18 May 2015
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Created 17 May 2015
69 Photos
Created 20 March 2015
47 Photos
Created 5 December 2014
14 Photos
Created 5 November 2014
Diomedea's Cruise through the Indo archipelago
1 Photo | 4 Sub-Albums
Created 27 August 2014
40 Photos
Created 25 June 2014
Diomedea cruises to NZ
1 Photo | 25 Sub-Albums
Created 3 May 2013
11 Photos
Created 23 April 2012
1 Photo | 13 Sub-Albums
Created 11 January 2011
8 Photos
Created 19 October 2010
Various destinations
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Created 19 April 2010
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Created 6 April 2010
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Created 6 April 2010
Compass Adjustment 2010
8 Photos
Created 21 March 2010
A visit to this yacht.
5 Photos
Created 19 February 2010
Cruising over Christmas
10 Photos
Created 11 January 2010
Some photos of Diomedea sailing
27 Photos
Created 7 October 2009
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Created 24 September 2009
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Created 7 September 2009
64 Photos
Created 28 August 2009
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Created 9 August 2009
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Created 14 July 2009
Diomedea gets the big makeover
51 Photos
Created 13 July 2009
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Created 17 April 2009
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Created 7 April 2009
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Created 8 March 2009
18 Photos
Created 14 December 2008
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Created 4 October 2008
1 Photo | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 27 September 2008
1 Photo | 9 Sub-Albums
Created 12 August 2008
1 Photo | 6 Sub-Albums
Created 15 June 2008
In Tonga
6 Photos | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 14 May 2008
Doing stuff in the Bay of Islands
2 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 27 April 2008
Fun night at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron prior to departure
13 Photos
Created 27 April 2008
The action shots whilst Diomedea is on passage to New Zealand
13 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 27 April 2008
Photos of the Ship of Steel
12 Photos
Created 28 March 2008